Stay Gold by Aneela Hoey evolved from the classic line in the novel “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. The phrase conjures up a feeling of hazy days, picnics, sun drenched flowers and the prettiest of summers. This was used as a starting point to create a modern version of a prairie look.
Tout Petit by Little Cube offers a plethora of prints and substrates for littles. High quality knits, sheeting, and swaddle show off adorable whales, narwhals, giraffes, elephants, and other creatures!
Cozy baby clothing, lovely swaddle blankets, nursery bedding and curtains – there are countless possibilities!
Don’t forget about our Rib Knit in white, which is perfect for cuffs, waist bands, and other trim on your projects.
Denim is a new substrate for us, and we are so excited to share it with you! It is a mid-weight yarn-dyed twill – perfect for Spring garments.
Available in six beautiful pastel colors!
Holding Pattern treats classic motifs—birds, flowers, and geometrics — with graphic style. Printed on always-mod barkcloth in olive and clementine, these punchy patterns morph into nifty jackets, skirts, bags, and pillows.
Barkcloth is a versatile fabric, perfect for apparel, home dec, accessories, and so much more. Check out these projects for some inspiration!
Underwater is inspired by a love of the ocean and the world that exists under its surface.
This is a tightly balanced range of cool pink, blue and citron – with a nice patternly mix of what we’ve come to love from Elizabeth. They mix well with a number of our Cirrus Solids and We Are All Stars, too!
Underwater is sure to be a spring and summer favorite and as winter hails upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, working on a project with this pretty bunch will get you readied for the warmer days.
Sweetly paired with Underwater by Elizabeth Olwen, these little drawstring bags are really handy for holding smaller things, gift bags or even as a little purse for the littles. Here’s how to make your own.
Print out the PDF pattern pieces here.
Tail – cut 2 (solid)
Body – cut 2 (print)
Head – cut 2 (solid)
Batting for tail – cut 1
Lining – cut 2 (contrast solid)
2 buttons for eyes
2 18” drawstrings (1yd total)
Use 1/4” seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
- Sew tail to body, and body to head to make two full outer sides of the bag. Press all seams towards tail.
- Sew button to head in area located in diagram.
- Topstitch along the lower edge of the body/head seam.
- With right sides together and laying the tail/batting on top of tail and sew along outer edge, sides and tail, keeping the “mouth” of fish open. Snip corners of tail and curves, turn inside out and press.
- Topstitch at the tail/body seam. through all thicknesses (sealing off the tail).
- For tail details, stitch along the lines, or create your own stitched design.
- At mouth, turn edge 1/2” inside and press.
- Sew sides and bottom, except for the area between the 2 marked points. Press seams open.
- Turn right side out in order to topstitch around the holes as shown – this keeps the seam allowance tacked down. Then turn it back to wrong side out.
- Fold on the line noted on pattern toward wrong (currently the outside) side and press.
- Slip the lining into the outer shell. Line up the opening of the holes on the sides so they meet the folded edge of the outer head. The “lips” should be exposed about 1/2”
- Pin around and ease any excess of the outer body to the lining.
- Topstitch at the top edge of the outer body.
- Take one of the drawstrings and enter/exit for the right and tie a knot. Take the other and enter/exit from the left and knot. Pull both drawstrings to close.
We had so much fun and adventure creating these free projects for you this year. We hope you’ve enjoyed them! More to come in 2016. May your New Year be filled with peace and joy.
Our popular little post card giveaway is now available on the site!