Now In Stores | Holding Pattern by Jessica Jones

Betty Bowler pattern by Swoon Sewing Patterns

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!

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Harriet Expandable Tote pattern by Swoon Patterns

Cleo Skirt pattern by Made By Rae

Heidi Foldover Clutch & Wristlet pattern by Swoon Sewing Patterns

The Essential Wristlet pattern by Dog Under My Desk

Chunky Wee Bag pattern by Hunter’s Design Studio

Now in Stores | Underwater by Elizabeth Olwen

Market Tote pattern by Noodlehead and Bermuda Shorts Butterick 6061

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.

Poolside Tote pattern by Noodlehead

Fish Pouches – Free pattern and Tutorial!

Emery Dress pattern by Christine Haynes

Sea Glass Quilt – Download this free project! Visit the COLLECTION PAGE for details.

Charlie Dress pattern by Olive Ann Designs

Waves Quilt based on Lily’s Quilts “Out on the Ocean”

Starfish Pillows pattern by Sew4Home

Now In Stores | Bird’s Eye View by Sarah Watson

Indulge in Sarah Watson’s exotic new collection, Bird’s Eye View, full of intricate patterns and vivid color.

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Geranium Dress by Made by Rae

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Butterick B6390 (coupled here with our Tinted Denim)

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Pleated Tote – tutorial by The Long Thread

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Download this free project! Visit the collection page for details.

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Full skirt

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Maker’s Tote by Noodlehead

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Now In Stores | Around the Block by Skinny laMinx

Around the Block is a flower-filled walk around some of Heather Moore’s favourite block prints, made in her studio after a trip to India, where she learned about traditional Indian woodblock printing. We’ve been stitching up lots of inspiration for you, too!

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The Around the Block quilt – free project – click for download.

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Clockwise starting top left: Zip Pouch from Weekend Sewing book by Heather Ross, Roll Up Placemats from Simple Sewing book by Lotta Jansdotter, Half and Half pouch free tutorial Skinny laMinx (website), Geranium Dress by Made by Rae.

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Vintage Simplicity halter dress #6385 and top #1365.

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Variation on our Secret Garden quilt – pattern available on our Projects page.

Meet Our Newest Designer | Sarah York

 

IMG_3722We are thrilled to announce the inclusion of yet another talented artist to our Cloud9 Collective, just in time for Spring Quilt Market. Sarah York is a Surface Pattern Designer and Artist from California, soon to be based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Learn more about Sarah below, and stay tuned for more about her upcoming collection Frolic.

Sarah has a background in Art History and trained as an apprentice in classical textile design hand painting techniques. She is inspired by the bounty of nature, ornament, color, travel, textiles, and folk patterns. Sarah likes to work in a painterly, hand-done style, finding beauty in the imperfect and unique. 

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She works from her home studio with her darling assistant, her two year old daughter Violet. Her designs have been used by companies such as Tesco, Hallmark and Greetabl.

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Sarah loves creating beautiful designs to bring a bit of happiness to someone’s life. She is beyond thrilled to be designing for Cloud9 Fabrics! A total dream come true. 

You can see more of her work on her website and keep up with her on Instagram.

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Make it Sew | Cloud9 Loungers

cloud9loungerscallout4Did you know that the co-owners of Cloud9 Fabrics have a combined 25 year background in the garment industry making loungewear? Yup. It’s in almost in our blood! And so, we’ve been tossing around this idea for a long while now:  Let’s create an easy to make, great fitting lounge pant pattern and share it with the world! We believe nearly every print or base cloth we produce would make a most excellent pair of loungewear. Our soft fabrics are made of organic cotton and our designers are so very talented, it’s a natural fit!

To add to the excitement and to get you inspired to sew, we’re going to have a little kick off fun with a Lisa Congdon’s Kindred promotion and sweepstakes. Stay tuned for more info!

We are so excited about this project. Our Cloud9 Loungers are a lot like scrubs – simple waist, straight legged,  and easy fitting. We’ve sized these for women S-XL. Ours is a 2 piece pattern. There’s no pockets, but there’s a lot of comfort! These go together in a flash. Once you’ve downloaded our free Cloud9 Loungers pattern, printed, taped and traced your size, it’s about an hour’s project from start to finish for most able sewists. *We do recommend making a muslin first – and don’t forget to wash, dry and press your fabric before cutting, too.

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  • Use a drawstring or elastic
  • Easy to adjust inseam by hemming up or adding an inch or two to the pattern
  • Low rise for a more feminine cut that slings around your high hip
  • While meant to be loose and roomy, we find it flatters different types of figures
  • We’ve made them in just about all our lounge-suitable substrates and they’ve worked beautifully every time
  • And best is, it’s free!

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cloud9loungerscallout3Thanks to Jennifer Wiese of Workroom Social for helping with the drafting and scaling.

Download the Cloud9 Loungers here!