Sidewalk Showcase Part 1

Rae Hoekstra is holding a Sidewalk Showcase, and we just can’t get enough of these adorable prints! Take a look at some of the projects that the participants have been posting. Visit their blogs for more information on the projects!

Natalie at HungryHippie Sews made these cozy Bug’s Life PJs!

Flashback Skinny Tee (Made By Rae)

To prepare for the arrival of her sister’s twins, Caitlin at Fancy Tiger Crafts made some adorable rompers! How exciting!

Modern Baby Set (Green Bee Patterns)

Just in time for Spring! Teri at Fa Sew La whipped up a comfortable and cute Heather Dress.

Heather Dress (Sew Over It)

More baby things! Anna at Noodlehead made this baby gift set. We could all use a plush blanket like this one!

Modern Baby Set (Green Bee Patterns)

Check out this awesome hoodie that Meg at Mama Libearated made for her son!

Rowan Tee (Titchy Threads)

Now in Stores | Frolic by Sarah York


Frolic is Sarah York’s debut collection with us and we felt that her soft feminine style suited our latest substrate, batiste, perfectly. Batiste is a very light and semi sheer cotton fabric. It is ideal for airy blouses and flowing skirts. Take a look at the inspiration we’ve stitched up for you and be inspired! Available in 7 wearable prints and a warm white solid for lining if needed.


Avila in Alice Top by Tessuti Fabrics


Bonny in Rosie Dress by Cotton and Chalk


Broadway in McCalls M7361


Camarillo in Burda 6592


Wilder in Vogue V8857


Filoli in McCalls M7325


Now in Stores | Sidewalk by Rae Hoekstra

There’s still a little time for holiday making! Sidewalk, by Rae Hoekstra, is an ode to the sunny afternoon walk home from school, when the weather is warm and the air smells of freshly cut grass. This colorful collection of interlock prints depicts the sights of a carefree amble through the neighborhood.

Here’s a whole lot of inspiration from the Made by Rae team – check out her blog for details and pattern info.

Art Class in Astoria Top (Seamwork Magazine)


Lawn Ornament in Skinny Flashback Tee with Skirt (Made by Rae)


Prize Garden in Isla Dress (Made by Rae)


Bugs Life jammies


Red Rover in Just Hatched Baby Leggings (Made by Rae)


Fancy Steps in Isla Top (Made by Rae)


Lawn Ornament in Just Hatched Baby Leggings (Made by Rae)

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.


  • 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!

cloud9loungerscallout2So, give our pattern a try! Tell us what you think.

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

Download the Cloud9 Loungers here!

Be Inspired | Revelry Clothing

Revelry, designed by Lisa Congdon, is printed on soft, drapey voile. It’s ideal for feminine pretty clothes. Here are samples we had made for Quilt Market to inspire you!

Revelry Spree Kimono Sleeve blouse in by Warabi patterns sewn by Beverly Mills

Revelry Bandeau in Leini Dress by Named Clothing Patterns sewn by Deborah Moebes

Revelry Snap in Michell dress by Tina Givens sewn by Rock Paper Scissors

Revelry Portal in the Derby Dress by Christine Haynes sewn by Christine Haynes

Revelry Gala in Belle Bow Blouse by In House Patterns sewn by Rock Paper Scissors

Revelry Hamlet in Roxanne Blouse by Victory Patterns sewn by Rock Paper Scissors

Look Book | Quilt Market Booth Tour October 2014

Be inspired! Take a tour of our October ’14 Quilt Market booth.