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 | 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 | Frolic by Sarah York

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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.

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Avila in Alice Top by Tessuti Fabrics

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Bonny in Rosie Dress by Cotton and Chalk

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Broadway in McCalls M7361

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Camarillo in Burda 6592

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Wilder in Vogue V8857

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Filoli in McCalls M7325

 

Make it Sew | Drawstring Fish Bag

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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.

Outer body:

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)

Directions:

Use 1/4” seam allowance unless otherwise noted.

Outer body

  1. Sew tail to body, and body to head to make two full outer sides of the bag. Press all seams towards tail.
  2. Sew button to head in area located in diagram.
  3. Topstitch along the lower edge of the body/head seam.screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-1-49-48-pm
  4. 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.screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-1-54-48-pm
  5. Topstitch at the tail/body seam. through all thicknesses (sealing off the tail).
  6. For tail details, stitch along the lines, or create your own stitched design.screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-2-08-31-pm
  7. At mouth, turn edge 1/2” inside and press.

Lining

  1. Sew sides and bottom, except for the area between the 2 marked points. Press seams open.screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-1-41-31-pm
  2. 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.screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-1-43-44-pm
  3. Fold on the line noted on pattern toward wrong (currently the outside) side and press.screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-1-46-49-pm

Assembly

  1. 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”
  2. Pin around and ease any excess of the outer body to the lining.
  3. Topstitch at the top edge of the outer body.screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-1-50-18-pm
  4. 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.

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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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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