Now In Stores | Tinted Denim by Cloud9 Fabrics

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!

Dylan Jacket pattern by Green Bee Patterns

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Adjustable Apron pattern from Molly’s Sketchbook

Stowe Bag pattern by Grainline Studio

Morgan Boyfriend Jeans pattern by Closet Case Patterns

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Stowe Bag pattern by Grainline Studio

Butterick B6390

Stowe Bag pattern by Grainline Studio

Ellsworth Coat pattern by Christine Haynes Patterns

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 | 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

 

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)

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

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Prize Garden in Isla Dress (Made by Rae)

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Bugs Life jammies

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

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Fancy Steps in Isla Top (Made by Rae)

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

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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Improv wall hanging

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.

Fresh Start | New Releases for 2016

It’s a great time to sew for spring – here’s two different but equally inspiring collections to get your creative juices flowing.

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Park Life by Elizabeth Olwen
Love Bird Swans project in Sew Magazine

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Spring Walk by Little Cube
Ambling Quilt by Michelle Engel Bencsko and made by Linda Spiridon