Sunday, January 27, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
FreeSpirit Novella by Valori Wells rayon fabric to create this scrumptious, very drapey ruffled scarf. Make one or a dozen. The instructions are here. Don't forget to keep going back to Sew4Home as this series will end in a huge FABRIC giveaway! Get sewing!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Word bubble trends and a visit to a Lichtenstein Retrospect in Chicago captured Erin’s imagination and helped bring Moxie to life. The graphic shape of the word bubbles and the look of printed comic books translated into three color ways of fun retro-looking graphic flowers, text message word bubbles and emoticons – so today. Black is Erin’s favorite color way.
It’s no wonder the graphic design of word bubbles captured her attention. Erin is a student of textile design who attributes her own “moxie” to the fashion houses and textile studio’s she worked for upon graduating from the University of Cincinnati and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. While over the years her style has changed with her designs, more oriented for surface design she still enjoys fashion work. Her fashion work gives her anonymity and the opportunity to try different styles and categories.
The big question is did her love for designing for textiles and fashions begin with her own sewing prowess? “Not likely,” says Erin. Using her grandmother’s old sewing machine, Erin began her crafty career sewing items for her dolls, graduating to a wrap skirt for Girl Scouts. She confesses she was desperate to finish and wear the skirt. “I’m pretty sure that even though it was brown floral that I looked like a rock star. But I’m thankful there are no pictures to confirm or deny.”
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sew4Home and out 10 & 10 Series;10 Designers and 10 Collections to create several how-to tutorials plus an awesome Great Giveaway in the end. See the entire Petal collection here. Make a new years resolution today to expand your sewing creativity and try something new for yourself.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Our friends at Sew4Home bring you truly creative ideas for using fabrics as well as very helpful and educational sewing tips. Last year we had a lot of fun with Sew4Home producing our Romantic Bedroom Retreat in which we showed you how to mix and match different designer's fabrics and different types of fabrics like voiles and cotton sateens, etc. We also ended the year with a Holiday Home series offering some fun gift and home decorating ideas.
Now, we are kicking off the New Year with a brand new series. We've selected 10 Designers and 10 Collections to create several how-to tutorials plus an awesome Great Giveaway,in the end. So get ready to mix it up for the new year, and make a resolution to try something new for yourself. We start with a bold clutch with a beautiful big ball clasp. Dress it up or dress it down. We made three, using six beautiful fabrics from Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics.