Friday, November 17, 2017

Women's Poncho pattern PDF pattern

The Women's Poncho pattern PDF sewing pattern (XS-XXXL)

We just released 2 new patterns this week PLUS a Mommy and Me BUNDLE!! 

You can find the:
 Women's Catherine's Cowl Neck or Cowl Hood PONCHO pattern HERE
Girl's Catherine's Cowl Neck PONCHO pattern HERE
Mommy and Me Cowl Neck Poncho BUNDLE patterns HERE



It has been a HUGE week over here at Seamingly Smitten and there has been so much talk about our NEW Women's and Girl's Cowl Neck and Cowl Hood Poncho!! Have you seen all those gorgeous pattern tester photos? This was the largest pattern tester group we have ever had and these ladies ROCKED IT!! The Cowl Neck Poncho features curved or straight sides, a cowl neck or cowl neck hood, optional kangaroo pocket, three hem lengths (petite, regular or tall), armhole slits and curved or straight side slits that you can raise or lower! With so many options, you will want to make more than one!

Want to know how to style it?
Here are OVER 30 WAYS to wear your poncho on our PINTEREST Board HERE.




Catherine’s Cowl Neck Poncho can be made in a knit fabric such as sweater knit, fleece, French terry, flannel, sweatshirt fleece, jersey, double brushed poly or similar. Make it in your favorite winter colors such as black, grey, camel or even burgundy or eggplant! You will want one to go with everything in your closet! 


Cozy does it! You will want to wrap yourself up in this poncho every day! 

No buttons needed! There are actual armholes / armhole slits for your arms so you wear it just like a top!


*All sizes XS – XXXL (sizes 0-26) are included in this pattern. This pattern features photo  illustrations and tutorial style instructions to help you create your very own Cowl Neck Poncho. Full-sized, color-coded pattern pieces for the poncho, kangaroo pocket, cowl neck and cowl neck hood are included for all sizes. 

Use your favorite knit or sweater knit!

Petite and Regular size poncho widths are included, along with Petite, Regular and Tall hem lengths.




You can even use fleece for extra warmth.

Or make it in a waterproof material!

Use a lightweight sweater knit for cooler weather styles.








Or even a minky type fabric that you will love snuggling up in!!


Thursday, November 2, 2017

How to add a Hoodie to a cardigan with FREE HOOD pattern pieces


How to add a Hood to a Cardigan with FREE Hood Pattern Pieces!
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Last week I hope you enjoyed our Claire Cardigan SEW ALONG! You can check out all the posts HERE if you missed it! One customer suggested it would be great if it had a hood, so guess what?? Today I am showing you how to add a hood and giving you the pattern pieces for free! Grab them HERE and grab the cardigan HERE

Use coupon SAVE40 at checkout to get 
40% off your entire purchase!

Here's mine! Let's get started!

1. Print your pattern piece. Cut out the size you need.


 2.  Cut out 4 hood pattern pieces:
Cut out 2 hood pieces for your outer hood (one is a mirror image of the other – just flip over the pattern piece). Cut out 2 hood pieces for your hood lining (one is a mirror image of the other – just flip over the pattern piece). You have 4 hood pieces in all.


 3. Assemble the hood. Lay your two outer hood pieces right sides together and pin from the top edge of the hood down to the bottom edge of the hood along the curved edge only. Repeat with your two inner hood lining pieces. Sew along your pinned edges using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.


4. Place the hoods right sides together, matching the center seams. Pin along the
hood opening only. Sew around the hood opening using a 3/8 inch seam allowance.


5. Turn hood right side out and push lining into the main hood. Topstitch around the hood opening using a 1/8 inch seam allowance to secure the lining to the main fabric.


 6. Using your longest stitch, baste around the bottom edge/neckline of the hood to hold the two  fabrics in place using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.


7. *Lay your cardigan right side up and lay your hood right side down, centered, matching raw
edges of the hood to the neckline. Pin in place. Sew along the hood using a 3/8  inch seam allowance.
8. Serge or zig-zag stitch seam allowance to reduce bulk. Trim threads. 
Press seam to the inside and down. 

9. Hem sides and bottom of cardigan as PATTERN instructions say. 

Wear it and enjoy it!! Come post a pic on our facebook page or tag us on instagram #seaminglysmitten #clairecardigan

Happy Sewing!!
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Claire Cardigan Sewing Pattern Day 5

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Claire Cardigan Sew Along Day 5

Welcome to our Claire Cardigan Sew Along!! (PATTERN HERE!) Use coupon: SAVE40 at checkout to save 40% OFF your entire purchase! 

Today is Day 5 and it is time to start sharing!! Come join our FACEBOOK GROUP HERE and share a picture of yourself wearing your Claire Cardigan sewing pattern or share it on instagram #seaminglysmitten and #clairecardigan   Next Friday I am choosing 3 WINNERS for some fabulous PRIZES!!

Want to see what I made?? Here is mine in a hacci sweater from Girl Charlee Fabrics, long length, side slit and pockets! I don't think I will take it off all Fall!




Day 1 Choose your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 2 Cut your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 3 Pin and Sew CLICK HERE

Love a video? Come watch me sew on you tube! 

Day 4 Hem CLICK HERE
Day 5 Share a pic to WIN a prize!! Find all our prizes HERE

 


Click here to see all the  PRIZES YOU CAN WIN!! 


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Claire Cardigan Sew Along Day 4

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Claire Cardigan Sew Along Day 4 

Welcome to our Claire Cardigan Sew Along!! (PATTERN HERE!) Use coupon: SAVE40 at checkout to save 40% OFF your entire purchase! 

Day 1 Choose your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 2 Cut your fabric CLICK HERE
Day 3 Pin and Sew CLICK HERE
Day 4 Hem 
Day 5 Share a pic to WIN a prize!!
Click here to see all the  PRIZES YOU CAN WIN!! 


Today is the easy day!! All we are going to do is hem. 

1. Hem your side slits. To do this I simply turn under a 3/8 inch hem, which is the same width as the seam allowance. Press with an iron and pin. 

Sew around your side slits using a 3/8 inch seam allowance, making sure you box out the top instead of making it into a v. 


2. Hem the front edge and neckline of the cardigan by folding under a 3/8 inch hem. Pin and sew all the way around to secure. Press with an iron.

3. Try on the cardigan and mark the hem you desire. Hem the lower edge of the cardigan by
folding under a 3/8 inch hem (or up to the hem line you just marked). Pin and sew all
the way around to secure.

You did it!! You finished your Claire Cardigan and I hope you had fun sewing it and absolutely LOVE wearing it even more!!

SHARE  A PHOTO TO WIN PRIZES!! 
Starting today you can add a photo to our Seamingly Smitten FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE HERE or add a photo to instagram and use hashtags #seaminglysmitten or #clairecardigan so we can find your entries!!

Next Friday 3 winners will be chosen!  We have some FABULOUS prizes from some AMAZING Sponsors!! Starting this Friday, October 27th, you will be able to start sharing photos of your Claire Cardigan for 1 week! Next Friday, November 3rd, 3 winners will be chosen! Want to hear about them?


First Place Winner will receive:
 1 MRFB of Sly Fox Fabrics (up to $95 VALUE) 
and a $25 Seamingly Smitten store credit!

 What?!? Yes!! Thank you so much to Katy Kemper of Sly Fox Fabrics for donating such a fab prize!! Check out all of her gorgeous fabrics at SLY FOX FABRICS!




Second Place Winner will receive 

a $20 store credit to So Sew English Fabrics
and a $25 Seamingly Smitten store credit

Thank you so much to Chey Ferris for donating this! AND she is offering everyone $5 OFF your $30+ purchase using code 5OFFSAL at checkout (Texas Fundraising Fabric not included). Check out her bundles, too, here at So Sew English Fabrics!






Third Place Winner will receive 

$20 Amazon Gift Card
and a $25 Seamingly Smitten store credit 

Go finish sewing and come share a photo!!