Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Women's Cocoon Cardigan PDF sewing pattern - NEW RELEASE!

Our newest Cocoon Cardigan PDF sewing pattern for Women has arrived and it is a great layering piece for Fall! Cardigans are all over the place right now but I wanted to create one that had a drapey and cozy shape with the addition of a hood. If you are part of our sewing pattern group on facebook (JOIN US HERE!) you were able to VOTE on the style you liked! I love hearing customer feedback and requests, so this was such a fun pattern to design because I knew exactly what you all wanted. But I added one extra feature for you - that hood! - and you all are loving it already!

**AND....I am finishing up the Girls' Cocoon Cardigan pattern this week and will add that to our Mommy and Me Collection!! You can make your little girl one just like yours!!

Sneak peek of Girl's Cocoon Cardigan Sewing Pattern coming soon!!

The Cocoon Cardigan sewing pattern comes in Women's sizes XS-XXXL and can be made in a lightweight, medium weight or heavy weight knit, sweater knit, ponte knit,rayon/spandex blend, cotton interlock or similar. I made one in rayon/spandex and loved the weight of it. Check it out here:

 I had such a great group of women pattern test this cardigan and check out what they made!!

You can find this pattern in our shop HERE - along with some other fall favorites like our 

Also, next week we are doing a SEW ALONG with The Sazerac Shift Dress PDF sewing pattern!! Grab the pattern here for $3.00 with code: SEWALONG (valid 9/26/16-10/2/16), get your fabric ready and join us here on the blog starting Monday, October 3rd! We will do a few steps of the pattern each day and by Friday, October 7th you will be able to wear your dress out that night!! It is so hard to find a few hours on a weekend to sew, but I know we can all find 10-20 minutes each day to make ourselves something we LOVE!!
Stay tuned!! 

I hope you join us next week! The Sazerac Shift Dress can be made in wovens or knits, has three sleeve lengths (short sleeve, three quarter length or even long sleeves), an optional elastic gathered waist, three lengths (petite, regular or tall) and can have a rounded or v-neck! Think of all the possibilities and all the outfits you can make when you pair it with tights and different outer layers!
Stay tuned! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

NEW PATTERN Release + How to Choose Your Knit Fabric for it!

I am so happy to introduce this new pattern to you today! Our BRAND NEW Women's Off the Shoulder Top is FINALLY HERE in our PATTERN SHOP! This pdf sewing pattern will help you create a knit, off the shoulder top with raglan sleeves, beautifully draped lantern sleeves and an optional high/low hem for all the coverage you need and I am here to help you choose just the right knit fabric to make sewing yours a success!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Where to buy knit fabric online

Where to buy knit fabric online?

The most common question I get asked is where do I go to buy knit fabrics. People are always asking that in our Facebook Sewing Pattern Group - join us here! Especially since we have been releasing sewing patterns that use knits like our NEW Carolina Cap Sleeve Dress sewing pattern for Women, the NEW Women's Draped Tank pdf sewing pattern and our Women's Cowl Neck Tunic pdf sewing pattern .

I have compiled a list of some online fabric shops for you! Some of them I have used and others I continually hear great things about. In no particular order they are listed below!

Carolina Cap Sleeve Dress pattern above and below

Feel free to comment below with your online knit fabric store favorites that I have not listed and may not have even heard about yet! Thank you!!


Craftsy has a wide variety of fabrics at all price ranges. They offer cotton/lycra, ITY knit, rayon/spandex, rayon/lycra and more. You might like this floral print knit  (3 yards for $16.87 *as of 3/11/2016), this navy ikat damask knit  (2 yards for $11.27 *as of 3/11/2-16) - that would make a great maxi skirt or top or even this solid colored rayon knit (many colors available) - 2 yard cut for $11.48). 

Painted Daisies Fabric

Ikat Damask Knit

2. Peekaboo Fabric Shop (affiliate)

Many of you know Amy Hindman the owner/designer of Peekaboo Pattern Shop. She not only designs sewing patterns but also designs her own fabric line and carries designers such as Art Gallery, Birch Organics, Cloud 9 Fabrics, Monaluna, Michael Miller and her own line. She carries plenty of children's knits, swimwear and coordinates/solids, too. I recently ordered her Riley Blake Anchors Blue Knit fabric HERE and she shipped out the next day! The quality was great and I plan on making a dress for my daughter for Spring! 

Fabric.com has a great selection of knit fabrics in name brands such as Riley Blake, Robert Kaufman, Art Gallery, Birch Organics, Liberty of London and many more! They offer jersey knit, ITY knit, cotton jersey, scuba knit, cotton/lycra and more.They also offer free shipping on orders over $35 to the lower 48 states.

4. Hancock Fabrics (affiliate)

Hancock Fabrics has a wide assortment of knit fabrics such as matte jersey, casual knit prints, cotton interlock, ponte knit solids and activewear. Be sure to sign up for their mailing list to receive coupons through the mail and/or email. They also accept coupons from your cell phone when you are checking out at the store. Just search for them!

Cotton Interlock Quatrefoil Navy and White Cotton Fabric

Hawthorne Threads has an extensive collection of designer knit prints such as this Art Gallery knit, this Library Gardens Knit in light pink, this High Flown Knit by Art Gallery, or this Robert Kaufman Oval Knit in Steel.
High Flown Knit by Art Gallery
Library Gardens 

I have ordered from them several times and have been very happy with them! My orders were received within a few days, too! I recommend you know about fabric weight when you order. Some fabrics I have received were more sheer and lightweight than I would have thought. But I recently ordered some scuba knit and loved the weight of it! They offer cotton lycra, french terry, cotton jersey, ponte de roma, hacci sweater and more! 
Chartreuse Purple Floral Knit

Harts Fabric has a great variety of fabrics! They carry Bamboo Knit, Organic Cotton Knits, Sweater Knits, Modal Knit Fabric (so soft!!), Jersey Knit, Linen Knit and Swimwear.

Purple Seamstress Fabrics updates her facebook page weekly with new fabrics. She carries aztec prints, striped knit in cotton/lycra, and plenty of cotton/lycra solids.

Pink and Turquoise Stripe Knit

JoAnn Fabrics has a good assortment of knits in solids and prints. They have coupons if you sign up for their mailer and they even honor coupons that you show them on your cell phone at checkout if you are in the store. They carry matte jersey, hacci sweater, scuba knit, stretch lace knit and more. Find all the knit fabric HERE.

Mood Fabrics has a very well stocked knit supply of high-quality fabrics. You can find all their KNITS HERE. They carry bamboo jersey knit, cotton jersey knit, jersey prints, matte jersey, modal knit, organic cotton knit ponte and more!

I hope this helps you find some knit fabric you love!!
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Raspberry Creek Fabrics carries their own line of Club Fabrics CLICK HERE that are 95% cotton/ 5 % spandex. They also carry Art Gallery and Riley Blake Knits. They also have a facebook group where customers share their clothes they make from their fabrics!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Women's Hooded Raglan PDF sewing pattern

Women's Hooded Raglan PDF sewing pattern
Includes all sizes XS-XXXL (0-26)

Find it in our pattern shop for 50% OFF through February 4th CLICK HERE

I am SO EXCITED to share with you our latest sewing pattern that is now in the pattern shop! A few weeks ago on our Facebook sewing group CLICK HERE TO JOIN I wanted people to share which patterns they would like to see next and then everyone voted on the top 4. I love interacting with group members and getting their input! This Hooded Raglan sewing pattern was the number 1 most requested pattern so I got to work! I love all the features in it and I think you will, too! It has cuffed sleeves, cuffed hem, raglan sleeves, an optional kangaroo pocket and a hood! The sleeves come in three lengths: short, three-quarter length and long sleeves and also come in petite, regular and tall lengths for the sleeves and hem. I also included petite and regular bodice widths which helps reduce the width 1 inch for the front and 1 inch for the back for those petite women!

Check out what our pattern testers made!  READ MORE HERE