Fabulous Free Pattern Friday/The Cabbage Rose

Something a little sweet today, a beautiful cabbage rose. They look rather complicated, but are quite easy to make.All it takes are a few rectangles and a circle.   They look lovely on a hat, bag, pinned to a coat or jacket.They can be scale…

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You’re Invited to… Party Time!

This December is Party Time! What better way to celebrate than making a whole month about it? Lots of people will be making party outfits for the holidays in December, but you can interpret “party” however you want. It’s an open theme and the key to this theme is to have fun with it. Want to…

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Packing

 Good morning and happy Friday! I recently partnered with Ricardo Beverly Hills and their new Aileron collection luggage to help me with my packing last week for the Napa Valley Film Festival! I was excited to see these cases in person and I was even more excited when I opened them up and traveled with […]

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Zinnia Vest with Cabin7k

Zinnia Jacket vest hack | sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns | sewn by cabin7kHi this is Abby with the Blank Slate Sewing Team! For the holidays, I wanted something perfect for curling up by the fire with my kiddos or hitting the slopes. Tall order, but Blank Slate has tons of patterns at the ready and Melissa has so many fun hacks….I decided I would just double-up on Read the Rest…

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Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors

We are so taken with our new Gentle Giant colors that we want to recreate…

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Amanda vs Unicorn Shorts

Every time I go into a fabric store I tell myself – Amanda, you are totally going to buy some awesome linen in a gorgeous solid colour and make mature and grown up clothes that will never go out of date and will be timelessly chic. What you see below is not the result of…

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Flypaper thoughts should be in bed version

My ham fisted attempts to class up this blog continueSee I added my name to the blog title on this pageWon’t affect searching or finding meSo actually why did I do it?Good questionProbably because there are sewing schools, workshops, and other placesCa…

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Our Weekly Newsletter

Click for our Free Moccasin Slipper Pattern and Tutorial Hi folks! Are you in the holiday sewing spirit yet? With only 39 days left until Christmas, it’s time to get those bobbins spinning! Every year I look forward to making a hearty handful of gifts, with my favorite Christmas tunes…

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Our Weekly Newsletter

Click for our Free Moccasin Slipper Pattern and Tutorial Hi folks! Are you in the holiday sewing spirit yet? With only 39 days left until Christmas, it’s time to get those bobbins spinning! Every year I look forward to making a hearty handful of gifts, with my favorite Christmas tunes…

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Around the Farm

The weather has changed and it officially feels like we are deep into November. Chilly evenings, frost in the morning and days that go from cold to warm and then back down to cold at dusk. The light is disappearing fast. And the color is almost gone. W…

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How to Crochet Cables + free beanie pattern + Video!

Earlier this year, I released a free crochet pattern called the Skip Twist Cabled Beanie. Shortly afterward, I got requests for video, because sometimes seeing it in pictures just isn’t enough! First, I have to sing my praises for crocheted cables. They are not as hard as you think they would be and they look…

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Elsie’s Nashville BNB Kitchen Tour (Before + After)

Hello friends!! Today is FINALLY the day I get to share our completed bnb kitchen renovation with you!!!!…

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National Button Day Giveaway

Well, that’s my Bernina, off to be serviced. See you in a week, little fella. A week. Gulp. Distractions, distractions, need distractions… How about a giveaway? Did you know that it’s National Button Day today? Yup, turns out that there’s … Continue reading

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Shirt drafting using the DP Studio Method – Desenho de molde-base de camisa clássica com o método DP Studio

EN Summary: I’ve been studying how to draft the DP Studio torso block and how to evolve it into a classic shirt block. I plan on using the shirt block to sew a few shirts with different collar options (while I also explore the drafting of different shirt collars). Keep reading to find out all the details.
PT Sumário: Tenho estado a estudar como traçar o padrão/base de torso DP Studio, evoluindo-o para uma base de camisa clássica. O objetivo é fazer um conjunto de camisas com diferentes opções de golas/colarinhos e aproveitar para estudar também o traçado dessas golas com o mesmo método. Continuem a ler o artigo com todos os detalhes!

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Why Use an Example Canvas for the Class

Most of us who write stitch guides spend lots of time looking at canvases and stitching them in our minds. Yes, we stitch but you can never stitch even 1% of the canvases out there. So we stitch in our minds. The process begins by looking at the canvas and thinking about what thread and […]

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New pattern releases!!!

Hello, hello!It is a long time since I released any new patterns (over a year), but I have been working slowly on things behind the scenes and this week saw the release of a new coat pattern and a new dress pattern. So just like the saying goes, no pat…

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As American As Apple Pie

Independence Day is almost here and it is time to break out the classic American recipes. Hot dogs and hamburgers are standard barbecue foods, but so it a delicious baked dessert to finish off the grilled feast. This week, the column features three simple pie recipes. The preparation time is limited, so it won’t keep you from enjoying the day with your friends and family. Each pie uses just enough sugar to bring out the natural sweetness in these fruits, without covering it up. Since these dessert are so easy to make, you may want to sprinkle a bit of sugar on your apron just to show how you slaved over a hot stove to bring a homemade pie to the table. * If you wish to opt for something quicker to prepare, try the Winter Fruit Salad.

Save the best for last with any of these pies. The American Apple Pie is sure to be a favorite at Fourth of July gatherings, but is equally perfect for a holiday feast during colder months. Each slice successfully boasts the natural flavor of fresh apple and the home-sweet-home taste of cinnamon. Kristen’s Key Lime Pie is easier than you could imagine, especially if you use a pre-made crust. Its refreshing flavor comes from the tangy juice of the key lime. Since fresh key limes are pricey and not readily available in all regions, you may choose to opt for the bottled juice. You won’t remember why you ever used cherry pie filling after you try the Very Cherry Pie. The ingredients work to bring out the natural flavors in the cherries and the result is a light and delicious dessert.

These desserts will bring new meaning to the phrase “Easy as Pie.”

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Creamy Kale Harvest Salad

This is probably one of my favorite salads I’ve ever made for Thanksgiving. It’s substantial, made from mostly…

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Marian Cowl for Natalie

Squish!!! Don’t you love squishy things?! I think that’s the main reason I started knitting – so I could have

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Thrifty Thursday/Super Cute Slouchy Hat

I have done a LOT of dumb things in my life 😉 When I was in the 8th grade, I remember one particular day when it was so cold that I thought my ears would literally fall off of my head. Truth be told, had that happened, it would have been my own fault …

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Pattern Review: Cashmerette Rivermont Dress & Top

It’s well known that Imma dress girl and I’m always on the hunt for a good sheath dress pattern…even now that I don’t need one everyday for work. So I was immediately drawn to the Cashmerette Rivermont Dress and Top. However, I liked the pattern so much that I made a dress and a top…

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Updated Union St. Tee Pattern Review

I’m sure you’ve seen by now, but Hey June Patterns recently released their updated Union St. Tee pattern.  The Union St. Tee is one of our FAVORITE t-shirt patterns, and we’ve made lots and lots of them.  Here is the first one we blogged, and here is the most recent one we blogged. So for the […]

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Fleece Sword Tutorial

Fancy meeting you here… Lol – ok, I know I have not been around these parts much. Partly because life has drawn me elsewhere, partly because I was having a bit of a sewing lull and needed some time away, and partly because the things I am sewing are handmade gifts for people I love […]

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my favorite liesl + co. pattern: gallery tunic + dress

We’re happy to have Debbie with us today. She’s sharing some makes from her favorite Liesl + Co. pattern.

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Another Muslin for a Special Project

I was recently contacted by Organic Cotton Plus about reviewing some of their fabric.To be honest, I have had my eyes on this hemp/silk blend fabric for some time.  It’s pretty luscious, right?!  The color is a little more blue tone…

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Lotte Martens Blog Tour – Copper Rain

Do you know Belgian based textile designer Lotte Martens?

She designs and handprints beautiful and unique fabrics at her own atelier in Leuwen or in collaboration with European partners and every step in the production process is completed with greatest care.

Some months ago I was kindly asked if I would be interested in joining a Lotte Martens fabric Blog Tour. Didn’t need to think twice about that offer. The hard part was to pick the fabric for my project – as there are so many beauties to choose from.

At the moment you can only buy Lotte’s fabrics at European shops – but soon you’ll be able to buy from non European shops as well.

For my project I chose the gabardine fabric ‘Koperen Regen’ (Copper Rain) – a beautiful copper colored rectangle/square ‘rain’ print on a dark navy blue background. I used one panel (60 cm x 145 cm with the print beeing on one half of the 145 cm width) and 1 metre of the corresponding uni colored gabardine for Wilma’s new jacket.

I had initially planned for some selfish sewing with the fabric – that was until my kiddo caught a glimpse of that copper print….heart eyes all over place.

The sturdy material is perfect for bags and outerwear so we agreed on some sort of coat – and preferably a simple design to highlight the beautiful fabric.

I browsed through my collection and finally found just the right pattern. A design from the Japanese sewing book ‘Casual Sweet Clothes’. The patterns in the book are designed for women. Small women. My 10 year old is almost 160 cm tall and just the height these patterns are designed for so I figured  the smallest size would fit her – and right I was. The fit is spot on. The jacket is based on the patterns D and Q from the book.

As you can see I used the copper print for the back of the unlined jacket. The hood is supposed to be lined, but I just couldn’t find the right fabric for the lining (and I was out of the main fabric) so instead I finished the seams with bias tape. Now I wish I had finished all seams with tape. The jacket has cropped raglan sleeves and patch pockets. Closes with zipper and one button.

Unfortunately the jacket isn’t suitable for the current cold Danish weather – but it’ll be perfect for spring time.

Thank you so much for inviting me Lotte and Eva.

 
 

Chanelling her inner Beyoncé.

 

 

 

 

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Sheep Shearing Video

Here’s a video that Terri K took while she was helping us with shearing yesterday. You can see the three blade shearers Kevin, Doug and Jeff. The video is less than 20 seconds but gives you a look into the day. Read my previous post here to see mo…

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Are you ready for Black Friday? Biggest sale ever at FreshStitches!

FreshStitches’s Black Friday sale will begin a midnight, November 24th (Eastern Time Zone) and run through Cyber Monday. I am so excited about this one… it’s going to be BIG!   Different from previous years, items will be on sale the entire weekend, but there are additional bonuses for purchasing on Black Friday (details below). […]

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Oui Fresh Update – New Sweatshirts!

Just wanted to give you all a quick update on a new item launching at Oui Fresh today:…

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Sheep Shearing 2017

It’s been busy around the farm. We spent the past couple days shearing the sheep. We didn’t exactly shear them – three blade shearers did. Our part was to get the sheep all ready and assist. It took The Farmer about a week (yes an entire week) to gathe…

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