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#NestIsOut: A December Contest

Hello everyone! 

December is upon us and we have some exciting news to announce... (drumroll please)... Nest Fabrics is officially IN STORES!

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This gender neutral collection is filled with sweet sayings and imagery reminiscent of childhood. 10 cotton prints specifically designed to sew lots of projects and outfits for those little ones! Inside this cotton collection, you can find three distinctive panels showcasing cute paws, little bears, and adorable lambs. This capsule collection also includes 5 knit prints: Snuggle me, Tic Tac Toe, Sweetest Days, Clever Little Fox and Adventures Await- which *bonus* comes as a panel version perfect for onesies and pillows! 

> We wanted to kick off the release with a great contest! One where makers, sewers, and fabric fans can benefit from it. The contest involves the following: 

If you are at the store purchasing the fabric, at home in your messy studio sewing with it, or enjoying the finished product(s), snap a photo, upload it to Instagram and include the hashtag #NestIsOut in your post, this way we will be able to see you! On February 5th, we will be picking 5 lucky winners from the hashtag pool, who will have the choice of picking ANY fabric bundle of their choice! The more times you post to Instagram using the hashtag, the higher your odds of winning!

- If you don't have an Instagram account (yet) follow this link to create one and this link to follow us! 

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Hope to see everyone taking lots of photos and truly enjoying the Nest experience with their sewing machine and their loved ones! See you back in February 

 

 Happy Nesting :)  

 

 Martina

 

DISCLAIMER: The bundles chosen by the winners have to be from collections available on 2017.

 

 


Let's Talk Fabric: Ottoman Tutorial

Hi!

Welcome to episode 1 of Let's Talk Fabric! We are revamping the channel and coming up with new series where we will be showcasing a variety of different home decor projects- all including FABRIC, of course! In them, you will be able to find simple, mostly no-sew projects for your home!

To kick off the series, we decided to start off with a very popular and useful item, an Ottoman! 

 

Lets Talk Fabric - Ottoman pinterest

 

For this particular project, we decided to use Love Story Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell. We wanted to use a cotton canvas print since it has the perfect combination of strength and softness required for a reupholster project like this. Cotton canvas is definitely the go-to fabric for furniture design DIY. Its sturdiness and flexibility allow enough fabric to stretch without tearing. The color scheme of this print also helped greatly, since the black and white geometric aesthetic turned out to blend and pair up easily with other different prints. Explore more prints and colors ideas and check out the whole cotton canvas collection on our website.

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 Love Story Fabrics By Maureen Cracknell

The ottoman was built using 1 yard of fabric and batting, along with other items. The medium-strength of the cotton canvas material is perfect, because any reupholstering project will definitely have you doing a lot of pulling (A LOT), and thin cotton fabrics will just not work. Besides, this canvas Daring Tribal Noir print is a MUST HAVE. 

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  Love Story Fabrics By Maureen Cracknell

 

What do you guys think? Do you see yourself making one? If so...here is the complete list of everything you will need to make this ottoman! Also, make sure to click the video below to watch the full tutorial. 

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Hope you guys enjoyed the video with all the steps on how to make your very own ottoman! If you have any other home decor ideas let me know in the comments! :) 

 

See you soon on our next episode of the Let's Talk Fabric 

 

Decor away...

 

Martina

 


Holiday Decorating 101- Decorate like a Pro

Hey there sewing friends, 

Who loves decorating their homes for the holidays? I don't tend to decorate for every holiday but I do decorate for my favorites like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter! Buying decorations at the store can get a bit expensive and storing all of them can be a pain. Add special handmade pieces to you holiday decor by choosing from the section below of free sewing patterns


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Made with Here Comes the Fun Fabrics

 

1. Bright Star Ornament

Pick a festive print with a coordinating solid fabric and have fun with this easy folding and sewing technique  that creates this cheerful star ornament! Make  sets of three to gift to your friends this holiday season.  They look cute hung from the tree or placed randomly around your home to liven up any room! 

 

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Made with Blithe Fabrics and Denim Studio Fabrics

2.Let it Snow Holiday Pillow

Looking for a show stopper pillow to place on your sofa this Christmas? The Let it Snow Pillow might be the perfect pattern to sew up! Flying geese trees in varying lengths, topped with hand stitched stars! The lovely "Vanilla Mist" yarn dye fabric creates the perfect wintry wonderland for the background in this pillow! 

 

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Made with Here Comes the Fun Fabrics

 

3. Mini Stocking

 

 Ever try to quilt as you go? This adorable mini stocking teaches you this fun technique, add a few decorative stitches and pop a few candies inside to make a perfect gift to brighten someones day. 

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Made with Blithe Fabrics

4. Fabric Christmas Tree

 Wanna take a break from sewing? Try making a fabric Christmas tree by following this fun folding and pinning method. I love how professional all the folded clean edges look. Add your tree to the center of your table to make the most darling centerpiece!

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 Made with Here Comes the Fun Fabrics

 

 5. Holiday Calendar

 Counting the days til Christmas? I know I am!! Do it by making the Holiday calendar and filling the tiny pockets with  yummy treats to make the days leading up to Christmas just a little bit more sweeter. 

 

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6. Divided Organizer Caddy

 Staying organized is key during the busy holiday months! I love these divided organizing caddies to store delicate Christmas ornaments and to keep all my holiday trims in order. 

 

 It's time to grab some winter fabrics of your choosing and sew something special for the holidays!  These fun holiday sewing tutorials has got me thinking up so many new  projects I want to create! Let the Christmas Sew - A-thon begin! 

 

Happy Holidays, 

Meli