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Add a Crafty Touch to Your Presents with AGF Gift tags

Howdy howdy everyone!

Christmas is next week and we are getting everything ready! What about you?

As you all know, gifts are a way to show people you care about them and that you are thankful for everything they do for us. As makers we like things to look good and pretty. Especially those gifts we give to our loved ones on special occasions! I decided to create little gift tags so you can add more color to your Christmas presents. What I like about these tags is that they will take your gifts to another level, plus you can say they are handmade! I hope you enjoy and use them :)


click here to download the gift tags!


I hope you guys enjoyed,



Wreath Tutorial featuring Here Comes the Fun by Sew Caroline

Hey there awesome makers!

Today is a busy day here at the office but I'm so in love with Sew Caroline's new collection, Here Comes the Fun that I had to make something with it. Since the holidays are coming soon, I wanted to make something related to them. So, I thought of a cool wreath. I decided to use Here Comes the Fun because of its colors and prints. Here in South Florida we have what we call a "warm-winter" because temperatures around the 60's and 70's are the coldest we can get. Basically, we are able to go to the beach and do other activities outside because the weather is very tropical! My holidays are colorful and full of sunshine and I'm very thankful for it. :) 

Now, let's get started!

Supplies you will need:

  • Steel Wire

  • Florist Wire

  • Tape

  • Fabric scraps ( measurements may vary. It depends on how big you want the wreath to be) I used scraps of 1.5'' x 7 '' approximately.


1) I used the steel wire to create the shape of the wreath. What I did was very easy, since it comes in a oval shape I just cut it. I'm not going to give you exact measurements because that's up to you. You can make it small, medium or big.  I used the tape to stick the to edges together.  For the second oval shape repeat the same steps, the only difference is that this shape you have to make is smaller so it fit's inside the big oval. Now, to tie both circles together you will use the florist wire. Leave a 2'' space in between the circles.


2) After having the shape of your wreath it's time to cut some fabric! I used fabric scraps which was awesome because sometimes we don't know what to do with them. 

I cut them approximately (1.5'' x 7'') each of them. Cut as much as you need to fill your wreath.


3) Tie with a knot each piece of fabric just like you see in the picture. Repeat the same step until you fill both circles!


4) This is how it will look once you complete the bigger circle. Now, let's keep working on the smaller one!


Isn't this beautiful?! This is the easiest project I've ever done and it's perfect to hang it on my door. I'm thinking about making these to give them as Christmas gifts!

I hope you all enjoyed,



Let the Sewing Month Festivities Begin!

Hey there!

Isn’t it crazy how time flies? It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the New Year and in a blink of an eye, it’s already September. Here at the AGF HQ were quite fond of this month because it’s dedicated to the craft of sewing! For those of you who don’t know, September is National Sewing Month here in the US.

In 1982, President Ronald Regan declared September as the official month for sewing to recognize the importance of the craft in people’s homes. We must admit, your families are super lucky to have you in their lives. It’s not often that you find someone that is creative who can make a beautiful quilt, mend and sew garments, and most importantly make handmade gifts! To celebrate our favorite hobby, passion, and the fact that sewing makes us feel more alive, we have prepared a few activities for you!

In addition to releasing our newest collections, Lagom by AGF Studio and Heartland by Pat Bravo; our AGF Sewcialite Mister Domestic will be hosting 2 sew alongs! YAY!

Here’s what’s coming your way:

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  1. The Milla Bag Sew Along | Starting September 6th

Do you remember our recent post 5 Bag Patterns for Back to School? Due to popular request and an awesome response from all of you, we’re excited to teach you how to make one of the bags that were featured in the post! You’ll be able to download our free pattern to the Milla Bag and Mister Domestic will teach you step-by-step how to construct the bag on his blog. How cool is that?

But the fun with the fabric master doesn’t end there…

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  1. Mister Domestic’s Mystery Sew Along | Starting September 19th

Yes, you read right…a mystery sew along! Mister Domestic is going to teach you how to make a special project he has been working on! Stay tuned to see what it will be. ;)

Wait there’s more…

Get ready to be inspired with amazing children’s garments and quilts! Karly from Paisley Roots will be hosting a Back-to-School Blog Tour featuring Heartland fabrics by Pat Bravo (starting September 12th) and Sari from Sariditty Handmade will be hosting the second edition of The Denim Studio Blog Tour (starting September 26th).

To make things even more fun, we’re going to have a giveaway opened for the whole month of September! Two winners will have the chance to win this lovely curated bundle of our fabrics.Sewing month giveaway

To enter the giveaway:

Fill the form below. Once you have entered your information will disappear and you’ll receive and email to confirm your entry.

Winner will be chosen Friday, September 30 at 3:00pm EST. Good luck!

I hope you’re excited about all the Sewing Month festivities we have prepared for you! Stay tuned and let us know how you will be celebrating the art of sewing this month.


Happy Sewing!



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Grecian Getaway: An Expert Sewer's Voile Point-of-View

You may have first heard of Katarina Roccella in our Nördika release post. She's responsible for this collection's amazing video. Katarina has just returned from a refreshing family trip to Skopelos, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. This island can only be described as visual paradise, and it's easy to see how much her latest projects were inspired by it.

We've caught up with Katarina to talk about her experience and latest use of two gorgeous fabrics from our Voile collection. Keep reading to hear about her trip, project inspirations and even recommendations of use for Voile.


So far, what sewing projects have you created using Voile?

I made the summer caftan with a matching shabby flower and the summer tiered twirl dress for my daughter.

What is your favorite thing about Voile? Do the prints inspire a specific feeling, or image for you?
When the fabrics arrived, aside from the gorgeous designs, I fell in love with the exceptional quality--an amazing, buttery feel.

The whole collection is really stunning and it was tough choosing only a few prints to sew with. But since I knew I would be taking my creations with me to Greece, I chose the blue prints (I'm obsessed with photographing my creations and imagining the best locations to showcase the designs and prints). The traditional Greek combination of blue & white was perfect for the prints I chose.


What uses or projects do you recommend are best suited for this fabric collection? 

Voile's fabrics are excellent for garment sewing, specifically for summer projects. I would use them for accessories (bandanas, scarves, headbands and different crafty flowers: think small and big pompoms for weddings and other embellishing crafts) and clothing (especially tunics, blouses, skirts and dresses), but would like to try them for quilts too. I saw some amazing quilts on the web made with Voile fabrics.



(see more photographs of the Skopelos islands here)

Do you have anything else planned to make with Voile?

While being on the beaches in Greece, I regretted not having made one of those large Gypsy-type headbands for my girls. I'd also love to make some more garment pieces and patchwork cushions, too. And definitely a small quilt.

Can you recommend needles and thread combinations (or even techniques) to use with the fabric?

Sewing with Voile is really easy especially if you have right type of needles and thread. Regarding needles, I'd recommend size 9 sharp needle or any other small size needle appropriate for lighter weight fabrics. For the thread, use some fine thread--it shouldn’t be heavier than 50 weight thread, and I read some great reviews about Aurifil Mako 50wt quilting cotton for use with Voile fabrics.


Voile fabrics have a characteristic beauty that is sheer and crisp, not unlike the scenery around Skopelos. Between them, the prints and texture of the fabric also have a balance of weighlessness and a drape that layers beautifully.


Katarina has posted the Summer Kaftan Dress tutorial on her blog, and is currently finishing up the Tiered Dress tutorial. You can stay up-to-date on her tutorials by following her on Twitter. You can also check out our Free Sewing Projects page for this, as well as many other sewing projects.

We're grateful for her continued engagement with our fabrics and our aestethic point of view! I had a fun time looking through her beautiful stream of photos on her flickr, and was especially intrigued by her linoleum cuts and prints so I've chosen a couple as the closing statement to what I hope was a visually uplifting post.

(All photos courtesy of Katarina)


Sew on,



Happy St. Patrick's Day

So I woke up this morning and poured myself a bowl of lucky charms and pondered what I would do for St. Patrick's day tomorrow. This is Mia’s 1st real St. Patty’s and I want to make it really fun. As a child growing up I went to catholic school and the nuns would always make a whole event out of St. Patrick’s Day. That morning all the kids would come into the classroom and see it all decorated in green with tiny green foot steps revealing a path of mischief. The fish tank would have green water (I don't remember any fish in it tho, so I think they were safe) and the leprechaun trap would have been set off but with no leprechaun inside. We really wanted that pot of gold!

So with all those fun memories I finished my bowl of Lucky Charms (which I bought in honor of this holiday) I got my little one out of bed and got her dressed for some quality time with grandma. Of course I send her off with her own bowl of cereal and marshmallow goodness.

Now to start the decoration process before it is time for work. I hang up my garland that is St. Patrick's inspired and put up the rest of my small accent pieces that add green to the house (green books, vases, place-mats, towels.)

Slowly the place transforms into an homage to the leprechauns.

Here’s a look at some of the elements I added to my décor. They are easy to make and use basic items found around your house.


The garland adds green to the room and represents the St. Patrick’s day theme without your traditional shamrock.  I also had some books covered in fabric and put those on my coffee table for easy reading.


Adding a green vase and changing all the towels to green are my finishing touches.  Easy peasy!

Oh and last night I made a St. Patrick’s day cake for the girls at work. Mia ate half the icing and stayed up til midnight (wonder why.)


She ended up with a green mouth from all the icing she stole. She had a lot of fun helping me and even had “cake watch” duty. She insisted on watching the cake cook and let me know every 5 minutes that it was done.

After the cake cooled down we stacked the different layers and iced the outside. I topped it off with a nice shamrock (or at least my take on what it looks like, soo not an artist)


I baked the cake in layers and made each one in different shades of green... Can you see it?? (I had seen a really cool one on Pinterest and tried to make one like that but that cake puts this one to shame... oh well tastes just as good on the way down!)


Yum yum! I do have to say it was delish! and we all have green tongues to prove it (no pic needed, trust

Well ladies and gents I hope you all have a great St. Patrick's Day tomorrow and most importantly I hope you catch some leprechauns so you can get that "pot of gold" they are rumored to have ;)

Happy St. Patty's Day!

<3 Anais



Mended Hearts Kit

In honor of Valentine's Day we wanted to share a simple project that makes a great gift for that special sewer or quilter in your life.

This kit is great for sisters, mothers, daughters.... well you get the point. Show someone you care with a "Mended Hearts" mending kit

This kit is extremely easy to make. Below is what you will need:

Mason jar

 What goes in the kit.....

Meding kit

And the final product will look like...



Since you are the best fans EVER we are going to giveaway 4 kits individually themed.

Themes are:

1. Romantic



2. Funky





3.  Traditional



4. Modern


 Kit will include a tape measure, buttons, ripper, safety pins, thimble, scissors, pack of needles, pack of pins, 1 spool of coordinating thread and a small bundle of fabrics matching the theme of the kit..... Wow that's a lotta stuff!


To enter the GIVEAWAY you must:

1. Like us on Facebook

2. Must comment on this blog and let us know which kit you would like to win.


Giveaway closes Friday, Febuary 10th. Good Luck :)



Pat Bravo & AGF Team