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"Max the Cat " Zipper Key Chain Pouch Tutorial

Even though it still very much feels like the dead of summer here in South Florida the kids are heading back to school! Even as an adult I love walking through the aisles of school supplies and reminisce about my Mom bringing me and my sibling's school shopping every year.  I love how my Mom would write our full names on all of our school supplies so we wouldn't lose them or get them confused with someone else's supplies.  Another fond memory I have about back to school is in every one of my Mom's handmade bag lunches she would always write us a little inspirational note to get us through the day! :)

With all this in mind, I knew  I had to create a fun back to school project to send your kids off with something homemade and from the heart that will set them apart from all the other kids.  Which is how " Max the Cat" Zipper Key Chain Pouch Tutorial came to be. In honor of my childhood cat Max, I choose the " Red Desert" Decostitch blender to create the cutest orange tabby cat! To get the full tutorial head over to the We All Sew blog

 

Cat-Key-Chain-Graphic

 

Hope you all have a great new school year ahead! 

Happy Sewing, 

Meli


How to Sew a "Triangles" Quilt Block Tutorial

I wish Summer never had to end, lucky I live in Florida so technically it feels like Summer all year round. Lately, I have been sewing with Katarina Roccella’s new fabrics called Floralish. Which I think are perfect summertime prints with delectable fruits and fantastic floral designs.  The Rayon print offered in this collection is called "Poppy Memories” has just made it to my top three favorite rayon prints from AGF! Check out my dress in the video below. I also sewed up the “Triangles” quilt block where I made half-square triangles using the four at a time method and flying geese using the no-waste method. 

How-to-Sew-a-Triangle-Block

 

What’s your favorite way to make HST’s and flying geese? I am so delighted with my finished block, I am drooling over the yummy saturated colors and fussy cut watermelon center! 


Enjoy the video tutorial below! To see more projects sewn up in Floralish Fabrics make sure to take a look at the Floralish Fabric LookBook!

 

Happy Sewing, 

Meli


NEW KNITS SOLIDS

Knit solids straight copy*NEW KNIT SOLIDS: Atlantico, Sage, Bora Bora, True Red, Aquamarina, Night Sea, Daffodil, and Coral Reef.

 

Hello, fabric lovers! 

 

Today I am excited to share with you our latest release of KNITS SOLIDS in 8 new colors! With its four-way stretch, this fabric calls for the softest apparel, quilts, and even home decor. We added this new range of colors, so you have more color options to pair with your next big project. Once you felt how soft our knits are, you’re going to want to sew everything with it. So, that’s exactly what we did… we created some fun projects that you can make that are very beginner-friendly with all of new Knit Solids!

 

Untitled-1 copyFREE QUILT PATTERN

Knit Solids_1 copyFREE PILLOW PATTERN

Knit Solids_4 copyDOWNLOAD DRESS PATTERN

Knit Solids_6 copyDOWNLOAD LEGGINGS PATTERN  // DOWNLOAD BASIC T-SHIRT PATTERN

 

From flowy dresses, quilts, and home decor, the possibilities with this substrate are endless! To see more colors in our Knits Solids, make sure to visit our website.  If you have any plans to sew with some of the new colors, let us know in the comments below! We’d love to see what’s on your sewing list. 

 

Keep sewing,

 

Jannelle