Did you know, that September is National Sewing Month in the United States? In 1982, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed September as a special month to recognize the importance of sewing in the household. At AGF, fabrics and sewing are like the bread and butter that nourishes our soul (Woah, I know that sounded intense!). But in all honesty, it’s great to see all the beautiful projects you make with our fabrics and how you show off your amazing sewing skills.
To celebrate our love for sewing, we are featuring many talented sewists on our social media accounts. Yay! Every day of the month we have been sharing a project made with AGF. What’s great is that everyone puts their unique spin on how AGF can be used! Since we are half way through the month, here is a little re-cap of some great projects that have been made, so far.
1. Nancy, from Owen's Olivia made this beautiful modern quilt with Bound Fabrics by April Rhodes. The muted colors she chose make the quilt edgy yet delicate. A nice accent to hang or to use as home décor. As she talks about the process of making her quilt and a great matching pillow, she explains how quilting/sewing fulfills her life.
2. Miranda, from One Little Minute Blog, showed us how she made a button up shirt pattern into a stylish midi dress with the “Coming Home Spring” voile from Bound Fabrics. Definitely a great everyday look!
3. Natalie, from Threads and Bobbins made this adorable dress with Anna Elise Fabrics by Bari J. It’s great for a weekend getaway! This was Natalie’s first time using AGF and we’re glad to know that she enjoyed the “AGF feel.”
4. Darcy, from Modern Cozy prepared us for autumn (it’s sad that autumn doesn’t exist in Florida, but we can pretend) with these lovely place mats made with Artisan Fabrics by Pat Bravo. The fun tutorial on her blog will teach you how to make the maple blocks that are on the placemats and on a matching table runner. Get ready to be festive!
5. Delia, from Delia Creates stole our hearts with PJs for her little girl. She used “Painting Morale” in knit from the Bound Fabrics Collection by April Rhodes. Her daughter is having so much fun in those PJs that I want a pair!
6. For these detailed applique pillows, Jessie used Cultivate Fabrics by Bonnie Christine. The design of these pillows truly showed the essence of this fabric collection. These pillows are just blooming with creativity! Read about her process and how this project can be arranged in different ways.
7. Amy, from Stitchery Dickory Dot shared a heartfelt story about her new twin nieces and how she will be making matching baby quilts with Curiosities Fabrics by Jeni Baker. We can’t wait to see the finished quilts!
8. Abbey, from Sew Charleston is glowing in her dress made with “Paparounes Crimson” in knit from the Skopelos Collection by Katarina Roccella. It’s ideal for the warm South Carolina weather! This dress is a nice casual garment that can be worn to run errands or simply just to relax (I think I want one ^_^). As an added bonus, she made a second knit project, but I’ll let you visit her blog to find out.
9. Annie, from Enatiomer’s Project asked if her dress in “Ink Outburst Atelier” voile from the Sketchbook Collection by Sharon Holland did justice to the fabrics. Oh, it sure did! The dress is flowy, feminine, and appropriate for any age. Annie’s sewing experiment passed all the sewing tests in my opinion. What do you think?
10. Last but not least we have Tessa, from the Sewing Chick. She made this functional tote with Cultivate Fabrics by Bonnie Christine. To all my ladies that love big bags, this one is perfect! It’s great for a [fabric] shopping day or anytime you need to carry everyday necessities (here in Florida, we always need an umbrella).
Hope you all are feeling inspired with all these amazing projects! Make sure to visit everyone's blog and visit our Facebook for daily projects. Stay tuned for part II of AGF Sewing Month! Feel free to tell us about your favorite projects and what you’ve made this month. As always, stay creative and thanks for inspiring.