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Let's continue having fun with plum fabric!

Hello awesome sewists!

Today we want to show you a couple of beautiful projects made with some of the plum fabrics featured in this month's ColorFun blog series. I have to admit I had so much fun choosing the plum fabrics and now the plum projects for you. They are complete eye-candy! I have for you 5 patterns that look great in plum!

So let’s get started…

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1.Pepper Dress and Top

It’s going to become your favorite pattern if you are a beginner sewists and if you like vintage style. If you wonder which fabric to choose for it just take a look at this picture. I think the moon fabric print from Maureen's collection Nightfall matches this pattern perfectly.   

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2.Hexagon Situpon

Ohh, the butterfly plum fabric from the Winged collection by Bonnie Christine just looks awesome on that pouf. Revamp your room with this cute home decor element! This situpon will be a perfect cushy place for your feet:)

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3.Peasant Dress

Do you remember when I asked you to email me the projects you have made with one of the featured prints? Well, Marlene shared with us an awesome dress she made with plum fabric and turquoise fabric from Katarina’s Rocella Inedlible collection. I love the contrast she created! Thank you Marlene for sharing this great project with us.

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4.Bella’s Dress

We just had to share this beautiful dress made by our AGF Sewcialite, Mister Domestic. He used floral plum voile fabric from the Playground collection by Amy Sinibaldi. He chose the ruffled maxi skirt option from the Bella dress pattern and it looks stunning!

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5.The date night dress

Last but not least take a look at this stunning Date Night dress sewn with floral plum fabric from Katarina Roccella's Wonderland collection. I especially like The flutter sleeves. They give the dress such a romantic look.

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Take a look again at this juicy plum fabric selection. Yesterday we were happy to announce the winner to our giveaway. Sandra, congrats once again!

Stay tuned for the next episode of our ColorFun by AGF series. We are preparing something special for you for this Holiday season...:)

 

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 Happy sewing with plum fabric!

 

Ola


Fabric Christmas tree - fun no-sew tutorial

Hello Dear makers,

You can never have too much Christmas decorations, right? That's what is special about this time of the year: the more decor, the better. Today I have a great no-sew tutorial for you which is really fun to make. It's a no- sew fabric Christmas tree that you can make with fabric scraps.

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Once I saw the Blithe Collection by Katarina Roccella I new that I had to make a Christmas project with it. The prints are making me daydream about the snowy Christmases from when I was little girl. Although there is no snow here in South Florida - crafty projects like this remind me of winter in Poland and the landscapes covered with white and shiny snow.

I also used some fabrics from the Tapestry collection by Sharon Holland because I wanted to use the "Catalyst Odyssey" cat print. This project has a special meaning for me, because while I was driving from the craft store there was a tiny black cat running through the highway. I turned around to save him, but there was nothing I could do. :( So in memory of the little kitty, I featured the cat fabric throughout the project. I'm dedicating the project to the little cat and I truly believe he is happy now, in cat heaven. <3<3<3  

Once making the project I was reading the sentences on one of the prints from the Blithe collection, and I believe that "Nature never breaks her own laws" and since we are part of nature the whole accident had to happen that day. So although the story is sad I am fullfield with hope that everything that happens has it's deep purpose.

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Wishing you tons of creativity during this Holiday Season!

 

-Ola


The Denim Studio by AGF has grown!

Hello fabulous makers!

I hope you’re having a great week. We recently returned from Quilt Market in Houston and we are extremely inspired to start releasing all the upcoming collections for this season. While being at market I had the opportunity to speak to tons of business owners and makers. One thing I found in common with all of them was their adoration for the Denim Studio. This was great to hear because this substrate allows makers to think outside the box when they sew.

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For this reason, we have added tons of new denim prints and a variety of textures for you to have fun with! Check them out!

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If you haven’t sewn with our denim yet, I highly recommend it because it’s so versatile. At first thought most people just think of jeans when they hear the word denim. But in reality you can make anything with this substrate! Check out the lookbook we’ve prepared for you featuring projects with our new denims. You’ll fall in love with all the garments, quilts, and home décor!

 

To view a few close ups of these yummy fabrics, get inspired with this little video. I'm completely in love with the floral pants and the unique texture of the crosshatch denim! ;)

And of course, to start sewing with all the wonderful new denims, enter the giveaway! Have a chance to win a mixed bundle of the new additions to the Denim Studio.

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To enter simply fill the form below. Giveaway ends Thursday, November 10th at 3:00pm. :)

 

Feel free to tell us why you love the Denim Studio!

 

Till next time,

Stephanie  

 

*****GIVEAWAY CLOSED*****

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle Lehman , you've won the AGF denim fabric bundle! Check your email:)

 

Make Up Brush Holder - Tutorial

Hello hello, awesome makers!

I've been feeling very crafty these days, I think I'm going to buy that sewing machine this weekend because, every time I come to the office I just start daydreaming of all the projects I would love to make. Also, watching the sewing ladies makes me want to sew so bad!

Well, today I want to share an awesome DIY project with you. What inspired me to make this little project was my actual make up brush holder, which is very damaged and that's why I decided to sew a new one. I loved this project so much I even made the template so it's easier for you guys to make!

Supplies you will need:

  • Fabric of your choice (10.5’’ x 11.5’’)
  • One fabric strip (2 inches wide)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Elastic trim
  • Ruler
  • Batting (10.5'' x 11.5'')
  • Rotary cutter
  • Hot glue
  • Template (Click here to download)

 

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1) This is how it will look when you cut the fabric.


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2) Then, fold the fabric the same way it is on the template. 


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3) Now, take the fabric strip and fold it twice before sewing it to the other piece of fabric.


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4) This is how it will look after sewing the two pieces together.


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5) After sewing the two pieces together, remember to iron the fabric. Also, you will put the batting on the back of the fabric and make sure to iron it with the fabric on top. So it stays straight without undesired wrinkles!


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6) So, as you can see I decided to use the Serger machine on one of the sides (this is optional you can use a zig-zag stitch on your machine) I just did it to have clean edges without loose threads!


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7) You will sew both right and left sides. Also, remember that in this step is where you will sew the elastic trim in one of the sides. I glued it and then I sewed it when it was dry (I used hot glue).  You will be able to fold the fabric to the right side from the middle of your brush holder.


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It's looking very pretty. Isn't it? :) Well.. Now let's get to the final touches.


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8) Here you have to be very careful when sewing the pockets. Make sure to measure with a ruler and mark 1.5 inches for two of the pockets and then 1 inch for the rest! (This is up to you. You can make as many pockets as you want)

 


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 DONE! This is how it will look when finished.



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I'm in LOVE! This is the coolest project I've done so far since started sewing. OH! And if you are wondering which fabric I used, I had the biggest pleasure sewing with one of our newest denim prints named Arctic Avens. They are so soft and versatile. Next time I think I will sew myself some pants :) 

I hope you guys enjoyed!

Lots of love,

Caro!



 


AGF ColorFUN - Plum - color of November

 

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We just can’t believe how fast the time passes by! Quilt Market is behind us already and we are getting ready for the full releases of Fall 2016 Collections.

It’s the beginning of November and we chose a beautiful color to be featured in this Month’s color fun series. It's plum! I think it’s my favorite color fun bundle so far. I know, I say it every time ;) But honestly plum color have something mysterious and luscious in it. When I look at the bundle I just want to grab it and make something beautiful with it.

Here are a couple of tips on how to mix & match plum with other colors.

pink- If you wish to support the red in your plum fabric combine it with light pink. It will add a girly feel to your garments.

White, ivory and grey - To achieve a natural look, mix & match it with ivory or grey fabric.

Purple - Does your plum project seem to come out too dark? Consider adding a light shades of purple to make the garment more bright.

Turquoise - believe or not - those colors look great together. Turquoise adds great contrast to plum.

Plum in Home decor

In home decor it’s better to use plum as an accent color. You can combine it with black but remember that those two colors may create a very dark effect, so consider using brighter colors.  Combined with white will create glamorous and modern interior.

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Are you ready to  create beautiful plum quilts and pillows to add a little sophistication and richness to your home decor? Or maybe glamorous plum garments for yourself? Here are a few prints from some AGF fabric collections that we chose for this Color Fun episode. We hope you’ll love them!

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Avantgarde by Katarina Roccella (AVG-18904 Neo-flies Dense)

Fleet and Flourish by Maureen Cracknell (FLO-8129 Expanded Aim Violet)

Heart Melodies by AGF Studio (HME-80408 Paint It Potent)

Indelible by Katarina Rocella (IDL-1223 Doiland Gloss Plum)

Nightfall by Maureen Cracknell (NTF-67900 Lunation Dark)

Playground by Amy Sinibaldi (PLG-22341 He Loves Me Plum)

Succulence by Bonnie Christine (SCC-98607 Spiny Oasis Lush)

Squared Elements by AGF Studio (SE-617 Merlot)

Wonderland by Katarina Roccella (WND-2533 Enchanted Leaves Plum)

Winged by Bonnie Christine (WNG-2020 Wingspan Fig)

 

Take a closer look at this selection. Have you ever sewn something with these prints? Send us the picture of your project to aleksandra.pekacka@artgalleryfabrics.com and get a chance to be featured in the next blog post about plum sewing projects!

How do you like the selection. Just take a closer look at this cute bundle. It's hard not to fell in love, right?

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As usual in our Colorfun blog post we give you a chance to win the bundle of fabric featured. Just fill out the form below and get a chance to win the cute bundle. Good luck!

 

 

Winner will be chosen using random.org. Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 8th at 1pm EST

*****GIVEAWAY CLOSED*****

CONGRATULATIONS Sandy Narayan , you've won the ColorFun plum fabric bundle! Check your email:)