Tonight we’re talking about gorgeous new fabrics and projects you can sew with them, with the help of my awesome sponsors Dragonfly Fabrics, My Fabric House and The Sewing Directory. So what goodies have they got for us right now?
Well it didn’t take me long to feel inspired… There’s definitely (definitely!) still time to stitch up a party top using some of the gorgeous new lawn and crepe de chine fabrics they have in stock, using one of the beginner patterns which are also available:
Or if your mind is turned to stitching projects for colder weather – there are some very inspiring cosy fabrics just waiting to be turned into something lovely. And check out the really cute mitten kit – which would make a great stocking filler – made or unmade!
There are some more great ideas for projects matching fabric and patterns in the Dragonfly Newsletter this month. There’s some fantastic stuff here, probably because the lovely Dorte, joint owner of Dragonfly, is a real dressmaker, instead of a purely imaginary one like me!
They also have this brushed cotton with a brilliantly colourful owl design, which has me reaching for my wallet. What a fantastic fabric for soft cushions, hot water bottle covers, fleecy blankets and more – a real stunner.
If you are still stuck for Christmas presents for the sewer in your life (especially the ones with an enthusiasm for modern sewing and quilting, and Japanese fabrics), then can I urge you towards the wonderful subscription boxes at My Fabric House – boxes of gorgeous sewing goodies put together by experts with an eye for the adorable!
If you’re looking for inspiration for last minute Christmas presents so that you can make use of all these gorgeous fabrics, then the list of FREE gift projects over at The Sewing Directory should be your first call:
There’s so much good stuff on this list, especially if you are a bit short of time, but my particular favourites are the lovely wallet for women, and the super cute bear Kindle case, the very simple boxy purse tutorial and the elegant fabric storage cube pattern.
And, finally, I really need to draw your attention to the fantastic Christmas competition that The Sewing Directory are running in conjunction with Minerva Crafts:
All you have to do is browse the Minerva website, choose your Christmas wishlist (up to a value of £100) and leave a comment on this blog post with your letter to Santa Claus. You have until the 22nd December to enter! Fingers crossed for us all….