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I LOVE Interweave Press, and just picked up their edition of Stitch. It has a nice mix of clothing as well as decorative and quilting. Check it out, it reminds me of the Japanese magazines. It has a lot of free patterns included (you don't have to mail away for them, something I appreciate for sure!) including one from Oliver + S. I haven't looked at it really well yet, mostly just enjoying the pretty pictures LOL. I hope the size goes to 8, my middle daughter is growing fast yet again...
Some fun new things:
We love Spoonflower for printing up custom fabric. There is a new website/tool out there now, from inkbloom. You can print out fabric from your own printer! Also, the website provides a gallery of finished projects as well as customizable designs available for download.
Like custom making items? Check out this new sewing machine. Yes, SEWING machine! Not only does it sew but using CMYK colors. Thanks to Craftzine! The Leitfaden Sewing Machine can custom match color from fabric or paper and then create thread in that color by applying a CMYK mixture to white thread:
Our friend Heather Ross has come out with a new fabric line! I just used the double gauze blue unicorn from Far Far Away to make nightgowns for my daughters. It was a bit stiff at first but it's soooo soft when it washes up. She tells me that it's not the gauze, but more like a very soft bottom weight. Be sure to ask for it at your local sewing shop!
I purchased a Cricut Create Machine , I think I really got a great deal after scouring the web for a few months. The Create is between the small personal and 24 inch larger. It reminds me a lot of an embroidery machine. I can't wait for it to arrive so I can share all the applique goodness with you! While it's not really promoted as a fabric cutter, I found some great tutorials online. I think it's all about the Interfacing. I'll share more in upcoming blogs and podcast (yes I said the P word!!! Look for The Material Mama 'Sewson' 2 this summer)
Now if I could just afford a Yudu
Screen Printing Machine I'd be in heaven. As you know, I've been
really bad at screen printing, and not for lack of trying! I'll can
wait, saving pennies and making room by cleaning out. Maybe for
So leave a comment here with some ideas on how to celebrate the five year anniversary of Sewing Mamas and you'll be in a drawing for The Crafter's Devotional: 365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Unlocking Your Creative Spirit!