While many claim December to be “the most wonderful time of the year”, the sewing community will argue that May is easily their favorite time of the year for one very special reason — Me-Made-May! This month-long challenge is “designed to encourage people who make their own clothes to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe.” What started as a personal challenge for maker Zoe Edwards, Me-Made-May is now in its eighth year and is an invitation to the entire sewing community to make a me-made pledge throughout the month. Whether it’s wearing only handmade for the entire month, reviewing your wardrobe and seeing where you need to fill the gaps, or even wearing the handmade dress that’s gotten buried in the back of your closet, there’s something for everyone.
If you’re new to sewing, the thought of working with knit fabrics might have you running in the opposite direction. Nightmares of fabric slipping all over the place and broken stitches galore may haunt you at night but today’s tips and tricks from the London based blogger behind Wanderstitch will be a dream come true. By the end of Sarah’s visit, you’ll be ready to create your own version of her Sport Lycra Kielo Wrap Dress!
Scrolling through Tasha Moss’s Instagram feed, you might just feel like you’ve taken a step back in time. Tasha’s iconic vintage style — see it all documented on her blog, By Gum, By Golly — mixed with her no-fear approach to sewing makes her the perfect person to test out our newest fabric, Dogwood Denim™. If sewing with heavyweight fabrics like denim, Celosia Velvet or Eco Canvas have you running out of the sewing room, we think Tasha’s top tips will be just what you need to get started!
There are so many reasons to be excited about Spoonflower’s newest addition, Dogwood Denim™ – it’s durable enough for a variety of projects that take a lot of wear and tear, but softens up in the wash just like your most-loved pair of jeans. It’s heavy and rugged, while still being sophisticated. And best of all– it prints beautifully. We’re convinced you’ll love it as much as we do.
However, we know the idea of sewing with such heavy fabric can be a little intimidating to the novice sewist. That’s why Spoonflower staff members Meredith, Alexis, and Gina have teamed up to create the Dos’ and Don’ts of Dogwood Denim: 5 tips and tricks to ensure that your next (or first) Dogwood Denim project is a breeze. [Read more…] about The 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Sewing with Dogwood Denim