New Products & Free Fabric Friday

on April 18 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products | by | with 137 Comments

Another week, another set of beautiful new arrivals… 

Rhapsody by Rosemarie Lavin

We love the hip European folkish feel.  (I swear my mom made us matching dresses out of something like this in the ’70s!)

Net of Jewels by Joelle Hoverson

These solids coordinate with the prints in Cake Rock Beach.  The warp and weft threads are slightly different shades, which adds dimensionality and beauty to the fabric.

Spring Trees from Kokka

These trees are big!  This would be great fabric for throw pillows or tote bags.  A wonderful Japanese import.


To qualify for our Free Fabric Friday drawing this week, please visit the first round of entries for the SMS Tutorial ContestComment in that post about any of the tutorials you see.  We’ll select 4 people to win one yard of fabric on Monday morning.  Have a great weekend!

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137 Responses to New Products & Free Fabric Friday

  1. Alejandra says:

    Oh WOW FREE Fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!! How did you know I’m broker than broke!!!! Can’t even afford a stick of gum, so this free fabric will just be………….devine.

  2. Mary Jo Price says:

    I am so excited to have found this site! You are linked on a friend’s blog and I can’t wait to shop here! So fun!

  3. Brittany says:

    Love the spring trees fabric…please pick me…love the fabric….can’t afford it on student pay…

  4. Rachel says:

    I love the crochet hook case! Mine just get lost in the bottom of a tote bag and I can never find them when I need them. The fabrics are beautiful too! 🙂

  5. Annette says:

    loving that tree fabric…… and really enjoyed the piping tutorial. Also fun to see what others are up to and how generous people are with their ideas. Lucky us.

  6. Larici says:

    I like the reversible napkin tutorial for its simplicity. I think I may try it soon.

  7. Ana says:

    The fabric is amazing. My very fave is the “Spring Trees” from Kokka.
    It would be so nice for the reversible napkin set with matching pouch tutorial.
    Now I’m off to the shop…

  8. Jennifer H. says:

    I love the new Rhapsody fabric. Can’t wait to try the Tote Bag tutorial.

  9. Alice Grace says:

    Loved the one on the binding!

  10. Autumn says:

    I love the fabric!

  11. danna osen says:

    the japanese fabric is so refreshing tolook at.

  12. Abi B says:

    There were so many good ones, but I really liked the freezer paper tutorial. All were fabulous.

  13. Katharina says:

    The Tree fabric is wonderful, and the best about is, that I already ordered some…;-)
    All the needle/sewing-bag tutorials I like most, maybe because I wanted to make some fo a long time, but didn’t do it yet. My favorite: The sewing-bag from mackville road!

  14. Anna says:

    Love the trees!

  15. Amy says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE those Spring trees!!!!!

  16. Kathryn says:

    Trees! So lovely. I’m really nto trees and leaves right now.

  17. good&crazy says:

    Am I too late? I am loving some of those new fabrics. I left a post on the tutes page!

  18. Tiffany G says:

    i really love Erin’s Everything Bag! Anything with Scraps that turns into something that cute is always a winner with me!!!
    *Also, My favorite is the bandaid finger with the scissors!* See Sewing can be a danerous job!! I have learned that when your needle breaks you should have on safety goggles… hahaha!

  19. Katie says:

    I really like the tote bag tutorial since it is almost Earth Day. I have been making re-usable bags all weekend to give to all of my friends in observance of Earth Day. The tree fabric would be beautiful on a tote bag.

    The tissue holder is fun too. I really like how something with a small amount of fabric and time can brighten your day whenever you look at it.

  20. Alma-Momma says:

    I love the little sit-upon, that little one is so cute! I really love those trees!

  21. Sarah says:

    Love this fabric! The more u add the harder it is for me to decide what to buy! Love the spring trees!

  22. Love the fabric. Absolutely gorgious!
    Added a comment on the tutorial page.

  23. geek+nerd says:

    I’m smitten with those trees! Oh my!

  24. Toni says:

    Ooo…the possibilities….I’m already thinking about the flowered one and a dress that would look so cute on my youngest. I can’t wait for summer when I actually have time to make things.

  25. Emily says:

    I, Like everyone else… LOVE THE TREES! They’re perfect! I would love to win a yard for my stash… maybe just to hoard it!

  26. Clair Shearar says:

    I love that tree fabric – so cute!

  27. tammie says:

    love those trees, and the tutorials!

  28. Gretchen says:

    luv those spring trees! I wonder if it is being sold here in Japan?

  29. Tonya says:

    I’m working on my tutorial and would love fabric from your shop!! Sewmamasew rules!

  30. Kim says:

    I love the Tree Fabric, all the tutorials are great!!

  31. Lisa says:

    oh i love the trees!

  32. Amy says:

    I made the Belly Band! Thanks Christy!

  33. incywincy says:

    What beautiful fabrics – the spring tree one is stunning. =D

  34. Shelley says:

    I am obsessed with Kokka fabrics!

  35. Kristi says:

    Your new fabric is wonderful! I cna see may possibilities with the Rapshody line. The tree fabric is really nice also.

  36. Kieny says:

    I love the spring fabric!

  37. Christi says:

    I love the belly band, and will make one for my dear friend! I wish that was around when i was preggo!!

  38. Hjordi says:

    I love the tote bag (PARTS 1 & 2) Tutorial. I think this bag will be perfect for summer fun!

  39. Courtney says:

    I can’t wait to try the reversible napkin tutorial! Perfect for the springtime picnics I’m planning 🙂

  40. Sarah says:

    wow those are awesome! I have visions of what to sew already.

  41. Sharon Gollman says:

    I adore the tree fabric and think it would make a perfect tote–I love the tutorial on how to sew a nice sturdy tote. I think I shall begin my Christmas sewing early this year!

  42. Fairlight says:

    I adore that tree fabric!

  43. Michele says:

    I love the spring trees!

  44. Maria Jones says:

    I love the jewel fabrics! Simply stunning! I feel inspired!

  45. amye says:

    the shadow applique is very clever and i love the image used! good work!

  46. Cheryl says:

    The folksy fabric and the tree fabric are both gorgeous.

  47. jo ebisujima says:

    I am loving those spring trees

  48. Tina says:

    Love the big trees. And the European folk-art look.

  49. Karen aka Grammy Mac says:

    LOVE them all! Can’t wait to get my hands on some.


  50. hollie says:

    I shall tyr again to win… love the fabric. I have so many gifts to make, free beautiful fabric would help to inspire…

  51. Deb says:

    i love the rhapsody prints!

  52. Elizabeth says:

    Oooo. Now I need new fabric. Thanks ladies!
    I love the first set… and those trees? Fabulous. I need to get out by myself and shop.

  53. Andrea says:

    Love the european folksy fabrics. Reminds me of summertime!

  54. nancy blankenship says:

    I especially loved the baby shoe pin cushion and a lot of the other tutorials also.

  55. Ashley H. says:

    Love the “Everything Bag” tutorial. I’ve been looking for a good pattern for a hold-all bag, and this may be it!

    LOVE the new Japanese tree fabric. My mind is spinning with ideas for it!

  56. Marilyn says:

    I love your new fabrics and hope my name is picked.

  57. melissa f. says:

    i am diggin’ that sewing bag…

  58. Abby says:

    I thought Terri’s Freezer Paper Piecing was very easy to follow and well illustrated! Cool fabric!!! I love those yellow trees.

  59. g. Collins says:

    Rhapsody group has a lot of possibilities 🙂

  60. Tara H. says:

    I really liked the travel tissue holders and think I will make some soon.

  61. Kristin says:

    I love the new Rhapsody line! The colors and patterns are great!

  62. Anary says:

    I am a tree person…love it.

  63. Terri says:

    Thanks for the quilt binding tutorial. I have a quilt that was waiting for that tutorial! I really like the floral Rhapsody print!

  64. renee says:

    i have a great vintage fabric that looks much like the top left one. Love this version too!

  65. upstatelisa says:

    I love those spring trees! I have made a few friends by using your tutorials… thanks!

  66. Lisa says:

    I have earmarked the crochet hook case and the tote bag as future projects. Thanks for so much inspiration!

  67. Jean says:

    Wow- the kokka trees are some of the most beautiful fabrics I have ever seen!

  68. Cami Paul says:

    It has to be the wonky log cabin block for me…just because I am soo wonky myself!

  69. Your spring trees should be used for a cozy, yet bright lap quilt! I love the colors together and could even go for a whimsical summer skirt! Thanks

  70. Amy says:

    Love the Rhapsody fabric!

  71. Sara says:

    Completely in love with the tree fabric – nice work!

  72. Jen says:

    OK. Why is it that whenever I order fabric (it came on wednesday and it is great!) the site I ordered from goes and lists something I really want the next darned day! Conspiracy!

  73. Deborah says:

    I love the tote bag AND the log cabin tutorial. What a neat idea to have tutorials all in one place. I’ll definitely be visiting the rest of them. Right after I go downstairs and dig through my stash to try out the tote bag and log cabin. THANKS!

  74. Blakely says:

    I love Min’s Travel Tissue Holder. I think that this would be a great way to use up some scraps. And I know that my grandmother would love one.

  75. Jill says:

    I love the tree fabrics. Very beautiful!

  76. melissa says:

    eek! i can’t handle all the cute new fabric! it’s too, too cute. 🙂

  77. Keri says:

    You ALWAYS have great new fabric!!!

  78. amy says:

    tote bags- I need to make em! 🙂

  79. Becky says:

    The Sit Upon brought back memories of my Brownie Scout days about 45 years ago. Oh my!!

    I intend to do the reversible cloth napkins. I am making 4 seasonal table runners for a young bride and will do the napkins as a nice addition.

    Love your site. Love your fabrics. The Spring Trees are amazing! Thanks!

  80. alissa says:

    I’m also VERY sure I’ve seen that fabric on my mom’s homemade skirts. I’m lucky she sewed and taught me how.

  81. suzanne says:

    I am new to sewing and I would love to try the reversible napkin set with pouch. That looks so cute! And it keeps everything in one place!

  82. Nancy says:

    Its so greate that you’ve put all those tutorials in one place – much easier for my poor addled brain to find now! I want to try the shadow applique or the travel tissue holder first.

  83. kate says:

    love Kokka – they always have such sweet fabric!!

  84. Sarah K says:

    Lovely fabrics! I’m so glad I found this website!

  85. Tara Douglas says:

    I love the Wonky Log Cabin tutorial. I have yet to take the quilting plunge, but that is inspiring!

  86. Concha says:

    You are the best! It’s great to have so many tutorials all in one place! Long live Sew Mama Sew!!!

  87. Sarah says:

    That waffle cone is so very cute.

  88. Andrea says:

    Lovely. I’ll have to purchase some of the green rhapsody soon.

  89. Sarah says:

    Ooh, love rhapsody and spring trees – too bad it’s one of my no fabric months!! maybe I’ll finally win?

  90. Chantel says:

    Love them All, especially the trees!

  91. homejewel says:

    I might have to try the tote bag tutorial. I love your new fabrics. ::::: Seriously drooling :::::

  92. Jess says:

    Gotta love those new fabs!

  93. Kristin says:

    About the new fabrics, I’m curious about the new Cake Rock solids. How thick/stiff are they? Do they have a sheen to them (jewels)?

    They are a little bit heavier than most of our cotton, but not much. They also do seem to have a very subtle light-reflecting quality. I don’t think it is a function of the finish, but rather the effect of the different thread tones.

  94. Diana says:

    YEAY!!!!! Free Fabric Friday!!!!! 😉

  95. Mel H says:

    Genius! I love the fabrics and all the tutorials (I keep saying “why didn’t I think of that?”)

  96. Karen says:

    I like so many of those tutorials but on the top of my want to do list would be the sewing bag. I think the ladies bathroom and nursery at church are long overdo for a new sewing kit and this would be the ideal bag for it. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  97. aimee says:

    I can’t wait to try the “anything bag” – what a great tutorial!!! It would look fantastic in the trees fabric!

  98. mj says:

    Oh that rhapsody is just beautiful!

  99. Anne says:

    I’m inspired already

  100. Katie Wools says:

    I love the new fabric. Especially the trees. It is so fun!

  101. Shannon says:

    How am I suppose to keep to my fabric restriction when you keep bringing to us all these new and beautiful fabrics:)

  102. Paige says:

    I want to try the sewing bag by Diane – this would be the perfect thing to have on hand for some mending I need to get to.

  103. Carrie says:

    Love the tutorials! Such wonderful ideas. The crochet hook definately has a place on my to-do list but I think the first project made will be the tissue holder. I have seen these all over blog land but always thought I wouldn’t have a use for it. Do now! Just purchased some travel tissues for my son’s diaper bag (handmade by me) and wouldn’t it be fun to have a matching tissue holder to go in it. Thank you!

  104. LauraJ says:

    I’m swooning over your new fabrics!!

  105. Oh my gosh the spring tree fabric is amazing. i am going to have to buy some.

    my fav tutorial so far is the waffle cone! wonderfully creative. I also like the maternity band as it is quite practical.

  106. Annemarie says:

    I already tried out the instructions for the bellyband and loved it – I loooove tommywarmers, and with pants sitting so low, I love to have a bit of extra cloth to cover up.

  107. sara says:

    I like the double pointed needle holder. I really need to make one of those!
    About the new fabrics, I’m curious about the new Cake Rock solids. How thick/stiff are they? Do they have a sheen to them (jewels)?

  108. Valerie says:

    I really enjoyed the wonky log cabin tutorial. She explains really well and makes me want to go and make one right now!

  109. Katie says:

    Great tutes, and wonderful new fabrics!!!

  110. daniela says:

    those spring fabrics are gorgeous, especially the linden green one. i’m so tempted.

  111. dodee says:

    I love the sit upon for my little guy. Now to get sewing…

  112. Rachel says:

    Oh, let me clarify that last comment. I love free fabric friday because I love seeing all the new pretties (although the fact that you give away fabric is very cool too).

  113. Rachel says:

    I just gotta say I love free frabric friday and totally look forward to it every week.

  114. Valerie says:

    The belly band tutorial would come in handy since I know so many friends that are pregnant!

  115. Arlette says:

    Grandma’s Needlebook blows me away. I love the playfull fabric combinations that she uses in her examples. The clear and precise instructions make this tutorial very easy to follow.

  116. Sara R. says:

    I love the Circle Quilt tutorial. I have so many baby quilts to do this spring, so I may try that one out soon!

  117. becky says:

    i love the trees. soooo cute and they would match my room perfect!!

  118. Laura says:

    I love the sit-upon tutorial! It really brought back memories from my Girl Scout days 🙂 hmmm, do I have time to add one more project to the heap in my sewing room??

  119. Arlette says:

    Grandma’s Needlebook blows my away. I love the playfull fabric combinations that she uses in her examples. The clear and precise instructions make this tutorial very easy to follow.

  120. Katie says:

    I like that wonky log cabin tutorial. Fabulous colour combo. The “everything bag” tutorial is very thorough. I just might have to try that one out especially since it looks super easy to follow along!

  121. Meredith says:

    I am a brand-new sewer (yikes!), and I can’t wait to try the tissue holder. It is a project that even I think I could reasonably expect to finish in one day, and the instructions are not intimidating. Plus, most of us here in Austin, Texas have dreadful allergies, so the product itself will be so useful!

  122. Joyce Moore says:

    The tree fabric is wonderful!

  123. Reese says:

    I really like the maternity belly band tutorial. Great way to be frugal (since it helps you use your regular tops), and a stylish layered look, too.

  124. Helen says:

    I love those new prints! Especially the trees.

  125. Melanie says:

    I did and love the Sewing Bag by Diane. It was a great an easy to follow totorial. I did it using some really pretty Amy Butler fabric, and I’m so happy with the results! I will definitely do it again. Thanks Diane!

  126. Jennifer says:

    I’m all about the purses… I intend to try all the purse tutorials.

  127. Aimee Davis says:

    There are so many awesome ones up! I like the Shadow Applique from Charity and I love all the different bags too! Now I’ve just got to find time and fabric to make some of these goodies!

  128. Karrin Hurd says:

    Beautiful fabric, love the trees

  129. Therisa says:

    Isn’t that the best tutorial? The belly band? They are super expensive to buy at the stores or online.

  130. I have got to get some of these before they are out! Darling fabric.

  131. Katherine says:

    I wanted to say thank you for the beautiful fabric I received after winning here in your FFF. I’ve posted about it on my blog and hope my friends will head here to enter for their chance and to see what a great blog Sew, Mama, Sew! is…
    Thank you very much for your generosity and for such a great blog!

  132. Ashley says:

    Oh pretty! I wish it was pay day!

  133. Kate says:

    i love the trees!!!

  134. Brandy says:

    The spring tree fabric is adorable!

  135. Robyn says:

    Since I just found out we’re expecting our (fourth) baby, I am excited to try out the belly band tutorial!

  136. Mellissa says:

    I would like to try Tracy’s crochet hook case. I’ve outgrown the one that I own and crocheting is my favorite craft, so this would be perfect. I think the fabric that she used is gorgeous.

  137. Laura says:

    LOVE that tree fabric. Gorgeous.

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