Month: April 2014

UPPERCASE Magazine Issue 21

In addition to the great articles about craft, style and print that we always enjoy in UPPERCASE, the latest issue includes a Surface Pattern Design Guide! It’s full of gorgeous designs from 100 artists and expert advice from industry professionals. Check out our 10 questions to consider if you’re trying to market your art to the sewing industry, and comment for a chance to win a copy of UPPERCASE… (Image is Rachel Perry Welty in this issue of UPPERCASE.)

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Sewing Fashion Report with Caroline

We’re excited to announce Caroline Hulse of Sew Caroline will be sharing a new, monthly Sewing Fashion Report here at Sew Mama Sew. Caroline has a great eye for garment patterns, apparel fabric and fashion trends; we love the “Dressing For…” series on her site! Check out Caroline’s latest finds…

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Doily Flower Bag

Karen Meyers of Karen Meyers Vintage and the Karen Meyers Wool Shop shows you how to make these lovely Vintage Doily Flower Bags. The look is perfect for spring, and a fun way to incorporate something old into something new!

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Fiesta Table Runner with Pom Poms

Turn any day into a fiesta and add a touch of whimsy with this quick and simple project from Marni at Haberdashery Fun; it’s a great beginner project or a quick and satisfying project for more experienced sewists.

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“Goin’ to Camp” Duffel Bag Tutorial

Deanna McCool of SewMcCool and Birdsong designed this “Goin’ to Camp” Duffel out of laminated fabrics. If you’ve ever had a child go away to camp you know how dirty these bags can get (inside and out) by the time the kids come home. Wipe-free and worry-free, this bag can go to camp, Grandma’s, daycare, preschool and more!

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Scalloped Oilcloth Shelf Liner Tutorial

Kelly McCants, or Modern June the Oilcloth Addict, has a second book out this month with Stash Books, At Home with Modern June. Kelly gives you a look at what you can do with some sweet oilcloth and her guidance with a Scalloped Oilcloth Shelf Liner Tutorial, plus you can win a prize pack with a copy of the book and chalk cloth…

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Free-Motion Quilting Feet Guide

Elizabeth from Don’t Call Me Betsy, author of Becoming a Confident Quilter, fills us in on Free-Motion Quilting Feet basics and gives you a chance to win access to her new Craftsy free-motion quilting class…

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Sevenberry Neon Nesting Cubes Tutorial

Mary Kolb from Mary on Lake Pulaski designed these Sevenberry Neon Nesting Cubes to highlight the vivid color in the Sevenberry Neon fabric collection. The intense fluorescence, paired with a linen background, is perfect for these cubes! Use the cubes for toiletries, travel and more; they’re a great gift for just about everyone.

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Easy Organza Flower Accessories

Learn how to make these Easy Organza Flower Accessories featuring our Peony Fabric Flowers. Gia of Fairytale Flowers and One Perfect Day shows you how to turn her signature flowers into a Floral Crown, Wrist Corsage or Flower Headband. We think these are perfect for spring celebrations, dances, summer weddings and more!

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