I’m deviating from my Etsy Finds Friday post because I keep seeing so many great fabrics. Here are a few that have caught my eye lately:
Elephants by Carly Schwerdt from Umbrella Prints, $36 per yard.
Sandberg fabrics featured on London Mummy. Can you even get these in the US?
Globalweave Yellow & Rust Branches embroidered linen from Purl, $36 per yard.
Scrap Flowers Japanese fabric from Reprodepot, $7.95 per yard.
And I really like the different design of this laptop case from Amy Butler. Laptop Case and MP3 cover pattern available at Sew, Mama, Sew for $12.95.
I saw the link to Cloth Kits over at whip up. These kits come with fabric pre-printed with the cut lines for super easy sewing. But the best part is that their designs are incredibly adorable. They make clothes for kids and adults in addition to the dolls shown above. I think this would be a great project for a novice sewer as patterns can be so confusing!
I’m adding a new feature to the blog called Make it Monday. I’ll be offering free craft and sewing patterns every other Monday (maybe every week, but I’m not promising). This week I’m posting a pattern for my Superhero Cape. This can be made with the fabrics of your choice and used for a superhero, princess, magician, sorcerer, or anything else you can imagine. The cape is lined with a contrasting fabric, appliquéd with a design, and fastened by Velcro so the wee ones can take care of themselves. I used matte satin and a shiny cotton print for this cape. It seems to fit sizes 2-6, but is easily adjustable. It was tough to get a good picture of the cape because Supergirl is always on the run!
Below is the pattern file and the shape templates. I have included a star, lightning bolt, crown and heart. If anyone makes this I would love to see some pictures. I have set up a flickr group here.
Of course with any of these patterns, they are intended for personal use and not for sale!