Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

New in Store - 18th September 2016

In addition to all the regular shop work I have been super busy making new bag samples for the 2016 Brisbane Craft and Quilt FairThis week I made the Rockstar Bag designed by Sew Sweetness. I have 
used True Love Tattoo Black By Andover Fabric as the exterior fabric, Ed Hardy Love Is True Roses Light Grey By Quilting Treasures for the lining and the red accent fabric is my go to Premium Solid Tomato (24) By Northcott. I have added the rockstar edge with rivets (coming to the website next week !!) and metal spikes (new in store this week). 

This bag is interfaced with Medium Weight Woven Fusible Interfacing on the lining and In-R-Form foam stabilser on the exterior. At times you will be sewing through 1/2" of foam stabiliser on this bag so you will need a sewing machine that can handle these kind of thicknesses. I found that my little Brother Innovis-950 couldn't handle the bulk (broke 5 needles learning this :/) but my Janome Memory Craft 4900 handled it fine. When sewing bags with a lot of stabilisers in them I find that a some form of double sided adhesive tape is brilliant for holding straps and zippers in place before sewing. It is also invaluable when inserting the piping and the bias tape on the lining seam, in fact I think that I used most a roll on this bag ;)
Overall this bag can be a little challenging purely due to the bulk of the foam stabiliser but the level of difficulty will come down to your sewing machine. 
I think you will all agree that the finished product is pretty awesome and worth a little effort :)


I still found time to list some new products over on the website, check them all out below :) I believe that Hot Wheels has been discontinued by Alexander Henry so this may be the last time that I will be able to stock it.


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Till next week, happy sewing
- Ky

Sunday, September 11, 2016

New in Store - 11th September 2016

A heap of new fabric has been added to the website again this week. One of my favourite fabric artists, Janet Wecker Frisch has released a collection of beautifully illustrated storybook panels for Quilting Treasures Fabric. The panels can be sewn up into a soft book (see video below) or used a panels in a quilt or runner. 
From the Timeless Treasures Wicked collection there are some pretty spooky Halloween designs featuring crows, stormy clouds, skulls and trees.



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Also from Quilting Treasures Fabric is the new Santoro Mirabelle range, I have the panel and the two main co-ordinating fabrics in stock. For all of the Zombie fans there are two new The Walking Dead fabric which go wonderfully with the Robert Kaufman blood splatter prints which is available in both black and white again. 
The Day of the Dead Kitty fabric was incredibly popular, I now have the puppy version available. I am curious to see which is more popular, cats or dogs.

- Ky

Sunday, September 4, 2016

New in Store - 4th September 2016

I have added so many new fabrics to the website this week, they are mainly from Alexander Henry, Sevenberry and Coats/Free Spirit. There are also a number of new sewing workshops available including Pattern Drafting, Bag making and Patchwork.


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Phew, that lot should keep you busy :) Until next week, happy sewing

- Ky

Sunday, August 28, 2016

New in Store - 28th August 2016

I'm very excited to announce that I now stock Cork fabric. Also known as vegan or cork leather, it is perfect for sewing on a home sewing machine! Great for bags and wallets. It is created by adhering thin slices of natural cork onto a Poly/cotton fabric backing. It is available in a range of colours and really adds that professional finish to a project.

Necessary Clutch Wallet by Emmaline Bags made with Wine Red Cork

Speaking of Emmaline Bags I have added the brand new Gabby Bag to the website and a few new additions to the bag bling.


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Till next week, happy sewing :)
- Ky