C’mon, don’t you feel like you’re an awesome person because you can make your own clothes? It’s finally Friday after a long week and I always like to head into the weekend with some positive affirmation. So we created these sewing quote images, using pattern illustrations from our archives. Grab them, pin them (scroll down for Pinterest-sized images), feel free to use on your blogs and social media. What thing have you sewn that makes you feel the most awesome? Leave a comment telling us about it, and I’ll do the same.
New Video: Have you seen the new video by Workroom Social and McCall’s yet? It’s the first in a series of videos created to inspire you and help you think like a designer as you sew our patterns. Jennifer Wiese has a fun way of showing you how to accomplish this; take a look and let us know what you think:
“Style a Celeb” Instagram contest: Wow, we loved your entries so much! They were fun and creative. We had a tough time agreeing on a favorite, but congratulations to Dominique, known as @lraine85 on Instagram. She gets to pick $100 worth of patterns from us. We also gave honorable mentions (two free patterns of their choice) to @mario_r0driguez and @thinkingcapstudio, who wowed us as well. Look for more social media contests to come!
Easy sewing machine cover: We have some really cute sewing machine cover patterns, like this one. But if your beloved sewing machine sits below a ceiling with pipes that have been known to leak on occasion, as mine does, then here’s a fast way to make a waterproof cover. Buy one of those large vinyl shopping bags you can find at places like TJ Maxx and Michael’s. They’re the perfect size for most sewing machines. Try it on your machine and determine the best height. Cut off the top part of the bag with the handles, leaving about a one-inch hem. Turn up hem and stitch in place. That’s it! Here’s my Bernina wearing its new cover (shopping bag from Michael’s).