Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Swatch Quilted Wool Pillow

Hello there! I'm excited to share today about a project that is not a garment. I decided to make a pillow for my sewing chair and use wool batting for the cushion. As I predicted, as soon as I finished this project, one of my cats has claimed it. I love the design aesthetic of… Continue reading Minerva: Swatch Quilted Wool Pillow

Pattern Review · Sewing

Pattern Review: Fabric Flip Baskets by Crafter’s Creek

Hello! I am excited to share with you about the Fabric Flip Basket sewing pattern by Crafter's Creek (sold via the Etsy shop, Topsy-Turvy). One aspect that intrigued me about this pattern is that it's not a garment. I love sewing garments but I was excited to be a part of the editing and testing… Continue reading Pattern Review: Fabric Flip Baskets by Crafter’s Creek

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Bottlebrush Tree Pilvi Jacket

Hello! I'm excited to share about a fun project that I made with Minerva. I used this unique bottle brush tree fabric to make the Pilvi jacket from the book Everyday style by Lotta Jansdotter. I love bottlebrush trees, more commonly seen as Christmas decorations. I thought the gray and cream color palette was a… Continue reading Minerva: Bottlebrush Tree Pilvi Jacket

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Embroidered Tulle Flint Pants

Hello there! I'm very excited to share about a fun project that I made with Minerva.com. I tried a fun experiment with some of their embroidered tulle fabric and made a pair of pants with shorts layered underneath. I used the Megan Nielsen Flint pants and shorts patterns together for this garment. Wearing tulle pants… Continue reading Minerva: Embroidered Tulle Flint Pants

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Faux Leather Ultimate Shift Dress

Hello!  I'm excited to share a link to a fun project that I made with Minerva, a faux leather over embroidered tulle Shift Dress. The fabric was very fun and unique so I was excited to pair it with a simple shift dress pattern.  Included in the post is a free template for an underarm… Continue reading Minerva: Faux Leather Ultimate Shift Dress

Janome

Janome Project: Zakka Inspired Bookmarks

Bookmarks are useful gifts to give or to enjoy for yourself. Handmade bookmarks are a special option to personalize and create unique gifts. This project utilizes twill tape, contrasting thread, and a sewing machine for a quick and fun make. Go & check out the link for a full tutorial and downloadable PDF: http://www.janome.com/inspire/projects/embroidery/zakka-inspired-embroidered-bookmarks/

Minerva Crafts · PM Patterns

Minerva Crafts: Crinkle Viscose Mademoiselle Gus Top

Hello there! I'm excited to share with you about making the Mademoiselle Gus Top pattern with Minerva Crafts. I used a lovely crinkle viscose fabric and viscose piping, both from Minerva. The fabric and piping were so fun to work with and even more lovely to wear. Check out the blog post for lots more… Continue reading Minerva Crafts: Crinkle Viscose Mademoiselle Gus Top

Product Review

Minerva Crafts: Georgio Linen Burnside Bibs

I'm excited to share about a project that I've been wanting to make for a few years now, a pair of Linen Burnside Bibs by Sew House Seven. This project was a fun collaboration with Minerva Crafts. The Georgio linen fabric is AMAZING! It's lightweight while also being opaque. The drape is lovely and the… Continue reading Minerva Crafts: Georgio Linen Burnside Bibs

Minerva Crafts · Sew House 7

Minerva Crafts: Rust Alberta Street Pencil Skirt

Hello! I'm excited to share about a recent project with Minerva Crafts, my first pencil skirt! The pattern calls for a non-stretch denim, which ended up being very comfortable! This was a great project to experiment with denims, stepping toward handmade jeans. I made the muslin in a traditional indigo denim. Go and check out… Continue reading Minerva Crafts: Rust Alberta Street Pencil Skirt