Sunday 1st May 2022
During the Easter bank holiday weekend, we had a surprise ‘FABRIC’ delivery…I bet you can’t guess what is was? ?
That’s right, Henry Glass Fabrics ‘Say it with a Stitch’ collection is now available at Sew-Drops! This collection includes 11 x prints and 2 x sewing-themed panels, all designed by the incredible Mandy Shaw from Dandelion Designs.
Now if you read my April blog, you’ll remember me saying that I would be making a fabric notice board with these fabrics to hang in my sewing room. Here’s how I got on:
So I’ve wanted to make a fabric notice board for quite some time because it’s a quick and easy project, plus you don’t need to know how to sew to make one. My sewing room is a mix of whites, browns, and reds so I used fabrics from the ‘Say it with a Stitch’ collection because it would work nicely with that colour scheme – however, you can use any fabric you like.
For this project, I used the following materials:
Other materials include a rotary cutter, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, and a ruler.
(Top tip: In order to cover the entire canvas, I added 3” inches to all four sides of my piece of fabric e.g. my canvas was 12×12” inches, so my fabric needed to be cut to 18×18” inches to comfortably fit the canvas)
I’ve never actually done a non-sewing project before, but I had a lot of fun making my notice board. I’ll be honest, I did have some trouble using the staple gun because I’m a ‘weakling’ when it comes to physical strength, but I managed to do it once I got the hang of it. The thing I love about this project is that you’re literally just covering a canvas with beautiful fabric, some ribbon and paper fasteners, but if you let your creativity roam free, you can create some beautiful decorative pieces for your home – and it’s a great place to keep photos, memos, etc.
There are many brilliant tutorials that you can find online for this project, or you may have something in one of your sewing books – I did a mix of both – but if you would like more advise about how to create one, then please email me at email@example.com
Recently, we updated our ‘Coming Soon’ page to reveal that our third fabric collection for 2022 will be Lewis & Irene’s ‘Gingerbread Season!’ which will be arriving at the end of June.
Now some of you may be wondering about the 1-1 sessions (mentioned in last month’s blog), well a few things cropped up last month which meant that progress on starting the 1-1s was temporarily put on hold. However, I am hoping to get everything sorted out this month.
Finally, over the last couple of days, you may have noticed some small changes to our website design, particularly our Homepage. There’s just a few things to edit, but the new and improved website design will be completed this week!
Thank you all so much for reading this month’s blog. I will be back in June with more news and updates on all the latest products and fabrics arriving at Sew-Drops, plus we’ll be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend!