It only took me one year.
Really. I ordered most of this fabric two weeks before Lachlan was born, in a last-minute, delusional push of productivity.
The Emmeline Apron Vintage Yellow Birds with Gray Kit
Emmeline Apron Bark Birds Kit
But I'm SO excited to let you know that I'm now offering fabric kits at Sew Liberated! I've hand-picked all of the fabric combos, sourced all of the required sewing notions, and packaged together limited edition kits for five of my patterns: the Emmeline Apron, the Huck Finn Cap, the Art Satchel (in Growing Up Sew Liberated) the Schoolhouse Tunic, and the Bohemian Carpet Bag.
The Art Satchel Kit in Echino Fall 2009 makes an amazing gift for a kiddo!
I think you'll really like these kits. You see, I know that just getting to the part where you sit down and sew can be the biggest hurdle of all. When I start a project, I prefer to see and touch my fabric in person. How else will I know that the fabrics have a nice drape, or that they look good together? But with two little ones? Driving forty minutes to my nearest independent fabric store and wandering the displays - slowly - is just not gonna happen. Moreover, I often can't find all of my notions in one store. (Especially for patterns like the Art Satchel, which require plexiglass, elastic hair ties, and a magnetic snap.) All of this requires lots of driving and lots of time. And if you're ordering your things online, it requires paying shipping from various locations.
The luxurious Bohemian Carpet Bag Kit in velveteen and waxed canvas.
Enter my kits. I created them for you! I really hope that they will help you get to the part you really love - sitting down and sewing - the stress relieving part of this creative pursuit. They'll save you time and money and they'll take the guess work out of handmade gift giving.
The Huck Finn Cap Fabric Kit, in Spring Green and Blue Spark colorways (and yes, this was taken last September - that there is the first time Lachlan sat up unaided! Thanks to Jessi for catching it on camera.)
Here's how it's going to work. There are several different colorways and fabric combos available for each of the five patterns mentioned above. The fabric combos are limited edition. I can only source certain fabrics for a short time. The industry is like that - fabrics go out of print rather quickly. So if you see something you like, snatch it up! I will, however, always have kits available - the fabrics will just change. If you'd like to be notified when new kits become available, be sure you're signed up for my mailing list (enter your email at the bottom of the side bar to the right.)
Schoolhouse Tunic Nani Iro fabric kit.
The Schoolhouse Tunic Kit (shirt version) in Innocent Crush Cotton Voile.
Oh - I forgot to mention that if you already have the pattern, no worries. The kits only contain fabric/notions to accommodate those of you who already have a Sew Liberated pattern collection. ;) If you need the pattern, too, just add that to your cart as well.
To celebrate the release of the kits, we've made everything in the shop 15% off thru March 15th. Just apply the coupon code
to your order
Do you have any patterns that you'd really like me to offer fabric kits for? I can do any pattern in either of my books, too. Let me know!
Happy sewing, y'all.