The kiddos are back to school and it is the perfect opportunity to sew some new back to school outfits! Bring them along to the store and let them pick out their own fabric so they can be rocking in their own style! We have so many great patterns for beginners and advanced sewers, there really is no reason not to tackle a back to school project.
Tackle an easier project with McCalls 7737 – learn to sew pattern! Knits can be easy to sew with the right supplies! Make sure to change your needle to a stretch needle or jersey needle. A serger can also make this project easier.
Get them jumping into this jumper with Florals First – Cotton and McCalls7376. They are going to love the ruffle details and the easy of pulling this one on.
The boys need some handmade clothes too! Burda 9354 offers a pair of shorts and two pairs of pants perfect for running around the playground. Match it with some stretch denim so it’s easier to get the grass stains out!
Ruffles are on trend for not only adults but for kids too! These shirts are fun and easy to dress up with fabric. The Mia Cotton Prints are light and comfortable for kids to run around in.
Looking for something easy to sew for your little ones? Look no further than Butterick 3860! These are easy to sew and a great staple for their closet. Our Breezy Cotton Slub Coordinates are light and fun for your little ones outfits.
The Livia Rayon Collection offers beautiful prints in a light rayon fabric, matched with a Burda pattern and you have the perfect summer blouse! Sewing with Rayon only requires a few steps to ensure your garment turns out. First, be sure to pre-wash your fabric and dry it. Avoid shifting of fabric when cutting by using weights and a rotary cutter. When sewing use sharp small pins and needles as to only puncture small holes into the fabric. Press your seams gently and on a relatively low heat, high heat can leave marks and cause your fabric to shine. Lastly, because of the nature of rayon, it is best to hang your project before hemming it.
Summer is the perfect time for flowy and light fashion. The Mary polyester chiffon collection and Clara chiffon collections offer a wide variety of prints and solids in a light fabric, perfect for your summer sewing needs. Match it with a Burda Pattern and you are set to go!
Tips for sewing with chiffon
Use weights instead of pins when cutting. This will keep your fabric in place and stop it from shifting. It will also eliminate any marks left behind from pins.
Cut one layer at a time to ensure accurate cutting.
Add a new needle to your machine so it can go through the fabric cleanly.
Avoid back stitching at the beginning and end of stitches, instead leave enough thread to hand tie knots.
Finish your seams professionally with french seams. They create a beautiful and clean finish on your seams.
What are your summer sewing plans? We love to see what you are making! Don’t forget to tag us in your projects on social media @FabriclandWest
Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about your summer wardrobe! McCall’s 7812 has beautiful tops with long sleeves to protect you from the sun, make it out of lighter fabric to avoid the heat. McCall’s 7933 is a beautiful asymmetrical skirt that you can make a staple item or go bold and bright as a statement piece. McCall’s 7934 are fun, fresh bottoms. A cute jogger and a wide leg pant are on trend for this summer! Or keep it simple with a bermuda short.
These Burda summer patterns are perfect basic pieces that you can play with colors and prints. Our selection of linen and linen mixes are a great choice for Burda 7966. Keep it cool and trendy this summer!
Dress it up with Butterick and their selection of dresses and skirt and bottom matches. Be on trend with Butterick 6175 and 6178 as a cute matching set.