January 29, 2015

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: January KnitPicks

  Welcome to our January Knit Picks Collection! This month we have such a wonderful variety of garments to share with you. It is amazing to see how our customers creativity continue to blossom each and every month. Thank you to everyone who submitted projects for this month's Knit Picks and please keep them coming! If you share your projects on social media, be sure to use #girlcharlee so we can see what you're sewing.

By: Heather Hawkins

Item: Girl's Skater Dress

By: Karen  

Item: Women's Tee

By: Sarah Schulz

Item: Dog Shirt

By: Heather Gibson

Blog: Where Heather Grows

Item: Mini Hudson Pants

By: Jenn

By: Kristin Buursma

Item: Women's Cardigan

By: Taneaka Jenkins

Thank you all for the submissions! If you did not see yours posted here never fear it will be up in a future feature. If you have not sent us a pic we would love to feature it! Just email 1 to 2 images of your projects to gcblog(at)girlcharlee(dot)com along with your name for a chance to see it on our next KnitPicks.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

January 27, 2015

Tutorial Tuesday :: Valentine's Day Sewing Tutorial Round Up

With Valentine's Day just a few weeks away, this seemed the perfect time to compile a Sewing Tutorial Round Up. Here are some of my favorite projects for Valentine's Day sewing, and if you're looking for Valentine Fabrics, shop our complete selection of hand picked fabrics from all across the store here. Enjoy!

Heart Patch Leggings by Elegance & Elephants
Lately I've been seeing heart patches everywhere! These trendy Heart Patch Leggings will be the perfect addition to your little one's wardrobe, year round! Sew them up in a Cotton Spandex or try a Stretch Denim Knit Fabric. A few of my picks from the store:
For the heart patches, check out our Half Yard Cuts or a Mystery Mix 1/4 Yard Knit Fabric Lot
Easy Knit Heart Dress by Lexi Made
This dress is just so cute that I want one in my size! You can sew up this Easy Knit Heart Dress in several different knit fabrics like Cotton Jersey, Ponte de Roma, French Terry, and more. A few of my picks from the store:
DIY Leather Bow by Carissa Miss
Want to know how to make Vegan Leather Bows? Look no further! Carissa of Carissa Miss put together this simple tutorial on how to make the cutest vegan leather bows. Shop our entire Vegan Leather selection here for a huge range of different colors. A few of my picks from the store:
Be My Valentine Skirt by The Barefoot Seamstress
This skirt and heart accent would be great in Cotton Jersey Knit Fabrics. In her tutorial, Becky of The Barefoot Seamstress links to this FREE skirt pattern from Oliver + S. You can also add your ruffled heart accent to a tee or hoodie. A few of my picks from the store:
Heart Strings Valentine's Day Pillow by Allisa Jacobs
This pillow is the perfect way to add some holiday decor to your home. Not sure what type of fabric to use? A soft Cotton Jersey Knit Fabric would make for a very nice pillow cover. Allisa of Allisa Jacobs used felt for the hearts, but they can be made in any knit fabric because they won't fray when cut. A few of my picks from the store:
Robot Love Valentine's Day Shirt by The Boy Trifecta
Valentine's day sewing isn't just for the girls. This robot love template is perfect for a onesie or a tee for the little man in your life. A few of my picks from the store:
Mini Boyfriend Cardigan with Heart Pockets by iCandy
Heart shaped pockets?? SO CUTE! This cardigan from iCandy Handmade would be great to sew up in a Hacci Sweater Knit or a Ponte De Roma Knit Fabric. A few of my picks from the store:
Ruffled Heart Valentine Dress by Make It & Love It
The more ruffles, the better in my book. Your girls will look so darling in their new Ruffled Heart Dress! A few of my picks from the store:
For the ruffles, check out our Half Yard Cuts or a Mystery Mix 1/4 Yard Knit Fabric Lot.

If you sew any of these projects up with The Girl Charlee Collection Valentine Fabrics, be sure to 
enter into our Sweetheart Sewing Contest. Details can be found here.

We hope you enjoy this tutorial!  We love to see what you sew up so please send 1-2 images of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to gcblog@girlcharlee.com and you might see your creation featured in our next KnitPicks!

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team