January 19, 2018

NEW Sewing Patterns from Two Stitches

We are excited to announce the addition of England-based Two Stitches to our collection of indie sewing patterns! Included are five classic patterns for your little ones that each feature a fun, modern twist. Below is more about Two Stitches Patterns, along with a few of our favorites paired with our hand selection of coordinating fabrics from the shop. Enjoy!



Two Stitches
Two Stitches Patterns are designed by Anna Hodgson and Dhurata Davies. Specialising mainly in children's clothes, Two Stitches patterns are classics designed with the modern child in mind. With easy to follow instructions, clear diagrams, and a super sweet outcome, from a babygrow to cute dungarees, there's something for everyone, and you won't want to make just one.



 
A modern version of the classic hoodie, this unisex pattern has a geometric twist with a triangular front panel, hidden pockets and a funnel neck hood to give a more contemporary feel. The pattern includes a longer A-line version for a tunic dress.

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A baby basic, using fun jersey prints or classic solids with a contrast trim, this sweet onesie includes snap fasteners on the gusset that open completely, and a soft neckline for quick and easy access and comfortable wear.
  
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A multi-sized Tunic length tee. A simple and easy to wear tunic length tee with a flattering A-line shape and fun bug tail insert on the back. The pattern includes a long sleeved option making this a versatile item for all seasons.

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View and purchase these sewing patterns and more on girlcharlee.com! If you sew up any of these patterns with our fabrics please send us images as we would love to see it and you could be featured on our monthly Knit Picks. Email your pictures to gcblog@girlcharlee.com*.
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy sewing!

~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

January 18, 2018

January Customer Spotlight :: Cari Pavel of Tiny Feathered Arrow


Our January Customer Spotlight features Cari Pavel of Tiny Feathered Arrow, a stylish handmade children's clothing and accessories line with a wide range of product offerings. Below is more about Cari and how this mother of three transformed her hobby into her own successful business. Enjoy!


About Cari ::
Hi, I’m Cari, the maker behind Tiny Feathered Arrow. I am a proud Marine wife and a SAHM of three; two wild boys and a sweet little girl who was the inspiration behind my Etsy shop. I taught myself how to sew in 2012 to help make my husbands long military work hours and lonely deployments go by faster. However, it wasn't until my daughter was born in 2015 that I fell in love with the small shop community where I was introduced to handmade leggings and matching headbands. After life with a newborn got less hectic I realized I could make them myself. Soon after that my hobby became my shop, Tiny Feathered Arrow.

Comfortable leggings and matching bows is my motto and Girl Charlee Fabrics helps me maintain that goal. The fabric I use has to be high quality in order to stand up to the rough and tough life of an on-the-go toddler. Since opening my shop in the Fall of 2016 I have expanded my products to also include shorties, harem pants and shorts, slouchy beanies, 3 styles of headbands, scoop back dresses, peplum tops, as well as circle, handkerchief and maxi skirts. I hope to offer mommy and me matching leggings in my FW18 line!


The thing that I love most about my craft is seeing pictures of items I created on little loves all over the country. From their first trip to Disney to their Wild One birthday party and every occasion in-between, knowing that I was a small part in putting a smile on their face makes my long days well worth it! Follow my shop on Instagram here to see these cute pictures and for discount codes!


I have been blessed beyond measure with support and love from people that I know as well as perfectly kind strangers throughout this journey. I have loved getting to know many different makers in the small shop community. Mamas who help their kiddos represent small shops through a lens, and professionals in the textile industry who are involved with the fine details of my items. I get excited every day to wake up and create new children's apparel to share with the world. To be able to stay at home and raise my kids all at the same time is a dream come true that I will forever be grateful for!


Visit Tiny Feathered Arrow today!
We hope you have enjoyed reading about Cari. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming Customer Spotlight post, please email gcblog@girlcharlee.com and we will be in touch shortly.

~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

January 16, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday :: Modern T-Shirt Quilt from Sew Mama Sew

We LOVE seeing people use knit fabrics in creative ways, so we were thrilled to find this Modern T-Shirt Quilt Tutorial from Jenelle Montilone of TrashN2Tees for Sew Mama Sew blog. Using old t-shirts, fabrics from your stash, or an assortment of Half Yards, you too can create a beautiful quilt like this! Click here for the tutorial and happy sewing!



To get started, you will need 12.5″ x 12.5″ squares in an assortment of colors and prints, and then each of these squares will be cut diagonally into two triangles. Jenelle mentions several tips and tricks for quilting with knits throughout her tutorial that are sure to benefit sewists of all experience levels.


As each piece only needs to be 12.5″ x 12.5″, this is the perfect opportunity to shop from our wide range of Precut Half Yards. Most knit fabrics like Cotton Jersey and Cotton Lycra will work well for your quilt, as they will stabilized with interfacing. A few of my picks from the store:
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 Knit Picks!
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

January 12, 2018

NEW Sewing Patterns from Mamma Can Do It



Several brand new Mamma Can Do It Sewing Patterns are now available in the shop! Your little ones are sure to be the coolest kids in school or daycare when they rock these stylish handmade garments. Below are a few of our favorites paired with hand selected fabric recommendations from Girl Charlee, and be sure to shop the entire collection of Mamma Can Do It patterns today! Happy Sewing!


Owner and designer of Mama Can Do It Elizabeth started her company in 2009 after designing sewing patterns for many years. Her designs are simple, unique and user friendly pdf sewing patterns for beginners to professionals that are all tested on her own family! From maternity, baby, big kid and home patterns, Mama Can Do It offers designs that you can use in any stage of your life and home.
 
These leggings are the perfect fit for your baby boy. Boys have a different shape than girls - make them some leggings that will fit great! This pattern includes layers and no-trim pattern pieces.

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Printable pattern pieces for 9 sizes (NB-36 months) for cowl neck pullover pattern. Pattern Pieces for masculine cut or for feminine cut. Pattern pieces for long sleeve or short sleeve and optional tank instructions included.

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You will love how these ruffled leggings look with every outfit! The perfectly placed leggings are adorable and right for every occasion. You can choose if you want ruffles on the ankles, rear end, or if you aren't into the ruffles, that's ok! The ruffles are optional and these leggings even look great without any ruffles at all.

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View and purchase these sewing patterns and more on girlcharlee.com! If you sew up any of these patterns with our fabrics please send us images as we would love to see it and you could be featured on our monthly Knit Picks*. Email your pictures to gcblog@girlcharlee.com.
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team