October 13, 2015

Girl Charlee Fabrics Knitty News :: October KnitFix is HERE!

Girl Charlee Fabrics October KnitFix Sale is on NOW!! Inside of a new, Fall themed tote bag are 6 unique surprise knit fabrics, each in two yard cuts, all for only $69. October KnitFix includes so many gorgeous new fabrics in plaids, florals, stripes, and more, all in season perfect colors. Shop now to secure yours because these sell fast!

For the inside scoop and first look at all things KnitFix, join the Girl Charlee KnitFix E-mail! This separate email list will have exclusive news and updates, not shared anywhere else. Join today so that you don't miss out!

We have another very exciting Golden Ticket this month! Five random October KnitFix recipients will receive a FREE copy of Jennifer Heyen's book - Stitch Kitsch. Full of 44 sewing projects, this book is the perfect addition to every sewist's library. Good luck!

If you haven't already joined, check out the Girl Charlee KnitFix Facebook Group where you can share your fabrics, trade or sell with others, and see what others are doing with their fabrics. To join, go to www.facebook.com/groups/GirlCharleeKnitFix, click "Join Group" and we will add you shortly.

We hope you all enjoy this exciting new way to shop for fabrics! We look forward to seeing your projects created with the fabrics included and remember send your finished items to gcblog@girlcharlee.com to be featured in our monthly customer Knit Picks feature.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

October 8, 2015

Girl Charlee Knitriffic Blogs :: Oliver + S

Our October Knitriffic Blog features Oliver + S,  a sewing blog written by the talented pattern designer Liesl Gibson and her team. Liesl designs patterns for the entire family, with pattern lines like Liesl + Co for women and Oliver + S for children. On her blog, Liesl offers sewing tutorials, video help, free patterns, and more!
This blog is especially Knitriffic because it includes several posts of knit fabric sewing help and tutorials. One of my favorite tutorials is this Knit Romper Tutorial that combines the School Bus T-shirt and Tea Party Playsuit patterns. This romper would be adorable in a cute printed fabric, but styling into a football romper is especially creative. Some other tutorials I love are this Knit Hide-and-Seek Tunic and Faux Layered Long Sleeve T-shirt. You can check out the entire selection of tutorials here.

Below are a few of our favorite sewing patterns from Liesl + Co. and Oliver + S. Perfect for the entire family, you and your little ones are sure to love your new on-trend wardrobe essentials. Shop Liesl + Co., Oliver + S, and many more in the Girl Charlee Indie Pattern Shop today!

If you have a favorite sewing blog let us know all about it in the comments, or email gcblog@girlcharlee.com and we might feature it in our next Knitriffic Blogs post!

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

October 7, 2015

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Indie Sewing Patterns Round Up

There are many amazing new sewing patterns are now available from our independent sewing pattern designers at Girl Charlee Fabrics! Oliver + S, EYMM Modern Designs, and Love Notions each have new patterns available in our shop that are perfect for sewing this season. See a few of our favorites here, and be sure to shop the complete selection of sewing patterns at Girl Charlee today!

Oliver + S
The iconic pattern brand that started the Indie pattern movement, Oliver + S creates sewing patterns for children’s clothing. Featuring in-depth sewing instructions and interesting design details, Oliver + S patterns provide a perfect canvas on which to base your unique creation.
Oliver + S Tea Party Sundress, Bloomers, & Playsuit Sewing Pattern
Girl's dress and bloomers with unisex playsuit. Sundress and playsuit feature button straps, curved bodice seam and optional flat piping. Bloomers have elasticized waist and leg openings.

Try one of these fabrics:

EYMM Modern Designs
EYMM patterns are all created by Kymy, a wife and work at home mom to 5 wonderful kids. Kymy has been sewing and blogging for years including drafting her own patterns. Kymy designs are wearable, modern clothes that please both fashionistas AND mom.

EYMM Off the Shoulder Cowl Neck Top & Tunic Sewing Pattern
The ‘Off The Shoulder Cowl Neck Top & Tunic’ is a simple and modern top with an inviting neckline finish. The upper and mid sleeves are fitted, with a looser, open wrist and a longer length. Unlike many cowls that have unfinished edges, this cowl neck is completely finished and the simple tucks added to the top keep the distinctive drape lines, whether sitting in one place or moving around.

Try one of these fabrics:

Love Notions
At Love Notions you’ll find modern sewing patterns for the whole family. Love Notions strives to offer easy to use and easy to wear designs with an emphasis on designs for ‘tweens and stretch fabrics.
Love Notions Moto Maxx Pants & Tee Sewing Pattern
The Moto Maxx Pants & Tee set is fun and versatile! The two piece set includes a tee with short, long and layered sleeve options along with hemmed or cuff choices and a contrasting yoke. The fun moto-inspired pants can be made from a variety of fabrics, from stable knits to stretch wovens. The slim-fit pants feature reinforced knees with two layers and a fun stitching detail. The pants also feature slash hip pockets, back pockets, a wide elastic waistband and the choice of cuffs or a regular straight hem. If you love the fit but want a quick sew, also included is a plain front pant option. They make great sweatpants using sweatshirt fleece or dress them up by using stretch denim or twill!

Try one of these fabrics:
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.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

October 6, 2015

Tutorial Tuesday :: Halloween Sewing Round Up

It's that time of year again! With Halloween just a few weeks away, it's time to get that sewing machine out and let your creativity bloom! While looking for project inspiration, I found several unique and fun sewing tutorials that are perfect to sew up for you and your family. Be sure to also check out Girl Charlee Halloween Fabrics for the perfect prints and colors this season. Enjoy!

Egg-cellent Fried Egg Costume by My Poppet
Cintia of My Poppet put together this extremely creative fried egg costume that is sure to be a huge hit this Halloween! In addition to the adorable nature of this costume, this tutorial is also well thought out and very thorough. To give the yolk depth, for example, Cintia suggests that you can add a small amount of batting. Great idea! A few of my picks from the store:
30-Minute Mermaid Skirt Tutorial by Girl Inspired
These mermaid skirts are perfect for your little one and Stef of Girl Inspired takes you every step of the way in this helpful tutorial, full of both pictures and written instructions. With just 1 yard of knit fabric and less than an hour, you'll soon discover that this is one of the easiest projects to sew! Not to mention that these skirts are great for year round dress up fun. A few of my picks from the store:

DIY Strawberry Costume by Studio DIY
In my household there is no age limit for who can dress up for Halloween. Kelly of Studio DIY has several adult-friendly costume DIYs that are perfect for those who don't have a lot of time to put something together, but still want to participate in the dress up fun. One of my favorites is this strawberry dress tutorial that just requires a simple red dress and some green poster board. A few of my picks from the store:
Super Hero Cape Tutorial by How Does She
Capes are great for Halloween because depending on the color fabric that you choose, your little one can become a whole new super hero. Batman, Superman, or maybe your little ones want to come up with their own super heros! This cape sewing tutorial by Lara of How Does She is so simple to make that you'll want to sew it up again and again. As an added bonus, you could even use two different colors to create a double sided cape. A few of my picks from the store:
Rainbow and Sunshine Tutorial by Brit + Co
I can't get enough of how cute mommy and baby costumes are! Misty of Brit + Co. came up with some great matching costume ideas and my favorite is this darling rainbow and sunshine tutorial. All you need is a little white dress and solid scraps of fabric for mom, and then a yellow onesie with matching headband for baby. A few of my picks from the store:
Katie of A Beautiful Mess put together this tutorial for creating the perfect Peter Pan look with some green sweatshirt fleece and matching green or tan leggings. The tutorial doesn't stop there! Katie also includes tips for matching costumes of The Lost Boys. A few of my picks from the store:
We hope you enjoy this tutorial and 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