June 19, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday :: How to Sew Underwear with FREE Pattern from Melly Sews

If you're looking for the perfect use for all of your knit fabric scraps and small pieces, look no further than this How to Sew Underwear Tutorial from Melissa of Melly Sews! Included is a FREE sewing pattern that ranges in sizes from XXS-3X, which pairs perfectly with an easy to follow video tutorial, where Melissa is shown wearing her handmade BOLT by Girl Charlee t-shirt (this floral design is out of stock, but you can shop remaining BOLT fabrics today at Girl Charlee). Click here for the entire tutorial and happy sewing!


Depending on the type of elastic that you want to use, Melissa demonstrates three different sewing techniques for finishing your neck and leg bands.


To sew your own underwear you'll need a stretch knit fabric with good recovery like Cotton Jersey, Cotton Lycra, and Lycra Spandex. Because each pair requires minimal yardage, I recommend starting your search with our 1/4 Yard Mystery Mix Lots along with our precut Half Yards. 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
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June 18, 2018

Girl Charlee Fabrics June 2018 Knit Picks Voting On NOW

Our June Knit Picks Voting is going on NOW in the Girl Charlee Fabrics Facebook Group! Login to cast your vote for your favorite Knit Picks customer project by Wednesday June 20th at 11:59PM PT, and the picture in the pinned album at the top of the group with the most "likes" will win a $20 girlcharlee.com gift card. Good luck to everyone participating this month, and be sure to enter your Girl Charlee creations for an upcoming Knit Picks feature by submitting pictures of your finished handmade creations to gcblog@girlcharlee.com. Enjoy!




To submit your handmade Girl Charlee projects for voting, just email 1-2 images to gcblog@girlcharlee.com*. Submit as many creations as you like for a greater chance of being selected into Knit Picks. If you do not see your project right away, it may appear in an upcoming Knit Picks post. Happy sewing!
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

June 14, 2018

June Customer Spotlight :: Becky Mocarski of BeMo Designs


Our June Customer Spotlight features Becky Mocarski of BeMo Designs, a trendy handmade women's clothing line that features one-of-a-kind garments with crochet details. Becky wants her customers to be able to live in her creations so she makes each piece both comfortable and easy to wear. Below is more about Becky and her unique handmade business. Enjoy!




About Becky ::
Yoga, Fashion, and Crochet. Those three things are the inspiration and driving force behind BeMo Designs. I create athleisure inspired designs with a touch of handcrafted crochet. The easy to wear styles are for women and children and the handcrafted crochet details are where it all started for me nearly 10 years as I sat and made all the hats I could stomach and decided to discover a new way to infuse another love of mine- clothing design, with an age old fiber art. I scoured pinterest and youtube for videos on how to sew, working with knits, patterns, and crochet.

I am also yoga instructor and I want everyone to not just wear these clothes I want them to love them and live in them. I want people to wear them from a class, to a meeting, to travel in, to anything! I use only jersey knits because life is WAY too short to bust out an ironing board. With little ironing to do and versatile pieces there should be more time to play, dance, laugh, travel, and enjoy the body you were given.


Each piece is made in my home studio in Chicago where I dance often with my husband and three amazing boys. Surround yourself with people you love while doing the things you love. Everything that doesn't fall into this category (ahem, ironing!) isn't worth the time. I hope everyone finds a love and a passion... I just want to create clothes to help them feel amazing while searching for it.



Visit BeMo Designs today!
We hope you have enjoyed reading about Becky. 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

June 12, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday :: DIY Wrap Dress from A Pair & A Spare

Now that we're getting into beach and pool party season, it's the perfect time to add a few new cover ups to your handmade wardrobe! This DIY Wrap Dress from Geneva of A Pair & A Spare, is a must-have for creating that effortlessly chic look while still being comfortable. Figure flattering and simple to make, this dress is a Summer MUST HAVE! Click here for the entire tutorial and happy sewing!



Perfect to make in many different fabrics, this wrap dress would be beautiful in Cotton Jersey and Cotton Spandex Knits. 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

June 5, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday :: Women's Romper with FREE Sewing Pattern from Life Sew Savory

If you're looking for a fun Summer pattern that will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the warmer months, look no further than this FREE Women's Romper Pattern from Emily of Life Sew Savory, originally Nap-Time Creations. Designed to be sewn in light weight knits, this loose fitting romper is oh so cozy and chic. Click here for the entire tutorial and sewing pattern, and happy sewing!


What I love about Emily's tutorials is that they are so easy to follow. She provides thorough step by step instructions that pair with clear images to walk you through the whole garment. Below she is demonstrating how to attach the binding around the neckline.


A lighter weight Cotton Jersey or Cotton Spandex Blend with good drape will be perfect for your new romper. 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