August 30, 2016

Tutorial Tuesday :: Back to School Roundup

Back to School season is officially here! With the little ones in school or about to start back up in the coming weeks, it is time to sew some all new playground ready wardrobe essentials. Below is a round up with some of my favorite tutorials to spark your back to school sewing inspiration. Don't forget to share your finished creations for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Knit Picks posts by sending pictures to Enjoy!

15 Minute Gathered Skirt Tutorial by Sew Much Ado
This 15 Minute Gathered Skirt Tutorial from Abby of Sew Much Ado is one that your daughter will love for years to come! It is also an incredibly easy sew, perfect for recreating in all of her favorite Girl Charlee Fabrics!

Boy's T-Shirt Tutorial and FREE Pattern by Melly Sews
Make your little one t-shirts that will stand out on the playground by using fun Girl Charlee Fabrics and this Boy's T-Shirt Tutorial and FREE Pattern from Melissa of Melly Sews.  This easy to follow tutorial will have you making t-shirts in no time at all, leaving you with more time to play! Be sure to grab some ribbing for that perfectly polished neckline!
The Sienna Top Tutorial with FREE Pattern by The Sewing Rabbit
Add a little pizzazz to a basic tee with this Sienna Top Tutorial with FREE Pattern from Jessica of The Sewing Rabbit. These playful bows and coordinating pocket will make picking out a fun shirt to wear an easy choice for your little ones!
Knotted Zipper Pencil Pouch Tutorial by See Kate Sew
Start the school semester off right with this Knotted Zipper Pencil Pouch from Kate of See Kate Sew to help keep your little ones back to school supplies organized. Try sewing yours up with a specialty woven fabric or a soft cotton jersey knit. 
The Play All Day Dress by It's Always Autumn
The Play All Day Dress by Autumn of It's Always Autumn includes a FREE Sewing pattern, making it the perfect back to school dress. This dress is easy to wear and play in, and also easy to transition through the seasons by layering with coordinating leggings! 
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 and you might see your creation featured in our next KnitPicks!

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

August 26, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Indie Sewing Pattern Round Up

Many new and season perfect sewing patterns for both you and your little ones are now available from our independent sewing pattern designers at Girl Charlee Fabrics! George and Ginger Co., Love Notions, Mamma Can Do It, and Seamingly Smitten each have new patterns available in our shop that you are sure to love. See a few of our favorites here, and be sure to shop the complete selection of sewing patterns at Girl Charlee today!

George and Ginger Co.
G&G PDF patterns are the sketches of my personal flair and style! Get ready to explore new techniques, fabrics and expression as you sew... Every pattern you find has been thoroughly test and classy-women approved! With beautifully designed, layered pieces and graphic and color photos, each pattern will take you from store-bought to a whole new handmade wardrobe just for you!
George & Ginger Sweet Pleat Dress and Top Sewing Pattern ::
The Sweet Pleat Top and Dress is perfect for all occasions! With top or dress length, four sleeve lengths and a beautiful box pleat design, this dress will carry you through all seasons! Dress it up with fabulous heels or wear it with boots or flats for every day! This stunning design is a must have for any trendy seamstress’ collection!

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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 Boyfriend Cardigan Sewing Pattern ::
The perfect addition to your fall wardrobe! This open front cardigan features drop shoulders, mid-thigh length, side vents and drop pockets. Choose either a shawl collar or hoodie, or you can even choose to leave off the shawl collar and hood altogether. This comfy hoodie will look great with jeans or leggings.

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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.
Mamma Can Do it Baby Wrap Sling Sewing Pattern ::
Sew your own adjustable baby carrier with this Baby Wrap Sewing Pattern and tutorial.The wrap sling is the most comfortable baby sling that is available. Especially for heavy babies! Sometimes the baby wrap sling can be called a Wraparound or Wrap around sling. It can also be called a Strip Sling. Regardless of the name, this is a wrap sling you will love! Use this baby wrap sling pattern to make your own baby carrier. There are 3 styles: No sew wrap sling, 1 seam sling, and 2 seam sling. Add an additional decorative panel using this baby wrap pattern for your own flare ;)

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Seamingly Smitten
Hi! I am Jenny Hall, owner/designer of Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns! Seamingly Smitten started in April 2011 and offers simple, unique and chic PDF sewing patterns for beginners and beyond! We carry pdf patterns for women, children and even have a Mommy and Me Collection! I love helping women sew something that they are proud to wear! I hope I can help you "Sew. Fashion. Simply."

Seamingly Smitten Lady Cakes Leggings Sewing Pattern ::
The Lady Cakes Leggings sewing pattern is one pattern you cannot live without! You can sew modesty shorts, capri leggings or full length leggings with or without ruffles with this one pattern! Your daughter can wear modesty shorts under all of her dresses or skirts when she is too old to wear bloomers! She will not have to worry about hanging upside down on the monkey bars anymore – these shorts will cover her up modestly! Or choose the capri length or full length to go under dresses or tunics when the weather gets cooler, or use them as active wear over leotards!

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Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team