August 29, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday :: Long Sleeve Wanderlust Tee from Fancy Tiger Crafts

One of our favorite basic Summer tops is Fancy Tiger Crafts Wanderlust Tee. With a casual boxy fit and wide neckline, this knit top is both cozy and stylish, making it a go-to for many different occasions. Now that the weather is starting to cool, we were so excited to find that the Fancy Tiger Crafts Team put together a pattern hack for lengthening your Wanderlust Tee sleeves. Click here for the entire tutorial and happy sewing!

If you don't already own the popular Wanderlust Tee Sewing Pattern, be sure to pick it up in the Girl Charlee Indie Sewing Pattern shop today! This customer favorite t-shirt is a fast sew that is essential in any handmade wardrobe.

What I love most about this pattern hack tutorial is that the Fancy Tiger Crafts Team takes you every step of the way, with clear images and thorough written instructions.

Most stretch knit fabrics would be great for your new tee, but I recommend starting your search with Cotton Jersey and Cotton Lycra 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 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

August 25, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Zierstoff Patterns

Two NEW Zierstoff Sewing Patterns have just been added to the shop in an array of different sizes for all ages. These season perfect long sleeve patterns will prepare your and your little ones wardrobes for the cooler months ahead, with infant sizing all the way up to Women's XL. Below are these new patterns, along with our hand selection of coordinating knits, but be sure to shop the complete collection of Zierstoff Patterns today! Happy Sewing!

Zierstoff Patterns
Zierstoff Patterns offer hundreds of fresh patterns drafted in-house and designed for real life. With quality drafting and clear instructions, sewists of all skill levels are sure to love Zierstoff's offerings.
Zierstoff Patterns Adult Ellias Top Sewing Pattern ::
Our ELIAS pattern is a fitted shirt that features an envelope neckline and includes options for a pouch pocket and long sleeves with or without cuffs. This is the adult version of the child, toddler, and infant Elias top.

Try one of these fabrics:
The DAVID hoodie pattern can be styled to look chic or sporty, depending on your fabric choice. The hood overlaps at the front, and the pattern includes an optional pouch pocket and cut lines for a short sleeve option. This is the adult version of the child and infant David Hoodie.

Try one of these fabrics:
View and purchase these sewing patterns and more on! 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

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

August 24, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: August Knit Picks

We have tallied all of your votes and our August Knit Picks winner is... LIESEL!! Congratulations Liesel and thank you to everyone who participated this month, both by submitting their handmade projects and by voting. Below is the entire collection of creative August Knit Picks entries, along with links to the fabrics used. Learn more about how Knit Picks Voting works here, and submit your Girl Charlee creations for an upcoming feature by emailing pictures to*. We will be announcing the next Knit Picks contest on September 18th, so be sure to get your entries in as soon as possible. Enjoy!

Item: Girl's Dress

By: Liesel Engelbrecht

Blog: It's Liesel

Item: Matching Children's Outfits

By: Esther Lewis

Shop: Little Lewis Creations

Item: Women's Romper

By: Misty Stafford-Yard 

Item: Women's Raglan Tee

By: April Baranick

Shop: Dress Mechanic

Item: Toddler Harem Romper

By: Ashley Summers

Shop: The Homemade Kid

Fabric: Light Denim Heather Solid Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric

Item: Women's Dress

By: Sarah Goff 

Item: Girl's Hoodie

By: Darla Noble

Item: Baby Romper

By: Brooke Betts

Thank you all for the submissions! If you did not see yours posted, never fear as it has been saved and will be up in a future feature. Learn more about Knit Picks Voting here.
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team