November 28, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday :: Baby Hat with FREE Sewing Pattern from Made Everyday


Baby hats are a fast and easy sewing project, making them the perfect baby shower gift for loved ones! Dana Willard of MADE Everyday recently released this How to Make a Baby Hat Video Tutorial that is great for sewists of all experience levels. Included in her tutorial is a FREE hat sewing pattern, along with instructions for finishing with an optional pom pom top. Click here for the entire tutorial and happy sewing!


Dana's video tutorials are extremely informative and take you every step of the way in creating your own everyday DIY projects. You can find this one and many more fabulous video tutorials on her YouTube channel here.


This is the perfect small project to use with your 1/4 Yard Mystery Mix Lot or precut Half Yards. Almost any stretch knit fabric, including Cotton Jersey and Cotton Lycra, would be great for making one of these tiny hats. 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

November 21, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics Black Friday Sale 2017


The Girl Charlee Fabrics Black Friday Sale is on Wednesday, November 22nd - Sunday, November 26th, with new fabrics added each morning at 12:00 AM PT AND automatic combined flat rate shipping.  Shop every day for discounts up to 75% off select fabrics sitewide! 

All your orders will be held and automatically combined to ship at one low flat rate of $7.99*. Place orders every day and we will combine all your shipping, less the initial $7.99, and will issue you a store credit for the additional shipping paid!

*See order combination restrictions below.

Here is how it works:

We are giving our employees Thanksgiving day off to be with their families and friends this year, so please note that our warehouse and customer service will both be closed this year, with operations resuming on Friday, November 24th.

Below are a few things to remember about our Black Friday Sales:
  • We have extremely heavy volumes as every fabric is cut to order, so please expect at least an additional week of processing time for your orders to ship once your last order is placed.
  • We are not able to add any fabrics to orders so please place an additional order for any items you wish to add as we will combine them.
  • Coupon codes are not applicable to sale items.
  • The combined shipping offer is only applicable to orders shipping to contiguous USA addresses and excludes all military and US Outlyer addresses.  
  • If you do not wish for your order to be held and combined, please leave a comment noting that you want it shipped as soon as possible. See our store policy here.
  • If you are shopping for your business and require your order ship to you as quickly as possible please order increments of 30 yards or more as it will ship on a roll and allows us to process it more quickly.

With savings up to 75% off, sale fabrics are sure to sell fast! Shop early and shop often so you don't miss out on these once a year deals from Girl Charlee Fabrics!

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

Tutorial Tuesday :: Long Sleeved Peplum Tee from Merrick's Art


Most of my favorite wardrobe essentials are versatile basics that I can dress up or dress down, so I was thrilled to find this Long Sleeved Peplum Tee Sewing Tutorial from Merrick of Merrick's Art that is both cozy and stylish. In a basic stripe, as shown here, this top is fabulous for everyday wear, but you could also try sewing it in a bold floral or a fun novelty print for a one-of-a-kind look. Click here for the entire tutorial and happy sewing!


For the majority of her sewing tutorials, Merrick uses existing garments from her closet to create custom fit patterns. If you've never done this before, she and Leanne Barlow of Elle Apparel put together this helpful video tutorial as part of their Modern Girl's Sewing Program.


Merrick uses Ponte de Roma to make her lovely peplum top, but you could also try Cotton Jersey, Cotton Lycra, and many more stretch knit fabrics. 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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November 17, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Pattern Emporium



We have just added several new women's sewing patterns to the shop from popular indie designer Pattern Emporium. With several customization options included in each new pattern, you'll receive up to 7 different patterns in ONE! Below are a few of our favorite new patterns paired with fabrics from the shop, but be sure to look through our complete collection from Pattern Emporium at girlcharlee.com today. Happy Sewing!



Pattern Emporium
Kate McAuley of Pattern Emporium combines her 20+ years of experience as a designer in the fashion industry with her talent for flair, fit & function to bring you sewing patterns that allow you to create your own wearable fashion at home.


 
Pattern Emporium Wanderlust Dress Sewing Pattern ::
The Wanderlust Dress is designed for stretch knit fabrics & features a selection of necklines, sleeves & dress lengths. The bodice section is designed to fit the upper body firmly but comfortably & includes a centre back seam, allowing you to further shape the dress to suit your body if required. With 4 lengths to choose from, the skirt section flares out in a wide & flattering A-line silhouette, from the hip bone to the hemline. The slimline sleeve comes in three lengths & there are two flared sleeves with a softer, more relaxed fit, making it an all season pattern.

Try one of these fabrics:
The Foxy Legs are semi-relaxed like a jogger & are a great alternative for leggings when working out, but these awesome pants are designed for much more than just sport. Foxy legs are casual, dressy, comfy, fun, funky, sporty... dress them up or dress them down... Wear them your way. Designed to be made from stretch knit fabrics, the Foxy Legs pants fit snugly around the butt with comfortable, streamlined legs. With 4 different waistband options to choose from, the mid rise waistband sits just below the waist, whilst the low rise sits on the lower waist. And they have pockets!! Finished with a cuff, these are the perfect knit pants for every day (and night) of the week.

Try one of these fabrics:
The Allure Bell Sleeve Top is a semi-fitted top featuring a two piece sleeve with a flared bell style design. There are 3 bell styles to choose from so you can mix and match to create different looks. Classic has a subtle flare. Great for a small nod to fashion; perfect for a work top. Modern is a fuller flared bell style. This versatile bell shape works well for casual, chic, day or night & is perfect for layering. Dramatic is a full circle bell. An awesome statement piece; perfect for a date night top.

Try one of these fabrics:
The Starlight HiLo Stretch Knit Skirt features a raised front hemline & lowered back hemline in an A-line silhouette. 3 styles - Extreme, Subtle & Party; 2 Pocket Styles - Stitched & Jean-style; 3 Waistbands - Stretch Knit, Fold-over Yoga & Enclosed Elastic Waistbands.

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.
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team