It’s finished 💜💜💜 Totally loving this @jamescbrett yarn 💜💜💜 Now to persuade my toddler to try it on 👶🏻❤️🤭 Ps. Is there a secret to making Pom-Pom’s stay together??? I use a Pom-Pom maker but the strands fall out quite easily when pulled...
It’s a gorgeous sunny day! I hope fresh air is in the plan for everyone.
Before the day gets away from me, check out these work in progress pics from one of our sweater makers in the sew-together group.
Such a different look from the image on the pattern just by switching up the colours and patterns.
Pretty excited to see this one out and about.
Don’t forget if you’re up for a leisurely subway ride, Christie Pits Park has a Community Fix-In event from 12-4pm today. Bring us your broken, ripped or otherwise in-need-of-love items, and we’ll see what we can do.
I 💜 handmade. Being able to wear the things I’ve made brings me such joy, but seeing other people wear them as well is just beyond what I ever could have hoped for when I started crocheting.
When I was pregnant, I thought about all the hats, scarves and mittens my mom and gramma made for us as kids, and I wanted to be able to make them for Violet. So I learned more stitches and how to read patterns. I just wanted my newborn to have a cute hat, and here we are, four years later, both of us wearing actual clothes that came from my own two hands.
My yarny skills have far surpassed my pre-Violet expectations, but I am still excited to learn more. I am so inspired by this amazing community, where I see new techniques and yarns and pretty things everyday. I plan to tackle knitting (for like, the fifth time 🙄) after Christmas - wish me luck! What about you, what’s something you want to learn?
On me: Tangled Top (modified) by @evelynandpeter using @yarnspirations Caron Cotton Cakes
On her: Sunkissed Hooded Vest by @blackstone_designs using @paintboxyarns Simply Aran
How fabulous are the gorgeous goodies included in September "Beautiful Blooms" #sewhayleyjane boxes from the love @roodlesrunique Every box got a Sewist print and the Classic and Luxury boxes also received a Sewing Is My Superpower sticker. Where are keeping yours?
Let's (try to) briefly touch on my journey with sewing, how it led me to knitting, and how I'm done being a wannabe.
I feel like one of those comedians who wants to be a musician, or a musician who wants to be a comedian when it comes to sewing - but I shouldn't, because you can be both a knitter and someone who sews. There's no black and white.
There I was in the oft-ridiculed Sewing Club that day after school, garish yellow plaid fabric in tow to make my very own tote bag. The teacher of sewing club worked part time at JoAnn's fabric and owned at least eight different sewing machines. She'd bring them in for us to work on. I eventually got my own machine at home, but every time I tried to sew the bobbin would get messed up and the stitches would all pull out. No one at home was able to help me and we didn't have people over. We also had dial-up internet [outdated for the time, 2008] which meant it took a while to buffer videos and even then I didn't even know what the problem was.
The next time I went to sewing club, I saw someone knitting. I was hooked and kept on in that craft for nearly ten years.
Along the way, I figured out the old Brother machine and made some things here and there, but they'd probably not past muster in a reputable home ec class. Ok, maybe I'm being harsh on myself - I've definitely been able to wear garments I've sewn, but I've never been particularly happy with them. This ends today.
Quilters Common, an awesome fabric shop in the town I live, said me and Matt won't mess this one up so I'm going to choose to believe that. 😂
Are you going to the Pitt Trading Summer Soirée on October 6th? Share this image to let everyone know you are coming and turn up on the day to be in the draw to win some fabulous Indie Patterns #ptsummersoiree
The Granite Vest pattern is LIVE! 🌟 Head over to @ladyjaycrochet to snag this beginner-friendly garment pattern and then make one in all your favourite colours. You guys know I dig the stripes, so I made mine using Loops and Threads Joy DK (from @michaelsstores) in the Piña Colada colour way. 😎
I have my next sew traced, cut out and ready to go. I actually traced the 3 years and 8 years sizes of this #trapezette pattern from @merchantandmills but it turns out that I didn't have enough of the planned fabric for the 3 year one, so I'll make the 8 years first and see if I want to make this again. I was thinking making two would mean I'd see my improvements. Have you made this pattern?
Psst. Don't took at the corners, they are cut off cos I didn't have quite wide enough fabric 🙈I think it's within the seam allowance 😬
Thursdays are patternmaking days here at SFA! These are some of the tools we use for flat patternmaking, drafting patterns off basic slopers. Register for fall quarter on our website and we'll teach you what the heck a sloper is 🤣 can't wait to see you in class!
One can never knit enough socks 🧦- I loved working on these as the pattern is easy, fun to knit but that little cable added some fun. The pattern and yarn are from @urthyarns - though I only adapted the pattern - I hate knitting toe up socks so I knit them on dpns the old fashioned way, I purchased the yarn in my local yyc shop @villekullahandmade #knittersofinstagram#knitstagram#handknitsocks#handknitwardrobe#makeyourownclothes
Okay, full out Kelly Anorak! No mods, cut and sewed a straight size 10.
Next time I might add a double zip so I can unzip from the bottom too. But otherwise, I’m totally ready to cut into the good stuff!
Need tips and support making your own? Join me October 5-7 for a Kelly intensive. Your class fee includes all your materials, just bring your machine (or use one of mine)!