I am so excited by all the pattern plans and cut out fabric you all have been sharing so far! We have made it to Day 4! Today’s task:⠀
✂️ Sew main body. You do not have to finish up all the details, but get your main pieces together so that they actually start looking like pajamas. My favorite part of sewing, turning those two dimensional fabric pieces into something someone could actually wear!⠀
✂️ Share pictures here on Instagram tagging @makermountainfabrics and using #mmfpjalong and in the Facebook group (the link to join is in my profile). Every picture shared is a chance to win a $25 MMF shop credit! And be sure to check out the hashtag and the group to see what everyone else is up to, get inspired and cheer them on!
Holiday Pajamas Sew Along Day 3 (And we are finally getting to the fun stuff)! Today’s tasks-
✂️ Cut out your fabric ✂️ Share pictures here and in the Facebook group (the link to join is in my profile) tagging @makermountainfabrics and using #mmfpjalong . Every picture shared is an entry to win a $25 MMF shop credit!
✂️Check out the hashtag to be inspired and cheer each other on!
Happy Pajamas Sew Along Day 2! Today is my least favorite part of any sewing project, but it feels so good once it is done!
✂️ Prep your pattern. For me this always involves taking measurements for everyone I am sewing for to choose a size (or sizes, because my girls never seem to fit in a straight size and I have to combine), think about any adjustments you will make (adding length for my husband and I because we are tall), and then get printing, taping, tracing and cutting. ✂️ Share pictures here (tagging me and using #mmfpjalong ) or in the Facebook group (link to join is in my profile). Every picture shared is an entry for that $25 shop credit, plus it gives us a chance to share in your excitement and cheer you on!
The PJ Sew Along starts today!!! 🎉🎉🎉
And I am starting us off easy on this Monday morning, because I know it’s such a busy time and we could all use an easy start!
✂️ Today’s task: Prewash fabric and choose your pattern (just choose it! Easy!)
✂️ Share pictures with us of your fabric or pattern choice here on Instagram tagging me and using #MMFPJalong and in the Facebook group (the link is in my profile if you aren’t in there with us yet 😉). Every picture shared is an entry to win a $25 MMF shop credit!
Can’t wait to see your choices!
(I swear I didn’t forget this started today 😬😂 #thatsalie#ididforget )
15 days. Perfect timing to come up with your best idea that you just have to make happen (even if that best idea is a killer dress for yourself). I am shipping out all orders within one business day between now and the 19th because I am here for you and your wild, best plans!⠀
Click the link in my profile to order now to give yourself as much time as possible!
Come join us for 3 1/2 days of community, adventure, creativity and really good food! ⠀
Make time for just a few days to really take care of yourself, doing what you love and letting me handle all the details and boring bits, and go back home refreshed, at peace and ready to live your best life and be your best self for the end of the school year and summer vacation! ⠀
Click the link in my profile to read all the details. There is now a payment plan option and you can still get early bird pricing through the end of the year. Please get in touch if you have any questions!
I am going to need some sort of new system for these incredible new sustainable fabrics (bamboo/organic cotton French terry, slub knit And rib knit 🤩😍🤩). These rolls are HUGE!⠀
Check out the story highlight titled “sustainable” to watch me unbox and talk about all these beauties and head over to the Facebook group at the link in my profile to preorder any of them now before I get them up in the shop.
All the new, organic, perfect for Christmas sewing (and no it’s not too late), knits and double gauzes from Birch Fabrics are up in the shop now! (And already there are only 5 yards of this Merryweather floral knit available 😉).
Tap the picture for a link to this beauty and to easily find the other knit, or go to the link in my profile to check out the double gauzes!
(Or if those don’t work you can always type bit.ly/MMFjersey or bit.ly/MMFdoublegauze into your browser to find them as well).
Despite how much we all felt seen by yesterday’s post, I still truly believe there is lots of food making time left before Christmas. If there is a baby you love on your list, I have a whole blog post just for you, full of inspiration for hand sewn gifts for babies and I think you will want to sew them all.⠀
Go to the link in my profile see all of the super cutie-est ideas.
How are those plans coming along friends? Are you feeling good about them, plugging along, done? Are you starting to panic or reconsider?
There are still (almost) three weeks, or there’s already (less than) three weeks?
However you are feeling we are here to cheer you on or cheer you up!
If you like pictures of pretty fabric, project inspiration, knowing what’s going on behind the scenes and getting notified as soon as new fabric is in the shop, click the link in my profile or go to bit.ly/MMFnewsletter to make sure I have your email address on the list. I have a good one going out today!
December 10th-16th I will be hosting a Holiday Pajamas Sew Along here and in the Facebook group with a chance for you to win a Maker Mountain Fabrics shop credit just for joining in the fun, sharing pictures and cheering each other on!
You can use any pattern that you want, but for a chance to win you do have to use fabric from my shop, and this Wink Ruby Organic Knit from @birchfabrics would make some excellent, cozy, comfy goodness and is available for preorder right now in the Facebook group. Click the link in my profile or search Maker Mountain MVPs on Facebook to join the group and get your order in before it is gone (only 6 1/2 yards left) and in plenty of time to be ready for the Sew Along.
And for those of you celebrating Hanukkah this week- happy Hanukkah! And I am so sorry I did not look at a calendar before choosing our sew Along dates. If you did sew any new PJs for Hanukkah you can always share pictures along with us even if your sewing is already done, or just sew some new cozy winter PJs with us! 😘
I am in love with this red Tahoe Flannel. So soft and cozy and I love the simple red, black and white checked pattern.
I am pretty sure it is going to become Christmas jammies for me as part of our Holiday PJ Sew Along going on here and in the Facebook group starting December 10th. Now is a great time to order your flannel or jersey so you can sew along with us (for fun and for a chance to win a MMf shop credit 🤩).
Tap the link in my profile to check out all of the amazing flannel I have in stock!
I know it is a time of year when we are thinking about other people, all those we love, and rightly so.
And I know that thinking about May seems so far off, and thinking about how everything can get handled at home without you for four days seems so tricky (and maybe a little selfish).
But I also know that there is probably someone who loves you who wants to know how to bring you joy this month, or that you definitely deserve to bring yourself some joy as well.
And I know that research shows that planning and looking forward to a trip actually produces the same level of excitement and stress relief as the actual trip itself, and couldn’t we all use some stress relief right now?
There are still spaces available in the Maker(s in the) Mountain(s) Sewing Retreat and I can not wait to see who else will be joining us for 3 1/2 days in North Lake Tahoe filled with nature, community, good food and drink, rest and most importantly creative fun with lots of sewing!
Click the link in my profile to check out all the details and reserve your spot, and do not hesitate to get in touch with me if there are any questions I can answer!
Cloth napkins- beautiful, good for the earth and fun to sew with any woven fabric. I love having friends and family over to our home and cooking them delicious food, putting on good music and making everything extra inviting and cozy, and a new set of cloth napkins always adds the perfect amount of pretty to my table, along with fresh flowers of course.
They also make a fantastic gift for any of the awesome ladies you love (and that awesome lady can totally be you! You know I fully support self care sewing, friends).
And luckily, I have a tutorial for sewing them the perfect size and with the perfect mitered corners, and it is part of a roundup with a bunch of other hand sewn gifts for all those awesome ladies in your life.
You can look at all the ideas and get ready to add some handmade love to your table by clicking the link in my profile or by searching “awesome ladies” on my website.
If you are in need of a fancy dress for you for holiday parties or for little ones for holiday performances, this Midnight Metallic Essex Linen is a really, really good choice.
Tap the link in my profile to order some now while you still have plenty of time!
December 10th-16th we are going to have a Holiday Pajamas Sew Along. You can sew any pattern that you like (or make up your own), but your fabric must come from Maker Mountain, so unless you already know what you are going to use, it’s a great time to start making your plan.
I say you can’t go wrong with flannel in the winter, but I do also have some organic knit on its way that would be perfect. Tap the photo to check out the flannel I have in stock or click the link in my profile to join the Facebook group for first dibs on preordering the new beauty!