Hey everyone! To keep things simple, I will be retiring this blog; however, it will remain intact if you want to read old posts. If you are following this blog or have it bookmarked, please update! New blog is HERE! All new posts and store updates will be posted there. Thanks guys!
Yep! Check it out! store.lockstitchfabrics.com! For the first week of November (the 1st to the 7th) get 10% off your purchase with code nowonlinenovember Whew!
UPDATE to add link: STORE!! Sign up for notifications, if you please! Yes, I have gotten lots of people asking over the past few months, “do you ship to xyz?” “How do I place an order?” And other related questions. While relying on email, facebook and instagram has been OK, I’m really eager to get … More Our web store is coming soon! I promise!
Back to school. Halloween. *gulp*…CHRISTMAS. And if you have a family like mine, about ONE MILLION BIRTHDAYS. (A slight exaggeration but, sometimes, it feels like it!) It is a BUSY season for us crafters. Oh dear! Artisans who sell their works are under major pressure as well. It’s your busiest season approaching! Gotta create til … More Fall (and Winter) is coming!
Hey everyone! Done any sewing this summer? I just finished the Colette Zinnia, and here I am to give a review for you! I chose view 3, that view is below knee length with a back zipper and pleated. View 1 is gathered with a button front closure and patch pockets, view 2 is above … More Colette Zinnia review
It’s finally July, after one of, if not the most wet June’s on record here in Thunder Bay. It’s a great time in this warm weather to wear breezy, light-weight clothes. If it’s too hot outdoors, staying inside in a cool house to sew is a great way to spend some time this summer. Most … More Summer is in full swing
I’m giving the youtube thing a try! Here are my first two vlogs: Let me know what you think!
I’m just going to get right to the point: every piece of clothing you make vs buy off-the-rack is better for the environment, especially depending on the fabrics you chose and the durability of your construction. Yes, it’s true, even the humble t-shirt or tote bag. You reduce emissions hugely by doing it yourself; whether … More Sew your own clothes for Earth Day!
Are you all ready to start sewing classes?! Our first class of April will be for those new to knits and we will be making a basic child-sized v-neck t-shirt: the Patterns for Pirates Deep Sea V-Neck (sized 18M to 8Y). All the techniques you will learn are the exact same for an adult size, … More April class #1; Sewing with Knits
I love supporting indie! I have the conversation just about every day. People come in, they see the wonderful packaging, they see the detail in the instruction, the clear illustrations, and the uniqueness of the designs. I often here something along the lines of “it’s like a mini sewing book!” (Most indie designers write their … More Why I stock indie pattern designers