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!
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 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!
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
I have been SOOO behind with this post! My first excuse was the holidays. Then it became “OMG my grand opening is coming!!” Before I knew it, BAM! End of January! Well, better late than never! So the Strathcona Henley I made for my husband has been complete for a while and had been hanging … More Two knit tops in progress, part 2!
View this post on Instagram Great cold weather ideas. Come by and get 15% off flannel and fleece until Dec 24th! #fabricsale #patterns #threadtheory #collette #grainlinestudio #sewaholic #victorypatterns #thunderbay #winter A post shared by Lockstitch Fabrics (@lockstitchfabrics) on Dec 10, 2015 at 11:27am PST So we finally got some snow this morning and a weather … More Cold weather needs wool!
So as I began getting my fabric stock in, I’ve been thinking of what to match with what pattern, I’m so eager to start documenting my process and sewing tips for you all, and put up some nice displays in the store. It’s so fun getting overwhelmed with ideas! Of course I’m first thinking of … More Two knit tops in progress, part 1
View this post on Instagram Lovely cotton voile. Very drapey! A post shared by Lockstitch Fabrics (@lockstitchfabrics) on Dec 3, 2015 at 12:27pm PST View this post on Instagram This flannel has a super soft, dense weave… really nice to fondle 😉 A post shared by Lockstitch Fabrics (@lockstitchfabrics) on Dec 3, 2015 at … More Robert Kaufman flannels and voiles came in yesterday!
View this post on Instagram Melton wool on a shelf… A post shared by Lockstitch Fabrics (@lockstitchfabrics) on Nov 24, 2015 at 5:56am PST View this post on Instagram Bamboo/cotton jersey stripes A post shared by Lockstitch Fabrics (@lockstitchfabrics) on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:53pm PST Through December we will be open “soft open” hours, … More A couple recent additions…