fabricworm + giveaway

fabricworm + giveaway

Welcome to the first day of giveaway week! Next week is Kid’s Clothes Week  already! I hope all the giveaways this week will get you excited to work with new patterns, cut into pretty fabric, and  sew cool  clothes for your kids! This first shop hardly needs an introduction. Fabricworm has been selling awesome fabric for […]

the first ever kcw participant giveaway!

the first ever kcw participant giveaway!

We are doing our first-ever Kid’s Clothes Week participant giveaway! We’ve picked out some really fun stuff that will get you sewing, and anyone who is signed up for the next Kid’s Clothes Week challenge will be entered to win. Yes! Not sure if you’re signed up? Want a little reminder on how to do […]

PATTERNS: what makes me commit

PATTERNS: what makes me commit

Why would I pay for a pattern, even an adorable one, if there are so many free patterns and tutorials available online? This is what I used to think, before I started sewing clothes.  What I know now that I didn’t know then is, those pattern-makers have done so much of the hard work to […]

PATTERNS: how to make it do more

PATTERNS: how to make it do more

Hi again KCW sewers – and just as the banner says, it’s Renee here from Nearest the pin. How are your plans coming along? If you’re feeling a bit ‘over’ your pattern stash, then today’s post has come at the right time. Sewed them all before? Need some more inspiration? Well today I’m here to […]

while she naps: the podcast

while she naps: the podcast

Last week Abby from While She Naps asked if she could interview us for her podcast. Even though we were a bit nervous at first, we still said yes. It was lovely to be able to talk about KCW’s history. It’s quite long actually and makes for a good story (I hope!).  Abby also asked […]

PATTERNS: how to make sure it will fit

PATTERNS: how to make sure it will fit

So, you’ve got your patterns ready to go, fabrics gathered and you’ve measured your kid to see which size to make.  One more step in your process could be: to make a muslin or not?   A muslin is a test garment made from inexpensive fabric.  Often it’s made only for the critical pieces of […]