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  • Sewing Pattern Review: Merchant & Mills 'The Dress Shirt'

    Merchant & Mills: The Dress Shirt Fabric: Swiss Chambray Dot in Denim by Robert KaufmanLining: Ballerine A Tana Lawn by Liberty of London   One of the new patterns we received from Merchant and Mills is this easy-to-wear and easy-to-make Dress Shirt. The shape is relaxed, loose and very comfortable - inspired by a classic gentleman's shirt. This is a great beginner pattern that will flatter all body types. Featuring beautiful and subtle tailoring, we cut the yoke on the bias for visual interest and lined the bib and yoke in a luxurious Liberty of Lawn - only a fat quarter* was needed! (*for sizes 12...

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  • The Top 10 Projects to Make with Liberty of London Fabric

    To help celebrate all of our new Liberty of London fabrics and fat quarter bundles at Eweknit, we've curated our favourite projects using Liberty prints from around the web. We've included projects for all skill levels so that everyone can be inspired by their love of Liberty of London prints. Many projects listed below will even put your precious Liberty scraps to use. They're also perfect inspiration to start creating your Christmas gifts, or if you're just looking to treat yourself. Use scraps to make this drawstring bag for your projects. Project from A Cuppa and a Catch Up. This baby quilt made by Sew Sweet Violet uses perfect...

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  • Sewing Class: Little Girl Dresses

    If you follow us on Instagram, or have visited the store recently you may have noticed a new project we've been very excited about! For the last few weeks we've been working on these baby dresses that combine simple hand sewing techniques with basic crochet stitches. The results are adorable, and so easy to make. They're a great way to feature a really beautiful print in a cotton lawn fabric from designers like Heather Ross, Liberty Fabrics and Lizzy House, and are a quick and easy way to gift something special for the beautiful baby girl in your life. As you can see, we've already made...

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  • Sewing Essentials: Your First Sewing Kit

    A common question we get from new sewists (or the people shopping for a new sewist) is what sewing notions are essential to getting started. Certainly the answer depends on a few more factors – such as whether the sewist has anything already, whether she or he will be sewing by hand or on a machine, etc. – but we thought it might be useful to put together a kind of cheat sheet. See what you have already, decide what you might need. In general, what we're including here are the things you might find in every sewist's kit, so...

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  • DIY Wardrobe Must Haves: Old favourites and spring 2017's newest looks

    Simplicity pattern sewn with Liberty Fabrics' Mitsi Valeria Tana Lawn Cotton We're finally starting to see some warmer temperatures here in Toronto, and those hints of spring have us dreaming of a bright, new, spring-y pieces for our closets. Dresses, tunics, tops, and tanks: there are so many exciting new patterns this season, we cannot wait to get our shears out and start creating a brand new wardrobe.For warm weather wardrobes, our favourite fabrics to use are cotton lawns and lightweight chambrays. And lest we forget: florals, florals, florals. Lightweight woven fabrics drape beautifully and their weight makes them great...

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  • Summer Sewing and Knitting Projects

    It's still August, but there is a definite feeling of fall in the air. Part of that is the back-to-school reminders we see everywhere, but there's no denying the coolness in the air in the evenings or how the days have grown shorter. Don't get us wrong: Like almost every crafter, we love the fall, but summer... it's hard to let go of. So this year, we're going to try and take some of it with us, in the shape of summer-fun fabrics and yarns, and projects to match. Join us? We are year-round knitters, but our needles definitely get...

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  • DIY Summer Wardrobe Essentials

    DIY summer wardrobe items are always fun to make and show off!  Although sewing often takes less time than knitting, it's still smart to get an early start, since summer tends to be a season of distractions and plans (at least for us). We've recently sewn up three different summer staples, so we thought it would be fun to talk about them and get your input on your summer wardrobe must-haves. Sleeveless: Tank-tops can be surprisingly versatile, and once you get a sense of how you like yours to fit, you can whip up a bunch, changing little details to...

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  • Quick and Easy Baby Dresses

    Warm weather really revs up our desire to sew. The combination of quick projects and light-weight pieces that can still be layered with knits is very appealing, and then, of course, there's the fun of choosing brighter colours and florals. What is about a spring that makes us want to both start and finish everything all at once? In need of some super-quick projects, we always look to projects for the smallest people in our lives: Making things for babies and little kids is immensely satisfying, super quick, and offers a fun way to use prints or colours we might...

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  • Getting quilty

    Is there anything better than a big blanket to wrap up in when the weather turns cold? Right now we're really excited about quilts. In a fit of perfect timing, we have two brand new, totally different, just-finished quilts and we love them both! This baby-sized quilt is very simple in its construction, which is perfect for showing off special fabrics, like this Liberty of London Lauren C and the lovely and subtle Cotton + Steel Kerchief print. Essentially, this quilt is two beautiful pieces of fabric and some batting — a very beginner-friendly formula for your first quilt or your first...

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  • Deer and Doe Plaintain Tee in Liberty Jersey

    Sometimes we all need a quick sewing fix.  Projects that are fast and easy but with finished items that are useful and satisfying.  One of our go to quick sewing projects is the Plantain t-shirt from Deer and Doe. Even better, this pattern is free!   Patterns really don't get any easier than this! It's a simple t-shirt with a gentle A-line shape, a banded scoop neck and set-in sleeves that comes together in an hour or two. The pattern offers a few different sleeve options that include short sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves and long sleeves.  She even provides an...

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