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Sweet Summer Dress, pattern from our favorite Japanese sewing book, Simply Sewn by Michiyo Ito

Sweet Summer Dress, pattern from our favorite Japanese sewing book, Simply Sewn by Michiyo Ito

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We've added some fun kid sewing classes and camps and we'd love to have you (if you're a kid) or your kid join us. Here is Kit, modeling an outfit from the Mini-Fashion Studio. We can also do private/semi-private or small group instruction at your convenience (even if you are an adult!). Just drop us a note and we'll get right back to you. All classes and camps are held at our pop-up space in the Artrageous Adventures Studio in "downtown" Kenwood, Minneapolis.

Summer's finally here, so time for a new Facebook header. This season we choose Betsy Blue Liberty Tana Lawn. Perfect for summer makes (or maybe even some Wiksten baby bloomers). Fabric and pattern in the shop, along with lots of other cool and breezy cotton lawns!

Nokomis Knot Bag

Lots of new Classes added for May 

We're especially excited about the Nokomis Knot Bag, our take on the reversible Japanese  knot bag in three sizes. Our shop samples above were made  by Rashida Colman-Hale of Cotton and Steel, Gray "Jax" flax/cotton canvas  from Sevenberry (Japan), and Citron Wave linen/cotton canvas also by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Wiksten Made Baby +T oddler Bloomer
Wiksten Made Baby + Toddler Harem Pants

Wiksten Made

We are pleased to announce the arrival of two adorable new patterns, the Wiksten Made Baby+Toddler Bloomers and Harem Pants. We have been a fan of Jenny Gordy's simple but special PDF patterns (Love the Tova Tunic) for ever, so we were ever so happy to welcome her first two paper patterns to our growing pattern collection. This are simple to make, with a clear, colorful and  beautifully photographed instruction booklet. Sizes newborn to 3 years are included, and will sew up beautifully in lawn, double gauze, soft quilting weight cotton or even knits. We've just traced them out and will be making up samples tonight. Look for a class for making these  sweet patterns soon.. .(and remember to sign up for our newsletter so you can keep you posted!)

 
 

Merchant and Mills

We are thrilled to announce that we are now proud stockists of Merchant and Mills sewing patterns and notions. Just in, we have the Factory, Rugby, Trapeze, Dress Shirt and Hallie + Ellis dresses for ladies, the Landgate Jacket for ladies, the Camber set and Top 64 tops and the 101 Trouser for ladies. We are have the ever so adorable the Trapezette and Skipper dresses for girls. More to come, we're sure!

Our Version of Top 64 in Fineline Denim

Our Version of Top 64 in Fineline Denim