we approach the end of Summer, we want to help you prepare for the
months ahead. School is starting and we have the holidays to think
about, but we also want to help inspire you to get started on some new
projects with fresh, fun and funky ideas for Fall.
Be sure to check in with Suzan over at the Fabric Lady blog for ideas for adding some funk to your wardrobe and see how our buyer, Natalie, is doing with her Making A Quilted Coat series. Read about our amazing Techniques Classes and how you can take your sewing to the next level.
Ready. Set. SEW!
Always Creatively Yours,
Fall is coming and it's time to get started on some new projects...
many of us (who aren't living in California) the coming of Fall means a
big shift in our wardrobe. We look to layers of cozy scarves and
sweaters to keep us comfortable as the seasons shift from long hot days
to cooler, crisp, early afternoons. But, just because we'll be wearing
more clothing, doesn't mean we have to feel weighed down. We have some
fun, fresh and funky ideas for your Fall sewing, starting with some
patterns and fabric choices.
chose these fabrics as an example of how you can mix & match to
create interesting combinations. While these fabrics may differ in
style, they are brought together by a shared color palette of oranges
and blues. These complementary colors play well together and add
interest for the eye. Creating a funky garment is as easy as choosing a
simple pattern, like one of our options below, and focusing on the
Consider using a contrasting fabric for pockets or
cuffs and check out our bias tape and trim sections for finishing hems
and necklines. Something as small as a unique button can take your
garment from 'ready-to-wear' to wearable art!
When people ask, "Where did you get that?" You can say, "I made it!"
This month, you can find us over at the Fabric Lady and Stonemountain Fabric
blogging about how to get Funky for Fall. Stay with us to see what
we're up to in the sewing studio and share your own projects with us! We
always love to see what you're up to with our fabrics, so feel free to
send us pictures of your own Funky for Fall projects, whether its
quilting, crafting or garment sewing.
And now you can even share with us on Instagram!
us @stonemountainfabric and use hashtag #stonemountainfabric to tag
your photos. We love to post customer projects on our Facebook, so come
on and share the fabric love!
Do you have what you need to go back to school?
have students and teachers from all walks of life come through our
door. From preschool to grad school and everywhere in between, we are a
great resource for supplies like muslin, notions, patterns and anything
else you may need.
you've completed one or more of our intro to sewing courses and would
like to step your sewing up to the next level, we offer a range of
technique-focused classes to help you hone your sewing skills. Sign up
for one or more of our upcoming Sewing Techniques classes and you'll be
well on your way to becoming a master sewist!
overlock sewing machine, or serger, is a great companion to your
regular sewing machine. Great for knits and finishing seams, add
versatility and polish to sewing projects with this new expertise.
Experience how serging can take projects to the next level in our
the designers for Fashion in Harmony, a pattern company specializing
in the bias cut, Julianne and Susan are experts at finishing bias-cut
garments. Learn their favorite ways to elegantly finish necklines and
Don't look now, but the Holidays are just around the corner...
it or not, Halloween is coming and as you can imagine, it's our busiest
time of the year. We can't tell you how many customers we have come in
to buy fabric for their costume ideas, and try as we might, sometimes we
just can't get what you need in time for the big day. We want you to
know that it's never too early to start planning for your Halloween
costumes, Thanksgiving Day table linens and Holiday gift giving.
do our best to keep all of the basics stocked, but if there is a
specific fabric, trim or notion that you need, don't hesitate to ask.
The sooner, the better!
customers come in to look at our pattern books, they find all manner of
styles and designers for all levels of sewing experience. Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
has one of the largest inventories of independent pattern designers and
we often choose these innovative designs for my wardrobe (many are listed in our on-line store).