Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sale Alert: 11/28 - 12/4

Happy Monday! 

Our shop is stuffed!  :-)   We need to make room for all the new fabulous prints that will be coming in December, so we've put several collections on sale this week.  Save 20% on Sophie by Chez Moi, Little Apples by Aneela Hoey, Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket AND Terrain by Kate SpainNo coupon code is needed - prices have been adjusted!

Additionally, all Christmas (Flurry by Kate Spain and Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater) as well as Dogwood Trail by Sentimental Studios is now $7.50/yard until its gone.

We're also introducing a new set of fat quarter bundles this week ... the "Color Me Happy Series."  Each week, we'll add a bundle of great prints in one colorway to the shop.  The first week it is available, we'll offer it at 25% off regular price!  This week, we're kicking things off with Color Me Happy in Red

We hope that this series of bundles will help you build your stash with a great pre-selected assortment of prints chosen to mix-and-match with many fabrics you may already have in your collection.

Happy Sewing! :-)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holiday Sewing ...

Hiya!  I can't believe its nearly December already ... it is SO time to buckle down on all my holiday sewing. What is on your holiday sewing list?  :)

Speaking of which, I made another stocking this weekend.  I used my previous pattern and tutorial, but changed the spiral a little.  And I used fabrics from Ruby as well as a print from Bliss.

I also added some grosgrain and mini ric rac stripes for a little something extra. I think I like it. :-)

I made a small change in the hanging loop ... I put it in the lining.  I had to tack the lining down with a few stitches on the back but you can hardly see it since I matched the thread well. 

Have you made any stockings yet?  I'd love it if you'd share them in this month's Sew Lux Stitch & Share Challenge.  :-)  The entry window for the giveaway ends on Wednesday, Nov 30th.

I also plan on making some more of these little moleskin covers with the Keyka Lou Swatch Book pattern.

Did I mention that her patterns are easy to follow and with great instructions, templates and photos?  All the patterns are on sale - just $5 each - but her sale ends today!  And they are all instant download, so you can sew right away!

Today is also the last day of our big Thanksgiving sale.  Save up to 25% on everything.  Details here.

Happy Sewing! :-)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Customer Spotlight: Janet of Sookyboo Designs

Happy Weekend! Today I am sharing a project made by one of our customers, Janet of Sookyboo Designs.  Janet used some pretty Sophie fabric to make this fun rag quilt.

We still have a fair amount of Sophie by Chez Moi still available. The colors and variety of prints make such a great project!

Thanks so much for sharing your project with us, Janet!  We love seeing the beauitful things that our customers make with all the fabric we send out. :-)

If you have a project you'd like to share, please email us at sewlux (at) gmail (dot) com.

Happy Sewing! :-)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday How-To with Jenelle of Echinops & Aster

Happy Friday!  :-)  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Today I will be doing some shopping online and putting up my Christmas decorations.  Have you already decorated?

Today, I wanted to share a project that our friend, Jenelle at Echinops & Aster, has created using some beautiful fabric from Etchings by 3 Sisters

This project is the last of four projects in her "Holiday How-To" series.  Not only is the project beautiful, but she does a great job with step-by-step instructions.

Check out the project here, say hello and enter the giveaway! :-)

See you tomorrow with a Customer Spotlight!

Happy Sewing :-)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gobble Up the Savings this Weekend!

Happy short week y'all!  I am loving this week so far ... 2 workdays and a 5 day weekend is always music to any teacher's ears! ;-)  I hope you will get some time to relax and maybe get some sewing in too.

We're excited to announce a big holiday sale today ...

Now through Sunday, November 27th, save up to 25% on your entire purchase.* 

Use gobble15 to save 15% off any order of $25 or more.
Use gobble20 to save 20% off any order of $75 or more.
Use gobble25 to save 25% off any order of $100 or more.

Just enter the coupon code at checkout at
*Offer excludes the purchase of gift certificates.

We'd also like to announce our new gift certificates!  (Start dropping hints around your mister! hehe)  And ... now through November 30th, receive an extra $5 for every $25 in gift certificates you purchase.  For example, if you purchased a $50 gift certificate, the value of your gift certificate will actually be $60! 

And if you haven't signed up for our Sew Lux Bucks program, what are you waiting for?!  Earn 5% of your purchase in store credit for your next order!  Read more about the program here and to learn how to sign up.

Happy Sewing! :-)

Welcome Baby Gift Set Tutorial

Hey there!  Today I am guest posting over at Clover & Violet as part of their "Welcome Baby Tutorial Series."   My project is a cute little gift set including a flannel burp cloth and a personalized onesie. 

Check out the tutorial here.

Happy Sewing! :-)

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Round Bowl with Straight Lines

Hi y'all and happy Monday!  :-)

Awhile back, I spotted a video on sewing a round bowl with straight lines.  I thought the bowl was cute and I can sew a straight line.  Easy enough!  Here's the little bowl I made ...

I used some leftover button fabric from my bitty blocks this summer.  I lined it with the dark gray houndstooth, which was a great match. The apparel development teacher at work had made herself the cutest skirt out of this button fabric so I thought it would be fun to make a little bowl for her.  It's the perfect size for holding all kinds of things ... hall passes, notions, etc.  And she loved it.  :-)

Check out the video by Brett Bara here and make a bowl ... its a super fast project!

Happy Sewing! :-)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cape Ann Winner

Hey there!  Hope your weekend has been wonderful!  Just stopping in to share the winner of the yard of Cape Ann from last week's giveaway post.

Congrats to ...
Please email us at sewlux (at) gmail (dot) com with the print of your choice and mailing address.

Thanks so much for following along with us!

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cape Ann

Happy Thursday, y'all!  Say hello to Cape Ann by Oliver + S!

I really love the prints in this line .... nostalgic but also modern.  And the colors, well, they're just beautiful! 

And a fun surprise on the selvage of the dots in this line ...

... little labels to personalize your projects.  Adore.  Available in pink, blue, and green

Tell me which print is your favorite and I'll draw a winner for a yard of Cape Ann - winner's choice.  :-)  Post your favorite print in the comments section on this post by Saturday, 11/19/11 11:59 PM EST and I'll announce a winner on Sunday.

Read more about the inspiration for the line here on the Oliver + S blog.

Happy Sewing! :-)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Updating ...

Hi everyone!  Off to another busy week ... how about you?  :-)  Just sharing a few things tonight ...

All Christmas yardage is now 25% off through 11/23/11.  Prices have been adjusted on Countdown to Christmas as well as Flurry.  No coupon code is needed!

I hope to get back to regular posting around here ... I have been busy making lots of ditty bags for a dulcimer event that my mom is going to this weekend.  I blogged about making ditty bags awhile back here and I cranked out 26 of them over the weekend!  :-)  I really love using Keyka Lou's patterns ... they are nicely written and easy to follow with great photos and make quick and easy gifts.  Michelle is also having her annual DIY for the Holidays sale right now ... all patterns are just $5!  I highly recommend any of her patterns, but have used (and been pleased with) the ditty bag, swatch book, and envelope clutch patterns. Check out her selection here.  :-)

Back with a quick giveaway tomorrow.  See ya then! :-)

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Scrappy Spiral Stocking Tutorial

11/2021 - Thank you for stopping by for this Christmas stocking tutorial. This post has been archived and can now be found here.

Hi everyone!  As promised I'm sharing a fun Christmas stocking tutorial.  I hope you like!  :-)

Introducing the Scrappy Spiral Stocking ...

Materials Needed:
1 FQ worth of scraps for front and hanging loop
1 FQ for the back
1 yard for the lining
Fusible Interfacing
Stocking Pattern
Basic Sewing Supplies

I made a Christmas stocking template and you are welcome to download it here on our updated post.  Also, feel free to make your stocking taller or wider by extending the pattern or trace a favorite stocking and add a seam allowance.

I used fabrics from Bliss by Bonnie & Camille, Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket, Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater, and Snow from Bella Solids. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Hey friends!  I am so happy to have a 3 day weekend ... sometimes the short weeks seem the longest.  Can y'all relate?

I am finishing up my stocking tutorial tonight and I am so excited to share it tomorrow.  :-)  I hope you'll stop by and check it out.

And speaking of tutorials, I wanted to let you know about the "Welcome Baby" tutorial series that Jennie over at Clover & Violet is hosting.  Check out the main series post here.  I will be sharing a tutorial for the series soon and was thrilled to be invited to join the fun.  :-)

The Welcom Baby Tutorial Series kicked off today with a super cute boutique baby bib tutorial from Kim at My Go Go Life.

See ya tomorrow!

Happy Sewing :-)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Updating ....

Hello friends!  This week is off to a busy start ... I am already looking forward to the 3-day weekend.  :-)

I have a lot on my to-do list tonight, but wanted to update you on a few things going on around here ...

We got Late Bloomers in late last week.  Such a pretty line ... I am really loving the Muslin and Walnut bundle

We also have a special coupon code this week!  Check it out here.  :-)

I finished my stocking pattern and got it scanned today.  Yippee!  I am looking forward to showing you my project with a tutorial on Friday.  I shared my stocking front with some coworkers today and got some great feedback .... I hope you'll love it too!  Really. Excited.

Well, that's all for now ... off to finish the newsletter and work on a few lesson plans so I can get some sewing done later this week!

Happy Sewing! :-)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Holiday How-To Series

Hey there!  :-)  Just a quick post tonight to introduce a fun series that we're helping to sponsor. 

Jenelle over at Echinops and Aster has kicked off her four week "Holiday How-To" series.  Each week, she's sharing a great project tutorial as well as a sponsored giveaway.  This week, she posted some super cute felt ornaments

Do you make any ornaments for your tree?  I might just try these cuties out!  Won't you stop by and check out her super cute ornaments and say hello to Jenelle?  :-)  We're looking forward to the rest of the projects in the series, including a special project in Week 3 that we are sponsoring a giveaway for.  :-)

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Winner and a Stocking Start

Happy Weekend!  I am excited to get to spend most of this weekend in my sewing room.  The mister and I traveled to a college ball game last weekend so its been awhile since I got a chance to make a big(ger) mess in my sewing room!  ;-)

I wanted to announce the winner of the Flora giveaway.  Congrats to Georgi - commenter #4 - chosen by :-)
Georgi, please email us at sewlux (at) gmail (dot) com with your address and the Flora print you'd like and we'll send you a gorgeous yard of fabric!  :-)

I am also working on a tutorial for a fun stocking project.  Hope you'll play along with our challenge this month!  :-)  Here's a little tease at what I am working on...

Mixing some Countdown to Christmas, Bliss, and Circa 1934 on this one.  Template and tutorial coming very soon!

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Stitch & Share Challenge

Hey y'all!  Today I'm putting up the linky post for our November Stitch & Share Challenge.  I have been wanting to work on this month's project for awhile, so I am excited about this one!  :-)

The Sew Lux Stitch & Share Challenge
  • During the first week of every month, we will post a challenge theme.  This may be a technique that should be used or a concept to base your project around.
  • If a technique is to be used in your project, we'll share a step-by-step tutorial within the first week of the month to show you what to do just in case the technique is new to you.
  • On the challenge announcement post, we'll put up a a linky for you to add your projects to.  When you have a project ready, share on your blog about what you made and add your post to the linky.  If you don't have a blog, you can link to a Flickr photo.  This will make it easy for us to check out everyone's projects!  (A Few Rules: Make sure your project and your post is specific to this challenge and is not a giveaway/promotional post.  Please link back to the challenge post as well and visit the other participants' project posts.)
  • Each month, we'll select a random winner from participants who link up their project to win a $20 gift certificate to  You must link your project by the last day of the month to be entered for the random winner drawing.
For this month's challenge, we're giving you another theme ... CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS!  Make a holiday stocking for your mantel or someone else's! :-)

We'll be sharing several tutorials throughout the month to get you sewing, so stay tuned! If there is anything you'd like to see us include or show you, please let us know in the comments and we'll see what we can do!   I will have a basic pattern available in a few days.  :-)

Remember to post a link to your project by 11:59 PM EST on November 30th to be eligible for the gift certificate drawing!  :-)  Please email us if you have any questions - sewlux (at) gmail (dot) com.

We'll post a winner on December 1st!

Happy Sewing! :-)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Winner Day!

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing the winner of the October Stitch & Share Challenge.  I consulted to help me select a winner.  And the winner is ....
Lindsay from PA Country Crafts!  Congrats Lindsay!  :-)  I love the leaf pillow you made ... it  is so pretty.  Stop by and visit her blog to check it out!  Lindsay, I will be emailing you with a $20 gift certificate code to!

Thanks to all who stitched and shared along with us in October!  I will be posting the November challenge shortly... I hope you'll join us!

Happy Sewing! :-)