Monday, February 11, 2013

February Meeting and a Sit & Sew!

Hi everyone! This Thursday Night is our February Meeting and we'll be having another fabulous SEWING NIGHT!! We've been getting so much done at these after-work sew sessions and they really are a fun way to hang out with other crafty ladies!! These nights are also super inspirational! Last month Caroline finished a quilt top in like a night and Lisa brought SO much cute Show & Tell! It was a lot of fun so bring whatever you've made in the past month or so to show off and get us all inspired, and bring your next big project (or start one!) and lets get some serious sewing done!!
We meet from 6:00-9:00pm
(Feel free to come at 5 and shop around a bit! We have a lot of NEW goodies in the store!)
Like Bekko by Trenna Travis!! Some GORGEOUS Home Decor Weight Sateens in fabulous colors and graphic prints perfect for any home!! I'm thinking of making another Gum Drop Pillow in one of these cool prints!! You can take Caroline's Class later this month and make one too!
Sit & Sew
This month, we'll be sewing with all the Sit & Sew ladies who decide to stay late or come late! If you don't have to work this Thursday, feel free to SIGN UP to come at 10:00am and stay for a WHOLE DAY of sewing! OR you can pay $15 for Thursday & Friday! If you'd like to spend Valentine's Day sewing your heart out, then come SIT & SEW with us!! See you all Thursday!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Come Make a Mess with Us...

Well we just had our first Sew Fresh meeting of the New Year and let me tell you, we all had SEW much fun! There were some new and of course fun and familiar faces! And we all got lots accomplished!!

Lisa had some super cute show & tell to share with us! Love this little half apron she whipped up! So cute and flirty! Such a fun way to show off a few great prints that you love seeing together! And how sweet would it be to pair a simple apron like this with a cool cookbook for a fabulous housewarming or bridal gift?

Apron Class

If you're an apron addict like some of us, check out Sally Brown's wonderful vintage style Apron Class happening in April! We are having an apron-themed event the same day as the class, so go ahead and mark your calendars for April 20th!!

Liz busted out this adorable skirt in like an hour for the Handmade Fashion Show on February 9th!! Loving the little shot of color at the hem! Such a simple detail can really make a handmade item look anything but! That gorgeous gray print is from the Lily Belle collection from Art Gallery Fabrics and I must say that if you are looking for a print for your fashionable creations, their prints are SO luscious and have a wonderful drape. You can really FEEL THE DIFFERENCE when touching their beautiful fabrics!

Caroline even finished an ENTIRE Valori Wells quilt top with one of our NEW Novella Quilt Kits!

Novella Quilt Kit - Driftwood      Novella Quilt Kit - Spice

We have it available in Driftwood & Spice colorways and its finished size is 60" x 80".  These prints look so wonderful together so if you are in the market for a simple yet modern quilt for a gift or yourself, then grab one of these fun and easy kits and get creating!!

Some Laser-Cut stitching was going down as well as some fresh and funky quilt blocks made from Good Morning! We had so many different projects happening all night, it was fun seeing what everyone had to work on and the messes they were making in the process!

These sewing nights are seriously SEW MUCH FUN and its especially nice to be creating with other inspiring ladies! We LOVE making creative messes and want you to come make some with us! SIGN UP HERE!

Sit & Sew
And if you're itching for a sewing day before next month's meeting, you should totally join us for a day (or two) of fun, fellowship and of course, sewing THIS WEEKEND!! We're opening the Classroom up so you can spread out and create to your heart's content! $10 for one day or $15 for both! Come for one day or two and make a sewing retreat out of it! Fort Worth is a great town for a weekend getaway! Lots of great restaurants around to go get lunch or bring your own from home! We have a full kitchen that you are welcome to use!! We will provide water and tea to keep you hydrated all day long! We plan to hold these every month & you can NOW SIGN UP to Sit & Sew in JAN or FEB!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Handmade Fashion Show!!!

Check it out ladies!! We are having another awesome Handmade Fashion Show at the Cabbage Rose on February 9th, 2013!! We've had a couple shows in the past and they are always SEW much fun, we thought we should kick off another year with another opportunity for all of our talented customers to show us what you've made!!

It can be a bag, an accessory or a fun and fashionable piece of clothing you've made from one of our patterns, blog tutorials or with fabric you purchased at the Cabbage Rose! A little stage shy are you? NO PROBLEM! Recruit a friend or the kids to work the runway in your gorgeous designs! HOWEVER, you must have SEWN an item in the show to qualify for the 20% OFF and coupon!

We will all be taking the handmade runway at 11:15 so make sure you are at the Cabbage Rose by 11 in order for us all to get ready! This is going to be one fun and fancy show! The CR Girls are already planning their fashionable projects! If you know what you're making, email us and let us know! We'd like to get a count of  everyone who plans to attend!

AND don't forget our first Sew Fresh Sewing Night of the new year is TONIGHT from 5-9pm! A perfect opportunity to get started on a funky skirt, cute dress, simple scarf or whatever! If you haven't already signed up for the year, you can pay your membership fee tonight at the shop! Hope to see some new faces!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Next Thursday! First Meeting of the New Year!!

Next Thursday is our first meeting of 2013 and we are more excited about Sew Fresh than ever!! We will be sewing in the Cabbage Rose Classroom from 5-9pm and you can come and go as you please! SEW excited to hear about all the new projects you guys are dreaming up for the new year! Now is the perfect time to commit to bringing more craftiness and creativity in your life and what better excuse to get stuff done than meeting with some other crafty ladies once a month!
This year is going to be full of fresh and modern inspiration, projects and more so be sure to mark those calendars for all of our fun sewing nights!!
We usually kick off meetings at 6pm but feel free to come at 5pm to get started!!!
Then, CLICK HERE to read all of the Sew Fresh Guidelines so you know what to expect! We hope to see some awesome new faces in 2013!!

Monday, December 31, 2012

January Sit & Sew

Hi Sew Fresh ladies!
We wanted y'all to know about a fun event we are having at the Cabbage Rose coming up in mid-January.
On January 18th & 19th we will be hosting a sit & sew.
Come bring your sewing machines & join us one or both days for 10-5 sewing!
A "one day only" pass is $10 & if you want to come for both days, its only $15.
You can sign up in the store or online HERE!
Start off the New Year right with a little sewing at your favorite local Fabric Store!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Free Projects!!

Hey everyone! Hope you're enjoying your new year already!! Well I thought it would be nice to compile a fun list of resources for Free Projects that I LOVE going back to over and over! These tutorials and DIY's are a great for gift giving or for sewers just getting started who maybe don't want to invest in patterns just yet! They're also fun ways to experiment with embellishing or even adjusting patterns to suit you! We'll be adding more links over time, but feel free to add your favorite FREE PROJECT resources in the comments!!

Anna Maria Horner is just about as creative as they come and she has always been a wealth of  inspiration to  those who love all things crafty!! She has wonderful fashion, quilting, home decor and embroidery tutorials you just HAVE to try!! See them all here!!

Flirting the Issue Skirt  Museum Tunic  Figure 8 Scarf 
 Baby ZigZag Quilt  Receiving Blanket  
Love Emblem Pillows    Tote-able Towels

I don't think we even need to talk about our OBSESSION with Art Gallery Fabrics! And its not just because they make some of the most beautiful and luscious fabrics out there, they are BURSTING from the seams with creative ideas for Sewing, QuiltingFat Quarter Projects and MORE! They even have some amazing sewing basic Tips & Tutorials for things like applying a zipper, continuous binding and more!

String Block Quilted Coasters  Love Notes ScarfFat Quarter Bag

Flirty PillowPeony PillowTablet Coverlet

GraphiteDeco DreamsStar-studded


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November Sew Fresh!

Hi Ladies!!
THIS COMING THURSDAY (the 8th) is our November edition of Sew Fresh!
New? Start HERE!
Feel free to bring ANY crafty projects you're working on! We will be sewing from 5-9 (come & go!)

 This is a GREAT time to start on all of those Christmas gifts you promised yourself you would make this year ;)
As always, snacks & drinks are welcomed!
One of my favorite new(ish) patterns we have is the Gypsy Sling from Amy Butler. It is absolutely adorable. Maybe you should come sew one up this Thursday!
The Gypsy Sling
See you in a couple of days!