Sis Boom Quilted Coasters

It's almost the holidays and Sew 4 Home has a great last minute holiday project idea. These darling coasters use our Spring 2016 Color Brigade. Sew up a few as hostess gifts or for the tea and coffee drinkers in your life. Fast Fridays: Free Motion Quilted Coasters Editor: Liz Johnson 2315-ff-free-motion-coasters-1_1 Pieced strips of colorful cotton and wavy, free motion stitching give these coasters the look of a tiny quilt. They’re a wonderful last minute gift idea for the holidays or any special occasion. Wrap up a stack to give by themselves or bundle them with a set of mugs or glasses. Need to make a bunch? No problem; Fast Fridays are all about whipping out something wonderful in no time at all. Pull together some of your best bits of bright fabric and you’ll have scads if these snazzy squares in just a few hours. 2315-ff-free-motion-coasters-2 The gorgeous fabric we used is the vibrant Color Brigade, a newer collection by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit Fabrics. You can find Color Brigade in stock now at Hawthorne Threads and Fabric.com. There is an edgestitched frame around each coaster that acts as the pivot point for the vertical wavy lines. The free motion stitching comes up to but does not cross the edgestitching. The lines themselves are not individual but rather a continuous seam that snakes up and then back down as it moves across the coaster. 2315-ff-free-motion-coasters-3 The gorgeous fabric we used is the vibrant Color Brigade, a newer collection by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit Fabrics. You can find Color Brigade in stock now at Hawthorne Threads and Fabric.com. There is an edgestitched frame around each coaster that acts as the pivot point for the vertical wavy lines. The free motion stitching comes up to but does not cross the edgestitching. The lines themselves are not individual but rather a continuous seam that snakes up and then back down as it moves across the coaster. Continue reading the rest of the article over at Sew4Home...

Living the Girl’s World Dream!

We introduced you to Jenny and her daughter Kelsey last fall on the blog. Here is Kelsey in her adorable room modeling new PJ pants made with fabric in Krysta from the Hotel Frederiksted line. How many Sis Boom fabrics and projects can you spot in her room? kelsey1 kelsey2 Kelsey has been a Sis Boom fan since she was a 2 year old sporting her pink Casey Scroll (From the Bell Bottoms fabric line) Leighanna Peasant. When Jenny would get new fabric in the mail, Kelsey would take out the Sis Boom fabric and spread it all over the floor and lay on it. Can't we all relate when we get our Sis Boom in the mail?!? Her all time favorite print is Dance With Me Kayla in Aqua but really she has favorites in every collection. Again, can't we all relate? Her favorite pattern is Mary's Fancy Sash (Only available in Girl's World). When Girls World was published, she would pour through it over and over. Her book is now so incredibly worn. She even learned to sew with several of the projects in the book. To this day she pulls out her mom's Sis Boom fabrics and asks Jenny sew up things for her or she makes little things for her dolls. She is living the Sis Boom Girl's World dream!

Sis Boom Holiday Tour Day 9

Our Sis Boom Holiday Blog Tour is winding down. Hope you have enjoyed following along with our amazing participants. We are so grateful for all of them and their love of Sis Boom. We can't do it without all our fans. Remember, if you have any questions about any of our patterns or sewing in general, please join our Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook Group. Our final stop on our blog tour is Cookies N Bees and her ingenious idea to turn our popular Marco shirt into a shirt dress. Sis Boom Holiday Marco Dress By Brianne of Cookies n Bees Nov 15 – MrsPodge Nov 17 – Anna’s Heirloom. Nov 22 – Handmade Boy. Nov 29 – Seam of my Pants. Dec 6 – Sunflower Seams. Dec 8 – A Crazy Craft Lady. Dec 13 – Glitter in My Coffee. Dec 15 – Troop to Tots. Dec 17 – Cookie n’ Bees. Hopefully you’ve been following along with the Sis Boom Holiday tour. If you’re behind, click on the links above to see what the other Jones have been doing. I purchased the Marco shirt on August 6, 2013 (according to Etsy). More than 3 years ago! And I’ve never made it. (I should really look through my pattern collection to see what other gems are sitting unused and abused.) marco-header The olive drab green and creamy white flannel coordinate with the Christmas-y spirit yet I can still wear it all through the winter season. I bought the fabric from Joann Fabric who knows how long ago, probably when I bought the pattern. I have about 2/3 yard left which I think I’ll use to make a Swoon Betty with. marco1a It’s not exactly winter here in SoCal but the mornings and evenings are cool so I slip on leggings or skinny jeans. I think I look pretty damn hot. My husband agrees! marco3 15 button holes seemed daunting and I really didn’t want to do that many! Pearl snaps were the best solution. It took maybe 20 minutes to set those snaps. Much better than the very possible 2 hours of button-holing. Stab me in the eye! Continue reading the blog entry over on Cookies n Bees.

Sis Boom Holiday Tour Day 8

Thanks for following along with us on our Holiday Tour. Remember, if you have any questions about our patterns or sewing in general, we have a lovely and active Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook Group. Today's post by Troops to Tots is on our popular Betsey Apron. These are a quick sew and would make lovely holiday gifts. Cherished Family Memories and Sis Boom Patterns By Troops to Tots holiday-tour-group-with-brownies Thanks for stopping by for Sis Boom’s Holiday Tour. I sewed up four completely reversible Betsey Aprons for my grandmother, mom, myself and daughter! It was such a blessing that four generations of my family were able to get together to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Sis Boom has also generously given Troops To Tots a copy of the Betsy Apron to giveaway so you can make your own aprons and create some cherished family memories, and just in time if you need a quick Christmas gift to sew. The Betsey Apron has you covered as it features 3 sizes (child, misses, and women). And visit us again tomorrow as I am featuring another Sis Boom pattern, the Ethan Shirt. My family isn’t too big on cooking, we actually ordered our Thanksgiving dinner from the grocery store this year. But for good reason, since it is pretty rare to have so many of us together for a holiday we wanted to spend it enjoying each other’s company - not cooking. However we put our aprons to work baking some brownie deliciousness (and heating up dinner!). emilyandyiayia2 This is Little E and her yiayia (my mom). There is a funny story behind how my mom’s grandbabies started calling her yiayia (which is Greek for grandmother). Little E and I moved in with my parents when she was 3 months old and stayed for 10 months. My husband was stationed overseas in Japan at the time and my parents took pity on me and let us stay with them so I didn’t have to be alone raising a baby, thank goodness for family. Emily didn’t say any actual words while we were living with my parents, but that wasn’t going to stop my mom from finding some syllable that Little E could say easily (because “grandma” was just going to take too long). Little E’s favorite syllable at the time were “blah blah” and so my mom ran with it and found the closest sounding thing to grandma, yiayia. And now all her grandbabies call her yiayia! It has led to some funny encounters when those who speak Greek hear Little E call my mom yiayia and naturally they think we speak Greek. This usually requires some explaining. Finish reading the post over at Troops to Tots...

Sis Boom Holiday Tour Day 7

Lisa of Glitter in My Coffee, sewed the cutest Gabriella Fae for her daughter. Best of all if snowed before her photo shoot so the pictures are especially festive and magical. You won't want to miss this tour! There's also a pattern giveaway at the end so make sure to stop on over and leave a comment. Walking in a Winter Wonderland with Sis Boom by Lisa of Glitter in My Coffee gabrielafae_01 I’m sew excited to be part of the Sew for the Holidays with Sis Boom Blog Tour. One of my favourite things to do for the holiday is sew up a new holiday dress (or two, or three) for my mini. As always, she’s a big part of the sewing process – from selecting the pattern to helping pick out the fabrics. We took a special trip to Joann’s to get some fabric for this one and it ended up being a compromise between her first choice (cartoon Christmas dogs) and my first choice (vintage chalkboard print) and we wound up with this whimsical “naughty or nice” print. I love the combination of aqua, red and black in this fabric for the beautiful Gabriella Fae pattern by Sis Boom. gabrielafae_06 On the day we went to shoot photos for this post we were covered in snow. Mini Mi had already built a snowperson earlier in the day and has some fun posing with it in her beautiful new dress. The Gabriella Fae has a lot of options – sleeveless, short, 3/4 or full sleeves. I had originally intended to make this with elbow length sleeves but when I cut it out I realized I had underestimated my fabric and so it ended up sleeveless. To provide a little arm coverage I whipped up the shrug to cover her bare little arms for our outside shots. Continue reading the blog post over on Glitter in My Coffee...

Sis Boom Holiday Tour Day 6

Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday if you live here in the US! Otherwise hope it was a great November. Hard to believe it's December already! Our Sis Boom Elves have been busy getting ready for our annual Holiday Show at my house in Wilton, CT- Decemeber 1 to 3 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you are in the tristate area, I hope you can make it. Our Sis Boom blog tour rolls on with this lovely Leighanna dress in a classic Charlie Brown Christmas fabric by a Crazy Craft Lady. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a favorite holiday movie around here. What holiday movies do you enjoy watching with your family? Sewing for the Holidays with Sis Boom (and Charlie Brown) by Amy of a Crazy Craft Lady Welcome to my stop on the Sew for the Holidays with Sis Boom Tour! Did you see my teaser photo on Instagram? Have you guessed what I made? peanuts If you guessed the Sis Boom Leighanna, you were right! I've always loved this pattern and I wanted to incorporate it into Sewing for the Holidays with Sis Boom Blog Tour. Make sure you go to the end of the post to enter for your chance to win this pattern and links to visit the other stops on this tour! sis-boom-holiday-tour-day-5 I have had this fabric in my stash and couldn't wait to pull it out to make something this year. My husband's family has a tradition of watching A Charlie Brown Christmas every Christmas Eve and after which, my FIL would snuggle the little one(s) and read the Bible passage from Luke to everyone. To finish reading head over to a Crazy Craft Lady...

Sis Boom Holiday Blog Tour Day 5

Today we have Sunflower Seams and her daughter in the gorgeous Marissa Dress. The Marissa makes a lovely holiday dress don't you think? We love her bright and cheery fabric choice and off course the addition of our Rachel Reindeer. It's a free pattern so download it today! The Holidays with Sis Boom By Becca Plymale of Sunflower Seams sunflower-seams-holiday-tour I am very excited Sis Boom decided to put on a Holiday blog tour. I had such a wonderful time during the Back to School tour that I jumped at the chance to be a part of another. holiday-tour-sis-boom-jpg The holidays are a very special time for me. It’s a time for family gatherings, and traditions but they also have a special place in my heart when it comes to sewing. The first dress I ever made my daughter as a baby was a Christmas dress and that is when my passion of sewing garments became real. I love giving her something special each year, unique to her and her growing personality. dsc_0221 For this year’s Christmas dress, I chose to use the Marissa Dress PDF pattern. It is so elegant but still captures an innocence that she possesses. I don’t need her growing up any faster then she already is. To continue reading Sunflower Seams post head over to her blog....