Just for Me Ladies Blog Tour and a PDF Pattern Sale!

Thank you for an amazing 2016!!! We hope you had a year of love, joy, peace and wonderful sewing and craft projects. We are looking forward to 2017 with our upcoming Sunny Isle release and few new Sis Boom endeavors we will be announcing soon.

We are kicking of 2017 with an awesome PDF pattern sale and blog tour. The PDF pattern sale runs January 1st to January 7th. Use code JUSTFORME2017 in our Pattern Shop or in our Etsy store.

Then, join us for the first day of our blog tour on January 4th as Denise of DIY Crush kicks us off. The tour runs the whole month of January and we hope it inspires you to try something new. Don’t forget our amazing community of sewers, the Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook Group, should you have any questions about our patterns or sewing in general.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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?
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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.)

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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.

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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!

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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

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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!).

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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