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So- I have only been sewing for about 3 years now.   Wow, that went fast!  But there are definitely some things I wish I had known about when I very first started.  I mean even to this day I learn something new that saves time and makes life easier.   So I gathered some of my sewing friends and we did some brainstorming to bring you some of our favorite things to hopefully help your life a little easier too.  This will have to be a multiple part blog as there are so many helpful things out there, but here are a...

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Hello friends! Today I'm bringing you one of my favorite color blocking hoodies out there, meet the New Horizons Design's Elevation Hoodie.   This awesome hoodie is available for Kids, Women, and Men!   The whole family can match!!  Exactly what your husband has always dreamed of, am I right???  Really though, it looks amazing on Men and you obviously don't have to match.   Anyways,  back to the point.  You'll want this pattern.   It's an amazing way to fit all of your awesome Rockerbye coordinates and prints into one piece for a super cool unique top!   The Children's pattern comes in sizes 6-12months,...

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Today I bring you one of my favorite patterns.  One I use over and over again.  I'm talking about Ellidactyl Zane Joggers. They are super stylish, modern, and so unique! They also have a huge size range running from Newborn to 12 years!     Zane joggers are packed full of options and make color blocking so easy.  I remember being terrified to sew my first pair but they came together like a dream.  Here is a little visual chart of all the options you can choose.    You can even choose to do different options for the front and back to...

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Baby Blanket, DIY, Gauze, Gauze Blanket, Satin Binding, Satin Bound Blanket, Sewing -

Real talk- I never thought I'd actually use Satin binding on a blanket because, quite frankly, that sounds worse than going to the dentist.   Then my littlest, Emerson, attached to a tiny lovey one he had.   So of course with all of Ambers amazing prints on double gauze, I knew it had to be done.  To my very happy surprise, it's actually way easier than I thought!! I figured I'd share a little tutorial.  I'm not an expert by any means but my kid loves them and everyone who has gotten one as a gift does too!  Supplies-   Double Gauze,  Pre-made...

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Blankets, Custom Fabric, Dresses, Fabric, Gauze, Patterns, Pre order, Sewing, Summer, Summer Sewing, Washcloths -

So by now, you've all seen this gorgeous gauze floating around Rockerbye land (which, by the way, gets softer with every wash),  but what do you do with it!?!  Well, most of what you've seen I'm sure is the awesome wash clothes and blankets it makes but there is so much more to do with it!   Let's start with blankets though-  There are quite a few different ways to make blankets from this gauze,  It can be as simple as serging around a square and you are good to go!  You can make it double sided and then turn and...

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