Granger Bag Sewalong by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 17/12/2015 | Granger Bag Sewalong

Final day, woo hoo!!  Congrats on making it to the last step of the sewalong, I hope you all had fun making your bags so far!  Today is all about the bag strap, so grab your strap pieces, pins, sewing machine, iron, and strap slider and let's get started! If you are making your strap from fabric, place strap parts A and B together with right sides facing.  Your stitch guide boxes should be on the ends that are not lined up.  Pin and sew the two straps pieces together along the short end. Press the seam towards the longer side...

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Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 16/12/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

Hello dear makers!  I hope everybody's holiday season is in full swing and you are getting a chance to wear all those party frocks you've been sewing up over the last few months!  It's fun to admire all the pretty sewing happening during the holidays, and get inspiration for the new year. Makes Mariah's Clare Coat turned out beautifully and it was the push I needed to get mine finished this evening!  I love the color she chose and her pattern reviews are always very thorough and honest. This Isla Trench coat from Julie is seriously awesome.  I need a spy jacket, right?...

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Granger Bag Sewalong by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 14/12/2015 | Granger Bag Sewalong

I hope you had a great weekend, Granger Bag makers!  I am currently working on the Closet Case Files Clare Coat, so I've been catching up on Heather's sewalong while hosting this one as well, whew! Today we are going to put bag and lining together!  You will need pins, your sewing machine, iron, and shears.  If you are making view B, we first need to attach the flap.  You flap should be turned in 5/8" on the open end, as instructed in step 9 in your booklet, and your outer bag top should be folded down 1 6/8" as...

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True Bias Hudson Pants by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 11/12/2015 | Into My Closet

Knit projects are rapidly becoming my favourite things to sew.  I love how quickly they come together, how easily they fit, and how wearable they are. My grey Lark Tee is easily the most worn item in my closet, so I figured it was time to make a cozy pair of knit bottoms to match!       For my comfy sweats, I went with the queen of all sweatpants, the True Bias hudson pant.  I used this pattern once before to make a woven version, but I hadn’t gotten around to making them as intended until now.  We shot a...

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Granger Bag Sewalong by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 10/12/2015 | Granger Bag Sewalong

Welcome to day 4 of the Granger Bag Sewalong! Today is all about lining, so no matter which view you are making all of the following steps apply to you.  You will need pins, your 8" zipper, sewing machine, iron, and shears.  Here we go! If you made the outer bag pocket for view B, this first step will be familiar to you.  Place the inside pouch pocket lining in the middle of your inner pouch pocket, wrong sides facing.  Fold in the corners and then the side edges twice, creating a mitred corner.  Sew two lines of stitching along...

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Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 09/12/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

Hello Makers!  These weeks have been flying by so it's nice to have an excuse to sit down for a few hours and admire all the amazing projects you crazy makers are putting out there!  There is never a shortage of cool things to share and I love seeing all the hard work and dedication that you all put into your craft. News Two very exciting pattern releases this week!  Lauren Dahl from Baste & Gather released the much anticipated Birkin Flares, and they already have quite the following amongst the pattern testers. Colette released their newest pattern, the Phoebe...

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