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Summer Picnics in Gingham Garments

Summer Picnics in Gingham Garments

Lightweight and breathable Scout Gingham Check is a cotton-linen blend for summer garments. The low drape is great for all those structured pieces that are on your to-make list.

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Comfy Loungewear Projects with our Capra Cotton Jersey

Comfy Loungewear Projects with our Capra Cotton Jersey

Our new Capra Cotton Jersey Knit is made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex and can be machine washed on 40 degrees. The medium drape & midweight make it ideal for spring lounge garments.  Keep reading for our favourite patterns to pair with this collection. 1. Plateau Joggers by Closet Core The new Close Core Plateau Joggers are here! Make yourself a pair of lightweight lounge pants from our Capra Cotton Jersey. With a high rise waist, wrap around pockets and an elastic waistband, we promise you won’t want to take them off all spring long. 2. Adrienne Blouse by Friday...

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What Makes a Jacquard? Learn more about the process used to create our Clara Cotton Linen

What Makes a Jacquard? Learn more about the process used to create our Clara Cotton Linen

Our Clara Cotton Linen Jacquard is a standout fabric with its unique textured pattern. This week we received a restock of our classic colours, plus the addition of three rich new hues - Cider, Fern and Jam!This fabric is a blend of 75% cotton and 25% linen jacquard. What is a jacquard you ask? Well that is what is so interesting about Clara, and what keeps us coming back again and again, is the abstract design. Most often, this sort of design would be printed onto the fabric, but in the case of Clara it is actually woven into the...

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Prep your Project Right :: Working with our new Cove Yarn Dyed Linen

Prep your Project Right :: Working with our new Cove Yarn Dyed Linen

Each of our linen collections like Essex Cotton Linen, Ellis Washed Linen and now our Cove Yarn Dyed Linen have their own weights, drapes, finishes and designs. Each offers their own unique feeling, but no matter what, the project prep remains the same!  There are a few tips and tricks that will help ensure you are starting out your new sewing project on the right foot. We geared these tips specifically for working with linen, but they are good to keep in mind regardless of the fabric you are working with!  Linen is a dream to sew with, but does require...

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Our new Favourite All-Season Fabric :: Quadra Lyocell Twill!

Our new Favourite All-Season Fabric :: Quadra Lyocell Twill!

The new Quadra Lyocell Twill is here, and it's wonderful! Let's cover the basics first -- what is Lyocell? Lyocell is another name for Tencel, a man-made textile created from wood pulp cellulose. It's one fibre the garment-making industry is excited about for the future, as it uses less water and the end wearer is less likely to wash garments made from this fabric compared to others. The reason? Lyocell is a highly breathable fabric that helps keep the wearer stay cool, which reduce sweat, resulting in the end garment getting more wears between washes! Pretty cool! That breathability also comes in handy...

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