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Showing posts from December, 2013

The Year in Review

2013 is coming to an end and I can't help but think about how far our blog has come! I look back at a similar post we had from the end of 2012 and those posts feel like they were so long ago! We've grown in so many ways. The blog is about a year and a half old and I can't believe the following we have! We have written over 100 posts offering you ideas, inspiration, entertainment and so much more! So with 2013 winding down, I thought it would be fun to pick my top 10 posts. (These are not in any particular order. They are actually in order from oldest to newest posts.) 1.  Plaid Winter Coat Sew Along - I'm probably bias to this post just because it is one of my posts! I (Julie) shared with you a sew along on my process in making a plaid peacoat. This was my first attempt at a coat, and I'm quite proud of how it turned out!  2) All the Guest Posts - I love tutorials and many of the tutorials we had this year were from our viewers! There are so many

Meet our Fabricista Fashion Challenge winner, Shannon!

Meet Shannon from Shanni Loves ! She was the winner of the Fabricista Fashion Challenge which wrapped up back in November. After some time to take a breather, she is back and ready to blog with us! We are really looking forward to working with Shannon. We have a lot of great ideas and inspiration to share with you in 2014.  We had a Q&A session with Shannon and also asked if she would share her sewing room with us. What is your day job?  I work at an area hospital as a Financial Analyst. I analyze a lot of numbers, prepare a lot of statistics and even get to play with money sometimes. What is your dream job? I’ve always dreamed about having my own business. I tell my husband every Wednesday when they draw the lottery numbers that if we ever win I’m opening up a fabric shop. Keep your fingers crossed for me! What do you sew in your sewing room? Since the Fabricista Challenge, word is out on the streets that I sew. So I’ve been doing a lot of alterat

Planning for 2014... Your Feedback Please!

2014 for is just around the corner and we are gearing up for the new year! With a new year comes new ideas, projects and a lot of fun! We'd like some feedback from our customers.  What do you want to see on our blog? Do you have a specific topic you would like us to talk about? Do you have a pattern that you would like us to review? Would you like to contribute to our blog? How can we inspire and offer advice to the sewing community?  We have some ideas up our sleeves but would love to hear from you! Leave a comment with your ideas and we will take them into consideration.  If you would like to contribute to the blog, please email fabricmartblog[at]gmail[dot]com with your ideas.

Crafty Gemini Tutorial: Faux Suede iPad/ Tablet Sleeves

Did you know that Fabric Mart and Crafty Gemini have teamed up to bring you tutorials featuring some of our products? Crafty Gemini, aka Vanessa Wilson, is a blogger who streams sewing, cooking and craft tutorials on You Tube. She recently won an award for "Best Tutorials" from Craftsy.  Recently, Vanessa made some iPad/ Tablet Sleeves from our Faux Suede . This is a perfect gift idea and is super easy! We have a nice selection of faux suede fabrics on our website, including solids, animal prints and more. Plus, for a limited time, we are offering a $5.00 discount coupon toward any fabric in the faux suede category. Use coupon code TABLET at checkout. You must have a fabric from the faux suede category in your cart to receive the discount.  Check out Crafty Gemini's Tutorials now! Check out all of Crafty Gemini's tutorials, her blog and more now!