Friday, July 31, 2015

15% off your entire order of $50 or more!

All week long until 8/7 at 8am you get to Choose-Your-Own sale! What does that mean? It means that for this week only you get 15% off your entire order over $50! That means the more you spend the more you save AND you can choose ANY fabrics or notions you want! Head on over to fabricworm.com today and check it out!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fabricworm Giveaway: Fat Quarter Bundle of the Entire Beyond the Sea Collection!

Hello Fabricworms! As many of you know, we received our shipment of Beyond the Sea by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Organic Fabrics last week. We've been absolutely ecstatic with excitement all week long and want to share some of that excitement with all of our wonderful fabricworms. This week we will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of the ENTIRE COLLECTION! Enter to win now!


This adorable modern take on an underwater enchantment will have your mind racing with great potential projects for you and yours!


Some project inspiration...






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This giveaway ends on Sunday 8/1 @ 12 am PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen randomly by Gleam.




Friday, July 24, 2015

Beyond the Sea is Now in Stock!


Hello Fabricworms! Boy oh boy do we have a treat for you. Today, Beyond the Sea by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics has arrived and is now available! Not only are we super excited about the adorable prints and colorways featured in this beautiful collection, but we are also super excited for all the projects that have been made using these prints. Take a gander: 

Free Quilt Pattern from Birch Fabrics


This pattern is perfect for beginner quilter's and was designed by our very own Belén Sabi. It's a perfect way to showcase each of those beautifully illustrated prints. Get the free PDF now and get started!

Also available on our website is the Quilt Kit for Sea Square, for those of you set on using these exact prints for this quilt pattern. Check it out here! 

The Beach Cover Up Free Tutorial Coming Soon


Stay tuned for a free tutorial from our friends at Birch fabrics showcasing Kelp Dive from Beyond The Sea.

Patterns Available in Sew a Modern Home by Melissa Lunden

This adorable quilt shown below, as well as that absolutely sweet octopus are both featured in our friend, Melissa Lunden's, book, Sew a Modern Home: Quilts and More for Every Room. Now available in paperback or on your kindle



Make a Shirt for Your Man...


This nifty shirt showcasing Bubble Brigade from Beyond The Sea was made using Colette Patterns Negroni Men's Shirt. Pretty spiffy ey? 

Now get started on your very own project and be sure to tag us at #fabricworm to have the opportunity to be showcased on our Instagram and Facebook pages :)




Monday, July 20, 2015

Fabricworm Giveaway: Fat Quarter Bundle of Bright Heart in Midnight

Hello Fabricworms! Bright Heart inspiration comes from a fusion of elements both internal and external, born from rich feelings of delight in celebrating what brings meaning, purpose and beauty to Amy Butler's world; modern flower forms, rhythmic graphics, handmade ethnic textures and rich soulful colors. Enter to win a fat quarter bundle of Bright Heart in Midnight by Amy Butler!




Anna's print inspiration and a good deal of the color combinations in her prints come from a wonderful creative adventure she experienced in Oaxaca, Mexico where the people are deeply connected to their heritage, their spirit, the natural world, and express their “hand to heart” connection with the beautiful art forms that enrich their daily lives.





Be sure to also check out more from the Bright Heart collection!


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This giveaway ends on Sunday 7/26 @ 12 am PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen randomly by Gleam.




Monday, July 13, 2015

Fabricworm Giveaway: Seedling in Pansy by Michael Miller


 Hello Fabricworms! Many of you already know how much we here at Fabricworm have a special place in our hearts for bird prints paired with beautiful florals. There's almost nothing else that makes us super excited. This week we will be giving away a fat quarter bundle of Seedling in Pansy by Michael Miller. Enter to win now!


Feathers, florals, birds, and geometrics....what could be better? Perhaps those gorgeous colors to help make those prints pop.



Be sure to also check out more from the Seedling collection!


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This giveaway ends on Sunday 7/19 @ 12 am PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen randomly by Gleam.




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Happy Birthday to Us!

We are turning SEVEN! We just can't believe we started Fabricworm a whole seven years ago. We are utterly grateful for the support and kind words of all you Fabricworms over the years. We couldn't be here without you, and we only want to create the best shopping experience and most curated selection of modern fabrics for you modern sewists. We want to celebrate a lucky seven years with some savings and a giveaway of course!



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This giveaway ends on Sunday 7/13 @ 5 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen randomly by Gleam.






Monday, July 6, 2015

Tutorial | Madame Bobbins | The Chicken Tutorial!






If you've been to our brick and mortar store lately, you may have seen these lovely squawking chickens perched up on their pedestal.  Well we got so many requests for a tutorial that our Fabricworm team-mate Melissa, put together this nifty little tutorial just for all you Fabricworms!

So you want to make yourself a little sewing room buddy?  Madame Bobbins in her adorable little apron will keep you company into the wee hours of the night...and might even hold a pin or two for you.  Let's start with just the chicken!

You will need:

¼ yard fabric
coordinating thread
sharp scissors
pins
a needle
fiberfill
one 4 inch square of felt
iron and ironing board

Print Out The Pattern Here

****You can adjust the size of your chicken by printing this pattern to a different scale****

Now you are ready to get started!!!!

1. First, print and cut out the provided pattern pieces.

2. Fold your ¼ yard of fabric so that it is doubled (it does not matter if right or wrong sides are facing).

3. Pin body, wing and large oval pieces to the fabric and cut out pieces.  Remove the wing pattern piece from the two wing pieces you just cut and pin it again to your ¼ yard.  You will need two pieces per wing, so this second cut will give you the second pair for your second wing.

4. You now should have 2 body pieces, 4 wing pieces and 2 large ovals cut out of your fabric.  Discard one of the ovals, you only need one for the bottom of your chicken.  You are now ready to move on to your felt.

5. Pin the comb and beak to a single layer of your felt.  Cut them out, giving you one comb and one beak.

6. To assemble your chicken, begin with the wings.  Pin two wing pieces together, right sides facing and sew with a ¼ inch seam, leaving a small opening for turning.  Repeat for the other wing.


7. Turn both wings right side out and press.  Carefully hand stitch the opening closed with your preferred stitch.


8. Now to assemble the chicken.  Lay one piece of the chicken body down, right side up.  Place the beak and comb in place, carefully pinning the comb so that the edge of the comb is aligned with the edge of the body fabric.  Lay the second piece of the chicken body, right side down on top of the first and pin the body pieces together.



****Be sure to leave the bottom of the chicken open to insert the large fabric oval in the next step. Sew with a ¼ inch seam allowance, being careful around the comb.


9. Next, we will create the hole for turning the chicken right side out.  Lay your finished wing on one side of your chicken, placing it about where you'd like it to be on the finished product.


Pulling the two layers of fabric apart so that you are only cutting through ONE SIDE of the chicken, use a sharp pair of scissors and carefully snip through one layer of the chicken behind where the wing should be on the finished bird.  The goal here is to hide the turning hole behind the wing when the chicken is finished.


Clip the hole large enough for easy turning, but small enough to be hidden completely by the wing.


10. Now, we will add the fabric oval.  Carefully, pin the large oval to the open bottom of the chicken, being sure to leave the wrong side facing you, right side facing the inside of the chicken.


 Sew all the way around the oval, being careful at the intersection of the seams so that you don’t accidentally sew the base to the side of the chicken.



11. Turn the chicken through the hole.



Then press the seams as best you can, being mindful of the felt if you did not use real wool felt so that it does not burn or melt while ironing.





12. Now comes the fun part – stuff the chicken!


It’s best to make it nice and full, but be sure to occasionally flatten the bottom if you want it to stand on it’s own.

13. Once the chicken is stuffed, roughly stitch the turning hole closed.  This does not have to be neat, as it will be completely hidden by the wing.



14. Pin the two wings in place.  Stitch the wings in place, one at a time with your preferred method.  You can stitch all the way around the wing, if you wish.


I only stitched along the top of the wing, leaving the bottom open so that I can have a little flexibility should I want to add clothing to my chicken later.




 15. Ta da!  You now have your very own Madame Bobbins!  Check back later for her snazzy apron, but until then get creative and break into that stash to make her a fabulous wardrobe!




Yours in Fabulous Fabric,
The Fabricworm Team.

Fabricworm Giveaway: Fat Quarter Bundle of Zephyr Sky


 Hello Fabricworms! As many of you know already, last Friday we received a huge shipment of Cotton and Steel goodies. We've been anticipating this collection for quite some time and we know you all have as well. Because of this, we think it highly appropriate to give away a free fat quarter bundle of one of these beauties. This week's giveaway is a fat quarter bundle of Zephyr in Sky by Rashida Coleman-Hale. Enter to win now!


Be sure to also check out more from Cotton and Steel!




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This giveaway ends on Sunday 7/12 @ 12 am PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen randomly by Gleam.