It’s been a pretty exciting first month at Sewing Gem, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to keep you up to date with sewing projects and new products available in store.
We decided to whip up the Sew Over it Rosie Dress in a navy blue linen for our next promotional shoot. The gorgeous Sophie modelled it, along with Eddie the Dog. I've been told not to try a photoshoot with animals... fortunately Eddie was an exceptionally good boy, especially as there were lots of tempting cakes and dog biscuits in sniffing distance! For those of you local to Brisbane we headed to New Farm Park to shoot the dress in all it's glory. It was a beautifully sunny day, almost a little too bright for the camera, but our awesome photographer Maryanne worked her magic. Eddie wore a cute little bandana (Fabric was Cotton and Steel Basics, Add it up in Sea Glass) and Sophie’s dress has a few little discrete touches to tie in with Eddie. I will be doing another blog on the actual sewing of the dress including lots of photos. Keep an eye on facebook and instagram for the shoot photos too.
In other exciting news we now stock a full range of plain linens - similar to the one used for Sophie's dress. Check out the fabric used for Sophie's dress here.
Plans to create Sewing Tutorials / Vlogging
An area we are keen to move into at Sewing Gem is video tutorials so we can share what we are making in a bit more detail. We thought we'd start with how to make Eddie’s bandana and all you need to know about making and using piping. I'm sure there are a few dog lovers out there who would like to create something for their pooch. Lots of ideas in the pipeline for this so let us know if you’d been keen to see this happen.
Sew, What’s new in store?
Budget Floral Fabric
We have a beautiful new range of budget florals. Click here to check them out.
New Lewis & Irene Fabric
Small Things Mythical and Magical from Lewis and Irene is now available. Perfect for the super stylish little girl, think unicorns, rainbows, mermaids and fairies!!
The navy linen used for the Sew Over it Rosie Dress is also now available to purchase. As well as a full range of plain coloured mid-weight linens. Check out the new range here.
We now stock a much wider range of Rasant threads (1000m) at the budget price of $5.90 a spool. You will soon notice that when you purchase fabric you will be offered a thread matching service. If for any reason we are unable to match the thread we will contact you to let you know the options.
This was something we were keen to expand on. Check out the store to see a great range of wooden, shell and painted buttons.
New Tadah! Patterns are also now available, this includes Vinties Overalls, Free Spirit Blouse, Seaside Dress and Top, All Seasons Dress, Longies and The Duffle Coat.
Schmetz Machine needles
We love Schmetz machine needles, in fact we prefer not to use anything else. Click here to see our expanded range of Schmetz needles.
We are at the very beginning of our sewing store journey and we are keen to be able to provide you with all you need for your sewing projects. As we expand our ranges we would love to hear from you if there is anything you would be keen for us to sell. General feedback is always very welcome too. We are also super keen for facebook and instagram followers so if you haven't already you can click below to do so.
Thanks for taking the time to read this we look forward to hearing from you.