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Northwest Flares Sew Along

Hello Lil Luxe fans! Angie Burgett here, introducing the Northwest Flares sew along! Jessica has received so many requests to host a sew along featuring the flares pattern and I am happy to say – that day has come! DATES The sew-along will be held Sun., January 24th-Sun, January 31st. So mark your calendars!  I will be updating this post daily throughout the sew along and helping you perfect a few of the techniques included in the pattern. In addition, I will guide you through how to distress your jeans for that one-of-a-kind look! PRIZES Winners from each category will receive a Lil Luxe Pattern of their choice + $25 gift certificate from our sponsor, Threadbare Fabrics. Categories are “Fan...

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Hand sewn hems – A tutorial for blind hem stitches

Hand sewn hems can be nearly invisible from the outside and lend themselves to a look that is discreet and will not distract from the beauty of your garment.  Don’t get me wrong…I love to topstitch!! But sometimes traditional hemming just doesn’t cut it when you need a polished hem.  You may even enjoy sitting back and relaxing with your needle and thread in hand We’ve put together some of the most commonly used hand sewn hems complete with pictures and step by step instructions. Note: For demonstration purposes, I have chosen a contrasting thread color.  You will want to match your thread to the dominant fabric color in your garment. Catch Stitch The catch stitch creates an x-like formation at the top...

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Japanese sewing week

When I heard that Sara from Made by Sara was putting together the first Japanese Sewing book blog tour and sewing week, I signed up right away!  I recently won some children’s Japanese sewing books and this was the perfect time to sew up some of the patterns I’ve been eyeing.

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Free Fur Collar Vest pattern and tutorial

Did you love this Fur Collared vest from my Bacon Ice Cream, Over the Top look?!  I know you did, so I’m here today with the free pattern and tutorial so you can wrap you little one in a Lil Luxe too  Remember to pin, post your creations on Facebook and tag #lilluxecollection and #luxefurcollarvest  ENJOY!

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