Sewing Clothes with Quilting Cottons – Part 1

Quilting cottons are inexpensive as fabric goes, come in a huge variety of fun prints and colorful solids, and are very easy to sew. Don’t let the “quilting” part fool you - you can sew clothes with quilting cottons too! With some thoughtful pattern selection, you can have great results using quilting cottons for clothing. Obviously, ...

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Beach Clothes for Kids

Recently, I had the opportunity to sew some summer clothes for my kids from the newest Project Run & Play pattern collection.  This collection is called Project Watercolor Beach,and it's filled with perfect staple patterns for any summer adventure.  Of course I turned to CaliFabrics to get the best fabrics for kids summer beach clothes! ...

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Maternity Friendly Patterns

  In my last post, I said that I spend 90% of my time in stretchy loungewear. Well, we have a wedding to attend coming up at the end next month and I don't think my t-shirt and joggers wardrobe is going to cut it for that type of event. I also didn't want to wait ...

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Dressy Casual Denim Awesomeness

Hello Cali Blog readers! My name is Brenda and I am super excited to be sharing my first post here on the blog! A little intro since I am new: I am a NE Ohio small town gal who is an illustrator and fabric designer. I have been sewing since I was a young girl: ...

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Dani Joggers in French Terry

Between pregnancy and self-isolating because of Covid-19, I have been spending 90% of my time in stretchy loungewear. Unfortunately, I don't have enough loungewear to wear on a regular basis without doing laundry just about every other day. Ever since finding out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to make some more joggers for ...

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A Magical Spring Ensemble

Hi! I’m Cass (@CraftyProfessor on Instagram) and this is my first blog post for Cali Fabrics, so I’ll start by telling you a bit about myself.  I have always been crafty, and I have always sewn, but it was only about three years ago that I really started sewing and using patterns.  Prior to that, ...

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