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Makery Staff Makes - Kat's 2014 Projects

Leslie Wright

Tags Felt Crafts, Makery Staff Makes, Sewing

  With the arrival of Cotton + Steel fabrics to the Makery, I quickly jumped in whipping up not one, but two Wiksten tank dresses in a week.  This continues to be a favourite pattern of mine as it is a quick, easy and satisfying sew I can complete in an afternoon.   I used a contrasting solid cotton for the bias facing which allowed me to cut down on the required main fabric to 1.5 metres for the dress as opposed to the 2.75 metres the pattern called for.  Even though these dresses are both navy, the xo and arrow patterns give them...

Eco Parent + The Makery

Leslie Wright

Tags Eco Parent, Felt Crafts, Makery Staff Makes

Late this past August a flurry of holiday crafting descended on the Makery and we've been keeping our crafts under our hats since then.  We're happy now to announce that we are contributing crafters to Eco Parent magazine and are selling it in store.   The newest edition is The Winter Wonderland Issue, so we put together three fun and easy holiday craft how-tos: cute embroidered Pocket Mitten Ornaments, Button Holiday Trees and oh-so-easy String Felt Wreaths. This coming Saturday we'll be putting these crafts to work as we launch our Handmade Holiday workshop series with a drop-in Holiday Craft Party.  We'll...