February Sew Fun At Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

by Cathy Ellsaesser, posted on

I’m back this week as the February Sew Fun presenter, and tried to whip up some interesting projects for you to see. I tried a new new techniques for me, and am pretty happy with the results. I hope you can come to one of our February Sew Fun sessions and check them out.

Glorious Spring

Photo of Glorious Spring wall hanging for February Sew Fun

After all the snow we’ve had in, I’m ready to thing Spring. This lovely wall hanging by Jane Babich is just the ticket to brighten up any house and put us in the mood for warmer weather. Okay, so we still have snowy March and April to get through, but it doesn’t hurt to dream about the delights of spring…gentle breezes, the warmth of the sun on our face and bunnies frolicking in the garden.


Photo of Harlequin pattern

Every time I make a quilt with triangles, I wonder why I’m doing that pattern! But I like to challenge myself, so I picked the Harlequin pattern as one of my Sew Fun quilts.

A layer cake of Grunge Marks the Spot fabric brings the Harlequin quilt to life. Shades of solid gray fabric trailing off for a feeling of transparency and two other solids for accents to go with the layer cake. It’s never easy sewing those bias cuts, but with the help of a Creative Grids Kaleidoscope ruler, my cut triangles lined up great, and the quilt went together pretty quickly. In fact, I made the quilt top twice! (You’ll have to come to one of the February Sew Fun sessions to find out why.)

Hide Inside Travel Wallet

Photo of Pickle Pie Hide Inside Wallets for February Sew Fun

Got any travel plans coming up? Want to protect your credit cards, cash, passport, etc.? Then whip up this wallet from Pickle Pie designs.

This fun and easy in-the-hoop embroidery design features lot of pockets . Keep your license, credit cards, airline tickets, passport and more organized and secure! Line it with some RFD fabric and keep your credit cards extra secure. An elastic band, lets it hang comfortable from your neck for easy access to your cards and documents.

Got Your Back 2.1

Photo of Got Your Back 2.1 backpack pattern for February Sew Fun

You might want to take this cute and roomy backpack on your trip. Use your favorite fabrics and make a statement.

This stylish travel-friendly backpack has a quick-grab padded handle as well as adjustable straps. The bag features a magnetic flap on the front pocket, a full zippered quilted pocket on the back, and a zippered mesh pocket inside. Numerous inner slip pockets keep everything organized.

Included with the pattern is a coupon to download an Add-On Video. This video has all the techniques, hints and tricks to help you make the backpack.

Join Us for February Sew Fun

There’s more to see, so be sure to join us this week at your favorite Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum store

Aurora: Tuesday: 2/18: 10a-12p or 2-4p or 6-8p
Littleton: Wednesday: 2/19: 10a-12p or 2-4p or 6-8p
Arvada: Thursday: 2/20: 10a-12p or 2-4p or 6-8p
Colorado Springs: Friday: 2/21: 1-3p or 5-7p

Bring a friend. Non members can attend the first time for free. If you’re not a member and want to join, order your Membership and Sewing Discount Card online. We’ll have your card ready for you when you get to the store.

Sample 2020 Sew Fun card

In the meantime check out Show and Tell projects from January’s Sew Fun sessions made by our wonderful customers!