July Sew Fun

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by Cathy Ellsaesser, posted on

I don’t know about you, but it seems like we JUST had our June Sew Fun sessions! (Check out some of the great pictures posted on our Facebook Page). Time does fly when you are having “sew” much fun! Before you know it, it will be Christmas! Have you started making your Christmas gifts? We want to help you get ready for the holidays early this year with our Christmas in July Sew Fun events. July Sew Fun kicks off at our Aurora store on Tuesday, July 17. As always, our Sew Fun presenters have whipped up a variety of projects to share with you. They will be showing you some great projects that you can make for gifts or use for yourself.

Photo of Mother-Daughter presenting at July Sew Fun

Even more exciting news for our Sew Fun guests is that, in July, we have a mother-daughter team sure to help you get prepared for the holidays this year. We are hoping you’ll bring a loved one to share in the fun as well. We would love to see who you are bringing. Post a picture on our Facebook page with the  hashtag #rmsvsewfunjuly to share your pictures with us. Bring a relative, a neighbor, a friend to share in the fun. They’ll get in free, get the Sew Fun Gift and be eligible for the Sew Fun savings on notions and accessories.

Here’s a couple previews of what’s in store for you at the July Sew Fun sessions.

Sewing By Heart

photo of Sewing By Heart cover to be discussed at July Sew Fun

Tilda’s Sewing by Heart contains a wide range of projects, both large and small, that will take you through every season. Start  with a Bumblebee Quilt for Spring and end with a cozy Patchwork Stocking for winter. The 144 page book  is packed with quilts, pillows and softies, all in bright, happy colors and patterns.

Photo of some of projects from Sewing By Heart demonstrated at July Sew Fun

The book features five different Tilda fabric collections, Cabbage Rose, Bumblebee, Circus and the autumn and winter Harvest collections. Of course, it’s up to you what fabrics you use!


Tilda is a fabric brand founded by Norwegian designer Tone Finnanger in 1999, best known for its whimsical and naive characters in the form of animals and dolls. There is a certain attitude to life in Tilda’s world, whimsical and romantic, like a ball gown worn with wellies – perfectly imperfect!

Make 1-Hour Gifts

Love to sew but never have enough time? Pick up this value-packed book of 16 fast, fun projects from some of your favorite designers: Abbey Lane Quilts, Alexia Marcelle Abegg, Bari J. Ackerman, Lindsay Conner, Sue Kim, Virginia Lindsay, Trish Preston, Sweetwater, Sara Trail, Kasja Wikman, and Annabel Wrigley. All the projects can be completed in 60-minutes or less—and there’s a special section of 30-minute projects, too! Great for gift-giving or to beautify your own life and home. Choose from a variety of patterns, including coasters, aprons, bibs, bags, accessories, and more.

This book is full of great ideas for gifts that not only look good, but will be very much appreciated. How many parents need an extra bib for their child? Or extra coasters for their table, especially ones made in a fun Scandi style? This book has helpful hints to make sewing faster and give you that quality look. These patterns are perfect for that fabric in your stash that you love, but isn’t quite enough to include in a quilt. They are also ideal if you want to make a bunch of presents for Christmas. See how to use continuous stitching techniques to save time and thread, and before you know it you will have a stash of gifts done.

This book includes:

  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Color illustrations
  • Patterns from popular designers
  • Softcover, 48 pages

Give yourself the gift of instant gratification with Make 1-Hour Gifts. This book includes patterns from a variety of popular designers. It’s great for beginners or for busy people who want to be creative in the little spare time they have. Use up your scraps and stash to make coasters, a notepad cover, a sunglasses case, and more!

photo of two baby bibs made from pattern in 1 hour gifts for July Sew Fun   photo of glasses case made from pattern in 1 hour gifts for July Sew Fun

Christmas in July Sew Fun Sessions

To see what else we have in store for you this month, be sure to attend one of our Sew Fun sessions.

With multiple sessions at day at each of our locations, how can you miss it?  We hope you can join us at one of these times:

Aurora: Tuesday, July 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Littleton: Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arvada: Thursday, July 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Colorado Springs: Friday, July 20,  1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

It’s Christmas in July at Sew Fun, so come join the fun and eat some chocolate. Find those projects that you didn’t even know you wanted to make!  I bet you’ll come away with some great ideas for Christmas gifts. As always, we hope you’ll bring one of your “UFOs” you’ve finished to “show and tell.”