July Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

by Cathy Ellsaesser, posted on

Summer is here! Can you feel it? Well if it’s getting too hot for you outside,
attend one of our July Sew Fun sessions. Come in out of the heat to see some cool projects.

I have some wonderful projects to share, along with some embellishment techniques, that I’m sure you’ll love.

Dizzy Lizzy

Photo of Dizzy Lizzy quilt pattern used for July Sew Fun

I saw this Abbey Lane quilt, Dizzy Lizzy, hanging in a quilt store back in 2015, and bought the pattern. I’m happy to say, that this cutie is no longer a UFO, but all finished up for July Sew Fun.

Funky over-sized flowers and with little birds perched all around make Dizzy Lizzy such a super fun scrappy, modern quilt – and how about the jumbo ric rac that accents the quilt? There’s a special feature on the back of the quilt I can’t wait for you to see!

Cool Cat Pajama Bag

Photo of Cool Cat Pajama Bag pattern used for July Sew Fun

I used left over fabrics from the Dizzy Lizzy to make a matching Cool Cat Pajama Bag. These Cool Cats have a zippered pocket in their backs to hold pajamas or other treasures. Poly pellets give the bottom a little weight to help them sit up. Make a Tom cat with a bow tie or a Tomasina with a hair bow.

Fabric Embellishing

photo of  Fabric Embellishing book cover used for July Sew Fun

Many of my selections this month feature special embellishments to add fun and interest to the projects. Inspiration for these embellishments came from the book, Fabric Embellishing, The Basics and Beyond.

This best-selling book features 50 techniques. It is full of clear instructions and complete step-by-step photography. Get some creative inspiration from four renowned fiber artists. A resource guide on products used, and where to find them, is provided as well.

But Wait…There’s So Much More

I have so much more to show you. Projects range from quilts, Button Boats, to some really cute Christmas table decor from the book, My Table by Disa Designs.

Wait until you see the Quilt Diva!

July Sew Fun

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

With multiple sessions a 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 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Littleton: Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Arvada: Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Colorado Springs: Friday, July 19, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 7 p.m

Come join the fun, meet and make new friends, and eat some chocolate.

Of course, be sure to bring your finished projects for Show-and-Tell. In the meantime check out last month’s Show and Tell projects made by our wonderful customers!