November Sew Fun

Cathy Ellsaesser Fashion, pattern, Sew Fun, sewing Tags: , ,
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I am so inspired after being at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. However, I get even more inspired, and humbled, when I see all the wonderful projects our customers “show and tell” at our monthly Sew Fun sessions. Now, I can’t wait until next week to attend the November Sew Fun sessions and get my inspiration tank overflowing!

Sew Many Gifts

Photo of Sew Many Gifts book to be presented at november sew FunQuick and easy, bright and delightful–these are gifts you’ll love to make and give! Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, home warming, or “just because,” you’ll want to make these thrifty and nifty gifts for every special occasion!

  • Featuring a wide variety of cheerful and colorful projects, including home decor, bags, wearables, and more.
  • Fun, functional, and fast gifts to give or keep, with appealing designs for adults and youngsters.
  • Easily customize each project with favorite colors and fabric patterns for truly personalized gifts.

With projects that are Gifts to Wear, Gifts for the Home, Gifts for Sewing Pals, and Gifts for Those on the Go, this book has gifts for everyone on your list…even you!

Photo of some of the projects in So Many Gifts, book to be presented at November Sew Fun

The Jalie “Charlie” Bomber Jacket

This Bomber jacket is designed for for stable knits or stretch woven with zipper at front, ribbing collar, cuffs and waistband. It has pocket with single welt made of pocket fabric.

pocket welt of Jalie Bomber Jacket

You can have a lot of fun with different fabrics for the jacket. Stretch twill or denim work great. In addition, stable knit is super easy to work with and is quite easy to find in fabric stores. Look for scuba, double knit, sweater knit, beefy knits, sweatshirt fleece that do not have too much stretch (if you want a jacket with some structure of course).

Jalie bomber jacket made with pattern shown at November Sew fun  f you use contrast fabric for the back, it will show a bit in the front because of the forward shoulder seam. It becomes a fun element that allows you to finish some fabric remnants that are too short for a front+back!

Have fun by using a contrasting fabric for the front of the jacket. Just note that  you use contrast fabric for the back, it will show a bit in the front because of the forward shoulder seam. It becomes a fun element that allows you to finish some fabric remnants that are too short for a front and back!

The jacket is unlined and looks great inside and out.

Childs Jacket made from Jalie Bomber Jacket pattern shown at November Sew fun.

However, if some of you want a lined jacket for a cleaner finish inside, go to the Filles à Maman’s blog where Mel not only lined the Charlie, but also made it REVERSIBLE. Her post features the cutest printed sweatshirt fleece from l’Oiseau Fabrics too!

November Sew Fun Sessions

To see what else we have in store for you this month, be sure to attend one of our November 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, November 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Littleton: Wednesday, November 14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arvada: Thursday, November 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Colorado Springs: Friday, November 16,  1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Come join the fun and eat some chocolate. As always, we hope you’ll bring one of your “UFOs” you’ve finished to “show and tell.” Our December Christmas Open Houses will be here soon and we’ll be drawing for the sewing machines!

Click here to see some of last month’s Show and Tell projects. You all are so talented, and we can’t wait to see what this month brings!

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