Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Oh Brother!!! What a giveaway!!!

Seamingly Smitten - Sewing Patterns is doing an awesome give away on her blog!! She is giving away a Brother Serger!!! How awesome is that!! I know if I won it would be incredible!! I would use it all the time!! 

Seamingly Smitten offers easy to read pdf patterns! All you have to do is download them and print them out! They are full of illustrations, step by step instructions for even the most beginning sewer!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jenni Crochet's

I've taken up a new skill :-) Crochet. I'm not very good yet, but I am expanding my knowledge of stitches and increasing my love of yarn! Uh oh! Another thing to spend money on. LOL

Here are some pictures of things I have crochet.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Smitten by these Pants!

I have the opportunity to share with you a great pattern: Classic Fit Boys Pants by Seamingly Smitten. I purchased the pattern from Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops , and this review is for their site. 

I've been actively sewing for the past year now. I've known how to sew since being a little girl, but have only actively pursued this hobby lately. I enjoy sewing dresses, skirts, pants, shorts, shirts, aprons, and many other items.  You can see several examples of what I enjoy sewing for others here on my blog or on my facebook page, That's Sew You by Jennifer

The Classic Fit Pants for Boys is a great pattern for beginning and advanced sewers. The pants only took an hour and a half to cut out and sew (with a few minor distractions from children).  This time also included having my son try on the pants to fit them for the hem. The pattern was very easy to follow as the instructions are very clear.  There were no "special" skills needed to sew this pattern, and I believe a beginning sewer could tackle these pants. This downloadable pdf pattern includes step by step instructions and several pictures to illustrate sewing stages. The pattern pieces are easy to understand and are color coded for different sizes. This is the fifth pattern of Seamingly Smitten I have been able to sew.

I have sewn several pairs of pants for my own two boys, using my own measurements and construction.  The pattern by Seamingly Smitten was very comparable. The sizing is spot on. However my boy is between a size 4 and 5, so I used the size 5 pattern and shortened them to the proper length. I used the specified sewing allowances and hem measurements, and the pants came out beautifully!! I did feel that the waist to inseam area was just a smidge long; however, my son likes to wear his pants at his belly button so that solved that problem. My younger son on the other hand, wears his pants below his belly typically. I feel that I would shorten the waist to inseam length by perhaps 1/2 inch - 1 inch for him, to get rid of some of that bagginess. This is very minor though, and I think it depends on how the child likes to wear pants. 

I made the Classic Fit Pants for Boys with a cotton material that had a little stretch to it.  As stated in the pattern directions, these pants would be great sewn in cottons, linens, and corduroy.  These pants are also great for girls. You could add a ruffle or two at the bottom or dress it up with cute girly material.  They are great for everyday pants for going out, or they can be made into pajamas for staying in, with flannel or knit. 

I really enjoy sewing patterns by Seamingly Smitten! The patterns are easy and simple to understand! Before starting the pattern, be sure to read through the entirety of the instructions. This helps you become familiar with any new sewing techniques and lets you know how you'll be constructing the garment. 

So hop on over to the Seamingly Smitten Etsy Shop
 or to Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops  
and purchase your Classic Fit Pants for Boys pattern. 

Thanks, Jennifer 
That's Sew You by Jennifer  

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Cooking up a storm for Easter!!!

Hey! It's been awhile since I last posted anything. Not much has been going on. However, I want to let you know about my most popular item this winter! It is the Chef Set, featuring: a double sided apron, with a large bow tie and velcro neck straps; a play only potholder or oven mitt; and a coordinating chef hat. You can see a set in my picture scroll (the purple/lime polka dots).  This particular set had a flower attached to the apron and hat. This set starts at $25.  Shipping is $6 in the USA. If you want just the Apron/Potholder or Mitt, price is $12.50, and the Chef Hat is $12.50 alone as well.

Easter is just around the corner, March 31 this year!!! Admit it, we all like to have new outfits for Easter Sunday! I can sew an array of dress styles for your little girls, starting at just $12! That's a great deal!!! Don't forget about the boys though. I can sew something special for them too!!

Order yours today!! I accept paypal, money order or cashiers check. Just contact me. 
Thanks, and God Bless!!!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Sew For Kids Fabric Giveaway Winner!!!

Thanks to all who participated in my fabric giveaway!!!  Please continue to follow my blog, and if you are on facebook, my link is That's Sew You .  The winner was randomly chosen, and the lucky lady is................

Java Diva 

Congratulations, and I hope you have fun sewing projects for Sew For Kids!! I look forward to seeing your items in the flicker album for Hopeful Threads!!!

Please respond within 36 hours, to claim your giveaway!!

Thanks, That's Sew You - Jennifer

Monday, October 01, 2012

Sew For Kids - Fabric Giveaway!!!

Hi folks!!! For those of you that don't know me, I'm Jennifer, and I like to sew!!! The past few months I have been involved with sewing for projects at  Hopeful Threads . Kristy at Hopeful Threads does a great job at picking different charities or causes that we can sew projects for. 

This month, we are sewing for the organization Sew For Kids. This helps new mothers and children of all ages of the Lakota Indians, which live on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations. Sew For Kids help provide clothing, blankets, and other things for children, and they also provide supplies to help promote breastfeeding for new mothers.  

Last year after seeing the special on 20/20 with Diane Sawyer Children of the Plains , about the Lakota children,  my heart has gone out to these people.  I was just heart broken. After discovering the Sew For Kids organization just last month, I decided that I wanted to participate in their monthly projects.  After talking with Kristy at Hopeful Threads last month, I found out that her October project was to sew things to donate to Sew For Kids. I was so excited!!! I told Kristy I wanted to do a give away of fabric for this project.  I wanted to make sure that someone could donate for this project without having the worry of what fabric to use. 

I am giving away a fabric bundle of 4 different fabrics, 1 yard each!!! IMHO they are great fabrics to use.  Included is a vibrant blue/purple/brown cotton knit, a beautiful pink/purple paisley flannel, a cute green with butterflies flannel, and a soft cozy blue minky. There are so many items that can be sewn from this bundle: Hats, scratch mits, infant nightgowns, receiving blankets, nursing pads, home made wipes, home made burp cloths. You name it!! Here is a pattern link of some free patterns and tutorials that Sew For Kids has provided. 

To enter this fabulous give away, please leave a comment this blog post with a contact email and/or "Like" my facebook page, That's Sew You

Thank you and good luck!!!! The lucky winner will be chosen Monday, October 8, at 9am Mountain time.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Sew What?

Hi Folks! I've been selling some items here and there. I've made custom orders for some relatives, and I've also been quite successful at our town farmers market, Midland Market.  I have some new items I've sewn up, so be sure to check out the "Items for Sale" page. Thanks. Remember, I can make your custom orders. Right now my project is working on some dresses for some little girls in the community. Their mother bought all the material and patterns, but has not found time to sew them. So I said I could sew them up for her. It's something I enjoy doing.

In April I sewed and donated a dress to the "Dress A Girl" foundation. This project collects home sewn dresses and donates them to underprivileged girls in other countries, in hopes that every girl could have at least one dress. You can find a link for "Dress A Girl" on my blog.

This month I am donating a few pairs of boys shorts to an organization called "Children in Families" and they will be sent to boys in Cambodia. I found out about both of these projects through my "online" friend Kristy at Hopeful Threads.

Thanks for letting me share. As always, I look forward to your orders, and God bless.