Baby On The Way!
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Many of you are expecting and getting ready for baby - or maybe you're about to make some really cool baby shower gifts ... whatever the reason, we've spent hours looking on the Internet for some inspiring patterns and fabrics so you don't have to :)
Also, we've noted that a lot of children's illustrators are now becoming surface designers, and this list includes a lot of the ones that are crossing over into the field, and what a treat it is for us to see that some of our favorite designers also have fabrics available.
SEWING PATTERNS FOR BABY:
If you're more of a visual person and would like to see pictures of these, visit our Pinterest board; otherwise, see below for links to the cutest, easiest to follow tutorials we found:
- Baby knit pants free pattern and tutorial from Shwin And Shwin (because can never have too many)
- Hooded baby towel and washcloths free tutorial from Purl Soho
- Lil' Rascal romper sewing pattern at PeekABoo Pattern Shop <-- I've tried their patterns and are well worth the investment! Easy peasy to follow.
- Onesie sewing pattern by Mama Can Do It <--- again, not free but worth the invesment as it's easy peasy for beginners
CHILDREN'S AND NURSERY FABRICS:
- Teagan White for Birch Organic fabrics, Acorn Trail, Nature Hike Available at Fabric Worm
If your kids liked the "Adventures With Barefoot Critters" book then this fabric is already a winner. Teagan is an illustrator and book cover artist we love and her fabrics are fabulous, but somewhat hard to find (sold out everywhere!) But we found some at Fabric Worm (whew!) so check the link above for some cuteness. (Picture by fabricworm.com)
- Miriam Bos for Birch Fabrics - Wild Land Collection Available at Fabric Worm
Miriam is another illustrator that does a bit of everything, her art is mostly sold for licensing to big companies for greeting cards, home products, etc. and we're wild for her sweet fabric collection. So whimsical, fun and it has a slightly retro and folk feel that we adore. (Picture by fabricworm.com)
- Charley Harper for Birch Organics
This man was an iconic illustrator, a genius and visionist. His children's books are beautifully illustrated and his licensed art has made it to fabrics, however they are hard to find! Fabric Worm has a small sellection of the newest prints but some older ones like the one in the picture, we're still searching for because it's our fav. Hey, if you find it on the internet, give us a shout! (Picture by fabricworm.com)
- Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel (Les Fleurs, Carousel Pink)
Rifle Paper Co. has been an innovator as a stationery & wall paper company and they're doing it again with their gorgeous new fabric!
So many choices! Timeless, elegant, chic and great for kids too!
(Picture by fabricworm.com)
- Fabrics by Bora
Bora is an illustrator and designer from the Netherlands and her style is so quirky and fun, you can't help but smile. She has lovely nursery fabrics and a lot of her collections coordinate perfectly so you can mix and match, there's plenty of choices. (Picture by Bora)
Speaking of nursery fabrics ... have you checked out our fabric selection?
Our best seller right now is "Dreamy Spring - Happy Flowers" (pictured on the right). Our collections keep growing and soon we'll post some fun prints that you can use to decorate and sew outfits and more for baby's first Christmas.