I have good news and bad news about the makes in this post. And since I've always been an "eat your vegetables first" sort of person, we'll just get the bad news out of the way. And that bad news would be this tank. I think that it's just as important to share projects that flop … Continue reading You win some, you lose some
After a little break in which I had a baby, I'm excited to be back to talk about sewing for tweens! I have 2 kids in this age category, and 3 that have gone through it, so you might say I have a little experience! In this post I'm going to share with you my … Continue reading Sewing for Tweens – Fabric Choices
Starting my own business has been a dream of mine for some time now. Being my own boss means I get to make all the calls, which is a good and a bad thing. On one hand, I get to decide what work I take on and when I want to do it. On the … Continue reading Starting My Own Business
Ah jeans...one of the most ubiquitous articles of clothing in modern American culture, yet one that makes most sewists break out in a cold sweat. After all, jeans are HARD, right? Well, I'm here to tell you that no, jeans are not hard and they may be one of the most satisfying things you ever make! … Continue reading Not Your Boyfriend’s Jeans: Distressing Denim
Oh my gosh! I made a denim jacket and best of all I am completely smitten with it!! Before I keep gushing about my latest creation let's start with some basics. For this jacket, I used 2.5 yards of Dark Blue Designer Waxed Denim. I had not sewn with waxed denim previously, so I was … Continue reading Modern Denim
Hello, readers! I've been steadily working on filling out holes in my wardrobe and a denim jacket was at the top of my list. It's such a steady workhorse for casual looks and gives you that needed warmth for crisp spring days. This was a fun project that looks much more difficult than it is. … Continue reading A Denim Jacket with a Western Twist (Butterick 6390)
I was beyond excited when I saw that Ron had listed Carhartt canvas in some 20 (20!!) colors on the Cali Fabrics site. If you aren’t familiar with the brand, Carhartt is known for high-quality, premium-yet-affordable workwear in sturdy fabrics like denim and duck (aka, canvas). You may have seen their recent feature in Threads … Continue reading Covered in Canvas
Hi everyone! I'm Michelle and this is my very first post over here on the Cali fabrics blog. I am excited to share with you what I made for my 17 year old redheaded vintage-loving daughter (who we refer to as The Bee) with these amazing fabrics. I sewed up a Holiday dress for her … Continue reading Holiday Gold
Recently I sewed 2 pairs of jeans for my boys using some awesome denim from Cali Fabrics. As a first time sewist of jeans I learned quite a bit, and I thought I’d share some tips and tricks to help fellow jean makers. Use the right tools: You don’t have to go out and buy … Continue reading So you think you want to sew jeans?
Hello Lovely Readers! Welcome to my second post on the Cali & Co Blog! I've been doing a lot of "comfortable" sews recently, so I was itching for a challenge and decided my next sew would be something I've never sewn before, with fabric I've never used before. I was browsing the site and came across this gorgeous Red, … Continue reading This TWILL be interesting!