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September is an important month for those of us in the sewing industry because it is National Sewing Month — a time when everyone who sews can celebrate their craft! I’m super excited to have been invited to contribute some of the prizes for Shannon Fabrics Ultimate National Sewing Month GIVEAWAY.
This year is REALLY BIG for Shannon Fabrics because 2020 also marks their 25th anniversary of being in business! They are partnering with almost 20 of our trusted industry partners to create their biggest giveaway of all time.
A couple of cool Igor Iguanas have gathered to sun themselves on the Facebook page. Jackie Hillman enlarged her version of theIgor Iguana pattern150 percent to make it nearly life-size!
Sarah Miller traded out the felt spikes for fabric spikes in her sophisticated memory toy version of theIgor Iguana pattern. LOOK how cool the shirt buttons look as reptile eyes!
Karrol Mayfield says theLarry Lion Patternis her favorite to sew lovely keepsakes. You can tell by looking at this perfect plaid pride of lions!
What a couple of cool cats! Louise Collins sat her version of thePatch Pussycat patternnext to her real-life cat, Wooster, for a fun photo opportunity. I can’t tell if Wooster is happy about this or not…
Kellie Hollis reports that her 11 year old daughter had only been using a sewing machine 3 weeks when she made this version of theSparkles Seahorse Pattern. That’s impressive!
And how proud is this little guy? Katherine Archer’s 7 year old son had never used a sewing machine before when he made this dinosaur with theTriceratops sewing pattern. He made it for himself (with help on some parts) as part of his home schooling. Looks like they’re new best buddies.
Next up, Charlotte Little used her son’s toddler clothes to make a keepsake using theTriceratops toy pattern. The denim frill is a great touch with the other coordinated shades of blue.
Susana Gould is another funky fan who likes to sew lovely keepsakes with special fabrics. She used theOllie Owl PatternandMelody Memory Bear Pattern(reduced in size) to create huggable memories from a grandfather’s shirts.
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I’ve been getting such wonderful feedback photos and thank-you messages, in response to offering my Calico Bear Pattern and Unicorn Pattern Add-on, for FREE, to anyone who wants to sew a memory bear or Keepsake unicorn during lockdown.
* There has been a teeny bit of confusion so I thought I’d just explain – the Unicorn Keepsake Pattern is not a NEW “stand-alone” pattern – it is a pattern ADD-ON, like we did on a SEW ALONG last year turning Calico Bear into a bunny, this time were using the same Calico Bear pattern to make a unicorn. 🦄
AND here are some super cute unicorns sewn during lockdown to inspire YOU!
First up is Katie Marie who has been using the free Unicorn Pattern ADD-ON to sew lovely keepsakes from baby clothes!
Isn’t this adorable???
And another cute keepsake unicorn sewn from baby clothes!
“I had lots of fun making the unicorn for a little girls birthday. Thank you so much for the free keepsake pattern!” ~ LaraH.
Cath used the free Unicorn Pattern ADD-ON to teach a child to sew!
“My best friend’s daughter wanted to learn how to sew, so we did the unicorn keepsake. We had a great time making her… Kind regards Cath”
Jenny Fisher sewed this gorgeous UNICORN Keepsake for her grand daughter…
AND here are some super cute keepsakes sewn during lockdown to inspire YOU!
I loved making this, my granddaughters love him, it has been a long time since I made a teddy like this. Thank you for the pattern. Carol Warner.
Thought I would show you a couple of bears that I am making for grandchildren to help them with lockdown. (Only 1 more to finish now). X Donna Canavan
My first attempt at the Calico Signature bear as well as using coral fleece. I have made this bear for our next little one expected in September. I enjoyed using this pattern and once I got the hang of the fleece it was easy! It makes the bear warm and super snuggly. Many thanks for the wonderful patterns, they are simply easy to use and they always turn out wonderful! Jemima Brady❤️