Nine Eclectic Bow Ties cut & sew pattern

I designed these ties a few weeks ago as a cut & sew pattern (ie, all 9 ties appear on one yard of cotton sateen fabric). I’ve received the fabric and made all nine of the bow ties. Here’s what they look like finished:

9 Eclectic Bow Ties © 2012 J. Thomson - Lavaguy.com

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Toy Robot cut-n-sew project

Toy Robot plush, © 2011 J. Thomson, all rights reserved. I designed this easy-to-sew soft Toy Robot for Spoonflower’s “plushie pattern” contest (my first experience making a soft toy, AND my first time using Sketchup 3D software.) The challenge was to design a soft toy that would fit on one fat quarter of fabric (18″ x 21″). It was a tough challenge to get all the necessary parts and pieces of the Robot to fit, but I finally figured it out without having to reduce the size of the finished piece. When completed, this soft Toy Robot stands over 17″ tall.


Robot Soft Toy Cut-n-Sew fabric, © 2011 J. Thomson. All rights reserved.
Keep reading for the sewing instructions to make this adorable stuffed Robot. Just purchase one fat quarter of the fabric for each Robot you want to make. [Hint: If you’re making more than one, change the repeat from “centered” to “basic repeat” under layout options when you order the fabric. Then you’ll get FOUR Robots on a single yard of fabric, which is much cheaper than ordering four fat quarters. For the contest, designed MUST be “centered”.) It was designed for the quilting-weight cotton (which is the least expensive fabric Spoonflower offers), but you can print it on other fabrics as well. Continue reading

Retro Kitchen fabrics

HPIM0916Retro Kitchen fabrics by J. Thomson. © 2011 All rights reserved. Continue reading

Pen Pals fabric now available for sale

Pen Pals fabric, © 2011 by J. Thomson. All rights reserved.
Pen Pals fabric, designed by J. Thomson. © 2011 All rights reserved. Continue reading

Retro Holidays Apron DIY Project

Retro Holiday Apron Project © 2011 J. Thomson All rights reserved
Retro Holidays Apron Project, by J. Thomson. © 2011 All rights reserved. Continue reading

2 DIY Halloween banners (fabric designs)

Halloween Banner © 2011 J. Thomson All rights reserved.

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