NEW PATTERN is here–the Hold it Bin

Get your holiday sewing fingers ready!
Just in time for Christmas, we’re dropping a new pattern!
It’s the Hold it Bin.

Hold it. What? You made that cute bin?
Yesssss. That’s what your friends are going to say….when you make all 14 sizes, for everyone you know, for every room of the house, and the office, and the school.There’s even a flatware set, with removable flatware bins, and a napkin holder!
(Warning: bin sewing can be addictive.)

I love how professional this project looks, but still with that handmade charm. The bins are sturdy, while soft, and hold their shape well.  Many of them come with lids and cool handle options.

And we’ve done all the hard math, so you have the perfect pattern pieces, with the perfect seam allowances. We always give you the nitty gritty details, so you feel like we’re sitting there next to you, sewing along.

Here’s all the info….
The Hold it Bin is a PDF sewing pattern.
Printable pattern pieces come in 14 sizes.

Bin Styles included are:
• All-Purpose Bin + lid (small, medium, large)
• XXL Bin + lid
• Flatware Set + lid (with three insert bins)
• Drawer Organizers (small + large square, small + large rectangle)
• Napkin Holder + lid
• Upright Bin + lid (small, medium, large)
• Gift box + lid (small, large)

Additional info:
• Detailed step-by-step instructions with beautiful illustrations and photographs
• Charts and information provided in both Imperial (inches/yards) and in Metric
• Pattern pages print to either US letter-size and A4

There is so much to love with this project.

Maybe it’s because I love how many options there are. And how many things can be stored inside. You can even add a glass insert vase and turn the upright bin into a planter or pencil holder.
Woohoo.

Of course I’m pretty partial to how perfect this XXL bin looks in my house.
It was MADE for this room.

And now you can sew them MADE for your home, too.

Okay, enough talk. Time to sew.
* Purchase the Hold it Bin pattern HERE *
From now till Dec 31st, we’re having an Intro Holiday Sale!

For additional resources and ideas, check out the Hold it Bin Headquarters Page.
Have fun sewing!
(and wrapping)

New Video: How to make Danish Heart Baskets

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardOh, I love making these!
Have you ever tried them?
They’re the perfect little craft/decor/goody basket….all woven into one.
(Grab the free template designs here.)

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardAnd while it might sound like we’re making pastries (maybe we should??)….these paper hearts are known in Denmark as julehjerter.  Traditionally they’re made of red and white paper.  And when the pieces are woven together, they create these little baskets, which are perfect for gifting a small treat to a friend.

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardI love simple ideas.
And I also love mixing it up….with cardstock, and glitter paper, felt, and all things sparkly.

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardI think you’ll heart making these hearts as much as we do….cause look who joined me on set?!  Lucy and I are working together on this one!

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardFirst we’ll show you a basic woven heart, and then we’ll try some intermediate designs—like a clover heart and a star.
Here’s what you do…

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard1. Download the free Danish Hearts Template here.
2. Watch the video below.
3. Hang those darling hearts on a tree, or gift them away, and you’re (mostly) ready for Christmas.

How to make Danish Heart Baskets - a holiday tutorial on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardNow hit the play button below and enjoy!

If you’re new around here, MADE EVERYDAY with Dana is a fresh and fun sewing show, where we create everyday items you will love and use.

To watch other episodes–Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you’re updated as soon as the episode goes live.

For all your paper craft needs, head to your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store.

 

Blush fabric tour round-up

Fabric Tour! Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsReady for the holidays??
Christmas is only a few weeks away! And I’m sure you have SEW much to do?
Me too.
So here’s a little inspiration (in case “yards of fabric” is on your Santa list).

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsLast month I sent Blush Fabrics out to some of my favorite makers, to see what they’d come up with.
Ready for all the awesomeness?

Let’s start with this darling crew.
If you don’t follow Aubrey of Aubrey Plays, you need to. She lives in a magical world of dolls (which she sells! Christmas gifts!) Remember her Fiesta family picnic?  I’m so happy she joined the BLUSH tour for round 2.

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsWith Blush, she designed Miah the Birthday Kitty and all her friends – including an owl and unicorn. Really, you have to click over to read the story and details. Aubrey is one talented woman.

Next we have THIS BAG by Vanessa at LBG Studio. Ahhh.  The leather accents. This “Tulips” fabric is quickly becoming one of my favorites in the collection.  The zipper clutch she made to go along (in the peach Tulip fabric) is equally as cute. Vanessa added so many pro touches. Now I seriously need a purse with FIVE pockets.

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsThen there are the fresh and clean placemats that Rose from Threadbare Creations made for her daughter! I love this beautiful housewarming gift. And even better — she included a pattern to go along, and it’s free. Go visit her site to read more and make your own.

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsNext up QUILTS.
Yessss.

This English paper piecing “kite” quilt is kind of blowing my mind.  Jodi at Tales of Cloth shared so many fun photos on instagram and on her blog of this quilt coming together.  The process!  It’s so cool.  And the way she fussy cut each motif, and the way she laid it all out?  It’s just perfection. I’m pretty sure it would take me a year to do something like that. Guess what, she has a free pattern for this quilt here. THANK YOU Jodi!

I want every one of the quilts that I’ve seen made with Blush.

Like this beauty from Tiffany at Village Bound Quilts….which is a prime example of how excited it makes me to see what others make with my fabric designs.  I adore the print/color combination she chose. And I’m happy she picked the “less obvious” fabrics in the group. She says the quilt design will be released as a pattern next year, so be sure to check out her post for the details.

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsAnd finally, the Maypole Quilt from Amanda at clark|pharm, with another amazing color combo! Oh my gosh, so many cool photos in her post. And such a great way to use big blocks of fabric to let the fabric designs shine.  Click over to see it all.

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsOkay, let’s talk clothing.
The Floret prints were a big hit with the ladies!

Floret Sunkissed rayon | Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsDid you know that the Floret comes in rayon?  With sunkissed pink flowers?
Alexis from My Sweet Sunshine used it for this stunning dress
(and modeled it adorably as well). Click over to her instagram feed for more pics. She nails it every time.

The rayon is dreamy. Lightweight but not sheer, and I love the drape.
Erin Keith also used the rayon to make this beauty (she has fun details about the sleeves in her feed):

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsAnd if you make twinner outfits for yourself AND your daughter, then my heart might explode.  Ahhh. Jill! Of @kneesocksandgoldilocks is pretty much amazing. Just click over to her feed and you will find endless inspiration and smiles.  She’s great at sharing tons of photos–you have to see the back of June’s little dress.
And just when it couldn’t get any better, the floret also comes in KNIT! With honeydew blooms.

Elizabeth from Pins & Pinot is one of my new favorites on Instagram.  She’s always sewing!–cute things for herself (you should also check out the ice cream dress she made with Boardwalk Delight fabric. Ahhh)
I adore this Colette Moneta Dress in the Floret Honeydew knit.

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsAnd as it turns out, Floret works for ladies of all ages…

Inês from La Folie also used the knit for this Spin Dress for her daughter. I looove how the florets look on the circle skirt! Changing directions, blowing in the wind…

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsOf course you can get the Floret Honeydew in a woven cotton too….which is darling for this romper (above right) by Summer of sevenpretty—click over to see pics of the front!

How about sewing for sisters?  Erin Keith shared so many cute pics of her girls in their Blush outfits. I’m such a sucker for those back button details. And for pictures of sisters being sweet. Check out Erin’s instagram feed for more.

Floret Bright | Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsBlush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsHere’s some more Floret beauty from Cassie of Lily Shine Creates and Emi of Just Add Fabric
I love how these two dresses show the different properties of the rayon vs. the cotton. See how small the folds are in the drapey rayon on the left? And with the cotton on the right, it’s full-bodied and crisp. Both work great, it just depends on what you’re going for. Cassie and Emi perfectly paired their patterns and substrates!

Floret Sunkissed | Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsNow it’s time to get real serious.
About cats.

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsThe Cat Nap print was a personal favorite when I put this collection together, but I had no idea what you guys would think. As it turns out, my Clara isn’t the only one crazy for kitties! Meow.
And now I need these pajamas in my size.

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsDelia of Delia Creates not only made some snuggly pajamas for her daughter in the KNIT fabric, but she added a pocket kitty. Yep. A POCKET KITTY. And she has the free pattern for it in her post!

The only thing better than pink cats?
Pink cats WITH RUFFLES.
Sara from The Sara Project made this darling dress (left):

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsAnd Summer from sevenpretty gave her dress a twirl with this knit cutie as well. Tumbling kitties on the circle skirt!

As much as I love the kitties on their own (and I DO), I think something special happens when they’re combined with another print in the collection, like Abby did for her daughter’s Sullivan Dress:

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery FabricsJust enough coordination without going too matchy-matchy.

Emi from Just Add Fabric made the dress below for her younger daughter, and then was able to squeeze a top from the leftovers. (More ruffles YES.)

The contrasting trim she used on both was just the right touch! The top was supposed to be for big sister, but a little drama ensued involving fabric dibs. Haha! Check out her post for the scoop.

And in case you were wondering, dogs and cats can totally play together.  More darling pics from Jill @kneesocksandgoldilocks.

Phew, that was a long one. I hope it gave you some ideas for Blush sewing — it did for me! Don’t forget to visit Blush Headquarters to purchase fabric, and for even more project ideas.

Blush Fabric Collection designed by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics