New Years Resewlutions

Welcome to the very first box of 2019, what an exciting time of year it is!

Full of promise, resolve and new ideas... forget all the diet and healthy stuff though we're talking about our re-sew-lutions! What plans have you got for the year, are you taking part in the Make Nine challenge on Instagram? Maybe you want to try some different fabrics or discover new patterns. I hope that these gorgeous boxes will help to get you started!

This box all started with that stunning yellow brushed ITY jersey in the Mini and Classic boxes. I was sent a sample last year and fell in love with it, I had to get it in the boxes as soon as possible. Having never used an ITY jersey myself it got me thinking about trying new things and so the theme came to be. It really is the softest fabric I think I've ever felt and it is entirely possible that I have already made myself a dress from the fabric (watch this space).


The Luxury fabric this month is this absolutely stunning viscose florenza crepe from Lady McElroy. The colour is a lovely dusky purple/pink and features beautiful peacocks amidst a floral design. I love that the muted, dusky colour of the fabric means it'll work for all seasons so it is perfect paired with the Evelyn blouse from new pattern company Experimental Space. I love the upright collar and the detail down the centre front. Pop a cardi or blazer over the top for extra warmth in the winter or wear on it's own as the weather heats up. Andrea, the designer behind this pattern is local to me and came to help pack the boxes this month, so you might be opening a box packed by her!

The Luxury and Classic boxes feature one of the absolutely gorgeous little sewing machine enamel pins from Crafty Pinup. Abi recently opened her online shop with these pins as well as a knitting one, tote bags and cross stitch kits. Abi also is featured in an interview in this months SHJ magazine!

I am crazy in love with these sewing themed fat quarters, they have some of the cutest little designs and phrases on them! Every box also has a length of satin bias binding, a Guttermann thread and a spool of shirring elastic - possibly another new technique to try this year!


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