Fabric Friday

Fabric Friday

It’s that time again. Fabric Friday!

This week, my favourite fabrics have been from the Jungle Baby Collection by Kate Honarver for Timeless Treasures. This set is so bright and colourful, that it would be perfect for a little boy or girl! I just love the adorable giraffe. (Although I’m not sure why he’s red!!)

I think this would make an adorable quilt, or pair 2 fabrics together to make oversized receiving blankets!



DIY Kits

DIY Kits

We’ve started selling our DIY kits, so far we have Tag Blanket Kits and Fabric Baby Blocks. Our Tag Blanket Kits come with a fat quarter and enough Minky for the back. We also include all the ribbons needed and directions to complete the project.

For the fabric blocks we include enough pre-cut squares to make 3 baby blocks. Plus directions of course!

We are so excited to offer DIY kits because we know everyone will love to make these items themselves either to keep or give to someone special.

Check them out


Fabric Friday

Fabric Friday

I though that a fun thing to do each friday would be to post one of our favourite fabrics or fabric collections. Right now I really like Zoologie by Ann Kelle for Kaufman. I love the Owls especially the sleepy looking owl πŸ™‚

I think this combo would make an awesome baby quilt that is gender neutral. I haven’t made anything with it yet because I can’t decide what to start with!

Check it out!



Steph from Sew It Up!



We are happy to post some swatches of fabric we have in stock right now at http://www.sewitupfabrics.com

We have fabric from Robert Kaufman, Amy Butler, Timeless Treasures and more!

We are continually adding new fabric to our store, we are expecting shipments from Michael Miller, Hoffman and Riley Blake any day now.

Welcome to Sew It Up Fabrics!

Welcome to Sew It Up Fabrics!

Welcome To Sew It Up Fabrics! We are excited to offer designer fabric by the yard, DIY kits and handmade items. Check out our Tutorial section for patterns and tips.

Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Drawstring Bag Tutorial
This is a quick and easy drawstring bag we use for our Fabric Memory Games. You can also use these to put presents in or adjust the sizing and make it a wine bag.

I’ve also included an option to square off the bottom of the bag. This makes it sit a bit nicer when full.

If you don’t want to add the square bottom no problem,
just stop after step 9.

Finished Drawstring Bag


Fabric Required: 10” x 22” piece
Co-ordinating Thread
Rotary Cutter
Sewing Machine

1. Cut Fabric to 10” x 22”.
This will be folded and sewn together to make a bag aprox. 9” x 9.5”.
The square bottom option will be approx. 9” x 7.5”.
You can adjust the measurements to make the bag any size you would like.

2. Fold the fabric with the right sides together with the 10” sides matching up.
This will leave you with a shape that is10”x11”.
Press the fold to create a crease.

3. Pin the two sides together, and starting from the closed, folded bottom edge, sew with a 1/4” seam allowance andΒ stop when you are 2.5” from the top of the bag. Repeat on the other side

4. Turn bag right side out and press the open seams of the bag flat, 1/4”.

5. Starting with one of the top pieces of fabric, turn and press the edge in by 1/4”.

6. Turn and press the same edge again, in by 3/4”. This is creating the casing for the ribbon.

7. Sew across the folded edge.

8. Repeat steps 6 – 8 for the other side.

9. Thread ribbon through the two casings. Using a safety pin can help with the threading. I put one piece of ribbon through both casings, but you can also use two ribbons and thread them through both sides in opposite directions.

Now the bag is finsihed unless you would like to add the square bottom

If you would like to square off the bottom of the bag to make it look a bit nicer, you can do these extra steps.

1. Turn the bag inside out and fold the bag so the side seams are in the center. Press.

2. Measure from the tip, 1.5” down and draw a line across. Sew this line.
Make sure to only sew one flap at a time.

You do not want to sew the two flaps together. Repeat this step for the other flap.

3. Cut 1/4’ higher then the sewn line. Repeat on the other side.

4. Turn the bag right side out and you are finished!

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions we would be happy to help if we can. Check out our website http://www.sewitupfabrics.com for fabric by the yard, DIY kits and Handmade items.