Dainty Darling Fabric is Almost Here!

I'm so very excited that my 1st fabric collection, Dainty Darling, should be arriving any day now. I spoke to the folks at Riley Blake Designs and they are expecting it to arrive in the warehouse possibly this week! I'm thrilled to be able to design fabric now that I feel is the perfect compliment to my sewing pattern line. Dainty Darling is everything I could hope for in my debut collection......it's classic, sweet, girly, colorful and vintage......all wrapped into one! … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress ~ Part 2

Last week I shared The Party Dress ~ Part 1 video and I've been thrilled by the response from you all. I'm so happy that you are enjoying these videos! Today I've got the second installment of this three part series where we finish constructing the bodice and the side sash pieces. Next week we will finish the series by adding the skirt to the dress. I hope this really helps those of you that are visual learners because personally, I think it's so helpful to see someone sew right before your eyes! … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress ~ Part 1

Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress Free Pattern Video - Part 1. Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

I've been so excited for today's Lessons with Lindsay video for months now! Remember my Free Party Dress Pattern? Well, today I am launching Part 1 of my Party Dress sew along! Yay!! You are going to be able to watch me sew The Party Dress from start to finish in this three part video series. I'll be showing you all the techniques found in the pattern as well as how to change up the pattern a bit and add in some of my favorite trims. And guess what? This video is completely free! If you are new to sewing or just want to brush up on some of your basics, this … continue reading

IQ Designer Baby Lock Destiny II

I've been looking forward to this day all week! On Monday, I shared with you the 'I Love You to the Moon & Back Again' pillow that I created for the Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge. You can get all the details on how to create the pillow on the previous post found here including the free PDF download. But today, I'm going to show you how to use the IQ Designer feature of the Baby Lock Destiny II Sewing and Embroidery machine with a new video I've created! … continue reading

Love of Sewing Challenge Reminder

Love of Sewing Challenge Hi there! I just wanted to pop in and remind you to check out my I Love You to the Moon and Back Embroidered Pillow Tutorial, in case you missed it earlier this week! … continue reading

Love You to the Moon and Back Embroidered Pillow Tutorial

I'm kicking off Week 4 of the Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge featuring the Destiny II Sewing & Embroidery Machine. Last week I posted a video of my new Baby Lock sewing machine and today I'm excited to share one of the first projects that I have created with this incredible machine. In case you aren't familiar with the challenge, Baby Lock selected 12 of it's 'Sewlebrities' to participate in this 12 week challenge. Each designer was to create a project on their Destiny II sewing and embroidery machine that featured gold fabric (fabric provided by Riley … continue reading

Fabric and Trim Bundle Boxes are Back!

Fabric and Trim Bundle Boxes are Back! I'm super excited about this January's Bundle Box. It is such a cute one!! The Cottage Mama Bundle boxes have been so popular, I decided it was time to offer another one. This months bundle box is so sweet and is perfect to get you in the mood for spring/summer sewing. The colors are fresh and feminine with a vintage-inspired look. I don't know any little one who wouldn't love Bunnies, Bears, Kitties and More!! Bundle Boxes will be on sale January 25, 2017 at 9:00AM (CST). See below for more information on what's included, … continue reading

Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge: Introduction

Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge. Sewing quote by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

Today, I'm excited to announce that I am the designer featured in the fourth week of the Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge. I've been sewing exclusively on Baby Lock brand machines since 2012 and it was truly love at first stitch. I'm so excited to share my NEW Baby Lock Sewing & Embroidery machine, the Destiny II, and show you just a snippet of what this incredible machine can do. So check out the video below for an introduction into this next weeks worth of posts here on The Cottage Mama. … continue reading

How to Use a PDF Pattern

How to Use a PDF Pattern Video Tutorial by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

Hi everyone! Happy New Year!! I hope you all have had a wonderful start to 2017. The blog has been silent here for a little bit with all of the activity from the holidays. I can't believe how quickly the time slips by with the four kids. We were busy, busy from about Halloween until the start of the year. I love New Year's! It's always a great time to reflect, prioritize and goal set for the year ahead. So many exciting things ahead for this year......two fabric collections releasing with Riley Blake Designs (one in February and one in August), a woven ribbon … continue reading

Fall 2016 International Quilt Market Houston

Hi there! This week I will be traveling to Houston, Texas for International Quilt Market. I'm so excited to debut my first fabric collection, 'Dainty Darling', for Riley Blake Designs. In my booth, I'll be sharing all sorts of clothing samples, quilts, the coordinating 'Dainty Darling' machine embroidery and more! So, if you are attending market on October 29th, 30th or 31st, 2016, please stop by and see me at booth #2124. Or if your local shop is attending, make sure they stop by and pre-order 'Dainty Darling' that will be hitting stores in February 2017. This … continue reading