Darling Quilt ~ Free Pattern!

As you know, my 1st fabric collection, Dainty Darling for Riley Blake Designs, is now shipping and can be found online as well as in many of your local quilt shops. I wanted to share this free quilt pattern with you all that features Dainty Darling. It's called the Darling Quilt and it's a wonderful pattern to showcase your favorite printed fabrics. This pattern utilizes all the prints in the Dainty Darling collection by using one of the fat quarter precut bundles. … continue reading

Josie Mae Bonnet Pattern – Now in Print!

In the last few years, I've been releasing a lot of my new patterns in PDF format only, but today I'm excited to announce a new The Cottage Mama Pattern now in print! Josie Mae Bonnet Pattern SIZE NEWBORN - SIZE 4 The Josie Mae Bonnet is a vintage-inspired button sunbonnet for your darling little ones. It features a large bonnet brim to keep sun off of those sweet little faces and has 9 buttons creating a gorgeous scalloped look all across the top of the bonnet. The bonnet ties around the chin with a large sash style bow. The back of the bonnet is perfect for … continue reading

Dainty Darling Machine Embroidery Designs

Dainty Darling Machine Embroidery Designs. Coordinates with Dainty Darling Fabric Collection by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama for Riley Blake Designs.

Today I'm excited to introduce to you, my first ever, machine embroidery design collection! I love to use machine embroidery in my sewn creations, so when I began designing my first fabric collection, Dainty Darling for Riley Blake Designs, I knew I wanted to create some coordinating machine embroidery designs. … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay: The Party Dress ~ Part 3

Two weeks ago I shared The Party Dress ~ Part 1 video, last week I shared The Party Dress ~ Part 2 video and today I'm excited to share the final installment of The Party Dress Sew Along. Today you are going to see me finish up The Party Dress including constructing the skirt and the contrast band, attaching the skirt and more! And after this video, you should have a completed Party Dress! … continue reading

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