Where to get fabric, supplies, and recommended additional reading
for this issue.



Tandy Leather: Tandy Leather has been supplying leathercrafters since 1919. Their site will have everything you need for this month’s Finch Foldover project. They also have a UK site!

Fabric Traders – Australia: This Australian shop has a large selection of vinyl and faux-leather.

Guthrie & Ghani: There are a few beautiful leather hides up, but they sure won’t last!

Fabrics Featured
This Month

Bamboo Rayon – Black: Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics’ favorite jersey! $16.50/yard.

Bamboo Mariner Knit: This striped knit from Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics feels so great against your skin, $18.50/yard.

Black Heather White Stripe: This cotton/spandex blend from Girl Charlee features wide stripes if you want to change up your stripe game, $7.50/yard.

Cobalt Blue Viscose Jersey: It’s soft and bold. What more could you want? $13.99/yard

Royal Secrets Jersey: Tessuti fabrics has a similar viscose blend to the sample this month, $22 AUS/meter.

Modal Knit in Chartreuse: A color to envy, this knit from Hart’s Fabrics is perfectly soft, $16.99/yard.


Zero Waste Fashion Design: Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan share strategies for zero waste fashion design, with simple flat patterns and more than 20 exercises.


The Evolution of Miss America: The strong focus on beauty and body, combined with the high publicity of the contest, can be difficult for women who don’t consider themselves fitting of this perfect image.

So, Zo…: Zoe Edwards created Me Made May, an alliterative celebration of all things sewing in the month of May!

Timo Rissanen: Timo Rissanen’s blog documents how sustainability relates to fashion design, thinking, and practice.

Holly McQuillan: Holly’s research focuses on sustainable design practice within a contemporary material culture framework.

Make/Use: Explore what happens when you go beyond the aesthetics of fashion design, and consider the waste created when making garments. Includes 7 zero-waste patterns to try.

Subtraction Cutting: A free ebook by Julian Roberts. Learn to create garments by removing fabric.


Salle Maxi-dress & Jumpsuit: With just the right amount of 70’s mojo, the Sallie Jumpsuit and Maxi dress is a chic and comfortable wardrobe staple, from Closet Case Files.

Grace Corset Top: This cropped and semi-fitted top from Named Clothing’s new Royals collection makes a fun fashion statement.

Colfax Dress: True Bias just released this must-have dress for summer.

Martha: Tilly’s back with another fun dress, featuring a mandarin collar and paneled skirt.

Charleston Dress: Hey June’s fitted knit dress is perfect for dressing up or down, and with seven sleeve length options, it’s a year-round dress!


Appliqué Your Knits: This Craftsy class teaches you to conquer knit fabric and add another dimension of style to gifts and apparel with raw-edge, reverse, split and pocket appliqué!

Download new patterns each month starting at $5.83

Use the techniques and ideas featured in each month’s issue to create these and other quick & lovely projects.

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