Top 5 Sewing Trends for Fall and Winter
This one is big. You’re seeing it at every runway walk and on fashion magazine cover this fall. And that’s because with the new digital technology being incorporated in today’s sewing machines, the typically difficult and time-consuming technique has been easier to pull off than ever. Brother offers home sewers several embroidery machines – even a revolutionary single needle embroidery machine that uses downloadable patterns to whip out embroidery designs in minutes.
2. FUR VESTS:
Lauren Conrad made a big splash at this year’s New York Fashion Week and her shearling vest was one of the most talked about pieces. Faux furs are in this Fall / Winter season, coming in all sorts of cuts and colors. And aside from looking stylish, they wrap the body in warmth and comfort. Brother sewing machines power through faux fur – allowing home sewers to create their own statement at a fraction of the cost. Check out Simplicity’s pattern #2285 to make a simple fur vest of your own.
3. QUILTING CLUBS:
Whether it was created by the traditional method or the popular modern method (where almost any pattern goes!), who doesn’t like to snuggle up with a warm quilt on a winter’s evening! The social component surrounding quilting is a chief reason so many are seeking out local guilds. Here they get together for an evening or afternoon of sewing and gabbing! Many find it’s a more fresh and interactive experience than sitting behind a computer posting updates to a Facebook timeline. So whether you already know how to sew or want to learn, there are growing number of quilt and modern quilt guild chapters throughout America these days. Here’s a great resource for finding a quilting guild near you. http://www.quiltguilds.com/ http://www.themodernquiltguild.com/guild_locator
4. DIY GIFTING:
Handmade gifts let the recipient know how much you care. Need a few ideas? Infinity Scarves, tote bags, pillows and coaster sets all stitch up fairly quickly. Personalized items are always in style – so consider your recipients likes and hobbies, favorite sports team or musical act. Fully licensed character and logo patterns are available online and add a professional looking touch to your handicraft.
5. INTERIOR UPDATES:
Freshening up a living space in preparation for holiday guests is always a popular autumn trend. Have you been wanting some simple new curtains or a new duvet cover? These items are simple rectangles and represent the easiest sewing project any beginner can be confident in tackling. You’ve got this! And with the money you save from buying new accessories, you can have afford a simple dinner party to show the new look off!
Written by our sewing expert, Kimberli MacKay of Brother International.