December 2, 2008

New Patterns From Ginger Snaps Designs!

This month we are pleased to be featuring patterns from Ginger Snaps Designs, by Nancy Coburn.

Whether your experience level is a beginner, advanced or somewhere in between, you are sure to enjoy sewing a Ginger Snaps Designs pattern. Every pattern includes thorough instructions, along with illustrations and explanations.

For example, the following is an excerpt from one of Nancy's newest patterns, Heirloom Bonnets I:

"I have based my pattern sizes on the CDC measurements for infant girls. The head circumference measurements for infant boys are generally 1/2" - 3/4" larger than the measurements for girls......"

The attention to detail in the instructions is very helpful, especially if you are sewing for a baby or child that does not live near you. Without being able to measure the child, an accurate pattern with good explanations is very important for proper fit.

2 New Baby Heirloom Patterns

We have two new baby heirloom patterns from Ginger Snaps Designs, in stock and ready to ship.

Heirloom Bonnets I

heirloom bonnets

Heirloom Bonnets I - This pattern contains easy to sew bonnet designs for Swiss eyelet trims. The pattern fits sizes Newborn - 24 Months.

This is a versatile, quick and easy pattern. If you prefer, laces can be used instead of the Swiss eyelet or you can even use leftovers or scraps from other projects.

The bonnet would be beautiful and would be a very special heirloom if you were to use bits and pieces from antique garments.

When I first saw this pattern, I thought it would be a perfect project on which to use the Vintage Baby Machine Embroidery Disks by Martha Pullen. I can't wait to try it! I plan on using the Swiss Silky Broadcloth for the fabric.

The 5 pages of instructions included with the pattern, also show you how to make the sweet, three-leaflet ribbon ties.

This is a pattern you will want to have on hand in your pattern library. It's perfect if you need a quick gift for a baby shower or if you want a small and easy project for beginning heirloom sewing or if you just want to have fun being creative.

Read more about the Heirloom Bonnets I pattern

Heirloom Christening Gowns I

baby gowns

Heirloom Christening Gowns I - Here it is, a classic heirloom baby gown pattern for you to sew! A high yoke gown, with lace bands and tucks, has a gathered skirt and your choice of either long or short puffed sleeves.

Take the guesswork out of making a beautiful heirloom baby gown by choosing this new pattern from Ginger Snaps Designs. If you can sew a straight stitch and a zigzag stitch, you can make this gown! Nancy's detailed instructions will guide you through every step.

So go ahead and get started! You will have so much fun and have a beautiful family heirloom when you are finished.

This pattern fits sizes Newborn, Small, Medium and Large.

Read more about the Heirloom Christening Gowns I pattern

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