Here's another chance to have a fun time creating and showing off your wares, while helping promote a good cause. Check out The Right Brain Initiative's SHIFT 2018 fashion show. See details below from their site, and beware, the deadline for your application (design concept, not finished garment) is coming up soon!Read More
Sometimes it's just too hard for me to say no to things. That seems to be the case with embroidery kits lately. I have a long time love affair going on with hand stitching. Unfortunately for me, my affair is mostly in my daydreaming mind, and less in reality. But, this summer I hope to change that.Read More
Whew! We've been working hard to get a slew of new and returning patterns up on our online store for all of you shopping from afar. This week we added our collection of Closet Case, Megan Nielsen, Deer & Doe, Tilly & the Buttons, and the newest Sew Liberated patterns. So many great patterns out there!
This batch of newbies includes incredible cottons with interesting textures and gorgeous printed light weight lawns.Read More
We have quite the selection of Japanese fabrics at the moment and many have a gorgeous weave and /or texture. These cottons would make up beautiful apparel, accessories and home decor. A new robe for the warm summer months? You can find some of our Japanese fabrics in our online store, in the "Japanese Imports" category.Read More
We are happy to be sponsoring a couple of great, social, fashion events here in town next month. Modified Style Portland and Portland Frocktails are both sure to be great events for anyone interested in fashion, sustainable fashion, making your own, and chatting it up with other like-minded individuals. So mark your calendars and get your tickets!Read More
I feel mad accomplished with the finishing of my Carolyn PJs. They've been on my mind since last fall but I didn't actually start working on them until this March, the beginning of spring and presumably, warmer weather. It was challenging working with wintery flannel fabric because my mind was preoccupied with all the new summer pieces I want to sew before its arrival. But, I persevered and am super excited about having my first ever, matching set of pajamas.Read More
Have you all been following the return of Sew Liberated?! Meg McElwee was one of the first independent pattern makers in my sewing world. The Schoolhouse Tunic and the Clara Dress are two of her very flattering patterns that have been perennial favorites here at Bolt. She's coming back to pattern design after a hiatus, and she seems to have spent her time away reading minds because she's putting out exactly the patterns that I've been searching for. It looks like many sewists feel equally understood judging by Instagram fervor over her new designs.Read More
We recently brought in a new selection of home decor fabrics. These are primarily cotton, some cotton/ linen blends, that are sturdy enough for upholstery, slipcovers, draperies.Read More
Our annual spring sale is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 13th through Thursday, April 19th. Everything is marked down, both online and in-store.
Here are the in-store sale details: all fabric 10-50% off, an additional 10% off previously marked down items, all notions and anything else in the store will be 20% off. Time to start planning your projects!Read More