It’s official, nido has been around for 3 fantastic years! This is a huge milestone for us and we continue to look forward to making our mark in the sewing and knitting communities. A huge thank you to all of our wonderful customers, it has been a pleasure getting to know each and every one of you!
We had a HUGE turn out for our anniversary party. What better way to celebrate than with our loyal customers.
Rae from Made-By-Rae came by to discuss garment sewing and a bit about the process of tailoring patterns to fit different body types. For those of you who weren’t able to make the party, you should check out Rae’s website and all of her lovely patterns! You won’t want to miss out on sewing up a Washi Dress, trust me!
I don’t want to rub it in but there were some good eats at the event as well.
A perfect celebration! Thanks again to all who helped make the event so special.
Anna Maria Horner’s multi-tasker tote is a real winner! This roomy 5 pocket tote is perfect for a day trip or just a day out. The ingenuity of it’s design makes the multi-tasker a super fun project to make. Not to mention the potential to mix and match prints is really endless! We made a shop sample in two coordinating prints from Anna Maria’s new collection, Field Study.
There are two pockets on each side of the tote that would hold a water bottle (or skein of yarn!) perfectly. Whether you’re in need of a market bag, yoga bag, diaper bag, or project bag, the versatile multi-tasker really lives up to it’s name.
If this tote bag looks like a perfect project for you, stop in and take a closer look! We love the bold bright prints of the Field Study Collection, but the Multi-Tasker would look great in any fabric combinations you may dream up.
New classes have been added to nido’s schedule for the fall/winter season.
In addition to teaching Learn To Sew, we’ve added a beginner Learn To Knit class – no previous experience necessary!
For those who have taken Learn To Sew and are looking for the next step, we are now offering a series of short and sweet Tips & Techniques classes to gently introduce you to skills such as installing zippers, making your own bias tape, and sewing garment darts.
Make an apron to impress your holiday guests in the Holiday Hostess Apron class for beginners.
The very popular Wiksten Tova Tunic is a great fall project for advanced beginners. How about making one out of flannel for the chilly days ahead?
Those who came to nido’s 3rd anniversary party are sure to be familiar with the Made-By-Rae Washi Dress pattern! This figure flattering dress incorporates darts, pleats, elastic shearing, and a cute cut-out neck line: the perfect opportunity for intermediate sewists to build their skills.
Don’t forget about Snack & Sew which continues the second tuesday of every month from 6 to 8pm!
Check out nido’s website for more information and a list of supplies needed for each class.
Hope to see some of you at the anniversary party today from 4:00-6:00. Rae from Made-By-Rae will be discussing garment sewing at 4:30, snacks, drinks and a 20% off store-wide sale will run from 4:00-6:00.
For all of you who can not join us today, there is also 20% off on all items in our online shop today until midnight EST.
Thank you all for your support the past 3 years!
My family has been circulating sickness for weeks now. Not very fun! What better way to embrace staying at home in bed than sewing up a new pair of pajama bottoms. Made from Melody Miller’s Ruby Star Spring 2011 fabric, these puppies are pretty sweet. (AND so quick to make!)
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend and that I see some of you at nido’s anniversary party tomorrow!
Here at nido we’re loving these super easy hand tied lap quilts! They’ve been so popular at snack and sew, due to their simplicity, that Stephanie and I found ourselves wanting to give it a try. Who doesn’t love an instant gratification project?
Nani Iro double gauze cotton really is perfect for this project. Not only is the fabric ultra soft, but the prints give a real sophistication to such a simple project. These would definitely make great gifts.
The Purl Bee has an awesome tutorial on how to put these blankets together. It’s just batting sandwiched between two pieces of fabric. So simple! There are lots of differnet ways to “quilt” the blanket when you’re done, but Stephanie and I chose the old fashioned hand tying method.
This really is the perfect kind of project to work on for Snack and Sew coming up on the 11th! I may just have to make another one for myself.
Have a great weekend everyone!