All those christmas cats and holiday hounds deserve attention too during Christmas in July with Fabric.com. We browsed the fleece selection, which is both huge and available year 'round at Fabric.com, and selected two cozy coordinates to build our super comfy pet bed: a bright Christmas green and a rich leopard print. Our design incorporates four bolster arm pillows sewn into a flat base with a separate tufted pillow insert. We noodled on this one for quite awhile to come up with instructions that yielded a cool finished design that was also easy to assemble. So although any 3-D project is a bit more complex than others, this cozy pet bed is something we know you can do!
No Christmas in July series worth its name would be complete without some sort of gift wrap solution. For this Series with Fabric.com, we've kicked it up a notch, making gift bag totes for the whole family in small, medium and large. These totes are done in bold, heavy weight fabrics that will look great from winter right through to spring. We picked strong graphics in colors outside traditional holiday reds and greens yet that blend with them beautifully. A sparkling bow or embellishment adds just the right touch of holiday pizzazz under the tree; remove the bow and you have a tote that's good to go for everyday use.
When there's a brand new little one in the family, the holidays are all about baby. We have you covered with this week's Fabric.com Christmas in July preparations. Our adorable baby quilt with its matching appliquéd bib will make Baby's First Christmas extra special. The quilt is made of traditional nine-patch blocks, but we stretched four of the nine squares into rectangles. The resulting design mimics the look of a little wrapped present. You make nine present blocks to create the perfect baby quilt gift. The matching bib uses a couple of larger motifs from the quilt's fabric as appliqués and super soft and absorbant chenille on the back.
Today during Christmas in July with Fabric.com, we're planning for all those Parties in December. When you're out and about on the town during this most festive time of the year, one of the best accessories to have is a pretty purse. You'll need something big enough to hold all the essentials... perhaps even generous enough to tuck in a few holiday hostess gifts. And, you'll want an elegant style that can blend with your best little black dress as well as a casual Christmas sweater and jeans. This design is based on our original Mini Wristlet pattern, but we've re-imagined it as a larger bag and added some very unique zipper accents thanks to the innovative zippers we found at Fabric.com. One is an amazing crystal zipper, the other's a great chunky metal zipper.
Yep; it's that time of year again: Christmas in July. Temperatures across the US this season have been high, especially out here in the West. It's hard to imagine ever pulling out sweaters and mittens again, but before you know it, we'll all be complaining about the chilly winter winds and reminiscing about those lazy days of summer. Recognizing Christmas in July allows you to get a jump on your holiday projects and take advantage of all the great holiday fabrics released and available in the widest selection right now. Many are also on sale! We've turned the tradition around a bit by mixing seasonal prints with some universal beauties. Fabric.com has sponsored five days of projects - each guaranteed to be a hit on Christmas morning and continue to be enjoyed throughout the months ahead. What better way to start the week than with our innovative (and reversible) Snowman Pillows.