Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Celebrate You with So Tweet Fabrics


Today we're celebrating you by bringing out that inner seamstress (or aspiring seamstress) and giving you a fun and relaxing project to create! I did break the rules of the event with this review/giveaway because once you're done with the end product, you will most likely give it to your child, but hey, the time that you spend on it will be relaxing and all about YOU! 

I'm not very good at sewing, I'm still learning everything, and I have only done a handful of projects, but I was excited to work with So Tweet Fabrics and check out one of their beautiful Baby Blanket Kits! So far my time with the sewing machine has been extremely enjoyable and although I am no where close to being a master seamstress, I still have fun and I love that I am able to spend that time to myself while making something that I will use! It's a great feeling.


*I received a complimentary Baby Blanket Kit for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Photo Credits: So Tweet Fabrics

Shelly, the owner of So Tweet Fabrics, lives in Brunswick, Georgia with her husband and two little princesses. At the age of 6, Shelly was lucky enough to have both of her grandmothers teach her the ins and outs of sewing and encouraged her to pursue her creative outlet. She started creating baby blankets when her girls were young with the idea of creating a blanket that would grow with their child from infant to toddler in designs that would always been fun and beautiful. Shelley started her first business venture called Baby Beanzy where she sells her sewing creations of baby blankets and quilts, burp cloths, bibs, car seat harness covers, and much more! So Tweet Fabrics was created in September of 2012 to give you the cutest variety of fabrics, blanket kits, PDF Patterns, & More!

So Tweet Fabrics generously sent me one of their Baby Blanket kits for review!
I was able to choose which blanket kit I liked best to make for Baby A. I was excited that I would be checking out a blanket kit because it included everything I needed (with exception of the sewing machine and thread!) to get started. So Tweet Fabric includes two pieces of fabric, one minky, one cotton, as well as a PDF Pattern sent right to your email for you to use while you're creating your blanket! I chose a super cute elephant fabric with lime green minky for Baby A's new blankie! So Tweet Fabrics has over 65 minky baby blanket kits for you to chose form for your little guy or gal (and let me just say, they're ADORABLE). 



Before I got started on my sewing project I needed to add thread to my bobbin so I started off by doing that. I used white thread (ignore the blue in the photo below, it was removed!), although the instructions on the pattern have you sew your blanket inside out so the stitches won't show, you do have to topstitch a small portion and I thought that white would look the best against the patterned elephant side. 


I first started by trimming the both fabrics so that they would be the exact same size, then I pinned the fabrics together (having the sides of the fabric intended for the outsides of the blanket facing in), leaving my pins approximately 1-2 inches apart. 


Following the instructions of So Tweet Fabrics,  I left an opening so that I could flip my blanket right side out when I was finished sewing up the sides. My only regret during this step is leaving the opening at the top, I should have thought it out better and left it at the bottom so that the top stitching was less noticeable! 


When I was finished with the blanket I laid it out over Baby A's changing table so that I could get a good look at it! As I said previously, I am not a master seamstress, and I quickly learned that working with minky is a challenge, but I think I did pretty darn good for a newbie! 


Baby A loves his new blankie and happily relaxed with it while watching some Mickey Mouse on the couch! 


So Tweet Fabrics made it so easy for a beginning sewer to make a gorgeous blanket! What I love most about So Tweet Fabrics is when you purchase one of their Baby Blanket Kits you're not just purchasing the ready-to-go fabric, but you're also getting a full PDF Pattern/Instruction for how to go about making your new blanket. The instructions even included some really helpful tips on working with Minky since it's a tough fabric to work with due to how soft it is (makes it really easy to slip or stretch). Being a beginner, my blanket wasn't perfect but honestly, who cares? I had fun while making it and I was able to give myself some ME time while Baby A napped. It was a win win!

So Tweet Fabrics offers a huge variety of gorgeous and unique fabrics that you most likely won't be able to find in stores!

To purchase a Baby Blanket Kit or gorgeous fabric by the yard, visit So Tweet Fabrics!

As an incentive to Celebrate You this Mothers Day, So Tweet Fabrics wants to give one lucky winner a Baby Blanket Kit of their choice!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats to Erin Gwynn!

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of April 23rd. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter which uses Random.org. The winner will be announced both on Rafflecopter as well as MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by So Tweet Fabrics. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

*This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions, what works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by So Tweet Fabrics however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review.


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38 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I wouldn't keep this for myself. Otherwise, I have several friends having little boys this year. Might get crafty and gift to them. :)

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  2. I'd make it for my son. He loves his blankies :)

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  3. I would make it for my daughter. She is 8 but she still loves blankets, lol. She would snuggle right up in this.

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  4. I'd make it for my daughter

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  5. I'd make this for my daughter. She loves blankies!

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  6. I'd be making this for my baby boy!

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  7. Blanket's fro me!!! Okay I might use it to cuddle my babies!

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  8. My little boy has a bunch of blankets that he loves so I'd make it for my friend's baby who is on the way!

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  9. I'd give the blanket to my mother.

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  10. I voted, and I would give the blanket to my grandson.

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  11. I would love to make a blanket for my daughter. She doesn't have any minky blankets!

    Lolli S

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  12. I would give it to my best friend for her new baby

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  13. would make as an upcoming baby gift

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  14. Erin G
    eringwynn@hotmail.com

    I would make it for my daughter! She is due in June!

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  15. Id make one for my daughter!

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  16. I would be making this blanket for my son for cuddle time!

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  17. I would make it for my baby, due in July!

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  18. I would make it for my 5-month-old daughter.

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  19. I would get it for my brother and his wife who are due in June.

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  20. depending on whether I get the boy choice or girl choice I made, this would be either for my son or daughter

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  21. My BFF's grandson who is 2 months old.

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  22. I would be making this for my daughter

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  23. I'd make this for my daughter, she loves minky!

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  24. I have a niece who's expecting in August and a friend who's expecting in July! I'd use the kit to make one of them a very lovely quilt using minky!

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  25. I'd make it for my nephew!

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  26. I'd make it myself - for my son :)

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  27. I would make it for my friend who is having a little girl in July.

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  28. I would make it for my new grandson who is 3 weeks old today

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  29. I'd be making it for LO arriving in a few months!

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  30. I would make it for my daughter :)

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  31. I'd be making this for my lil girl!

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  32. I love the idea of making a special blankie for my wee one... this is an excellent idea!

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