It’s #MeMadeMay time and this year on the blog we’re highlighting some of our favorite indie sewing patterns. Not just the patterns themselves, but lots of variations! Sometimes it can be hard to envision just how something will fit, what it would be like in a certain kind of fabric, or how you might alter it to better fit your...

It's #MeMadeMay time and this year on the blog we're highlighting some of our favorite indie sewing patterns. Not just the patterns themselves, but lots of variations! Sometimes it can be hard to envision just how something will fit, what it would be like in a certain kind of fabric, or how you might alter it to better fit your...

JP Knit & Stitch staff and instructors at our 2016 Me Made May Party   Each May brings us more sunny days, a refreshed look at the world, and Me Made May--a month-long celebration of handmade!   It's not a competition, nor is it a photo challenge. Me Made May (now in its eighth year!) is a chance to consider our relationship to our wardrobes and...

If you've been in the shop, taken a sewing crash course, joined a KAL here, or our Friday StitchNight crew, you've most definitely met our beloved Lexy Agbay, Manager Extraordinaire. But do you know her story? Her joyous and genuine laughter knits us together each day (bad pun absolutely intended) and her fierce dedication to making each day better than the...

It’s Me Made May guys [photos here are all from Me Made May 2015] and we’d like you to join us! We’ve all been getting excited for spring sewing season here in the shop—eyeing the patterns and fabric that are begging to be paired together and thinking about what creative sewing challenges we’ll set for ourselves. Read about our Me Made...

  It's December 1st, and it's time to start thinking about presents (if you haven't already). JP Knit & Stitch is here with crafty inspiration, whether the people on your list are makers too, or all about a final product. Here are our favorite gift ideas this week. We love kits, and the embroidered pendants from Red Gate Stitchery are super chic....

We're taking a cue from yesterday's 70 degree weather (what!) and thinking about spring sewing. There's a series of fun, springy sewing classes coming up that are perfect for growing your crafting skills and your spring wardrobe. Our very next workshop, on April 27, is  Sewing with Knits: T-Shirt Workshop. Get comfortable with our awesome printed and solid knit fabrics to...

We just got four soft, lovely bolts of cotton chambray from Robert Kaufman. This fabric needs to be felt to be believed; it’s lighter than denim without being sheer, perfect for spring and (dare I say it?!) summer tops and dresses....

Promises, Promises! Today is the last day JP Knit & Stitch will be open before Christmas! (Don't worry; we'll be open on Saturday and Sunday, December 28th and 29th, so you can bring by all your visiting relatives.) And there's only a couple of crafting (and wrapping, and baking, and traveling, and eating) days left before the holiday! So what do...