Tuesday, 27 March 2012

How "Sew-Ichigo" got its name

You might be wondering where the name Sew-Ichigo came from, I'll explain.  We had a few brainstorming sessions on names and one of the things we settled on was a Japanese word.  We are both influenced by Japanese designers like Suzuko Koseki and Kumiko Fujita and our friendship with Ayumi played a part too I suspect!  We discovered that "ichigo" was Japanese for "strawberry"
And a strawberry linked nicely with berry in verykerryberry.  We needed our new name to reflect what is was about- Sew- and of course this echoed Penny's blog Sewtakeahike!
So there you have it!  A little etymology of how Sew-Ichigo got its name.  I edited these fabric pic in Picmonkey- a great free photo editing site to replace picnic! 
And a little preview- our patterns will have little tick mark/lines to help match pieces/sections and help you to piece as accurately as possible.  I will write a little tutorial with photos to show what they look like and how to use them, hopefully up by weekend x

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Where to start? In the kitchen of course!

Today, I'm giving a little peek into what patterns are up and coming through Sew-Ichigo!  Kerry and I have so many ideas, and as you probably guessed, we're starting in the kitchen!  Our first set of patterns will be coming out soon, and here on Sew-Ichigo, we're each going to post a free tutorial for a project you can make with the set.
So please do check back, we've got lots in store for you!


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