Tuesday, December 28, 2010


This table runner was made my our very own Nydia.  She used fabrics left over from a friend's wedding to make them a commemorative table runner!  Genius right!?  The idea is from one of our new favorite books "Scandinavian Stitches"

Friday, December 17, 2010


Our Moda "Crazy Corner" wool solids are on sale, just in time for Christmas30% off! In a rush and need some quick Christmas gifts?? Get a 1/4 yard of these wools (only about 5 dollars!!) and voila! The perfect scarf, 100% wool, no sewing necessary! Hurry while they last! xoxox Selvedge

Saturday, December 11, 2010


pretty sure you'll want to kiss santa a hat like that

indigo will help you create your very own santa-style
in a $10 workshop (supplies included) 12/17 from 5-6pm. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Felt Ornament Workshop

happy bird felt ornament 

come to the workshop tomorrow, $2 buck gets you the chance to make this cute little guy come anytime between 1 and 4pm
or down load the pattern for FREE at our website!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Julia LaTray:

Michel Colville:

Nydia Vargas:

Katie Ghen Simpson:

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Carol brought in this promise quilt and we love, love, love it!  She left it for us to admire (and blog about), and now we're all what exactly is a promise quilt? 

Google searches yielded few results, so we ask you:  "What makes this a promise quilt?"

Saturday, November 20, 2010


One hour on a wintery Saturday afternoon
with Melissa and Elizabeth. 

And 5 of the cutest darn pin cushions I've ever seen!

This pattern came for a cool site we found while looking for the perfect pin cushion pattern...(

Friday, November 19, 2010


Don't get me wrong, you have wonderful taste...but let me make a suggestion:

Selvedge has my wish list.  Just send in an elf and they can't go wrong. 

Thank you in advance for a pretty package (Selvedge gift wraps too, just so you know) of all my favorite fabrics.

Betty Sews

Thursday, November 18, 2010


green grocer success: 


and boy do we love cute pregnant ladies!! don't you?!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

One Hour Workshops!

Stash Bag Sat, Nov 13 12-1 pm $10 Supplies Included! 

Velvet Ornament Nov 18th 5-6 pm $10 supplies included!

Wine Gift Bag, Nov 11 5-6 pm, $10 supplies included


Check out all of our Classes!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This is THE "it" bag for every season.  Use it in fall for all your books, winter for any extra ski gear, in the springtime for picnic goodies, and summer for your beach towel and books.  Anything your little heart desires to put inside! Class is scheduled for Monday 11/15 at 6pm here at Selvedge.  3 spots left! Check out our website for more info at!

Oaxaca Goodies!

Mary is back from her trip to Oaxaca, Mexico and boy did she bring back some lovely treats! Hand embroidered blouses, tapestries, and traditional rolled paper necklaces.....Hurry in before they are GONE! 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

1st Friday Workshop

Hey! Did you know we are open LATE for 1st Friday!  Open til 8pm Nov. 5th, Gwen and Nydia will show you how to make a fabulous fabric flower hair clip! Join us for this free workshop!

Monday, October 25, 2010


Well!  The sewing bug has bitten.  It has been a busy day here at Selvedge!  Here is what the masses are sewing:

baby quilts, baby quilts, baby quilts, aprons, bags, pillow cases, coasters, quilted place mats, and scarves - phew!!  Don't tell them I told you, if you happen to get a gift of this sort for the holidays - hee hee.

But those aren't the only customer creations this week, check out this ridiculously cute, and appropriately themed (salvage, selvedge, selvage...) FLOOR PILLOW. Is this Amy Butler's Gum Drop pattern??!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Here is what you missed at last night's workshop:

But don't fret!  We are rerunning the recycled sweater
workshop Saturday (10/23) 12-1

And then there are all the other workshops...every Thursday and Saturday through November.  Check out our website for all the details:

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Do you need to re-vamp a room before the holiday chaos ensues?? Take advantage of our home dec sale of 20% off any special order item. Choose through hundreds of different fabrics for the perfect drapery, pillows, tablecloths, anything your heart ♥ desires.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Some space just opened up in the basement of Selvedge, which leaves us with a dilemma...what to do with it?!!  Take the poll to the left or leave us a comment and let us know what you would like to see the space used for. We're thinking about: selling used machines, creating a workspace for classes and 24/7 sew lounge, or having a sale room of discounted fabrics.  Ideas?

free motion embellishments

I made this for a friend's first birthday.  It is a cute (and cheap) outfit from Pass It On, a second hand kid's shop around the corner. Lovingly embellished with scraps of fabric and my handy dandy free motion foot.  Hopefully her mom doesn't see this post before I drop it off :) (The tights are from Blackbird)

Oliver + S City Weekend is Here!

City Weekend from Oliver + S is here!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


The possibilities are endless....and there's an enormous array of colors to choose from! Just look how pretty!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

One Hour Workshops!!!!!

So the holiday season is approaching...and it's time to think about all the fabulous gifts to give! The best gifts are made with love, and we have a perfect solution--our one hour workshops! We have all sorts of projects lined up and they are super easy and affordable!!! The workshops are on Thursdays and Saturdays, only $10 with supplies included and they are open for all ages! Come on in and get a head start on your gifts and avoid the holiday stress!

Check us out at for more information about the workshops, upcoming classes and new products! You can also do some shopping online or come in and get a gift certificate for the creative souls on your list!

Thursday, September 30, 2010 velvet

  available in 10 colors that will make you feel like royalty.

and if that isn't enough to make you live happily ever after...this certainly is:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vogue Pattern Sale

FYI Vogue, McCalls and Butterick Patterns are having a sale!
It is only for two days, and they are only $1.88 to  $3.88!
Here is the link:  vogue patterns

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hip Strip Block Party Pics!

This year's Block Party was a blast....and huge success! Thanks for your support!! Check out even MORE photos of the show on our here! 

Friday, September 10, 2010


Join us THIS SUNDAY September 12th for the annual HIP STRIP BLOCK PARTY!  There will be LIVE MUSIC, YUMMY FOOD, KETTLEHOUSE BEER, BIG DIPPER ICE CREAM, and (drumroll please)...a FAB FASHION SHOW!! Come down to 3rd and Higgins for a Hip Strip good time.  Starts at 2pm and goes til 9pm. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Missoula Food Bank! See ya there!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Need some super comfy winter fabrics??? Just in...ORGANIC Sweatshirt Fleece, Polartec Fleece, Cashmere Fleece etc. etc.!  Comes in all sorts of colors...come check it out!  There's room in the back to park! 509 S. Higgins...on the Hip Strip!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Block Pary Fashion Show

 Fashion Show Contest!
The Hip Strip Block Party is coming up September 12th!  We always have such a goooood time.  It is a great neighborhood party benefiting the Missoula Food Bank.  We have a fabulous Fashion Show and this year we want to feature YOU, our talented customers!  This year's theme is WoMensWear. We are looking for 5 designers to showcase their looks for fall in the show.

Here are the challenge rules:
*You and your model should be available Sept 12th at 6pm
*Fashions should be a Fall 2010 look, inspired by Menswear creative, not literal!
*Fabric should come from Selvedge Studio
*Designers will supply their own models
*Send us a photo by September 6th to

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pattern Making Class!

This 2 session class with teacher/designer extraordinaire Nicole Katherine, learn to make and draft your very own perfectly fitting pattern!  How great would it be to fabulously fit all your garments to your measurements??!?  Now it's finally here at Selvedge! It's coming up soon so hurry and sign up! Get more info on our

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fall Fashion Trends 2010 Menswear

What to steal from your guy?

We have been thinking about what is new for fall.............its all about menswear! So we have a poll for you, we would love to hear what you think! We are getting our fashions together for the 4th Annual Hip Strip Block Party, this year on Sept 12th!  More on this happening soon.......

Friday, July 30, 2010

Support Our Local Designers!!

Looking for a way to support the community? Buying local is great, whether it's the Farmers Market or the various craft shows! Here at Selvedge Studio, we also have some locally designed and made things!

Check out Sandi Henderson's fabric line "Meadowsweet," featuring bright colors, lots of flowers and a good dose of fun inspiration!

Jodi Bird's "Sweetiebirds" collection includes a kid's clothing line as well as quilts! Here is one of her newest creations: the Sadie Skirt, made with a recycled pair of jeans and Sandi Henderson's fabric!

And finally, the Sprout Pouch fabrics, which come in the perfect size for baby slings!

Come on in and browse through the patterns and fabrics, find something you like and start sewing! We also love to see what you've done with our fabrics, so send us a picture of your creations and we will share it! Also, don't forget that you can shop online and check out our class schedule and events at!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Organic Cotton!

This is the newest organic cotton form Robert Kaufman, designed by Mod Green Pod. Come in and check it out!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Last chance for dress forms!

It's the last opportunity to take advantage of the AMAZING discounts on our dress forms! All sizes and types are available for order! Choose from our Full body-100% linen form $430, the industry pro-retractable shoulders- 100% linen dress form $295, and our ladies basic bridal dress form at $115. Stop in today and take a look! Score on this deal NOW for a great future Christmas present, birthday gift OR for your very own sewing room. We are located on the HIP STRIP at 509 S. Higgins, 406.541.7171. There's parking in the back too!

Sashiko Workshop!

This classic Japanese embroidery technique called "Sashiko" is now a ONE-HOUR workshop at Selvedge! Now-a-days, we can use a SEWING MACHINE to give this same embroidery effect! The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, July 15th from 5-6pm and it's only $15. For more info check out our website at Call to sign up today as class space is limited!

Sunday, June 27, 2010



We are open late (until 8pm) the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month! If you need a few extra hours to schmooz around the store, OR if you would rather sew than shop, we have SEW LOUNGE from 6-9pm on these same fabulous Thursdays! Sew Lounge is only $10 an hour and you can use all of our sewing machines, cutting tables AND the knowledge of a certified sewing instructor to answer ANY questions that might pop up! Check out more info on our website! Click this link---> Call us to sign up as there are only 4 spots available! 406.541.7171

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Free Motion and DIY Art at Home

We are totally inspired be a new book we picked up at Shakespeare & Co,
DIY Art at Home by Lola Gavarry.

We had our Free Motion Class last night and made this dress!
Pick up a copy at Shakespeare & Co just around the corner from us!

Jessica, Margaret, Jen and teacher Gwen. Same pattern, amazing how artistic inspiration makes them so different!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ruby Sews

Meet Ruby, daughter of Nici Holt. Check out Nici's great website digthischick
yes, Mom's can do it all!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday Workshop!

Come join us for our last Quilt block! At this Saturday's free workshop, from 11-1, we will be making another triangle-style block and it's super easy!

For more information on our summer classes and upcoming workshops, visit us at!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday Workshop!

Our Quilt Block Series has been going great so far! We are now moving away from the rectangle blocks into triangles! Come join us on Saturday, June 11 from 11-1 for the Triangle Pinwheel!

To check out the upcoming Saturday workshops, Summer classes and everything else, go to our website at!