Saturday, November 19, 2011


This great little tea towel takes a little time, but the finsished project is totally worth it!

Nydia just cut small slits in the linen.  Then she wove strips of ginham through the holes to create this checkered look.  Finally, zig zag stitch over the raw edges to secure your fabrics together.

Ta da!

Friday, November 11, 2011


start with 2 fat quarters

1.  trim your fat quarters to be the exact same size

(step 1 and 2 are easiest if you stack your fats one on top of the other, then you only have to cut once!)

2.  cut your fat quarters into fourths

option :: use scraps to add some spice to your napkins

3.  right sides together, stitch around all 4 sides
(make sure to leave yourself a 3" hole to pull your fabric back through!)

4. clip your corners and trim any excess seam allowance

5.  pull your napkin right side out and use a pointy tool to poke out the corners, then press your seams flat

6.  top stitch around the edge of your almost-finished napkin, this allows you to close the hole you left and add any decrative elements you can invent!

done!  now just enjoy a cocktail with friends
(gifty tip ::  add a small bottle of infused vodka* and they'll all want you as their secret santa)

*Infused Vodka Recipe ::
1.  Find an air tight jar
2.  Put the flavor of your choice in the bottom of the jar  (lemon zest, pineapple, apple/cinnamon, ginger, bacon, coffee, the possibilities are endless)
3.  Poor vodka over the top & put the lid on the jar
4.  Keep the jar in the fridge or on your counter for 1-2 weeks - shake them at least once a day
5.  Strain if necessary and enjoy!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Simon the Lion was created specially for Families First's fundraiser this summer.  In case you missed this fun event, you can download the PDF from our website and make him yourself (and consider a donation to this great organization :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How to make a beautiful room...check out Melinda's Marimekko roman shades and
Alfred Shaheen upholstered vintage chair. Inspiring!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Loving Neutrals

Silk Burlap and washed Linen Gauze

Neutral colors have such variety, its all about the texture and the shade.

Also did this chair redo, using Alfred Shaheen fabrics from Duralee. Alfred Shaheen was the designer of the original Hawiian shirts.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


MADEfair posters reMADE:
1. cut your fabric the same size as the "poster"
2. right sides together, pin and sew your pieces together
(better leave the top open if you want to get anything in there)
3. trim your seam allowances, turn right side out & press
4. now is a good time to add a box bottom (how?!) if you want one
and stitch a hem at the top of your bag
5. choose a strap and stitch it on
6. wear it!  to the MADEfair

Friday, May 27, 2011


We made this (or, should I say, Mary made this).  What's next?!  We can't decide what to do with it (it's about 10 x 10)...potholder?   Pillow?  Look for a tutorial on our "how-to" page, but....we have to finish it first.  HELP!! 

I'm thinking...if you have the best idea - you can have it!  So, comments please!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Well....we found the cutest model ever to show it off and we thought you might want to see:
"Look at my dress Mama!"

Has your child discovered our toys? 
They are even better than a brand new dress; and allow for peaceful shopping.
Until it's time to leave...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Gardening Gear!

Gwen modeling our garden hat, Kwiksew 3885
Our Garden Apron, Leah designed this one, should we have a class?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wallpaper Fun!

Wallpaper isn't just for the walls!!!  This Romo Wallpaper is to DIE for! You can use it for lots of things, like these cute framed pictures! Instead of wallpaper-ing an entire wall, make a wall arrangement by framing different wallpapers in different sized frames for a really cool effect! We have great colors- gold, green, chocolate, and red

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Latest Obsession::::::Papercuts

New Inspiration! Check out these beautiful papercuts by Elsa Mora.
Her website is here.

Monday, April 25, 2011



Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cute Quilt!

How adorable is this quilt!? All fabrics from Selvedge! Very simple, you can make one too!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring & Summer Sewing!

Looking for some inspiration for your upcoming sewing projects? We are getting tons of new fabrics in, just in time for the season change!

Here's the "Out to Lunch" and "Contented Kittens" from Michael Miller. Linen/Cotton blend, 45" wide.

Another Michael Miller line, this one featuring Plaids, Cars & Aliens! Perfect for the boys in your life! 100% Cotton, 45" wide.

And finally, for those of you with a cynical side, check out "Knitmare on Elm Street" and "Quilt Pirates"! 100% cotton, 45" wide.

Come in and see what there is to see! Don't forget that you can also shop online and check out the class schedule at! Happy Sewing!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vogue Pattern Sale

Vogue Patterns Sale $3.88! 3/29 to 3/31
Vogue Patterns Link

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


All it took was: 
A. a giant freight truck with helpful mover & dolly
B. 3 different tools to get the METAL straps that were holding the box together off (the giant industrial wire cutters finally did the trick)
C.  a little blood - okay, a lot of blood, but I'll be okay, don't worry
D.  the help of a very sweet customer.   

And that was just to get the sucker opened.

But it was totally worth it!  Knits, linen, silk...aahhh yes, spring is here.

Friday, March 18, 2011


The good, the bad, and the messy.  We want to see it all!  Send us a picture of your space and be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to Selvedge.  Don't be shy, you are among friends.

This is Bridgett's space - she's one of the lucky ones, with her own sunny corner of the Brunswick Building.  (Although I can't say I envy that sewing machine.)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


As many of you already know, among our many (healthy) addictions is thrifting. 
This love has inspired the third Project Selvedge Challenge:

For this challenge designers were asked to embrace the idea of in the old, out with new!   Each designer  chose a piece from our vintage collection.   This fabric needs to be used in their garment for the March 18th Fashion Show.  All the other materials must come from Secret Seconds (thanks Betty's Divine for your sponsorship of this!).  They also have $10 for notions here at Selvedge to complete their look.

There are 3 lessons that should be learned from this:

1.  Come to the show on March 18th at 6:30 here at Selvedge!  Sponsored, appropriately, by Upcycled.  Not only is upcycling hip and fashionable, but good for the planet (and soul).

2.  Check out our awesome collection of vintage fabrics here in the shop (and if you are so unfortunate as to live somewhere else - we are starting an etsy shop and adding new stuff all the time).

3.  You can also visit our booth at the Montana Antique Mall!  #57