Today is my stop on the blog tour for Lugu fabrics, Jessica Swift‘s latest fabric line for Art Gallery Fabrics. I have enjoyed each of Jessica’s fabric lines and Lugu is no exception. The lighter color way is whimsical and fun, and the darker color way is deep and moving. All of these fabrics are wonderfully suitable for items made for kids, which is the focus of the Lugu blog tour.
I decided to make a doll sleeping bag and baby doll carrier. There is a doll that is set to join the family of items later today, but for now, we have her accessories. I’ll update the post to include her when she’s ready for her big debut.
The sleeping bag pattern is a tutorial from the blog See Kate Sew. I chose Tekstiil Emberglow and Lumina Dusk for this item. The deep orange color and delicate print made Tekstiil Emberglow perfect for the exterior. The teal, yellow, and pink in Lumina Dusk made it a great contrast fabric for the lining. I was so happy I could include the selvedge as part of the strap. Details like that add so much to a project.
I know my four year old son, and his 5 and 7 year old sisters will love putting their dollies to bed in this little sleeping bag. And it even has a pillow for more comfortable doll slumber.
If mobile doll fun is what your kid needs, then this simple doll carrier pattern by Nicole Bennett is just the thing. I used Sova Dayglo to make this carrier, and I had so much fun with it. The colors in this fabric are deep and rich, with beautiful pink, mustard, and orange accents. The owls in the print were perfect for fussy cutting the main panel of the carrier. My son had lots of fun jumping around the yard with his doll in tow, and even stopped for a few kisses on the forehead (when prompted by me to do so, I’ll admit. 😉 )
The Lugu Fabrics Blog Tour has just begun, and there is already so much beautiful inspiration to be found. Be sure to check out the projects already posted, and follow along as lots more talented makers share their projects made with Lugu fabrics.
Monday March 25 – Jessica Swift
Tuesday March 26 – Priscilla Geissler
Wednesday March 27 – Felicity Greiner
Thursday March 28 – Isabelle Selak | South Bay Bella Studio
Friday March 29 – Katie Skoog | The Simple Life Company
Monday April 1 – Michael Caputo | Patchwork and Paper
Tuesday April 2 – Loni Jakubowski | Havin Sew Much Fun
Wednesday April 3 – Amista Baker | Hilltop Custom Designs
Thursday April 4 – Gwyn LaSpina | Clever Colleen
Friday April 5 – Becca Plymale | Sunflower Seams
Monday April 8 – Brianne Baxa | BriCrafty
Tuesday April 9 – Louise Waterfall | Textile Trolley
Wednesday April 10 – Neressa Bennett
Thursday April 11 – Amista Baker | Hilltop Custom Designs
Friday April 12 – Alexis Wright | My Sweet Sunshine Studio
Monday April 15 – Sarai Schuk | Sarai’s Hobbies
Tuesday April 16 – Cassie Massolia | Lily Shine Creates
Wednesday April 17 – Alex Sorensen | My Sew Bliss
Thursday April 18 – Jennifer MacWilliams | This Girl Is Sew Destructive
Friday April 19 – Betsy Harrahy | Little Pink Pamplemousse
Monday April 22 – Rebecca Ringquist | Dropcloth Samplers
Tuesday April 23 – Chantal Morin | CG Monsters
Wednesday April 24 – Danielle Gobel | Little Pink Peony
Thursday April 25 – Eve Gaddis