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Pandalicious Fabric Tour + 2 giveaways

July 21, 2016

How cute is this?! Matching baby and panda softie sleepsacks in panda fabric!

I am very happy to be joining the Pandalicious Fabric Tour today*, organised by my good friend Karly from Paisley Roots! This gorgeous collection (which you can view here) is designed by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. Willow’s favourite soft toy is a panda – she cuddles it to sleep every night – so I was delighted to be asked. I also knew from the AGF Denim Tour earlier this year that the quality of Art Gallery fabrics is amazing.

Pandalicious fabric tour lua sleepsacks

I quickly decided on making co-ordinating Lua Sleepsacks for Willow and Panda. The biggest problem I had was narrowing down which of the fabrics to use, as they are all stunning and work together so well. In the end I opted for a mint green, black and white palette. A few of the prints are available in knit and I’m so pleased to see this being offered more. You can even win 2 yards of the Hidden Panda Cottonbud in Knit and a Japanese pattern book, read to the bottom of the post to find out how to enter.

Pandalicious fabrics lua sleepsacks

I used Panda Patches Contrast as the main fabric for Willow’s sleepsack, with Yinghua Rainwater for the lining. The pattern is the Lua Sleepsack for babies* by the lovely An from Straightgrain. Luckily for Panda, there is a free lua sleepsack pattern for dolls and for this sleepsack I used Hidden Panda Cottonbud for the main, and Zhu Mist for the lining, with some mint twill tape for the side tie.

An has generously offered to give one reader a free copy of this pattern. Note that this is separate from the Rafflecopter giveaway – I will randomly select a winner from all comments I receive on this post by Monday July the 25th . For two bonus entries, add a further comment if you follow me (@titchythreads) on Instagram and another if you follow An (@straightgrainpatterns).

How cute is this?! Matching baby and panda softie sleepsacks in panda fabric!

For both sleepsacks I added a colour blocked front with some contrast piping using the Zhu Mist. I opted for a straight contrast piece as this meant I didn’t need bias cut fabric for the piping. An’s patterns both include an option for a curved contrast piece. Both of these patterns are well written, well drafted and easy to follow, I’ll definitely use them again. However, taking photos of a baby and panda wearing the sleepsacks is another story.

Pandalicious fabrics lua sleepsacks with colour blocking

I am the last person on the tour so click on the links below to check out what everyone else has made with these beautiful fabrics, and make sure you enter the other fantastic giveaway on the rafflecopter below. Thank you Karly and Art Gallery for inviting me on this tour.

Paisley Roots  Pear Berry Lane  Chalk & Notch
Phat Quarters  Lil Luxe Collection  The Crafting Fiend
Blaverry  Just Add Fabric  Craftstorming

 

You can see the whole line here: Pandalicious Line.

And check out the Pandalicious Look Book!

Enter the Rafflecopter to win:

Linen, Wool, Cotton Kids Pattern Book & 2 yards Hidden Panda Cottonbud in Knit

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received the Pandalicious fabrics and a copy of the Lua Sleepsack for free. All opinions are my own.

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49 Comments

  • Reply Sarah J July 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    These are so lovely! I wish I had this pattern when my kids were babies… The freedom to make light weight for summer or cozy for winter… and all the great fabric choices! Luckily my niece just found out she’s pregnant so I could make some for her little one!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      Oh exciting! An excuse for lots of newborn sewing 🙂

  • Reply Holli July 21, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    So cute! The Lua is on my to make list, I’d love to win the pattern!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      You really do need to make at least one of these Holli!

  • Reply Holli July 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I follow you on IG 😊

  • Reply Holli July 21, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I follow An on IG 😊

  • Reply Emi July 21, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Goodness, I love the fabrics you chose for the sleepsacks! They are so lovely, and Willow is just the cutest little girl! And wow, lucky Panda gets a Lua Sleepsack in Art Gallery fabric, too – she will be the envy of all soft toys everywhere! 😉

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks so much Emi! Haha, Panda has been flaunting his sleepsack to all the other soft toys 😀

  • Reply Sorahart July 21, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    The sleep sack pattern would be perfect for making baby gifts!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Congratulations, you have won! I am going to email you separately.

  • Reply Sorahart July 21, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Titchy Threads Instagram follower!

  • Reply Sorahart July 21, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Straightgrain Instagram follower!

  • Reply Karly Nelson July 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I’m seriously dying of the cuteness. Willow is such a doll and these pictures are just adorable! LOVE the sleep sacks!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you Karly, it is always a pleasure to be a tour that you organise.

  • Reply jeanine T July 21, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    ADORABLE!!!!!! I looove it!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you Jeanine!

  • Reply Celina July 21, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    that second photos is perfection! Such a great post, I love it when you blog <3

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks so much for the encouragement 🙂

  • Reply Gabriela July 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I love these!! What adorable sleep sacks and babe, such a perfect panda project!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks Gabriela!

  • Reply fenna July 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    So cute!!! Love love the fabric and those sleep sacks!!!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Thanks so much Fenna!

  • Reply Brooke July 21, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    These are adorable! I’ve loved seeing the variety of what everyone has made! I just bought my first piece of AGF and it arrived yesterday. Now I get what all the fuss is about 😉✌️

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you Brooke, there was such a great range of projects! It’s gorgeous fabric isn’t it.

  • Reply Brooke July 21, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I follow you on Instagram btw (Idlesunshine)

  • Reply Brooke July 21, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I also follow An at Straightgrain on Instagram 😊👍

  • Reply Alison B July 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Oh my! These are just too cute. I love your fabric combinations- perfect!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you Alison, the fabrics were so lovely to work with.

  • Reply Alison B July 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I follow Titchy Threads on Instagram 👍🏻

  • Reply Alison B July 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I also follow Straightgrain patterns on Instagram ☺️

  • Reply Mie July 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Both sleep sacks are GORGEOUS and I can’t get over how cute the photos are of little/big Willow hugging her panda! Cuuuute!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Mie! I was so lucky to get that shot, I should have shared some of the outtakes, ha!

  • Reply Jenya Thompson July 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Willow is growing so fast! She looks so precious and cosy in her sleeping bag 🙂 Good her little Panda can be warm and cosy sleeping next to her 🙂 You have chosen such lovely fabrics for the sleeping bags 🙂 And yep, taking pics of babies in sleeping bags is a task and a half! That’s why I opted for pics of a sleeping bag on a clothes hanger! ha!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      She is one next week, your little one must be already! We definitely wouldn’t want Panda to be cold, hehe. It was literally the hottest day of the year for these photos and I added wadding so we can use it into autumn and winter, we were both a bit flustered and a clothing hanger would have been so much easier 🙂 Thanks Jenya!

  • Reply Cristi July 22, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    What a doll. And your fabrics are lovely!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks Cristi!

  • Reply Elizabeth Johnson July 23, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    They look so adorable! Would make great new baby gifts would love to win!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you Elizabeth, I think I’ll be making a couple for gifts soon.

  • Reply Cassy Gobin July 23, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    This was the absolute cutest thing ever! Such a different spin from the rest of the tour too! I love it!

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks Cassy, there was such a great variety of projects on the tour.

  • Reply Amanda Matthews July 24, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Gorgeous fabric, pattern and sewing skills!!! Amazing. I would love to win :))

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you Amanda! I really enjoyed this project.

  • Reply Amanda Matthews July 24, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I follow you on IG

  • Reply Ines July 24, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    These are so cute! Love the fabric combo, the lining on Willow’s sleepsack is gorgeous. <3 My daughters never liked sleepsacks but I definitely have to try the doll pattern. 🙂

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      That lining is my favourite print of the whole collection, I wish they done that one in knit too! Thank you my friend x

  • Reply An (StraightGrain) July 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I just love the sleep sacks you made, Laura! The fabric is so perfect for this project. But the real star is your beautiful Willow of course. What a model! xo

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks so much An, I really enjoyed making them and Willow put her best effort into the modelling 😀

  • Reply Jodi Bonjour July 26, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    These are the sweetest sleepsacks I have ever seen. How precious are these photos!?

    • Reply Laura August 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks so much Jodi!

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