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Father’s Day Sale – FREE SHIPPING!

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In honour of Father’s Day (probably the biggest and most important holiday of the year for a menswear sewing pattern company, wouldn’t you say?) we have launched a FREE shipping sale!

To take part, simply head to our website and a sale box will pop up – all you need to do to access your coupon code is like us or follow us through one of our social media sites.  I believe it will let you do so even if you already follow us on all three things (Facebook, Twitter and our email newsletter).  Your code will be valid until Tuesday, June 3 which is the last day you will want to order supplies to make something for your Dad in time for Father’s Day (shipping takes 6-8 business days).

Just in time for this event, we have introduced several new products into our store – all of which you would normally be paying shipping for but won’t have to right now!

Let me introduce you to our Bag Making Supplies Kit:

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This kit includes all the speciality supplies needed to make a manly and hard wearing canvas bag for your Dad for Father’s Day.  There is enough canvas fabric included (1 metre/1.1 yards) to make a variety of bags – be it a shaving kit or a lap top case that your Dad would most prefer.

It also includes a heavy duty separable zipper, four Chicago Screws (like rivets but they don’t require speciality tools and are removable!), a garment tag, and best of all – our newest and most exciting product: Otter Wax!

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Otter Wax is an all natural fabric wax made in Portland, Oregon.  It gives fabric the appearance of oilcloth so you can use it to make anything from an ‘oilcloth’ coat to a waxed shaving kit.  It provides a water resistant coating that strengthens the fabric and allows the project to gain that beautiful worn in and rugged look.  It’s also easier to apply than most waxes – all you have to do is rub it onto the fabric and then let the project sit and cure out of the sun for 24 hours.  I can’t wait to see the gorgeous coats and bags you make with it!  Remember the oilcloth coat that is the inspiration behind our Alpine Collection?  You can bet I’ll be making one of those using Otter Wax!

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I’ve made a tutorial using the Bag Making Supplies Kit to create a boxy and roomy shaving kit.  If you’d like to see how to make one (and get some tips on applying Otter Wax) head over here.

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All the items in the Bag Making Supplies Kit are available for sale separately.  During our free shipping sale, you could order enough moss green Duck Canvas and some Otter Wax to make some really rugged Jedediah Pants.

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Or you could purchase some Chicago Screws and a zipper to experiment with bag making using your own choice of fabric.

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Whatever you choose to do, I hope that you will use these things to make the best ever gift for your Dad for Father’s Day!  There is no one more appreciative and proud of my DIY menswear projects than my Dad.  I hope yours is the same!

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Thanks, Dad for all of your support and encouragement with Thread Theory!  You can anticipate a shaving bag amidst the selection of DIY things heading your way this Father’s Day :).


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Road Trip! We’re heading state-side!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.  We’re glad that you are taking advantage of our Valentine’s Day sale (its on for the whole weekend, enter VALENTINE upon checkout to receive 15% off of our tissue sewing patterns).

Today I have some big news that we’ve been very eager to tell you: We’re heading on a ROAD TRIP!!!

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We’ve been invited to appear on Sew-It-All, the PBS TV show!  We are thrilled to have been invited onto such a wonderful sewing show and have been busily planning the project that we will be filming (it will include a free sewing pattern on the Sew-It-All website).  Of course, the Comox Valley (B.C., Canada), is not conveniently located next the the Golden (Colorado) studio so Matt and I (and Matt’s parents) decided to scrap quick and easy plans to fly and instead make the trip into an epic U.S. road trip!  We have our itinerary set for the way there and will be winging it on the way back.  We leave on April 16th and we plan to travel down to Portland and across to Golden and then head up to Yellowstone park on the way back.

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What we really want to know is, can you meet up with us?  If you don’t live at one of our stopping points, have you been there, do you have any recommendations of where we should go, who we should meet, what we should see and do?  We would love to hear from you!  We are hoping to check out lots of sewing related stores and studios as well as enjoy the culture of each city we stop at (of course, especially if it is sewing or fashion related!).


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Valentine’s Day Treats

Today we have two treats for you:

1. All of our tissue patterns are 15% for the whole weekend, in case all the flowers and chocolates have got you feeling eager to engage in some Selfless Sewing! Enter “VALENTINE” at checkout to receive your discount (sale runs from now until midnight on February 16th).

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2. Hunky dudes, courtesy of what Morgan will forever describe as “the best photo shoot ever”. Can you guess what our next pattern is (or are you distracted by the chiselled muscles)?

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Enjoy!