Hawthorne Threads Roam Fabric Blog Hop

blog hopWhen Hawthorne Threads asked me to participate in this blog hop for Roam, I just about jumped out of my seat!  I had the pleasure of working with some of their digitally printed fabric for my niece’s nursery bedding so I already knew just how lovely this fabric would be.

Roam is a soft, dreamy rustic collection in both a Dawn and Dusk palette.  I tend to lean toward blues when I select fabric, but for some reason I couldn’t resist playing with the Dusk fabrics.  There is something about the earthly yellows, purples and pinks that is just so incredibly soothing…

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I selected The Plains in Sage and Prairie Flowers in Dusk to make the Desert Rose Dress by Caila Made.  This is such a cute dress pattern for toddlers and the Roam fabric was just a perfect playful fit for the design.

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With the contrasting top and skirt, I couldn’t help but add a little extra pink pom-pom action….because…who can resist, right?!?  If you have not worked with pom-pom trim before, I suggest basting it in before you attached the top to the skirt.  It makes it MUCH easier to attach and stay even as you sew!

I Love You Sew-2Along with the dress, I made a Side-Snap Infinity Scarf.  The Buffalo Plaid in Honey is such a gorgeous coordinate.  I love how it picks up the yellow from the skirt and adds a hip stylish look for a little one.  The best part is the side snap placket which allows you to wrap the scarf without having to slip it over those big heads ;)

I Love You Sew-3You can also play with how you attach the scarf to change the look.  Snap it right in the middle and fold it over allows the scarf to work as a caplet.  If you use all the snaps, the scarf can stand up better to ensure full neck coverage on chilly days.  If you leave the snaps undone, you get a cute little shawl as shown.  Now who doesn’t love a multi-tasking accessory?!?


To make the Side-Snap Infinity Scarf:

  • Use 1/3 – 1/2 yards of 42-44″ wide main fabric (depending on how much volume you would like.)
  • Fold the fabric with right sides together and sew down the length creating a long tube.
  • Pull the fabric so right sides are facing out and press
  • For the placket – {A} Take the accent fabric, cut (2) 3″ x 10″ strips (if using 1/2 yd for main fabric) OR cut (2) 3″ x 7″ strips (if using 1/3 yd for main fabric)
  • {B} On the short sides of the accent strips, fold a 1/2″ hem and press on both sides
  • {C} Fold in half length-wise and press.  {D} Open and fold lengthwise again but match the sides to the center line.  Press and make sure you keep a nice rectangle shape with sharp corners.
  • {E} Attach the placket by sewing in the the first crease of the placket closest to the end of the scarf tube.
  • {F} Flip the scarf over and sandwich the open end of the main fabric tube in-between the opening of the placket.  Top-stitch all around with a 1/8″ seam allowance {H.}  Repeat for the other side of the scarf. TIP: Use some washable fabric glue to keep the placket in place as you top-stitch
  • {I} Add plastic snaps such as these KAM ones by marking 5 sets approximately 2 1/4″ apart (for 1/2 yd scarf.) *Yes, I know that one left snap was incorrectly attached, but I didn’t realize it until all the pictures were already taken. It’s been fixed since ;)

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***Giveaway is closed***  Now who’s ready for the giveaway??? Comment with how you would like to use this Dusk color-way for a chance to win the entire fat quarter bundle!  This is open internationally and a winner will be announced once the blog hop is complete.  Make sure to visit everyone on the hop for beautiful ideas and additional chances to win this gorgeous fabric!!!

The complete Hawthorne Threads Roam Blog Hop Schedule:
Tuesday, December 1st – Fabric Mutt
Wednesday, December 2nd – Coffee + Thread
Thursday, December 3rd – Love You Sew
Friday, December 4th – Olivia Jane Handcrafted
Saturday, December 5th – Hawthorne Threads


12/15/2015 Update – Randomly Selected Winner is  Veronique Oudard!  Congratulations!!!


Hugs & Stitches,



***The blog hop was sponsored and fabric was provided by Hawthorne Threads.  All opinions  are my own and have not been influenced by outside parties.

77 thoughts on “Hawthorne Threads Roam Fabric Blog Hop

  1. Martina says:

    Oh how sweet, the dress and the wonderful model! Thanks for the great tuto for the scarf! I really love those fabrics and would make some pillows or even a quilt with them, if…..lol!

  2. Lisa says:

    Such beautiful fabrics …I can see a quilt or pillows or a tote….can you tell I read everybody else’s suggestions. Maybe something for the baby my son and his partner are expecting.

  3. Lori Morton says:

    Love this Colorway & the prints!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for chance to win them! I would make a great Throw as a Special Surprise for my Daughter! :) shhhhhh….. giggle

  4. Cassie Barry says:

    I would love to make a dress and some accessories for my baby girl. :) Or some throw pillows…I really need to make some throw pillows!

  5. Claire Ross says:

    Absolutely beautiful and perfectly modelled. These fabrics are gorgeous, I would use them on a dress for myself. Just got the Dottie Angel pattern so need some contrasting fabrics and these would work beautifully x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  6. JoAnne says:

    This fabric line is so gorgeous, it’s just what I’ve been looking for for pillows on our new sofa! Thank you for showing us how to make the infinity scarf, very nice. Your little model is so darling, I just love the boots.

  7. Veronique Oudard says:

    I think I would make an infinity scarf for each of my four children, such a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. Jan Harvey says:

    The side-snap infinity scarf and pink pom-poms are the cutest! I’d make a patchwork pillow with pink pom-pom trim for a special little girl! And that scarf … someday!

  9. aidelknaidel says:

    Over the summer I painted my bedroom a peachy-pink, so I would surely make a throw or pillows for my room. (And maybe, if I’m being good, I was use a tiny bit to make a little dress for my granddaughter.)

  10. Janequiltsslowly says:

    There is a new baby due in my family. He will live with mom dad & big brother on the wide open Montana prairie. I’d use this bundle to make him a quilt.

  11. Cheryl B says:

    I’d make a quilted throw for the living room! Those colors are gorgeous and so sweet in the little girl dress and scarf.

  12. Cindy B says:

    Totally love how you used it but I’ve been wanting to make a lovely new apron and I think this material would make lovely accents on it and then plenty to maybe make the top of a baby quilt; thanks.

  13. Kristine Sjoblom says:

    I am enjoying sewing for my seven granddaughters right now (ages 2 to 12) and can see so many possibilities with Roam. Thank you for showing that adorable dress and model and thank you for the tutorial.

  14. Cherri Kincaid says:

    I usually make quilts, but I am thinking that you could make some really cute clothes with these fabrics. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

  15. Chiska says:

    What a darling dress on an even cuter model! I would probably sneak a skirt in for my girls and use the rest for a quilt.

  16. Jayne says:

    Gorgeous little lady and that dress is adorable! I love the soft color palette of this collection and would love to make a wall hanging of paper pieced cactus again with it!

  17. Rochelle says:

    Love the infinity scarf and your daughter is so darling in those cowboy boots. I’m pretty stuck on quilts and that’s what this would be used for. Thanks for the ideas and the opportunity.

  18. darlene says:

    i really love *roam* … the little one is just adorable … how photogenic she is … i would use the buffaloes in pillows, they are amazing …. darlene

  19. Jessica P. says:

    Isn’t she just the cutest! I love the dress. This fabric would make an amazing lap quilt. Thank you for the chance.

  20. Lynn says:

    The little dress is adorable- and so is your niece. I love the way you used the fabrics in it. I would love to make a quilt in this fabric line.

  21. darlene says:

    Love what you created! I make totes for local hospital’s cancer center. Patients receive the tote instead of generic plastic bags. Gorgeous fabric!

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