Thursday, December 11, 2008

#1 of 8 reasons why you should give the gift of sewing this holiday season!

The Pillow Book: Over 25 simple-to-sew patterns for every room and every mood. (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)

Presenting more than 25 chic, easy-to-sew cushions, shams, pillowcases, and more, "The Pillow Book" makes it a cinch to update your look without spending a fortune. Veteran crafter Shannon Okey has created charming accents for every room. With easy-to-follow step-by-step directions and a front pocket filled with sewing patterns, "The Pillow Book" provides everything you need to stitch up piles of pretty pillows.

#2 of 8 reasons why you should give the gift of sewing this holiday season!

Cath Kidston's Mending Kit (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)

Pants need hemming? Seams coming undone? Don't head to the tailors just yet - the handy "Cath Kidston's Mending Kit" includes everything you need to accomplish basic household mending, from replacing buttons to patching tears. In this lovely organizer you'll find all the equipment you need, plus a fully illustrated, step-by-step sewing instruction booklet that teaches sewing basics and walks you through common household mending jobs. Adorned with Cath Kidston's signature fabric designs, this stylish and portable kit keeps fashion fixes at your fingertips.

#3 of 8 reasons why you should give the gift of sewing this holiday season!

Amy Butler's In Stitches: More than 25 Simple and Stylish sewing projects. (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)

Celebrated designer Amy Butler brings fresh, modern style to the timeless craft of sewing. In this lavishly illustrated collection of patterns, she presents charming projects ranging from a cozy duvet cover to a smart apron.
Beautiful photographs inspire, while illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions (minus the confusing sewing lingo) make it a cinch for sewers of all skill levels - even beginners - to achieve beautiful results. 10 pattern sheets are tucked in the folder at front and the lay-flat binding makes for easy use while sewing. Amy shares tips on finding and treating new or vintage fabrics, and she's included a comprehensive technique section, glossary, and resource guide. Whether it's chic placemats for the dining room, pretty hand towels for the bath, or a luxurios sleeping mask for the bedroom, Amy Butler's "In Stitches" has patterns for every room and every mood.

#4 of 8 reasons why you should give the gift of sewing this holiday season!

Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones: 20 keepsake sewing projects for baby and mom. (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)

In this lavishly illustrated collection, celebrated designer Amy Butler presents charming and contemporary projects for the nursery and beyond. Designed for babies 0 - 12 months and their mothers, and featuring Amy Butler's fresh, colorful style, there's a project here for all the wee ones in your world.

#5 of 8 reasons why you should give the gift of sewing this holiday season!

Pretty Pantry Gifts: Recipes & Wrappings for Delicious Jams, Sauces, and Pickles. (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $19.95)

Sweet Jams, Mouth-puckering pickles, and savory sauces - the only thing better than your favorite homemade snacks and sauces is being able to present them as gifts year-round! The kit has everything you need to start filling pantries with tasty treasures: tempting recipes and simple instructions on quick preserving, sweetly detailed gift bags and fabric circles for dressing up your creations, stretchy cord for tying it all together, and labels and gift tags for personalizing your presents. Treat friends to Bloody Marys with spicy Pickled Green Beans or surprise family members with Raspberry-Fig Jam with Port at the holidays. But be careful - delicious traets may be too good to save for later!

#6 of 8 reasons why you should give the gift of sewing this holiday season!

Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: patterns and how-to for 24 fresh and easy projects (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)

Lotta Jansdotter's name is synonymous with smart, urban style. Her creations are instantly recognizable for their simplicity and Scandinavian charm. In "Simple Sewing,"
her first pattern book, Lotta collects 24 of her most popular pieces. Inside you'll find patterns for handy tote bags, smart aprons, chic bed linens, and much more. Each project is paired with step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs, inspiring design ideas, and helpful how-to illustrations hand drawn by Lotta. Best of all, included are helpful techniques section and 10 pattern sheets tucked into the folder at front, so you'll have everything you'll need at your fingertips to make beautiful projects for the home and beyond.

#7 of 8 reasons why you should give the gift of sewing this holiday season!

Home Sewn: 30 Projects for Every Room in the House (Available at WhizBang Fabrics for $24.95)

Beloved Designer Kaari Meng has gathered her favorite projects into this charming collection. As the founder of The Crafts and Notions Store, French General, Kaari scours the french countryside and parisian flea markets to stock her shop with vintage treasures. Taking Cues from her exquisite collection, she's created 30 simple sewing patterns for french-inspired curtains, bedding, kitchen and bath linnens, piles of pillows - and more! With their classic colors and universal utility, these projects will bring the palettes and pleasures of traditional french living into every home

#8 of 8 reasons why you should give the gift of sewing this holiday season

Amy Butler's Sew-It Kit: 15 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects for the Home (Available now at WhizBang for $24.95)

Celebrated designer Amy Butler brings her fresh, modern style to the timeless craft of sewing in "The Sew-It Kit." Inside you'll find 15 project cards ranging from cushy floor cushions to smart aprons to stylish handbags; a fully illustrated booklet containing easy to follow instructions; pattern sheets; plus thread and fabric for making a tissue box cover with Amy's gorgeous fabric designs. Stylish photographs inspire while how-to illustrations and straightforward text make it a cinch to create beautiful accesssories for every room and every mood.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Some masculine fabric for ya'll!!

A little something for the men in your life perhaps?
These yellow cars would be the perfect to make a wallet, lunch bag, tie, pillow, pencil case, coasters, hankie, gosh - the list goes on and on........

Why not pair it with some of our Joel Dewberry, Wood Grain Fabric? We still have light brown and minty green in stock!!

Guys like handmade gifts too!!! So get your craft on ya'll!!!!!


We have had such a great reponse to Echino's 'Scooter' collection, that we ordered it in blue as well! It arrived a few days ago and it's waiting for projects to be made of it!!

So come pick some up before it's gone forever!!! (well maybe not forever, but for Whiz Bang at least)

Saturday, November 8, 2008


This is the story, short and sweet. A few days ago, Whiz Bang received a much anticipated order. WOWZERS!!!! TWO bolts of the cutest Japanese fabric :Trefle by Kokka!!!! My favorite being the soft cotton WAFFLE weave outdoor park scene. (that's right folks, WAFFLE weave!!!)
Little ducks swim in ponds while racoons and horses play games together! BUNNIES, tufts of grass, Fruit TREES, snails!!! Need I say more?
Well, I'm thinking of making an adorable, comfy pajama set out of the WAFFLE weave. Leggings and a top with buttons perhaps....what will you make?
Come to the shop and check it out! Let's get some feedback, leave comments on what you think of it!
xoxo WBF

Friday, October 24, 2008

Craft Magazine How - To @ WhizBang

Natalie from (aka - craft magazine) stopped by the shop this past wednesday and filmed a "how-to..." project: How to turn fabric into wall art. Ckeck out for other how to projects and all-around cool ideas or simply follow the link below in order to go directly to WhizBang on craft!