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AURA by MISTER DOMESTIC

FABRIC PROJECT CATALOG


Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic learned to sew as a kid, but never really got into it until he had his daughter Helena, who is now four and a half. He thought it would be a great way to connect with her if he could make her cool clothes. With a new motivation to up his attention-to-detail, the quality and coolness far exceeded even his own expectations. Once he started posted his projects on social media, the quilting world quickly took notice of his fearless use of color and print, incomprehensibly fast output, carefree enthusiasm and humor, and ability to seek out, acquire and share new skills. Making projects from fabric weaving to English Paper Piecing to apparel to the 3-dimensional, you can find his fabric party on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. As a fabric designer, get ready to bring this party into overdrive as he translates his chic, edgy, and whimsical style into an in person experience for everyone to enjoy. When creating something visual, Mathew’s creative journey begins in his mind filled with countless ideas and life changing experiences. Those concepts are executed the moment ideas hit by creating two dimensional patterns. His concepts are further developed through the exploration of pictures he has captured and mood boards. The final idealization of a collection is then taken to illustrator. From this point on, Mathew uses an arsenal of skills that he’s gained from being immersed in the sewing industry to create relatable designs for sewists of all ages. He encourages makers to dive right into their ideas, avoid over thinking, and to focus on logistics once the work is executed to fulfill an exciting creative journey.


Q &A

Mathew

BOUDREAUX

“...WITH HER INTUITION AS OUR GUIDE,

I SAW AND FELT THE EXPERIENCE ALMOST THROUGH HER EYES” 1. Hi Mathew! Congratulations on releasing your second collection, “Aura!” We understand you drew a lot of inspiration for these prints from traveling to Hawaii with your daughter! Can you elaborate more on how those travels turned into fabrics? Well, Helena and I flew to Hawaii on a whim because she wanted to go and I was like “Um okay, why not?” Now before y’all start thinking I have a money tree, I travel a lot for my day job and had just enough airline and hotel points to take her, so I was all spontaneous and decided to take advantage and create some memories with my daughter. And for much of the trip, I totally disconnected and tried to be as present as I could with Helena and let her make a lot of the decisions. With her intuition as our guide, I saw and felt the experience almost through her eyes, recognizing that we were seeing many of these things for the first time, and we were perpetually in awe and wonder. The visuals were so vibrant and the experiences were so full that my brain was flooded with inspiration when we arrived back

home, and I immediately got to designing with the experience fresh in my mind. I even knew exactly how I wanted it to feel and the colors and was brought back to Helena and my one consistent ritual on our trip. Every morning, the first thing we’d do is get me come coffee, and her some cocoa as we sat in our chairs on the balcony of our hotel room watching the sunrise...and then every night, we’d both have cocoa, sitting in those same chairs watching the sunset. 2. What are your top 5 destinations on your “Travel Bucket List?” The only place I’ve ever been overseas is “Paris” and it absolutely changed my world, so I’d love to go back there again to share it with my husband and daughter. I have to travel to “Australia” at least once before I die..and I’d love love love to go to “London.” Spending some significant time in “Tibet” has always been a fantasy to me, and then “India”... the food, the culture, the colors, it all sounds fabulous. 3. If “Aura” was a person, who would they be? At first I was all like “Um no one,” it’s chill and cool and sexy and stylish and like no one can be all those things, it’s too much pressure, but then “Lenny Kravitz” popped into my head, so let’s say him. 4. After creating your first fabric collection, “Loved to Pieces,” was the design process much easier this time around with “Aura?”


Ooooooh....that’s a tough one to answer. On one hand, I knew more about the process and the inspiration was so fresh and vibrant that it’s almost like I felt the collection created itself as I was experiencing the vacation.. but then “Loved to Pieces” exceeded my expectations for myself and what a first collection could be, so I put a lot of pressure on myself to match that. 5. What was the inspiration behind these prints? Many of the print inspiration came from things that Helena and I saw or experienced. We swam with the dolphins which was captured in the “Hula Dolphins” prints. The “Laki Island” prints were many of the flowers that we saw as we trekked around the island. The “Aloha Spirit” prints were inspired by this gorgeous, wood carved door that was in our hotel. We were lucky enough to actually see a sea turtle swimming in the ocean. The “Loulu Fans” and “Tiki Way” prints were inspired by the ubiquitous palm fans and wicker that we saw. The “Lei Burst” prints were an abstract way for me to capture the sunrise and sunset that we watched every day, and the “Mau Loa” prints were inspired by one of my fabric weaving patterns that I thought was a super neat way to present the sparkle of the water. 6. What are you excited to see makers create with this collection? Oh em gee, what am I not excited to see makers make. It’s like I design each print think-

ing about how I can use each of them, but what makers will do with them I know will exceed anything that I could ever dream of and will blow my mind. Bags, quilts, pillows, clothes, everything I’m basically always in a state of excitement when it comes to makers making things with my designs. 7. How do you stay inspired? It’s very easy to stay inspired when I stay grounded and present. When I get too stressed or on my gadgets for too long, that creative space in my brain quiets and my inspiration dims. I think that’s why “Aura” was so vibrant because it was an entire vacation of being present and I kept my technology to a minimum. Knowing this about myself, I very much expect my collections to represent those moments or experiences in my life where it all slows down and inspiration pours in, and I’m very much excited for everyone to come on this journey with me. 8. What’s on your current playlist? When I’m in my sewing space, the very first thing I do when I sit down is tell Alexa to play “Enya”.” Her music is just magic. When I’m at the gym, I go back and forth between “Beyonce” and “Rihanna” and don’t ask me to choose because it’s impossible. The rest of the soundtrack to my life involves whatever is Helena’s current musical obsession. Right now, it’s the “Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks: soundtrack and I sometimes even listen to it when Helena isn’t around. Seriously, “My Little Pony” Rocks.


Make it Yourself! Kwik Sparkler Table Runner by Paper Pieces Made by Karie Jewell CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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Make it Yourself! Ambience Quilt

Made by Mathew Boudreaux Quilted by Donna Moore CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!

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Make it Yourself! Zipper Pouches

Made by Mathew Boudreaux Featuring AUR-54902 & AUR-54907 CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!


Make it Yourself! Rope Bowls

Made by Mathew Boudreaux CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!


Make it Yourself! Inari Crop Tee

by Named Clothing Featuring AUR-44901 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

Make it Yourself! Shadi Knit Skirt

by Burda Style Featuring K-44900-1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Make it Yourself! Prima Diva Clutch Wallet

by Sew Many Creations Made by Sarai Schuk CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Make it Yourself! Jakob Shirt

by Burda Style Featuring AUR-54902 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN! BUY THE FABRICS


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Make it Yourself! Swinging Skirt Dress by Burda Style Featuring R-54900-1

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Tote

Made by Mathew Boudreaux Featuring AUR-44902 & AUR-54906 CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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Make it Yourself! Woven Stars Messenger Bag

Made by Tara Curtis Featuring AUR-54900, AUR-54901 & AUR-54905 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Make it Yourself! Jelly Roll Rug

Made by Mathew Boudreaux CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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Make it Yourself! Brimfield Meadows Quilt

Made by Kim Martucci & Nisha Bouri Quilted by Teresa Silva CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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Make it Yourself! Pete T-Shirt

by Burda Style Featuring K-44904 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Make it Yourself! Finial Quilt

Made by Laura Pinand CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

Make it Yourself! Houndstooth Quilt

Made by Mathew Bourdreaux Featuring AUR-54905 CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!


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Make it Yourself! Insulated Lunch Box

Made by Mathew Boudreaux Featuring AUR-44900 & AUR-44905 CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!

Make it Yourself! Hopscotch Quilt

Made by Mathew Boudreaux CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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Make it Yourself! Tatum Dress

by Violette Field Threads Made by Chelsea Janning Jones Featuring K-44900-1 & AUR-54901 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

Make it Yourself! Betsy Leggings

by Violette Field Threads Made by Chelsea Janning Jones Featuring K-44904, AUR-54901 & K-44900-1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Make it Yourself! Improv Flower Pillow

Made by Mathew Boudreaux CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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Knit Quilt

Made by Isabella Selak


Make it Yourself! Indygo Junction’s Pumpkins by Mathew Boudreaux Featuring AUR-44903, AUR-54900 & AUR-54901 CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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Make it Yourself! Around the Bobbin’s Hot Stuff Oven Mitt

Made by Mathew Boudreaux Featuring AUR-44900 & AUR-54903 CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!


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Star Orna

Made by M Featuring A CLICK TO W THE FREE TU

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Mathew Boudreaux AUR-44903 WATCH UTORIAL!

Make it Yourself! Fabric Pinecone Ornament

Made by Mathew Boudreaux Featuring AUR-44900 CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!


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Make it Yourself! Sunset Feels Block by AGF Studio CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!


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Make it Yourself! Moving Forward Block by AGF Studio Featuring AUR-44904, AUR-54901, AUR-54903, AUR-54905 & AUR-44901 CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL!


KAUAI SUNRI SE

AUR-44900 ALOHA SPIRIT HIBISCUS

MAUI SUN SET

AUR-44904 HAWAIIAN HONU DUSK

AUR-54900 ALOHA SPIRIT WINDWARD

AUR-54904 HAWAIIAN HONU DAWN


AUR-44901 LOULU FANS SAND

AUR-44902 LAKI ISLAND DAYLIGHT

AUR-44903 TIKI WAY GOLDEN

AUR-44905 MAU LOA CORAL

AUR-44906 HULA DOLPHINS OCEAN

AUR-44907 LEI BURST PLUMERIA

AUR-54901 LOULU FANS SUN

AUR-54902 LAKI ISLAND NIGHTFALL

AUR-54903 TIKI WAY PAPAYA

AUR-54905 MAU LOA SEABED

AUR-54906 HULA DOLPHINS VOG

AUR-54907 LEIS BURST PINEAPPLE


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