This pattern isn’t for beginners. I’m calling this an Intermediate pattern and as such, it comes with regular pattern-style instructions rather than the full step-by-step tutorial you might find with beginner patterns. So some previous experience in sewing bags before and an understanding of construction would be useful for this … Continue reading →
Hi! I’m Stephanie from Swoodson Says and I’m excited to be contributing posts over here. My son is almost 2 and at such a fun age; I love making him unique toys, dress-up accessories, and softies. Two of my favorites that I’ve blogged about are a DIY Buckle Toy & … Continue reading →
The Baby Showers are fast approaching and I’m sewing madly to get the bundles together. Today, I’m making bibs. Not the most glamorous of items, but an everyday essential and no one wants a grotty one when you can have a really nice homemade one instead. I’ve tried several styles, … Continue reading →
Well, it took me a while, but it’s here at last. Do you remember I wrote a while back about a skirt I wore during the Cayman Islands’ first ever sewing meet-up? Robin suggested I should sew a skirt like the one I was wearing, and immediately I knew it … Continue reading →
Have you tried the Turning Japanese Bag pattern yet? You should give it a try – it’s really easy! Part of the ‘My First Bag series’ it’s a single pattern piece, no fancy zippers or closures, the handles are ready-made and it’s perfect to showcase a really nice fabric or … Continue reading →
Never sewn a bag before or just looking for a quick and easy project? The use of metal handles in this bag means there is no need for fiddly zippers or closures, but the bag still looks super cute and just like something you could have bought in a nice … Continue reading →
I dare you to say it out loud and only say it once. “Pom Pom Pillows, Pom Pom Pillows” Darn, I enjoyed wandering around the house chanting Pom Pom Pillows nearly as much as I enjoyed making them. These were a breeze to make and yet they look pretty nice … Continue reading →
Need a comfy every day dress? One that looks good no matter where you go, and one that can take on the look of separates or be sewn in the same fabric throughout? Then the Two Become One Dress is for you. I became fascinated with this style of dress … Continue reading →
Everyone needs a wardrobe of good basic skirts. Ones you can wear every day or for lots of different occasions. This Wear Everywhere Skirt fits the bill perfectly. A classic straight skirt with a single inverted pleat center front, makes this skirt easy to wear, ideal for the office, working, … Continue reading →
With all the talk recently of Back to School sewing projects and Fall or Autumn on the way, I’ve actually been just that little bit homesick for the UK. It’s been years since I visited and even longer since I moved away in search of everyday sunshine, but I still … Continue reading →
While it might seem like an obvious comparison, as I was designing this little guy, I realized potholders are much like puppets. I feel rather silly having never thought of that before now. To make your own penguin pot holder, you will need: The Pattern – download from Payhip HERE … Continue reading →
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