Here’s a fun and easy little project that is perfect for beginners. It will help you learn some techniques like sewing zippers and boxing corners. It would also make a great gift to show off your sewing skills. Sometimes you don’t need a big bag. Just something small enough to … Continue reading →
I’m sure you’ve seen these before. I’ve been drooling over all the lovely soft and snuggly rag quilts I see on my Pinterest feed and have been longing to find out how to make one. So I gave it a try, took some photos and a video along the way … Continue reading →
This convertible tote bag turns into a backpack and a cross body bag. I have been thinking about a convertible tote bag that can answer some of the needs I have when I travel and because I just got a new computer. I only change my equipment when things don’t … Continue reading →
I’ve been spending a lot of time on bigger projects recently, designing and testing sewing patterns which is a lengthy process. So I wanted something fun to sew, something seasonal, something not clothes! It’s feeling very much like Spring is here so I rummaged through my cottons and found some … Continue reading →
With all of the recent posts on bias binding, and the potholders tutorial to get you started, this Long Arm Oven Mitts pattern is going to be a breeze! I was happy to make up a matching pair and retire my old and very worn oven mitts for good. But … Continue reading →
Today, a free pattern with a difference – there’s no pattern! Well, and it’s not actually free. Other than that – it’s a free pattern! What on earth am I talking about? Well, I’m not making any sense because I’m just over-the-top-super-excited. You see, I made my own fabric and … Continue reading →
Feeling like Spring is in the air? Tulips and daffodils starting to brighten up your garden yet? I suppose it depends where you are, but when I lived in the UK I loved to see my garden burst into life this time of year with crocus, and all the spring … Continue reading →
My own makeup bag was in need of some attention. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, hardly ever and a quick look inside my bag reveals congealed mascara, eyeshadow colors that haven’t changed since the early 90’s and some supermarket brand lipsticks. I do have a couple of … Continue reading →
It’s important to stay warm this winter With all that’s going around this year, it’s more important than ever to stay warm and healthy this winter. There have been medical studies linking cold feet and the onset of the common cold. I’m not sure about you, but I’m really trying … Continue reading →
Dare I confess to having never made a table mat in my life? First time for everything!! Especially if it involves using fabric scraps:) It’s surprisingly easy – have a go:) For one mat you will need: Base fabric Batting Scraps of fabric in greens, shimmery see-through fabric, and a … Continue reading →
It’s that time of year when you might be taking a bottle of wine to a party or giving a nice bottle of wine or brandy to a neighbor for Christmas. But how to wrap it? This quick-to-sew padded wine bag pattern will protect the precious contents, and keep them … Continue reading →
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