Part Two:  How to Make the Christmas Tree Patchwork with Lights

christmas tree patchwork

The sewing part of the Christmas tree patchwork with lights is easy to do.  For sewing machine newbies, the turns and corners of the tree may be a little more tricky to sew.  My tip for you would be to draw the seam allowance with an erasable fabric pen then sew over it. … Continue reading

Mrs Santa, Christmas Apron Pattern -an Easy Project with Lights: Part-One

Christmas apron pattern

I thought this time I’d share with you a Christmas apron pattern.  This is an easy project with lights too!   I’m sure it will put a smile on the faces of your holiday dinner guests. I live in Singapore where Christmas decorations go up right after Holloween.  It’s difficult not to get … Continue reading

Cascade Cardigan Pattern – Perfect Mid Season Wear For Nonknitters

Cascade cardigan pattern

In both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the change of seasons seems to have come on a little late.  Down here we’ve only just had our first few days of somewhat warm weather.  Personally, can’t wait for the warmth to come back for good.  For all you in the Northern … Continue reading

Scrappy Reversible Halloween Table Mats

Great way to use jelly rolls or scraps for a scrappy look. Love the silhouette applique on the back.

Halloween is a great time of year to have friends over.  Costumes optional, although with some of our friends, it’s sometimes hard to tell! Whether you are having a full-on party, just a few friends over for nibbles or a family dinner, it’s fun to put together a Halloween table … Continue reading

Wrap Dress Pattern – Free Sewing Pattern

Wrap dress pattern - free sewing pattern. Easy to sew and great looking wrap dress - everyone should have at least one of these. From So Sew Easy.

This is a relaunch of one of our most popular patterns ever on So Sew Easy.   This cute wrap dress pattern is fun and easy to make and looks great. The front has a cross-over bodice with pleats, there’s a straight skirt and an optional elastic waist, with a matching … Continue reading

How to Make Clear Vinyl Zipper Bags

How to make clear vinyl zipper bags. I use mine to keep fabric, thread, pattern and zipper together for planned projects, but these are good for lots of things. Think first aid kit!

Did you see the earlier article about the clear project and storage bags I made with the snap tops?  These have been very handy for sorting and storing my small sewing supplies.  I can quickly see what is in all of the bags without having to open them. Hubby even … Continue reading

Clear Vinyl Project Pouches

Clear vinyl project pouches

Do you have a lot of supplies that need storing? Or kids that have small toys or cars to keep tidy? Or even Unfinished Works in Progress that need to be organised? Or want to keep a pattern, zipper, fabric, thread etc all together for a planned project. ME TOO! … Continue reading