Well, not actually a how to, just sharing how I started out with a little paper piecing. I’ve mentioned a lady called Lucy several times now who lives in the US and comes to Cayman to scuba dive with my hubby. She’s helped me out with her long arm quilter, … Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I had the chance to get out my Kraft Tex again and try something new. If you’ve never heard of Kraft Tex before then check out these previous articles and you can see how versatile it can be. It’s often described as paper-fabric or just … Continue reading →
So I made a bra from following along with the Bra Making: Construction and Fitting Class on Craftsy. It looked amazing and I was SO happy with how it came together. But no matter what it looks like, it only really works if it actually fits. Did it fit? No. … Continue reading →
I got through it in the end and finished my first ever quilt, but it wasn’t without plenty of errors and snarling along the way. I started this a couple of weeks back, then got to the point of spray basting it all together, but wasn’t sure how to actually … Continue reading →
Did you see the owl applique I made following the instructions and pattern as one of the projects in the Fun with Fusible Applique course? He was destined to become a nursery pillow, nothing ‘too cutesy’ by request, but still colorful and fun. But so far he’s just on a … Continue reading →
Did you read the review of the FREE Piece, Patch, Quilt class that I took. It really did give me all the skills I needed to make my first quilt a success – except I hadn’t really thought it through properly when I ‘designed’ my quilt. Before we go any further, … Continue reading →
Oh dear. Oh deary deary me. (In my best British accent.) Just what happened here then Miss? The sewing police had better not be reading this or I’ll be prosecuted for sure. Thrown in sewing and fabric jail for such an epic failure. The charges: Woeful waste of fabric Wasting … Continue reading →
I had desired this dress from afar for a long long time – the Butterick B5353. The model looks so cool, sophisticated…and the dress so slimming and flattering. I felt as my sewing skills had come on some way in these last few months that it was time to tackle … Continue reading →
Has anyone out there ever bought a pattern from Lekala patterns? Nicole Lekala has a range of 386 patterns on her Craftsy page at the time of writing and is often adding more. But what makes Lekala patterns unique is the promise to draft you a completely personalised pattern based … Continue reading →
I was naughty and it was therefore my own fault that I got caught. There is no one else to blame but me and karma came my way and kicked me in the ass. I stole. Plain and simple. And I won’t do it again – promise. It’s just that … Continue reading →
How to make a Duct Tape Dress Form – and how NOT to ! You might have seen these before. At some point or another, all sewers need to fit clothes so that they look flattering and are comfortable. But if there is just you, fitting and pinning alterations on … Continue reading →
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