Why not make your own Barbie clothes? Barbie has been a cultural icon since for almost 60 years since she was “born” on March 9, 1959. The doll was launched by toy company Mattel and since 1959 over a billion Barbies have been manufactured. While you can certainly buy almost … Continue reading →
So what are appliqués anyway? Appliqués are shapes or letters with an adhesive on the backside so that they can be applied, using an iron, to everything from clothing, (think adorable initials on Children’s coats, for example) to pillows, to tablecloths. How to start? If you want to learn how … Continue reading →
In case you’re looking for some sewing ideas for the holidays, here’s our Great Christmas Sewing Roundup with more than 50 seasonal sewing projects and tutorials. Some of my sewing friends call it the “Fat Quarter” (sewing pun definitely intended..)—that’s the final quarter of the calendar year with all the holidays, … Continue reading →
As the winter chill sets in the northern hemisphere, I thought it would be a great time of year to share some free scarf patterns that we have collected. Indeed, the scarf is an element of fashion that needs no introduction –so obvious and so handy that it’s origins literally cannot … Continue reading →
Indeed…it’s strange how, over the decades, as our lives have apparently gotten simpler: what with iPads, color-sensing foundations, lash curling mascara, phones which are smarter than we are and so on; our bags have gotten no smaller. In fact, as the capacities of our all-sorting gadgets has increased…so has our … Continue reading →
So…with well over 2 billion t-shirts being made every year, it’s no wonder so many of us find ourselves with cupboards (especially our male counterparts’ cupboards) which are starting to overflow with years and years worth of t-shirts which are kind of cool but just don’t seem to get worn … Continue reading →
It’s almost that time of year again, can you believe it?! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting up late into the night for weeks on end to finish Halloween costumes for the fam-fam…well here we go again! Too many vague ideas floating around in your head? Don’t know … Continue reading →
Autumn Sewing Projects For everyone living in the northern hemisphere, Autumn is definitely here now. Fast approaching too are the fun family events and holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. We thought we’d compile some fun autumn sewing projects to help you prepare. Along with myriads of memories that autumn brings, two … Continue reading →
There’s no better feeling than making a friend or family member’s day. It’s wonderful to see them smile and give you a great big hug of thanks. It’s such a delight being able to use my sewing craft to make gifts for my friends and make them feel special. It’s … Continue reading →
The world is going Star Wars crazy, there’s no avoiding it, so why not get involved and try out some super Star Wars sewing projects!?! You must be wondering what on earth you could sew related to Star Wars, well I was anyway! There’s actually some super projects out there … Continue reading →
Trying to avoid Valentines Day? So while everybody is busy planning for Valentines, I wondered what else was going on in February. If I see much more pink I might be sick, and Valentines isn’t for everyone… right? (Like those of us who have been married for more than 5 … Continue reading →
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