At last – thank goodness. Someone to tell me what all those presser feet do and give a really detailed instruction on how, why and when to use them. I was lucky to buy a machine that came with a lot of accessories, but I confess, as a new sewer, … Continue reading →
Hi to all readers, and especially to those that follow this blog via RSS emails and may be reading this post in an email. The WordPress RSS email does not always send my posts correctly and the layout goes all wonky and the photos sometimes don’t display. So while the … Continue reading →
I enjoyed the last couple of skirts so much that my idea of elasticated waist skirts had changed – why not? So I fancied a combination of the elasticated waist from my paper bag skirts, and the a-line pattern I had drawn up for the unfinished skirt (still unfinished). … Continue reading →
I made bags – a LOT of bags! I never knew it could be so easy after struggling along following some of the tutorials I had found online. Suddenly once I found the right tutorial it was quick, easy and fun. Er em, here are a few of the bags … Continue reading →
I might be dragging behind everyone else, but I’ve just come across a new website with lots of free sewing patterns. Although the site isn’t actually new – it’s just ‘newly found’ by me. It’s even called Free Sewing. I must be a dunce to have missed this one. … Continue reading →
You can’t turn a street corner without seeing someone in leggings at the moment, and they are everywhere because: leggings are comfortable leggings are versatile they can be worn dressed up or down they can be modest under clothing or figure hugging on their own leggings are perfect for lounging … Continue reading →
OK, not a gazillion right now, but who knows how many we could find if we acted together ! Read on to find out how to join the Pinterest Free Sewing Patterns Group Board and find 1000’s of free patterns. I was looking through my Pinterest boards of Free Sewing … Continue reading →
I had an email to tell me that the new Spring 2013 patterns were now on the site for Simplicity. I was keen to take a look because I’ve recently bought a lot of patterns from Simplicity that I liked and I was sure (worried !) that I would find … Continue reading →
[Note – this post has been edited to remove all of the photos, as Google told me I am not allowed to use copyrighted material and these pattern photos belong to McCalls. Sorry Google. So the post is still here, but the photos are removed. Somehow, it’s just not so … Continue reading →
This was such a quick and easy pattern – I recommend Vogue 8724 for all new sewists. What I liked about this pattern and the finished dress: Custom fit – different pieces for different cup sizes. I used a B cup. Princess seams in back for great shaping and easy … Continue reading →
I’ve been making a new skirt. It’s in a lovely slinky-drapey navy fabric, but it’s not finished yet because it needs a zipper and I’ve been struggling to insert one without a proper zipper foot – so all zipper projects are still on hold. But it’s all cut out and … Continue reading →
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