Hi, Stephanie from Swoodson Says – a new year brings renewed organizing and decluttering energy, so I have the perfect tutorial for you –a simple drawstring bag with a view! The older my son gets, the more small toys we have building up, so I sewed up a drawstring bag … Continue reading →
This double-layered blouse is particularly special –it is elegant, easy to make and wear, as well as being both comfortable and versatile. What more could you want from a piece of clothing? It is a truly tried and tested style, with the earliest images and drawings I could find dating … Continue reading →
It seems there is more ways than one to sew a French Seam. Continuing on in my quest to learn more about the various types of seam finishes and getting a nice neat result on the inside of my projects, I’ve been reading several tutorials and books on the French … Continue reading →
The double welt pocket with flap using the butterfly method is a really easy and contemporary technique to make a pocket and attach a flap at the same time. I have already shown you the five lines technique that is used mostly on thin fabrics. How to Make a … Continue reading →
An Oversized Pullover Top is a basic item in my athleisure wardrobe, and I am very happy to share it with you this weekend. In case you missed it, last week we made the City Joggers Pants that so many of you downloaded last week. I big thank you to … Continue reading →
I’m happy to share this new simple project and free pattern for the Small Crossbody Wallet. It can be made using fabric, leather or vinyl and is suitable for intermediate sewists or advanced beginners. First, let me share with you the backstory for the design. I had a disagreeable little … Continue reading →
I am sharing with you the best hand-sewing stitches for making clothes by hand. Let me first clarify that there are many hand-sewing stitches and combinations of stitches that can be used to make clothing by hand. But I will focus on the three that I have used in the … 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 →
Have you ever heard of Kraft-Tex? It’s been on my wishlist for ages, but I can’t get it here and had to wait for the lovely Lucy to bring me some over on her bi-annual visit. It’s a strange sort of material. Described as a paper fabric, it is … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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