Double Layered Blouse: Elegance Made So Sew Easy

doubled layered blouse

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

Oversized Pullover Top – Basic Athleisure Wardrobe

oversized pullover top

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

Small Crossbody Wallet – When You Need An Extra Pocket

small crossbody wallet

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

Wine Bag Pattern and Video Tutorial

Wine Bag Pattern. Sew a padded wine or

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

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