Expanding Nautical Tote Bag Pattern

Want to keep everything ship-shape as you go to the beach or the pool? This handy tote bag has lots of great features and optional extras to keep your organised.  It also has a handy expanding feature to keep the bag trim when you don’t carry much, and expand it … Continue reading

How to Install Bag Feet – 2 Styles Explained

I’m always looking for ways to make my homemade bags looks more professional and although it does increase the cost, adding hardware such as clasps, feet, grommets, sliders, straps, rivets, studs, and handles really does make them look great. Today I’m looking at a couple of examples of bag feet … Continue reading

Flared T-shirt Pattern For Many Seasons Of Warm Days & Cool Nights

Spring is the time to dress comfortably and in layers.  A flared t-shirt is one of those pieces of clothing we can just throw on with a pair of jeans, leggings, capri pants or if the top is long enough, it can also be a short mod-style dress.  Perfect for … Continue reading

Baby Changing Mat Patterns – Two FREE Options

  Babies will soon be popping out everywhere so my sewing for all the new babies continues.  There’s one thing I know, when they aren’t sleeping / feeding / screaming, babies are pooping.  One of my expecting friends showed me the changing mat she used first time round and just … Continue reading

Double Layer Chiffon Blouse – Free Self-Drafted Pattern Tutorial

Thank you for all of the comments on my recent post – Self drafted halter neck chiffon blouse. Self Drafted Halter Neck Blouse in Chiffon Several visitors asked for a tutorial, and I am happy to oblige.  I’ve made the blouse again in a different fabric – this time a lovely … Continue reading

The Racerback A-Line Dress – From Print To Finished Product

This racerback A-line dress is called NINA and is the second project in a small line that I’m sharing with you.  My goal is to show you how to make beautiful garments with simple material all the way from the print to the finished product. Why is it called NINA?  … Continue reading