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 →
Fall is a wonderful time for sewing. As the days get cooler, the more and more appealing it is to stay inside and sewing something beautiful. One of the most wonderful aspects of autumn, if you’re in the right part of the country, is the changing of the leaves from … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Fabric stamps are one of the best and easiest ways to personalize your sewing projects. Your own print can give your work a unique twist that really stands out, or simply that next level in refining your style. My first impulse when starting to write this post is to add … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
My regular rummage in the remnants bin this week found a piece of chiffon. It has a floral pattern and isn’t too big, but it was so light, and the remnants are priced by weight, so this cost just $1.25. I couldn’t believe it. I’m sure it’s supposed to be … Continue reading →
For people who are very fond of creating garments, pinking shears are a great tool to include in your sewing kit. While they may not be the most basic ones needed for starters, it is definitely a must-have for those who have already acquired more advanced skills and have completed … Continue reading →
I am suffering from a severe case of mug rug madness. I can’t help it. Being English I love tea and drink at least 10 cups a day. I also like a biscuit to go with it, like a digestive or something English like that. Imagine my amazement when I … Continue reading →
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