The screen printed silhouette quilt is almost ready to be quilted - just the borders to be added. I've decided on cotton batting this time, mainly because that's what I had in my stash. My dilemma has been whether to pre-wash the cotton batting or not and I'm hoping you'll share your thoughts and experiences.
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Sunday, 29 May 2016
Fabric baskets come in all shapes and sizes, but this one is shaped such that it looks like a bowl. Made from burlap (or hessian as we call it in Australia), the bowl is light enough to take on a picnic, yet perfect for the table at home.
Saturday, 28 May 2016
This week's features (all have been Pinned)...
A fabulous shirt, added to the Clothes for Men link party. We don't seem to sew much for the men in our lives. Great to see someone who is...
Shirt Success by Claire, from Ragbags and Gladrags... this week's featured blog. Claire, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Claire drafts many of her own patterns, as she did for this shirt. Check out Claire's denim jacket refashion, one of the best I've ever seen. As well as having a passion for sewing, Claire dabbles in ceramics, textiles and sculpture.
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Are the clothes kids wear now-a-days, really any different to clothes worn by their parents or grandparents in years gone by? Just what did the best dressed babies and toddlers wear? I don't know about best dressed, but I've dug out some photos of my sister and I back in the 50s and early 60s.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
It's been quite a while since my last finished quilt - almost two years to be exact. That doesn't mean I haven't done any quilting. I have, but nothing finished in that time. However, that's about to change. Today I thought I'd show you progress on a collaborative project I'm working on with my daughter, Tash.
Sunday, 22 May 2016
The beauty of pouches is that they come in all shapes and sizes. This little pouch is triangular in shape, folds up and can be used as a coin purse. It doesn't have a zipper, so is very quick to make.
Saturday, 21 May 2016
Sewing's not always about beautiful projects. Sometimes there's great satisfaction to be had by sewing a practical item for everyday use, especially if it saves us money in the long run. The DIY floor mop pad is one such project.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Today I'm going to show you how to repurpose a pair of jeans and turn one of the legs into a drawstring bag. Pop a gift inside, and there's no need for wrapping. The bag becomes both a present and the wrapping. Read on for the tutorial...
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
The Bundled Up Bindle Bag is a circular drawstring bag with a difference. Hidden inside are LOTS of pockets. Made with eSheep Design's latest PDF pattern, the bag is easy to customise and can be used to carry and store a myriad of items.