Sunday, 9 December 2018

Featuring ~ Denim Jeans Apron

Denim is such a sturdy fabric, making it perfect for repurposing and refashioning. Today's featured project is an apron made from an old pair of denim jeans. 

Make an apron from a pair of denim jeans ~ Klaudia's Kreativ World

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Showcasing ~ Circle Skirt with Directional Fabric ~ Template

Little, and not so little girls love the all important twirl factor of a circle skirt. There's a problem with directional fabrics and circle skirts, however - the print will end up being upside down at the back. Today's showcased tutorial shows how to overcome that problem to successfully make a circle skirt using directional fabric, with the added bonus of being able to use smaller cuts of fabric. 

Learn how to make a circle skirt using directional fabric. Free template and tutorial by Cucicucicoo

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Showcasing ~ Pinch Grip Oven Mitt ~ Pattern & Tutorial

Protection from hot surfaces is a must when working in the kitchen. Every home needs them, so why not whip up a set this Christmas.

Learn how to make pinch grip oven mitts. Free pattern & tutorial by So Sew Easy.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Showcasing ~ Wonder Clips Pincushion 'Plus' ~ Tutorial

Now-a-days I tend to use wonder clips as much, or even more than pins. My pins are always at the ready in a pincushion that sits next to my sewing machine. Stored in a box, my wonder clips are not as easy to quickly grab. Enter the pincushion that has a section to securely hold wonder clips - no more fumbling in a box.

Learn how to make a pincushion that doubles as wonder clip holder. Tutorial by Sum of their Stories.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Showcasing ~ Messenger Bag ~ Tutorial

It's not always easy to find items to sew for men. Messenger bags are not just for men - anyone can use them, but they are a style that many men like.

Learn how to make a messenger bag. Tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Showcasing ~ Felt Unicorn Ornament ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial

With just a few small pieces of felt, half a dozen seed beads and some embroidery thread, you can make the most adorable unicorn ornaments. Hang a few from the Christmas tree, or make a garland of unicorns to hang on a wall, or the mantel piece.

Learn how to make a felt unicorn. Free pattern by Swoodson Says

Monday, 12 November 2018

Handmade Bags in Natural Fabrics ~ Book Review

I was given a copy of the book in return for writing a review.

A month ago now I told you I had a couple of book reviews to share with you. Here is the first of them today - Handmade Bags in Natural Fabrics by Emiko Takahashi. To review the book properly, I've sewn up one of the bags, which has given me the chance to try out a pattern, follow instructions and see how easy it is to find the required information.

Book review ~ Handmade Bags in Natural Fabrics

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Featuring ~ American Ships Quilt

Today's featured project is an amazing embroidered quilt that was nine years in the making - truly a labour of love.

American Ships Quilt ~ Sewing by Shirley