Saturday 30 September 2017

Showcasing ~ Long & Short Handle Bag ~ Tutorial

A tote bag that doubles as a shoulder bag and a hand held shopper. How cool is that!!! I have a handbag with straps like this, and it is SO handy. I can change how I wear it, depending on what I'm wearing, where I'm going and to suit my mood.

Learn how to make a tote bag that can be worn with a long or short handle. Tutorial by Sum of their Stories

Thursday 28 September 2017

Quick and Easy to Make ~ Baby Bibs

Bibs are an absolute necessity for babies and toddlers - and LOTS of them!!! Consequently they make great gifts for newborns or to take to a baby shower. Fortunately, they are super quick and easy to sew.

Baby bib patterns and tutorials ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Showcasing ~ Skirt Measurements ~ Sizing Chart

It's not hard to find girls' skirt tutorials online. Many of them, however, don't include measurements for specific sizes and ages. That's fine if the child is at hand. Grab a tape measure and all is good. If the skirt is going to be donated for charity, or the little one is not around, a sizing chart is necessary.

Sizing chart for making girls' skirts, to fit ages 2 - 14 years of age ~ Simply Shoeboxes.

Thursday 21 September 2017

Spring Gardening in Australia

As promised the other day, here's a few pics of my garden. Most days the weather is glorious - perfect to be outdoors - but it's warming up. It won't be long till it's too hot to garden in the heat of the day.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Back After a Break... Almost

There hasn't been much sewing going on here in the last few weeks, and no blogging for over two weeks. It's not often I go for that length of time without at least one or the other on most days.

Sunday 3 September 2017

Showcasing ~ Small Backpack ~ Pattern & Tutorial

Measuring just 11″ x 7″ x 4″ this little backpack is cute, yet roomy enough to be very useful. With adjustable straps and several pockets, this is a functional and practical bag. 

Learn how to sew a small backpack. Tutorial and pattern by So Sew Easy.

Saturday 2 September 2017

Showcasing ~ Shorts to Skirt with Godets ~ Tutorial

If you have a pair of shorts that you no longer wear, today's showcased tutorial will show you how to prolong their life and get some more wear out of them.

Learn how to refashion a pair of shorts into a skirt with godets. Tutorial by Cucicucicoo Ecological Living.