I don't know about you, but I have many pairs of scissors, strictly for sewing. The cut anything else scissors live on the other side of the room to my sewing scissors. However, I don't have any covers specifically for scissors, to keep the sharp points from damaging other items when I'm out and about. I must rectify this!
Sunday, 30 June 2019
Saturday, 29 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Sleep Mask ~ Tutorial & Pattern
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Infinity Scarves ~ Beginner Sewing Project
Here are the infinity scarves I talked about last week. Such an easy project - perfect for a beginner. Mine are sewn with stretch fabric. Woven fabric would be even easier to make.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Darning Holes in Jeans
Here are the jeans I referred to last week when talking about the return of my sewing mojo - three pairs of men's jeans, all with holes in the crotch area. I honestly feel we should all start to learn how to repair clothes like our grandparents or great grandparents. They put much less strain on our planet, using far less resources per person than we do now-a-days.
Sunday, 23 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Patchwork Kamino ~ Business Shirts Refashion
Men's pre-loved button down business shirts are a valuable source of fabric, especially in larger sizes. Today's showcased project is made from three men's shirts recycled into a new garment.
Saturday, 22 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Denim Jeans Hanging Mason Jar Vase ~ Tutorial
I can't get enough of denim jeans repurposing. Denim jeans are my uniform of choice - have been since I was 15 years of age. Today's showcased tutorial doesn't require any sewing...
Friday, 21 June 2019
My Sewing Motivation is Back ~ What Helped Me
My sewing mojo is back!!! And it feels good. Read on to see how I did it...
Sunday, 16 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Tea Towel Tote ~ Tutorial
No matter how many fabric shopping bags I have, there are times when I could do with more - I forget to put them back in the car, they need washing, or I use them for something else. Today's showcased post features a tutorial showing how to turn a tea towel into a tote bag that's perfect for grocery shopping.
Saturday, 15 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Convertible Tote Bag ~ Pattern & Tutorial
I like bags that can be worn in different ways - my norm being cross body bags that can comfortably have the strap shortened to double as shoulder bags. Today's showcasing post features a bag that can be used as a backpack, a cross body bag and a shopping tote.
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Winter Down Under ~ A Tour of Our Garden
Its officially Winter in Australia. We've had a few cold (for us) days, but the last week has seen balmy temperatures in the low 20ºCs (68ºF) in the middle of the day - getting down to 3ºC (37ºF) at night. It will get colder than that, but nothing like the temperatures many of you experience in the Northern Hemisphere.
|Australian native daisy|
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Travel Storage Bags ~ Double Drawstring Bags ~ Tutorial
Drawstring bags are SO easy to whip up, making them a great sewing project for a beginner. Whenever I have the need to pack a bag, whether it be for an overnight stay, a holiday, or travel, I keep my backpack or suitcase organised with drawstring bags in an assortment of sizes. I usually make them with a double drawstring so the top stays closed. Today's tutorial will show you how...
Sunday, 9 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Children's TeePee ~ Tutorial
Children don't need a lot of expensive toys. What they do need are simple toys and props to develop their imagination and creativity. A teepee is one such item, providing endless hours of creative play.
Saturday, 8 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Sew a Zippered Pocket on Any Bag ~ Tutorial
There's no such thing as too many pockets in a bag - never, ever!!! Whether they be internal or external, pockets keep bag contents secure, tidy and easy to find. If your favourite bag tutorial or pattern doesn't have enough pockets, read on...
Friday, 7 June 2019
Sewn by YOU ~ Fabric Baskets with Drawstring Closure
I absolutely adore it when I come across projects you have made with one of my tutorials. I love seeing the end results - the fabric combinations and modifications that make it yours. Today I thought I'd show you some awesome baskets I found on Instagram, all made using my Fabric Basket with Drawstring Top tutorial.
Sunday, 2 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Choosing Colours & Fabrics for Quilts
There's a reason fabric companies sell bundles of pre-cut fabric. They're colour co-ordinated, and in most cases will work well in the same project. But what if you want to pick and choose fabrics yourself? This is where I come unstuck. I know what works, or doesn't, when I see the fabrics together. But pulling fabrics from my stash, or the fabric store, can result in frustration, as I don't know why some fabrics work and others don't. Read on to find the answers...
Saturday, 1 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Mini Biscornu Embroidery ~ Tutorial
I've been sewing for many, many years, but the thing is, one person can't know it all. There's always new, interesting facets of the hobby to explore and learn. Do you know what a biscornu is? Well, I didn't until today...
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