Sunday 9 August 2020

Featuring ~ Crocheted Scrunchies ~ Pattern

Scrunchies have made a comeback. Whether they be sewn from fabric or crocheted, scrunchies are once again a fashionable hair accessory. 

Saturday 8 August 2020

Showcasing ~ How to Mend Jeans by Hand + Beetle Pattern

Strong and durable as jeans are, they invariably end up with worn patches. It seems that holes in jeans are now fashionable, but if you're not keen on that look, there's many ways to mend the hole and extend the life of an otherwise good pair of jeans.

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Sunday 26 July 2020

Showcasing ~ Fat Quarter Tea Towels ~ Tutorial

I have bundles and bundles of fat quarters, most bought on sale at my local quilting store. I'm not saving them up for anything in particular. The right project always comes along, eventually. 

Saturday 25 July 2020

Showcasing ~ Lace Zipper Pouch + Hexagon Flower ~ Tutorial

Sewing zippers sounds scary - until you do it! I've never sewn a lace zipper, but it looks even easier than a regular zip.

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Sewn by YOU ~ Denim Jeans Plant Holder

I do so love to see photos of projects made with, or inspired by, one of my tutorials. Today's Sewn by YOU project is no exception.

Sunday 19 July 2020

Showcasing ~Wool Mat & Cutting Mat Carrier ~ Tutorial

How do you manage when you go to a sewing class or retreat? How do you get your sewing machine and all your gear from the car to the venue? Me, well - my bags precariously sit on top of my sewing machine, which is strapped to a trolley. Today's showcased tutorial solves that problem. It's a bag with a sleeve which fits over the trolley handles.

Saturday 18 July 2020

Showcasing ~ Denim Baseball ~ Tutorial

For a dog that loves to fetch, today's showcased tutorial is just the thing, as an alternative to the usual tennis ball.

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Library Bag ~ Easy Unlined Book Bag ~ Tutorial

If you can sew a straight line, you can whip up an unlined library, or book bag. This is a very easy project - perfect for someone who is new to sewing.

Saturday 11 July 2020

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Sewn by YOU ~ Fabric Baskets

When I started this little blog, I had no idea that so many people would look at my sewing tutorials, let alone use them to make their own projects. Fast forward many years, and I still get a thrill every single time I see a photo of something made by using or modifying one of my tutorials.

Sunday 5 July 2020

Showcasing ~ Baby Bubble Romper ~ Pattern & Tutorial

I sewed almost all my kids' clothes when they were babies. If the baby bubble romper had been around then, I know I'd have used the pattern many times. It's super cute, roomy and totally practical.

Saturday 4 July 2020

Showcasing ~ Fabric Flower AppliquƩ Tote ~ Tutorial

Adding interest to a plain bag can be as simple as attaching an appliquƩd design. It's a lot easier than you may think.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Cloth Table Napkins / Serviettes ~ 8 Free Tutorials

Whether you call them table napkins or serviettes, those made from fabric are definitely more environmentally friendly than paper. And, they look so much nicer, too.

Sunday 28 June 2020

Saturday 27 June 2020

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Sunday 21 June 2020

Saturday 20 June 2020

Showcasing ~ Hanging Kitchen Towel ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased tutorial is a modern take on an old favourite - a kitchen towel which will not fall on the floor.

Learn how to sew a modern hanging kitchen towel. Tutorial by Libby's Lifestyle.

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Hand Sanitiser Holders ~ 6 Free Tutorials

Hand sanitisers now seem to be a way of life. Prior to the current situation, I rarely used them. Now, however, when I venture out, my little bottle of gel comes with me. So today I thought I'd share some tutorials showing nifty ways to store them for ease of use.

Sunday 14 June 2020

Showcasing ~ Japanese Knot Bag ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial

With one handle longer than the other, a Japanese Knot Bag is a little different to your everyday bag. The unique design makes for a bag that will easily contain the contents, but without the actual installation of an enclosure.

Learn how to make a Japanese Knot Bag. Free pattern & tutorial by The Happiest Camper.

Saturday 13 June 2020

Showcasing ~ Market Tote & Basket ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial

Reusable fabric market totes are definitely the way to go. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they can be made to suit your style.

Learn how to make a sturdy market tote in three sizes. Doubles as a storage basket. Free pattern by AppleGreen Cottage

Thursday 11 June 2020

Autumn Down Under

More so than ever, I've been retreating to my happy place - our garden. Although we're eleven days into Winter here in Australia, the following are photos taken throughout the months of Autumn.

Saturday 6 June 2020

Showcasing ~ Reusable Elastic Bowl Covers ~ Tutorial

Cut down on plastic in the kitchen by making a set of reusable fabric bowl covers. Not only will you be helping the environment, but there'll be no more fighting with cling wrap.

Learn how to make fabric bowl covers to keep food fresh in the fridge. Tutorial by Beginner Sewing Projects

Sunday 24 May 2020

Sewn by YOU ~ Fabric Basket with Drawstring Closure

Look at this ADORABLE set for a child. The appliquƩ, the giraffe softie, the colours and all made from quilt scraps - simply perfect!!!

Learn how to make a fabric basket with a drawstring closure ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 4 February 2020

Sewn by YOU ~ Fabric Basket with Drawstring Top & Handles

I get a kick every single time I see something made with one of my tutorials. I just love seeing the fabrics chosen to suit the purpose, and that make it yours.

Sunday 2 February 2020

Showcasing ~ Fabric Nesting Trays ~ Tutorial

Fabric baskets are easy to make, require very little fabric and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Today's baskets are square and can be stacked.

Learn how to make square, nested fabric baskets. Tutorial by Simple Simon & Company.

Friday 31 January 2020

Showcasing ~ How to Use a Seam Ripper Correctly ~ Tutorial

It doesn't matter how long you have been sewing, there's always something new to learn. Today's showcased tutorial is one such example for me. It's one of those - how simple, why-didn't-I-already-know-this things.

Learn how to use both blades of a seam ripper to quickly unpick mistakes. Tutorial by Cucicucicoo Ecological Living

Sunday 26 January 2020

Drawstring Bags ~ and an Update

I've had quite a break from blogging - longest time not blogging since I started this little blog in 2011.

Wednesday 1 January 2020