Saturday, 6 March 2021
What do you do with your leftover bits of fabric? I like to use every scrap of my fabric and this is my go-to favourite project.
We all need bags now and what could be better than to make your own? A pretty bag is less likely to be left at home and no matter how simple the design they are always admired. In fact mine are often admired so much that I give them away and end up with none for myself
This particular Tote bag was made almost entirely on my embroidery machine. Sweet Pea Australia
It is made from quilting cotton and trimmed with faux leather.
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Saturday, 21 November 2020
Handwarmer, body warmer and a relaxing eyemask for you to sew. Plus a very easy neck scarf. Perfect for giving.
A lot of us suffer in the cold with aches and pains sometimes from arthritis. These simple garments are designed to help keep you snug and warm. Even if you don't , these delightful pieces make perfect thoughtful gifts
The pattern is Kwik Sew 4318.
I have used pure 100% cotton from my stash.
I made the Bias Binding myself which is incredibly easy to do. I made a video to show you how to make it. Please don't buy it ready made, your own is far superior
My YouTube video on how to make Bias Binding
The pattern states that you should, use a cotton or linen interfacing and add rice so that the items can be heated in the microwave.
As an alternative I am using neither of these, instead I am using a pure cotton batting which is extremely warm and also has antibacterial properties. This is widely available from most haberdashery and fabric stores.
If you do want to warm them before use simply run an iron over the inside or leave near a radiator for a while, but the heat from your own body soon warms them up. Because of the properties of the wadding there is no need to continuously wash them. If they do need a wash do it gently by hand without squeezing or wringing the item. Dont use fabric conditioner.
Saturday, 23 May 2020
A pretty lingerie bag to give or keep
I have made a lot of lingerie recently and I thought that it would be really nice to have a lingerie bag to keep them in. It is nice to put your night slip in during the day and they are useful to take on holiday too, they look really pretty sat on your bed.
They are not difficult to make and take very little fabric. They can be made any size you want and you could even make a small one for handkerchiefs. They make wonderful gifts too.