Monday, 19 November 2012

Kawaii face cushion

I just love this one!

Perfect for girls of any age {this girl would love one for the art studio}

{free sewing pattern and tutorial here}

Monday, 12 November 2012

Flipover Floor Cushion

This photo doesn't do the project justice.

Super cute cushion that would suit a teenager down to the ground!

{free sewing tutorial here}

Monday, 5 November 2012

Paper punch garland - yum!

This is something I've wanted to try for a long time.

And now my sewing machine's out of storage we'll be making some for Christmas decorations this year!

{free photo tutorial here}

I also have plans to create a couple of really pretty ones for my new art studio ;)

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Child's Apron

A fun, frilly apron for the kids to don while wreaking havoc in the kitchen!

{free sewing tutorial here}

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Baby's Sleeping Bag

These sleeping bags were the best thing when my kids were tiny.

My son in particular used to kick the covers off constantly, and the sleeping bag kept his fat little legs warm at night.

{free sewing tutorial here}

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Twinkle Sews Dress

A cute summery dress that you can whip up in a flash.

Personally, I'd have to wear some shorts with it, as I prefer to keep some things kind of private...

{free sewing pattern here}
- just choose which size you want, and click on the link.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Stitched Lamp Shade Updo

All you need is a cheap lampshade, a sewing machine and the courage to put the two of them together ;)

{free sewing tutorial here}

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Lace Top Tutorial

Turn an old lace curtain into a cute, lacy top!

I have a cupboard full of old lace curtains I took down when we bought our house - now I know what I was keeping them for ;)

{free sewing tutorial here}

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Scrap Fabric Garland

Use up any scraps of your favourite fabrics or old clothing to make a gorgeous banner for any celebration - or none.

{free tutorial here}

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Diaper & Wipes Pocket

Use your favourite fabric to make a great container for holding nappies & baby wipes.

{free sewing tutorial here}

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Asian Box Floor Cushion

Love those stylish square floor cushions in the stores, but want to use your own fabric?
Now you can :)

{free sewing pattern here}

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Leg Warmers from a sweater

Remember leg warmers?

Way, way back in the last centrury, we girls used to wear them for exercise, to keep warm, or just to pretend we were sporty.

This super-simple tutorial shows you how to make your own from an old sweater.

Hey presto, you're back in the 80's!

{free sewing tutorial here}

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Molly Monkey Doll

What an adorable little monkey girl!
Should be a hit with any aged princess ;)

And you can all those left over little pieces of your favourite fabrics!

{free sewing pattern here}

Friday, 6 April 2012

Reversible Children's Apron

I love the idea of a reversible apron for kids, because they can never seem to decide on just one fabric when you're making something for them!

{free sewing pattern here}

Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday, 23 March 2012

Quilt Remake

Squiggly Twigd Designs show how to make a full size bedspread from a twin size quilt....just add sides!

{free tutorial here}

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Bunting Dishtowel

Isn't this the cutest dishtowel ever?

{free tutorial here}

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Patch Pockets With Yokes - Pleated

This is how to make a roomy pocket that lies flat when empty and doesn't gape open.

{free pocket tutorial here}

Friday, 24 February 2012

How to make a Handbag ~ tutorial video

I found this a very helpful video, hope you do too!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Fat Quarter Handbag

Isn't this the smartest handbag you've seen all year?

And made using only a fat quarter in a fabric you love, some plain fabric to line it and a pair of handles and interfacing (for stiffness).

There are so many gorgeous quilting fabrics to choose from, you won't be able to stop at one!

{free tutorial here}

Friday, 10 February 2012

Faux Riding Pants

Give a regular pair of leggings a new look as riding pants.

{picture tutorial here}

Friday, 3 February 2012

One Seater Handled Cushion

What a fantastic idea!

You can pick up this cushion and cart it around by its handle.

{fab tutorial here}

Friday, 27 January 2012

From Overalls to Apron

Great project for upcycling outgrown or worn-out overalls!

{free tutorial here}

Friday, 20 January 2012

How to Gather video tutorial

I'm an absolute beginner with sewing, so this video tutorial on gathering fabric will come in very handy for me!

Hope it's useful for you, too :D

Friday, 13 January 2012

Upholstery Fabric Handbag

I've often seen furnishing fabrics that are absolutely gorgeous, but have no idea of what to make with it.

So I end up walking away, because I have sooo much self control ;)

Seriously, this bag is yummy.
It even has a magnetic snap closure.

And to make it wear better, buy a spray-can of scotchgard and give it a good spray to keep it clean.

{free tutorial here}

Friday, 6 January 2012

Gorgeous craft apron tutorial

I would absolutely love an apron like this - although to be honest I'd probably hang it on the wall so I could look at it :D

Looks pretty easy to sew, too!

{free sewing pattern tutorial here}