Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Show and Tell

Happy to report that I finished 'The Weekend Tote' last night. I made some minor changes. For instance my exterior pocket is without a flap, also I only included one zip pocket and one patch pocket on the inside.
It's a very large bag.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Gift giving Makes

I used cloud 9 fabric to make this double oven glove. I made a similar one a few months back for myself. This one is for mum.
I also plan to make "The weekend tote" for mum. The fabric  has been chosen, all necessary materials purchased now I just need to find time to make it before I leave for home next week.
What are you making to gift this year? whom is it for?

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Applique Letters to your handmade gifts for a personal touch

The days are shorter and cooler that means the holiday and gift giving season is fast approaching. Time to make some handmade gifts. A nice way to personalize a gift is by appliqueing the recipients name, initials or as I have done just the first letter of their name.

Two easy ways this can be done are:-
Method One
Purchase ready made applique letters. Follow manufactures instructions to adhere letter to fabric (my letter is by Wrights)
Method Two
Trace alphabet letter in reverse onto the paper side of paper backed fusible web like Wonder under.
Cut out letter and fuse to wrong side of fabric.
Cut out letter from fabric.
Peel off paper and fuse to the right side of project fabric.
Sew around alphabet letter to secure to project.
Pull loose thread to wrong side of fabric.

Sew Serendipity - Skirt

I love this fabric is it 100% cotton chambray. I original made it into a gathered skirt for my daughter  but after a year of it sitting at...