DIY Ironing Board with Storage

DIY ironing board with fabric storage sewing room

Once i had renovated my sewing room i wanted an ironing surface with storage for my fabric. My ironing board needed to fit in a small space and hold a good amount of fabric. Can you believe this fits almost all my fabric! i have one other tub with my specialty fabric in it. I’m very proud that i did this in a matter of hours. It is big enough for ironing a large amount of fabric but doesn’t take up a huge amount of space because it’s functional. 

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Adding a Slider to a Bag Strap

add a slider to a handmade bag Free sewing pattern

I’ve told you about how i make my straps look professional every time on my post about making better straps. Now learn how to attach a slider to your strap! It’s so easy, great for function of your bags and will give your bag a professional look.

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Making Better Bag Straps

Make better bag straps with free sewing tutorials

Because i make so many bags i often get asked how to get the best results and it took a while to develop some little tricks that really get the best results for straps and handles. These tips have made my straps so quick and easy to make and i think they will help you too!

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Lori Pouch Pattern Release

TheLori Pouch PDF sewing pattern

I’m so happy to announce that the Lori Pouch is out now! This adorable pouch is so fun and addictive to sew! you’ll want to sew up a bunch of these, use up your scraps and an afternoon! Many of my pattern testers made multiple Lori pouches and loved the way they came together so quickly. This pattern is great to show off a feature fabric, add a card pocket and use it as a clutch on a date night. Use it as a make up bag.

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Easy Card Pocket Tutorial

Easy Card pocket sewing tutorial

Every clutch, pouch or purse is even better with a few pockets and i want to show you a super easy card pocket! I’ve been working on a new pouch pattern to come out in 2 weeks and i really wanted a card purse in one i have made for a friend.

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Easy Shrink Plastic Zipper Pulls

Shrink plastic zipper pulls CUTE

The school holidays have just ended here in Australia and i introduced my kids to Shrink plastic. it’s so fun, easy and inexpensive to create lots of shinking plastic master pieces! We made necklaces and key rings and I thought that shrink plastic would also be fun and great as zipper pulls!

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The Jayne Bag PDF Sewing Pattern Release

Jayne bag sewing pattern

The Jayne Bag is finally here! I’m very excited about this bag sewing patterns release! This bag to be a fantastic everyday use bag! I’ve been using my bag everyday since i made it and i’m in love! The Jayne bag features an exterior zippered pocket with two zips for fast access, a rounded magnetic snap pocket and a zippered lining pocket to keep items safe.

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Re-covering Dining Chairs

Chair covering easy

As it’s school holidays here and i’ve had a tiny bit of time to do some DIY projects. I want to show you how easy and inexpensive it can be! I have been meaning to re-cover these chairs for years but have never found time or the right fabric. I noticed a few people online using Kmart table cloths to recover bedheads, make chair covers, and thought that would be perfect for this project, the fabric is already great at resisting spills but without feeling plastic! The Kmart tablecloth was $12, it covered 6 chair bases and i have plenty […]

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