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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Sew a Lace Zipper Tutorial

sewing tutorial for sewing lace zipper

I’ve had these Lace zips for about 3 years and i have wanted to make some pouches with them! My previous make up pouch had seen better days and i have just bought this beautiful Tilda fabric from a market! I’ll be show you two easy ways to use lace zips in pouches. They look so good!

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Enlarging the Luna Bag

Easily Enlarge the luna Bag

I get questions about how to up-size the Luna Laptop bag often. I created it in the handbag size which fits smaller laptops, tablets and e-readers and also a laptop size that fits 13″ laptops. it’s a pattern that is quite easy to increase in side or down size for your needs and i thought i would show you how.

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Tips for Ironing

ironing tips for sewing

I really dislike ironing, but sewing has made me appreciate and even get excited over irons. when i get a new piece of fabric newly washed and in need of a press, it’s pretty satisfying to see it all neat and ironed. I just bought myself a new iron and i usually don’t spend a lot of irons because i use it for sewing, clothing and ironing everything in the house. Please note this post contains Affiliate Links. Keep your iron clean: When sewing with interfacings, and other adhesives it’s easy for your iron to become dirty and if it […]

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How to use Lorelei Jayne PDF Patterns.

How to print PDF patterns

I’ve had a few questions about how to use my PDF Patterns especially as the free tutorials don’t really explain how to put the pattern together. It’s super simple! First printing. It’s really important you get this right otherwise your project may not be the right size! Your printing settings should be 100% or actual size. If you have Auto rotate or auto portrait/landscape you should put that on too. You should ensure you put in the correct paper size, in adobe you click page setup to select paper size. Print just the pattern pages you need to save ink. Most of […]

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How to make foam Stabiliser fusible

Making Foam fusible

I’m starting a how to series, it will include basic sewing instructions and specific bag making instructions. I wanted to start with this one as Vilene sent me a sample of their newest product Style-vil. It’s a great new sew in foam. I haven’t used a lot of foams however i did use one for The Luna bag pattern. I wish i had Style-vil back then! I use Vilene products a lot, mostly fusible vilene H 630 and H 640 for bags. I use them because they are easily available in Australia and inexpensive. I’m always impressed with the results. […]

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