Friday Freebies – Scarfs

It’s starting to get colder in Australia and nothing makes an outfit better than a scarf. This list really came from me wanting to make some awesome accessories It’s split into two lists, sewing and Crochet! These tutorials are perfect for beginners and i hope you try them out. Sewing: Linen and Lace Infinity – wildflowers and whimsy Double Gauze Infinity – Imagine Gnats Infinity Nursing Scarf – The Blossoming Bump Upcycle t-shirt into a scarf – Max and Me Designs Simple scarf  – Duck Cloth Crochet: Texture Infinity – Persia Lou Double Crochet Infinity – Delia Creates Lovers Knot Scarf – Amelias Rabbit Arm Knit Wrap Infinity – […]

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Friday Freebies – Mug Rugs

What is a mug rug? it’s bigger than a coaster but smaller than a placemat. They are awesome for using up all the tiny scraps you have too!I love making them for myself and for gifts!   This is my TFIOS Mug Rug. I love the book and movie so much! I’ve been thinking about making a short tutorial! There are endless design ideas and i hope you get some inspiration by the below free sewing tutorials and patterns. Mug Rug of Scraps – Sew We Quilt Moustache Mug Rug  – Sew Fantastic Tuesday Mug Rug – Sew Happy Geek Scrappy Colour […]

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BG Bag Optional Extras Free Download

After releasing my latest pattern the BG (Big Girl) Bag i have had a bit of reflection time. I’ve been using the time to set some goals, make some plans and sew up a bunch of new patterns. I have spent way to much money on patterns actually, but i’ll save that for a different post. My lovely BG bag testers had a lot of very cool ideas for added extras to the BG Bag pattern. They encouraged me to make an added extras PDF pattern and instructions. I did! And I attached it to the purchase file on Etsy […]

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Cute and Cool Clutches

I’ve been really busy organising my Handbag pattern. I need to choose fabric for the pattern photos! so close yet so far. May need to set myself a deadline 😛 In the mean time i will be blogging 3 days one week, two the next. Following on from last Friday’s free tutorials, I wanted to stay with the bag theme. Who doesn’t like a good clutch? Perfect to take for a work lunch, a summer wedding and a pub dinner. I’ve made a few clutches and small bags and they are quick sew projects that have fast satisfaction. I hope […]

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Back to School Series – Library Bag with name tag

My big boy is off to school in February. I’m sad one minute joyful the next!  He is growing up, he will be learning, making friends and finding new interests.   I don’t know if he “needs” this library bag but he saw the fabric and had to have it! (Yep! my boy alright!) So i thought a nice library bag for him and a nice tutorial for you would be just the thing to keep my mind off my kids growing so fast! This library bag has large handles which is great for little kids. it’s so fast and […]

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Remake a toddler pillowcase into cushion cover.

Cushion cover tutorial

I know at my baby shower i got lots of cot sheet sets and they include a toddler pillowcase. By the time my son was old enough to use a pillow he was out of the cot and in a big boy bed and then we had bedding to match the new bed. The same has happened with my sister and her baby girl. Lots of cot sets! But this one she loves the most with these little birds on it. She said she would love a new cushion that matched her sheet set! I just asked if it came […]

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Magnetic Bookmark and Pen Holder Tutorial

bookmark pen holder

I wanted to share this scrap busting magnetic pen holder and bookmark in one, as it’s quick and easy and very handy indeed! I searched everywhere for a journal i loved. I couldn’t spent the $50 + it cost for a very fancy one with a pen holder. So I got this lovely one from typo instead. I searched for a magnetic pen holder and i didn’t love any that much! So I came up with this lovely! We get so many advertisement fridge magnets in our letter box and if we don’t need them i try to come up with other […]

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Scrap Busting – Quilt Binding

I’ve finally finished my first small quilt and wanted it to be unique and have a lot of colour. I had no extra money to spend on this project as i wasn’t entirely sure I would even do a very good job, being my first quilt. I decided to use plain colours and use up some scraps and what i had in my stash. after the piecing and quilting the binding and thought… nothing will go!!! i decided to use a few pieces (a lot) of the scraps to make the back fit in more with the front as it’s […]

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