Seam Allowance Cheat Sheet Printable

*This post contains affiliate links. I’ve been meaning to make this for a while because i whine about forgetting the seam allowances for my favourite patterns all the time. This printable is awesome because it takes that away. No longer will you have to open up the PDF pattern every time you start a project that you’ve already made 10 times and know off by heart! Pattern designers usually stick with the same seam allowances for all of their patterns. Which makes it even easier to use as you can just put all in the pattern column. The notes column […]

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Easy Kid Pockets for T-shirts – Scrap Busting!

Easy-kids-pockets

Plain t-shirts are so inexpensive but so boring. As my boys get older they don’t always want an appliqué on their shirt. Also for some reason they just love pockets! I had a few t-shirts to jazz up and i love the look of  different fabric pockets. The reason i like doing pockets this way is because i hate ironing and folding. With doing pockets this way you can also do cute applique on them or use fusible fleece to make puffy pockets! You’ll need The pattern piece of your choice fabric scraps scissors Sewing machine and thread. Click here […]

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Paper Pieced Pencil Case – Back to School Series

paper pieced pencil case

This paper pieced pencil case (try saying that 10 times) isn’t for my son. This is for me! I’ll use it to hold my crochet hooks instead of pencils. it is designed it for pencils! It’s so adorable and this fabric! I have the whole collection it’s called what a Gem. Lets get this tutorial started! It’s paper piecing at it’s easiest. You can download the pattern HERE You’ll need fabric scraps for the top batting or fusible fleece 5.5″ x 10.5″ 1 piece of outer fabric (the back) 5.5″ x 10.5″ 2 pieces of lining 5.5″ x 10.5″ 1 […]

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Tech Pouch Pattern release

The last few months of working on this sewing pattern has been a huge learning experience. Before starting this pattern I knew very little about digitalising patterns. Now i am ready for something harder!I love making this Tech Pouch. So easy, enjoyable, fun to pick out coordinating fabric too. Sizes pictured are Laptop, iPad mini and phone. It comes with 5 sizes and makes a great quick gift.  Phone – Suited to smart phones iPad mini / E-reader with keyboard Touch style E-reader 10” Tablet 13“-14” Laptop I have released it at an introductory price of $5. If you purchase […]

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Back to School 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 easy […]

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December Creations January Goals!

December was a big month for Lorelei Jayne with the relaunch of my little girl bag tutorial! I have adored seeing your little girl bags on Facebook! Be sure to #littlegirlbag or tag Loreleijayne on twitter or instagram.  I was also super busy organising our blog planner printable, custom orders and a little bit of selfish sewing.  Christmas was full on too, with all of the holiday parties! It was a crazy month. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I was lucky to sew a lot of items and try new patterns and techniques. I enjoyed learning and other peoples appreciation of […]

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My Inexpensive hardware store pattern weights.

When I first started sewing I just thought everyone used pins but I soon came to find (thanks pinterest) that a lot of sewists use pattern weights! They are quite expensive to buy but lucky for us there are lots of tutorials and tips to make your own. I’m going to add one to the pile. old pattern weights These are my old pattern weights, which I will still use by the way. Mending plate and finished weight They are washers with ribbon or fabric hot glued to them. I watched The Crafty Gemini’s tutorial and they are fantastic but when I went […]

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Sewing Creations and Achievements of 2014

This sure is a hard post to write. I loved creating everything this year and it was a HUGE year! I made so many custom items for my customers. I created my whole market stock and set up which i’m very proud of. New patterns were bought and tried and well used! Here are my top 5 faves of 2014 Grace Dresses This one is still available on our shop! My market stall. I made the earring holder, signs and all of the stock. I’m looking to improve it a bit with more   My hobo bag. It’s my favourite […]

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