Which Fabric?

I adore fabric, it’s so nice to go into my local fabric store and look at the pretty fabrics and touch the different textures. As we all do, i start to wonder, what could i make this with that cotton?, maybe a lovely top from that rayon and a great dress with that sateen. Mostly it goes into the STASH! But how do you know what to use for what project? Before starting a project or pattern, Read the pattern carefully as they indicate what fabrics are best suited. Feel the fabric. think about the weight and use of the […]

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Scarf Sewing Tutorials

scarf Sewing tutorials

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.

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In love with fabric April 2015

I’ve noticed a lot of my readers like when i tell them about awesome fabric. This is what i’ve spotted in the last few weeks and what i’ll be trying to buy or just looking at lovingly over the next few months! All links below are to Hawthornthreads.com. I’m not affiliated with them but they have a great range! I’ve used this fabric in my BG bag pattern A cloud 9 fabrics called Koi the way of the flowers by Rashida Coleman-hale. It is absolutely stunning i love the colours and the dragonfly’s you almost miss! My prediction for the favourites of […]

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FREE Mug Rug Sewing Tutorials

Mug rug sewing tutorial, small quilt, tiny quilt

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! I’ve got a list of my favourite FREE Mug Rug Sewing Tutorials to get you started.

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Catch up – Sneak Peak!

I feel like i’m behind and playing catch up. I’m super busy with so much going on. This Sunday is the start of market season for me! We will be at the Perth Home Grown Market in the city from 11am – 4pm. We also have the Guildford Heritage Festival on the 29th of March. We will also be at the Ladybird Markets at the Rosemount hotel in North Perth on the 12th of April! It’s crazy town here! I’ve been busy sewing for that and also i’ve been getting my BG Bag sewing pattern ready for release. I am […]

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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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