Category Archives: Sewing

Button Back Skirt; Newlook 6876

Whilst I was making my coatigan in that gorgeous tweed last month, the fabric happened to lie next to a length of Avoca wool I treated myself to at an Embroiderers Guild meeting where Fabworks had a stand. The two fabrics … Continue reading

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January; a productive start!

I rather like the idea of a monthly report, looking back at what I’ve done and more importantly, making plans for the next month. I think it could be quite a positive thing, sometimes when you’ve lots of projects on … Continue reading

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A Cosy Coatigan

Over the weekend I managed to get lots of sewing done, mainly because I was Billy no mates with the house to myself for the whole weekend and it was certainly too cold and miserable to venture into the garden! … Continue reading

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The Great Getaway Bag

Last night over on Sugar Lane Designs it was Friday Night Sew In, a virtual sewing party. As I’m Billy-n0-mates this weekend I can sew to my hearts content and I finished my first make of 2017, it also nicely links in … Continue reading

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2017 Challenges

I’ve been hesitating this year about posting any New Year resolutions and challenges, let’s face it, my main aim last year was to reduce my stash…well I failed miserably at that one 🙂 However over the last couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Making a Buttonhole

I’m writing this tutorial mainly for Helen, having left home to go to uni she has now decided she wants to learn to sew, she’s borrowed my spare sewing machine to make some pyjamas but I didn’t have a spare … Continue reading

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Tweed Mini Miranda Bag

  A few weeks ago someone came to my Embroiderers Guild with a gorgeous tweed handbag she had just made at a workshop, it was rather nice! My magnolia handbag which I made eighteen months ago was looking decidedly worn … Continue reading

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Laptop Cover

A few weeks ago I was trying to decide what to buy my daughter’s boyfriend for Christmas when she happened to mention he would really like a laptop cover like the one I made her last year. I’m always quite touched … Continue reading

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Initial Cushions

Last week I was on annual leave, busy getting ready for Christmas and making presents. I made good progress,  making six presents altogether. I’ve already shown you the purses, today its the turn of the cushions! I was struggling for ideas … Continue reading

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Cash for the Stash Purse!

I’m off work this week so I’m busy making Christmas presents, I got a bit of a shock when I realised how many  I still had to make with only three weeks to go, I’ve ten to do, but I’ve … Continue reading

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