364 posts tagged sewing
I will remember 2013 as the year of neon! And wouldn’t it be good to end the year with this mod clutch at your New Year’s party? That little hint of neon gives it a bit of a kick, and should be pretty easy to whip up for experienced sewers.
I know some people think coin purses are naff but I think they’re sweet and incredibly handy. Mainly because I have a terrible habit of chucking my coins straight into my handbag and then having to scrabble around to find them. A coin purse is a much better solution! Though I think I would have to sew onto mine ‘don’t spend me’.
On the front cover of the new Mollie Makes magazine is a little doxie printed pillow that I immediately sewed and stuffed. He is adorable and now sitting on my side table. But then I wanted more, and after checking out etsy I found lots of pre-made kits… then I saw this adorable DIY on TFF! It’s fate. Once you check out the gorgeous pictures of Norway, scroll down and download the free pattern. I think once I’ve made one for myself I’ll make one for my cousin’s baby - perfect!
edit: In my excitement I forgot to add the link! All fixed!
Before I started on ‘proper’ projects, I just used to chuck my threads in a container. They all got tangled, and I couldn’t tell 112 from 113. Now I realise the importance of properly wrapping and tagging my threads! These sweet little cats are a fun afternoon project, and perfect to keep your threads in check.
Y’all know how much I love pom poms, so of course I fell in love with these napkins! i don’t have a lot of cocktail parties so I think I would make these in a larger napkin size or even use them as coasters as Maegan suggests.
This is like the mullet of sweaters - party in the back, business at the front! It’s really sweet and pretty, perfect for wearing on those weird days where it’s not quite warm, not quite hot.
I get asked a lot about sewing, but to be honest, I’m a straight stitcher kinda gal and that’s about it. As I always say though, if you don’t know, go to the experts! So I was super excited about this free series on learning to sew by Tilly & The Buttons. It covers absolutely everything from how to set up your machine to learning how to read patterns and easy sewing projects to start on.
Buy Or DIY
This is one of the first one of thes where I’ve wanted to both Buy and DIY! I absolutely adore the the coloured tassels on the Anthro pillows, and I love the texture and giant button on the DIY one. If you choose to DIY yours, it’s also a great lesson in how to add trim to your projects. And don’t think you have to do pom poms - you could go for any trim your heart desires (maybe you want to go all Great Gatsby with a rich velvet pillow and gold fringe!)
What a pretty pair of shorts - and there’s a free pattern download so you can make a pair for yourself! These would be great in a floral pattern with a white shirt - great for Summer!
I’m sure sofa organisers bring to mind old nanna lounge rooms, but after seeing this amazing organiser I’m sure you will change your mind! They really are a great way to keep everything together and in one place (especially those pesky remote controls) And they also protect your arms. Win-win!
Though I’ve never tried working with elastic thread (I’ve heard it’s not the easiest thing to use) I would love to try to make this scarf. This one is made from voile, meaning it’s nice and lightweight - great for layering in this crazy weather!
Looking for somewhere to stick your pins while sewing? This trusty alpaca has got your back! Isn’t he one of the most adorable things you’ve ever seen?! In fact, I’d have this guy hang out just as decoration - I’m sure he’ll keep watch over my house!
Even if you don’t stitch, I encourage you to click through and read about the inspiration behind this sweet cross stitch - it’s inspiring and makes me want to go out and volunteer too! But also there’s this great alphabet, in some very pretty colours that I’m going to pick up next time I’m in Spotlight. Make yourself a sampler or use in your projects.
I always see these amazing DIYs from people who have found retro furniture and vintage dresses from their local op shops. I, on the other hand, only ever find ugly dresses with shoulder pads and a surplus of John Grisham novels. And shirts. Tons and tons of mens shirts. Well here’s a great way to actually use these shirts - a cute skirt! Try to find ones that are made from cotton (lovely and light) not polyester (sweaty and ew).
I love to share my crafts with people, but most people cringe when you mention embroidery! Well I don’t think this sweet little honeycomb pattern would make anyone cringe - it’s so easy to modify to suit the colours of your kitchen and it’s simple enough to fit into most decor. If you’re not keen on doing it on a tea-towel, how about a hand towel, a bag or even a tshirt?