364 posts tagged sewing
First there were cross stitch iPhone cases, now there’s embroidered headphones! I love how craft and technology are becoming best mates! I adore this blossom design, but if you’re looking for more inspiration, try searching etsy for embroidery patterns or one of my favourite embroidery sites Urban Thread.
What an incredibly simple but effective DIY - all you need is rope and a sewing machine. I love how APAS has spattered the rope with paint to add a bit of colour, or you could dye your rope, use white rope and coloured thread, or even dip dye it once you’ve sewn!
Buy Or DIY | Embellished Shorts
Here’s our latest installment of Buy or DIY - on the left we have Miu Miu embellished shorts, at the er… refreshing… price of $2690! Or you can go for the DIY version from Highland Fling that cost about $25. Even if you count the time it takes to stitch the beads, you’re way ahead! And to be honest, I actually love the Highland Fling shorts!
How cute are these dolls?! A perfect gift for a pair of newlyweds, customise them to fit the look of your family or friends. Though there isn’t a template for the dolls, you can copy the ones from JCE to make your own set.
This Winter I’ve been basically wearing the same thing - dress, cardy, leggings, boots and a giant scarf. But I’ve been looking for some new scarves to wear and coming up short - the ones I adore are so expensive. So I’m going to head down to my local Spotlight and get some cute fabric and trim and create this gorge scarf… ok, maybe three gorge scarves!
The Purl Bee is my favourite place to go for knitting, sewing and crocheting. They have what I call ‘modern classics’, meaning items you could wear now, wear later, and hand down. This is an awesome round up of super fun, neon rich mix up of projects to try on those Summer days when it’s better to be inside than out!
If you’re getting into sewing and are tempted to us a pattern but unsure about buying one whil you’re still learning, Burdastyle is a great place to go. This dress is an intermediate pattern and you do need to pay for it (though $5 is a bargain!) but I loved it so much I had to share. You don’t have to be all ‘boom, here’s ma cleveage’ to be flirty - plus an open back is so nice during Summer with a breeze on your back! Wear it to work with a cardy, then shrug it off for drinks with the girls (or for a date!)
If you’re like me an find yourself chucking your glasses in your bag along with sharp objects like keys, do yourself (and your glasses!) a favour by making them one of these pouches. They’re super easy to whip up and fun to decorate, so you can make a few for all your specs!
High waisted swimsuits are a God send for those of us who don’t like showing off our stomachs during the Summer. It’s just like wearing a cute pair of shorts! Plus can i just say how much I freakin’ adore that fabric. There are patterns for small, medium and large sizes and detailed instructions. Then go out there in your one of a kind, adorable vintage style bikini and do a bomb in the pool for me!
To be quite honest, pants have always been my Achilles heel of sewing. I’ve attempted them a few times and failed miserably. But I have to admit these pants look pretty easy to sew, and if you use stretch fabric that will make things a whole lot easier on you!
Y’all loved the constellation artwork, well here’s another starry project for you to try, this time in fabric form! This one is going to take some time and skill - you’ll need to get yourself a hoop and know how to sew on sequins (which is actually pretty easy once you have a practice). But as you can see, the outcome is so pretty.
Growing up, I was in the Brownies which is like the Girl Scouts. One of the best parts was getting merit badges. I’d go through the little book to see what you had to do to get the next one (funnily enough, the sewing one was the hardest - damn you knitting!) Even though I’m now grown up and can no longer earn badges (though don’t you think it would be awesome to have a grown up version of Brownies!? I would join!) I can still make some for my family and friends or to decorate pillows and bags. I might award myself with ‘best driver around round-abouts’!
The other day when I was window shopping ASOS, I came across this gorgeous metallic & lace tshirt dress. Well unfortunately though I would love to own it, it’s a little out of my price range right now. Then a serendipitous event occured and I discovered this sequin skirt DIY! I’m not sure how easy it is to sew sequin fabric, but I’m willing to give it a try!
While y’all are sweating it up there in the Northern hemisphere, it’s freezing down here! But I love it, bring me rain any day! There’s nothing better than lying in bed, reading a book. I usually have a hot water bottle, but lately I’ve been burning my hands filling them up, so I think popping something like this heat pack in my bed before I get in is the way to go. Of course, you can also use these for aches, pains, etc. Just make sure you put a glass of water in the microwave with your heatpack when you heat it up so you don’t burn the rice.
For those of you new to the sewing business (hi! Welcome! Isn’t it fun!?) here is a relatively simple project for you to try. A combination of a plain skirt and pre-made tshirt means there isn’t a ton of sewing you actually have to do, plus you can make the skirt any length you want - maxi, midi, mini, hi-lo, above the knee…