403 posts tagged sewing
I’ve always been a bit fearful of sewing with zippers. They seem pretty complicated, but I think it’s time to get over my fear, because I really like this clutch! I think the thing I like the most about it is the oversized bow, plus the fabric colours. I know this is a clutch, but I think it would be great for toiletries when I’m travelling. Or you could make it smaller for a pencil case, or add a strap if you want it hands free!
Take a plain jumper and make it sparkly and fun with a little bit of sequin trim! I like ‘meow’ but you can choose whatever you want to write, or you could make a shape - star, heart, etc. So easy to create but so fun!
I love the combination of embroidery and fabric paint on these pillowcases! Because the design is just on the edges of the cases it doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the patterns on the bed. If you wanted you could make these in colours to suit the linens you already have, or if you’re looking for a challenge you could use these as a jumping off point to making your own bed set!
Kimonos seem to be still going strong in fashion world - which I love because they are great for covering up arms, are lightweight and… I just like the look of them! But for some reason they’re so expensive for what is essentially a piece of fabric with a few stitches! Anna + Evers shows us how to make a kimono in two very easy steps - the hardest part will be finding your fabric!
Wrap skirts are great! Easy to pop on (and you can fasten it to any length!). Don’t let the pleats on this skirt scare you away from trying to create this pretty piece - it’s all about pinning, pinning, pinning! This tutorial uses buttons to fasten the skirt, but there’s nothing stopping you from extending the waistband so you can tie the skirt closed.
This sweet little pin will hopefully ensure that you stay pinch free come March 17th! A fun sewing project that is really easy to create - I love that little smiley face!
Felt bows must be one of the easiest things to make - all you need is felt, scissors and a hot glue gun. But what to do with your little felt bows other than put them in your hair? Brit + Co has your answer - attach them to everything! I particularly love the dog bow tie - great for when your dog is going for an important interview or attending a wedding!
This is a really simple sewing project that will give any outfit a real pop of vintage colour! The best thing is, you can also use this tie in your hair if you want, or to wrap around a bag handle or as a belt.
I’m all about the patchwork right now, so I’ve been collecting patterns a plenty. Here are a few of my favourites - from a simple patchwork art hoop to a big quilt (this is using the Scrumptious fabric from Moda - it’s really gorgeous!). And if you want the look but don’t have the time/skills, you can download some very pretty patchwork art!
New new obsession is quilting (if you follow me on Pinterest you will be nodding your head!) so this little project caught my eye. Skirts are one of the easiest things to sew, all you need is some fabric and elastic, but this little quilt pocket adds some real sweetness to what would otherwise be a plain skirt. Just watch out, because you might get addicted to quilting too!
That’s right, neoprene - as in wetsuit fabric! Normally I would run a mile from any piece of clothing made from this material, but made into a flirty little pink mini skirt it has won me over! The fabric gives it a lovely structual quality and actually looks quite comfy! Plus the beauty of neoprene is you don’t have to hem it or add a zip.
The fox is my favourite animal, so I’m keen on any craft that involves one! My sister’s birthday is coming up and she loves eye masks so I’m thinking this might be a good project to make as a gift. Or for myself… hmm, maybe I’ll need to make two!
These pajama pants are so pretty - I would wear these outside! I’m on a bit of a fabric kick at the moment, and have been obsessively poring over the beautiful fabrics at Fabric Worm. I suggest you have a look there for some nice material to make a pair of pjs that are totally you! Straight up - this is an advanced sewing project! Mainly because it involves shirring, which involves using elastic thread… which can be very difficult! But it’s still a really fun project so if you’re keen, go for it!
I always have so much trouble finding duvet covers I like. The problem is that I get in my head what the perfect one would be, then when I can’t find this in the stores I get despondent! I love the idea of making my own, which has occurred to me but the how has been what held me back. This is a fantastic tutorial on how to make a duvet to perfectly fit your bed (another problem for some of us with high/oddly shaped beds!) using a vintage sheet or any fabric you like. I especially love the trim at the end!
This lovely denim whale is such a fun project to make. I can imagine a whole pod of them swimming across a book shelf! You don’t have to buy fabric if you have an old pair of jeans that you don’t mind cutting up - upcycling at its best!