National Sewing Month Hooray for September 

  

http://www.nationalsewingmonth.org 

Official Home of National Sewing Month
The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”

National Sewing Month is a time to indulge your passion for sewing and is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to the craft if you’ve never tried it before. New and experienced enthusiasts can find free sewing projects and Guidelines for sewing, embroidery, craft and appliqué articles available on the Sewing & Craft Alliance (SCA) website at http://www.sewing.org. Looking for an instructor? Try the SCA searchable instructor database to find one in your area.
Another place to start is the American Sewing Guild. With chapters and neighborhood groups across the country, members meet monthly to share their skills and ideas, enjoy education sessions and participate in community sewing projects.

September is a time to celebrate our passion, but we know the creative, therapeutic and calming effects of sewing are joys that we can celebrate throughout the entire year.
Happy sewing!

 

Boho Trousers

My latest purchase is from http://eandepatterns.bigcartel.com/

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I used pink fairies fabric from http://www.mauds-fabric-finds.com/

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All over locked ready to put together

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Pockets sewn into place

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Ready to sew front and back together, using my new freebie clips from Simply Sewing Magazine

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Love them very much indeed.

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Elastic markings in place, I used Pilot Frixion Erasable pens best pens ever in my opinion :).

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Ankle cuffs

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My label ….

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My beautiful little model

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She loves them, she said ohhhh mummy are they for me? Yes honey they are:) huge big smiles and races of with the trousers to put on back with them on and out into the garden to enjoy the sun :)😍❤💜🌅🌞💗

Becky

Love Sewing issue 6 Shoulder Bag

   
After a extremely stressful week at work and at home one of which included my beloved dog to go missing luckily he was found by the police quite far away from home who sent him to the dog warden who brought him back to me 23 hours later a massive thank you to everyone’s kind messages and to the police and dog warden 😃 we are all so very happy he is home safe and well.  

 I decided that some sewing was called for after all that, so a look through my magazines for inspiration and this is what jumped out at me to make.

So after cutting out 26 separate pieces it was fairly straight forward, starting with ironing with interfacing followed by sewing the main body of the bag using a T box or flat bottom seam for the bottom of the bag, next the D-ring tabs, bag flap, and the main tab.

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

   
          

Next up was the lining pockets nice and easy pockets and sewing the main body lining together followed by sewing the king to the main bag pulling through/right side out, top stitching around the top of the bag, then the bag strap a good iron and Ta-Dah a bag 😊☺️😄

   
      
💜💛💚💙❤️

I used my new bag today when I went out for lunch with my three beautiful girls, it held all my stuff from my old shop brought handbag and it didn’t fall apart 😃😄😀 X 

Love Sewing issue 6 Shoulder Bag

   
After a extremely stressful week at work and at home one of which included my beloved dog to go missing luckily he was found by the police quite far away from home who sent him to the dog warden who brought him back to me 23 hours later a massive thank you to everyone’s kind messages and to the police and dog warden 😃 we are all so very happy he is home safe and well.  

 I decided that some sewing was called for after all that, so a look through my magazines for inspiration and this is what jumped out at me to make.

So after cutting out 26 separate pieces it was fairly straight forward, starting with ironing with interfacing followed by sewing the main body of the bag using a T box or flat bottom seam for the bottom of the bag, next the D-ring tabs, bag flap, and the main tab.

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

   
          

Next up was the lining pockets nice and easy pockets and sewing the main body lining together followed by sewing the king to the main bag pulling through/right side out, top stitching around the top of the bag, then the bag strap a good iron and Ta-Dah a bag 😊☺️😄

   
      
💜💛💚💙❤️

I used my new bag today when I went out for lunch with my three beautiful girls, it held all my stuff from my old shop brought handbag and it didn’t fall apart 😃😄😀 X