I purchased Flora the Explorer pattern from https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Gingermelon?ref=s2-header-shopname and I just love her, the pattern is so easy to follow and I can’t wait for Gingermelon book to arrive.
All marked out on freezer paper
All cut out
Looking more like a kitty
Now to see together
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.
This is my sewing space or better know as My Happy Place😊
I am lucky enough to have a room next to my kitchen which must have been used as the utility room, I knew from the moment I saw it, it would be my Sewing Room.
It was a tired old looking place when I first moved in, in need of some TLC, unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures of the before 😔
I have put new flooring down much better and warmer than the plain concrete, plus and nice pink rug just because 😊
My Youngest daughters art work fill up the walls, which I love to look every now and then.
A nice long shelf so my handmade cloth dolls have a place to sit before setting of to their new homes.
I recently purchased a nice new table which I ummmed and arhhhed about for ages and has turned out to be brilliant.
A beautiful chalk board that I got for a bargain of £1.00 at my local boot sale.
My cloth dolls waiting to be shipped off to their new homes.
And my two beautiful cats sharing my space, they only come in here and nap when I’m in here😊🐱🐱
What do you think??
This necktie is made from a pattern I made from scratch on the laptop, I know I know it’s just a necktie just straight lines right!…. But for me this is amazing and could be the start of my own pattern making 🙂
Pattern all printed out and ready to see if it works with fabric.
Joining the two pieces together fabric and lining.
Making the tips of the tie.
Fold with right sides together and pin 1cm from the folded edge.
Unfold and place right sides together with the middle pinned bit standing up.
Sew across the two raw edges leaving the middle bit unseen.
Fold in half and sew across the tip.
Trim raw edges and turn right side out.
Press with the iron and repeat with the other end.
Overlock or zig~zag stitch the two long raw edges.
Fold in half length ways right sides together and Sew all the way along the over locked edge.
Place a safety pin on the small end of the tie and push it through the inside turning it the right side out.
Press your tie with the iron making sure you get a nice point to each end. :)🌸🌼
My daughter is the very proud owner of a Barbie house, she was so very patient riding the bus home and then waiting for mummy to construct it, even helping with some of it she is very good at telling me where each piece went☺️
Once built ohhh the excitement of putting the new furniture inside and then ooohhhhh mummy we neeeeeeddd the Barbies ……..
Out they came in a whirlwind of Barbie stuff looking like they were having the worst bad hair day EVER, oh no what a messy mess mum, time for a brush we think, and whilst your brushing the hair I will have a go at making some clothes for them, even more smiles.
Here is how I made a skirt and top
Two rectangles 16″ x 4″ and 4″ x 3″ Overlock or zig-zag stitch all the way around each piece.
Hem the bottom edge
Make a casing for the elastic along the top edge.
Join the two short edges right sides together leaving the casing open for the elastic to go through.
Thread the elastic through and their you go a Barbie skirt.
Hem the two long edges.
Mark where you want the ribbon straps to go, I did this by holding around the doll and marking with a erasable pen.
Pin into place and sew across going back over it twice for strength.
Repeat for the back of the straps.
Measure once again for where the Velcro should go, sew into place.
And their you a pretty Barbie.🌸🌺
Hello I thought I would share the new addition to the handmade fabric dolls that I have been making, please let me know what you think.
Thank you 🌺🌸
My latest purchase is from http://eandepatterns.bigcartel.com/
I used pink fairies fabric from http://www.mauds-fabric-finds.com/
All over locked ready to put together
Pockets sewn into place
Ready to sew front and back together, using my new freebie clips from Simply Sewing Magazine
Love them very much indeed.
Elastic markings in place, I used Pilot Frixion Erasable pens best pens ever in my opinion :).
My label ….
My beautiful little model
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 :)😍❤💜🌅🌞💗