Tea Towel Projects: Quick and Easy Messenger Bag Tutorial

Tea Towel Projects: Quick and Easy Messenger Bag Tutorial

Tea Towel Projects: Quick and Easy Messenger Bag Tutorial Tea towels are a great source of inexpensive fabric, especially for small projects. They’re usually made from good quality cotton fabric, they come in a variety of prints and colours and if you buy a set of them, they all co-ordinate. Also, if you are careful, you […]

Setting Yourself Up For Success: 15 Tips for Successful Sewing

Setting Yourself Up For Success: 15 Tips for Successful Sewing

Setting Yourself Up For Success: 15 Tips for Successful Sewing The idea of setting yourself up for success is one of my favourite things at the moment. I suspect people might think I have it all together. I really don’t! Recently I started the Flylady thing again as the mess in my house was out […]

Cross Body Bag Tutorial

Cross Body Bag Tutorial

Cross Body Bag Tutorial One of the things I find about being a parent is that I don’t really take less stuff out with us now that my boys aren’t babies any more. It’s just different stuff. I no longer need nappies and spare clothes (although wipes are still useful). Now it’s hats and gloves, […]

How to Make a DIY Body Form

How to Make a DIY Body Form

How to Make a DIY Body Form A dress form is a very useful item to have if you make your own clothes. Draping, pinning and adjusting are all tricky to do on yourself, especially if you don’t have a kind friend who you can call on to help, or a husband who won’t mess it […]

A Satchel Tutorial: How to Make an Oilcloth Satchel

A Satchel Tutorial: How to Make an Oilcloth Satchel

Satchel Tutorial This satchel tutorial has been on my to do list for a long time! I wanted to make a bag that was big enough without being huge, with pockets but not too many and in a fabric that I loved. Designing the bag was no problem. The problem was finding the perfect fabric! […]