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┬ádress 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! […]

A Guide to Sewing Machine Feet

A Guide to Sewing Machine Feet

A Guide to Sewing Machine Feet The first sewing machine I had was a Singer that dated from about 1970. It had one foot and 2 stitch options. Now I have a Silver 8000e, which even as a fairly basic machine can do dozens of different stitches. It also came with half a dozen presser […]