Sewing a Backpack

Sewing a Backpack

Sewing a Backpack One of the things I have discovered about being a parent is the sheer amount of stuff you end up carrying about. When my boys were babies, it was little cups, bibs, nappies, wipes and spare clothes. Now they’re older, there’s not much less stuff, it’s just different stuff! No cups now, […]

How to Sew Darts

How to Sew Darts

How to Sew Darts If you haven’t tried to sew darts┬ábefore, the idea of them can be off putting and you might be tempted to avoid them. This can be said of a number of other sewing techniques as well! But they’re one of those things that once you understand their purpose and you know […]

Blue and White Dress Without a Pattern

Blue and White Dress Without a Pattern

Blue and White Dress Without a Pattern Being able to make clothes for yourself is one of the best things about being able to sew. So many times have I wandered round the shops, not seen anything I’ve liked, or I’ve liked the colour but the style makes me look fat, or the style is […]

Quilted Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

Quilted Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

Quilted Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial The best thing about having my own little sewing corner is┬áthat I can leave my sewing machine out. One of the drawbacks with doing this though is that it gets dusty. Too much dust and fluff in a sewing machine can cause it to stop working. If you leave it […]

Easy Crocheted Cardigan Tutorial: Solomon’s Knots

Easy Crocheted Cardigan Tutorial: Solomon’s Knots

Easy Crocheted Cardigan Tutorial: Solomon’s Knots A couple of months ago I was sent some beautiful chunky yarn from Wool and the Gang. I had three balls of Heal the Wool, but I had no idea how much of something it would make up! So I decided to pick a stitch and start crocheting. If […]