This week will be the start of the next series of sew along posts for the Alder Skirt. I’m actually not going to have a sewing machine in a fortnight as I’m packing up a small amount of possessions and moving abroad! The Alder skirt though is a quick and easy dressmaking project, so I’m pretty… Continue reading Preparing for the Alder Skirt walkthrough
The final day of the walkthrough is here! If you missed the previous posts, click the following: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 This time we will be assembling the three parts. Here we go. If you are using a directional print, the seamline in the middle makes it even easier to line up your… Continue reading The Necessary Clutch Wallet – A Mini-series – Part 4 – with a prize!
Do you prefer sewist or sewer? Or maybe just fabric crafter? I usually choose quilter, but that no longer really defines what I do since I like to make clothes and bags too, I guess I’m a sewer. Regardless of the title you choose, here are some gift ideas for the sort of thing you… Continue reading Christmas gifts for sewing enthusiasts
Janelle of Emmaline Bags has kindly offered a giveaway for anyone who may be making an NCW too! The next post in the series will be the last one, and you will have an opportunity to link up with your own creation and be in with the chance to win a prize! The prize is… Continue reading The Necessary Clutch Wallet – A Mini-series – Part 3
We all have fabric scraps and if you’re predominantly a quilter (like me) you will hang onto more than most! My scraps are organised by colour. I keep anything 2 1/2″ square and above. Most are kept in a drawer system… I also have a basket of solid scraps. Strips are kept in a bag… Continue reading Scrap storage!
So you have your pieces cut out from the pattern now? Time to fuse on the interfacing. Woven interfacing is great because it matches the texture of the fabric you’ve used and doesn’t leave horrible air bubbles where it hasn’t adhered properly quite so often. It seems to fuse quicker and easier for me, I… Continue reading The Necessary Clutch Wallet – A Mini-series – Part 2
I find when I’m making piping that sometimes a bit of the stitching from encasing the cord will show when it is sewn into the bag, cushion or whatever it is I am constructing. Here’s how I get around that problem. I use a glue pen to encase the piping, sticking the raw edges together,… Continue reading Making piping – a couple of tips for happier sewing!