Easy Crochet Hook Roll Pattern – free pattern for fat quarters

August 13, 2019

This crochet hook roll is perfect for keeping all your crochet hooks tidy. The crochet hook roll pattern is super quick and easy to make, making a great last minute gift or stocking filler. What’s more this it is a perfect gift to make from fat quarters. I’m so excited to say I am taking part in the Little Gifts Sew Along! I’ve teamed up…

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DIY Coffee Table made with an upcycle washing machine drum

August 6, 2019

You can imagine my delight when a friend kindly gave me a washing machine drum she had spent time removing from an unrepairable washing machine. After a couple of years contemplating various projects, my husband kindly created a washing machine drum coffee table from the washing machine drum. Let me show you how to make your own. Firstly you will need a washing machine drum…

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Mens button down shirt refashion – womens off the shoulder top

July 30, 2019

Are you inspired by the clothes you see around you? On our recent holidays in France a woman walked past in an off-shoulder top, dip dyed, blue at the top fading to white at the bottom…It looked so chic.  My French is not fairly non-existent so I was unable to be cheeky and ask her if I could photograph her top to share with you,…

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15+ Back to School Sewing Ideas

July 25, 2019

Today my children broke up for the summer school holidays, but here I am thinking about back to school sewing!! It’s never too early to start sewing a project for back to school, especially, if like me, your summer holidays just fly by with lots of fun outdoor activities. 15+ Back to School Sewing Projects Pencil Pouch from Apple Green Cottage This super quick and…

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DIY tote bag with tablet pocket

July 22, 2019

This DIY tote bag is designed for the young woman/teen who carries a tablet with her. The tote bag is fully lined and features two slip pockets plus a padded pocket designed for a tablet. To make your DIY tote bag with lining mix your fabric, use leather (an old leather jacket can be upcycled), or you could use jeans for the bottom section of…

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How to box the corner of a bag: Two methods

July 21, 2019

Many bag patterns refer to boxing the corner, are you wondering what this means and how to do it?! Learn how easy it is with these two methods of boxing bag corners. Boxing a corner takes a straight forward rectangle into a shaped bag – it transforms the bag giving it three dimensions. Learning how to box a corner it super easy, you will soon…

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