15+ Back to School Sewing Ideas

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 … Read more

How to make a tote bag with lining, complete with tablet pocket

Let me show you just how to make a tote bag with lining. 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 … Read more

How to box the corner of a bag: Two methods

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 … Read more

How to sew a slip pocket, perfect for any bag you are making

Personally, I love a slip pocket, they are perfect for any items you wish to find quickly and easily – in my case mobile phone and car keys. Especially if I have a large bag – no routing around in the bottom trying to find the one thing I am looking for!! Learn how easy … Read more

How to put a zipper pocket in a purse lining

  Learn how to sew a zipper pocket for any bag, either in the lining or as a feature on the outside of the bag with this super easy sewing tutorial. I use a zipper pocket in my latest tote bag pattern designed to hold a tablet. A zip pocket is an essential tool in … Read more

How to attach magnetic snaps

Magnetic snaps are a super easy way to add a closure to any bag you make. They are super useful for pockets too, available in a variety of sizes and colours they are versatile fastening. Learn how easy it is to attach magnetic snaps. I love them, personally, I’m not a zip closure girl when … Read more

How to put rivets in fabric

A leather handle takes out handsewn bags to the next level – and cap rivets are the perfect way to install the handles. Learn how to put rivets in fabric with these super easy steps. A rivet is ideal when you have so many layers of fabric your sewing machine can’t cope – the perfect … Read more

How to make a hair scrunchie with pompom trim

Wishing to relive your childhood? Loving scrunchies the second time around? Learn just how easy it is to make a hair scrunchie with pompom trim. Using fabric scraps from you stash means you can make a different scrunchie for every outfit!  All scrunchies involve straight stitching, therefore they are a perfect sewing project for children … Read more

DIY Serving Tray Idea

Are you looking for a quick upcycling project? Serving trays are perfect for breakfast in bed, or drinks in the garden. update an old serving tray with this DIY project. I picked up this rather unpromising second-hand serving tray, perfect for an upcycling project with chalk paint and wallpaper sample.     Check out these fabulous … Read more

How to sew a table runner – DIY shibori table runner

Summer is here so it is time to make the most of our outdoor space, to eat al fresco as frequently as possible. As an untidy person, I am often surrounded by clutter but I aspire to beautiful decor, a clear table beautifully laid. Today I am sharing with you how to sew a table … Read more