How to make a versatile project bag

Steel yourself for a free bag pattern, with LOTS of options! Today I am sharing this super versatile project bag. Please do not be intimidated, this is an easy bag to make, its just that I have given you many variables – in part as I wish to share how easy it is to change … Read more

Reycled denim bags pattern

Quick and easy recycled denim bags pattern.  Making bags out of old jeans – what’s not to love?! Making a denim tote is super easy, they can be customized in so many different ways. Old jeans are durable and hard-wearing. Upcycling your jeans is a good choice of har material. I love this easy bag, … Read more

How to make a top zipper closure for a bag

A top zipper closure is far easier to achieve than you may think, let me show you how.  Before we start think about the type of zipper you are going to use, do you have hardware on your bag? If so what colour is it? Do you want the zipper teeth to match? Personally I … Read more

How to make reusable makeup remover pads, 4 Easy Steps

Learn how to make reusable makeup remover pads, with a serger or sewing machine. Advice about choosing the right fabric and tips to wash your makeup pads. Are you making small steps to make your lifestyle greener? One super-easy way is to make reusable makeup remover pads, simply wash and you are ready to go … Read more

Ultimate guide to how to sew bag straps

Love to sew bags? Learn how to sew bag straps, it is super easy and makes your bag your own. Making your own bag straps means you have lots of fun with color and pattern. Adjustable bag straps can be shortened to make a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag, plus you can customize the … Read more

21 Fun Valentine Sewing Projects

Valentine Sewing Projects

With Valentines Day sneaking upon us now is the time to seek inspiration for Valentine sewing projects, whether it is as decor for your home or to share a little gift with someone special. Valentine’s Day customs go back as far as the 19 Century, from sending greeting cards to offering chocolates and presenting flowers. … Read more

Super Quick and Easy Valentine Heart Pillow, DIY

Are you inspired by Valentines Day? Let me share with you how easy it is to upcycle materials to hand to sew your own Valentine Heart Pillow. A perfect idea for your valentines day decorations at home this pillow can be made in a mere thirty minutes. Personally I love rag edges on fabric, they … Read more

How to line a basket with handles

Do you have a log basket? Fed up with bits of dust and wood falling through onto your floor? Let me show you how to line a basket with handles. My parents have recently moved home and are in the joyous process of making their new home their home if you know what I mean. … Read more

Large Denim Tote Bag Pattern Hack

It is easy to adjust the large denim tote bag pattern, now my children have grown up a little – OK a lot! (my daughter has turned into a teenager this month!) this bag design is a little big for my needs. So how have I changed the pattern? and where did I start? Let’s … Read more

How to make padded and corded bag handles

Today I am going to show you three different types of bag handles, web handles, padded handles and corded handles. Using different handles can really change up the way a finished bag feels. Personally I love leather, but sometimes bags need a different finish. Let me show you how easy it is to make padded … Read more

Gift ideas for creatives

Making can be such an addictive pastime, hobby, interest, sometimes we fly with our own ideas, other times we love to be inspired, to have instructions. Today I am sharing with you my gift guide for creative people. Included are PDF patterns, kits to beautiful supplies to create with. PDF patterns are so versatile, print … Read more

How to make a Christmas pudding decoration

Learn just how easy it is to make a Christmas pudding decoration with this quick sew project. The finished Christmas pudding decoration is perfect to hang on your tree, or add to the front of a Christmas card, doubling as a card and a mini gift. I appreciate not everywhere in the world has the … Read more