Sashiko Inspired Dress

If you have not heard of sashiko before it is a Japanese word describing embroidery frequently used to repair clothes with patches. It is simple running stitches made by hand. Sashiko is usually made with white thread on indigo fabric. I have been contemplating making a dress adorned with sashiko inspired stitching for some time. … Read more

DIY Unicorn Wings

How could I resist the request for unicorn wings to match the most beautiful spirited five-year-old in her unicorn like dress?!! A quick search of Pinterest brought up very few results – time to come up with my own design. I found some sparkly fabric at my local sewing shop to inspire my make plus super … Read more

Free PDF T Shirt Patterns Reviewed

Today I am sharing with you a review of several FREE long sleeved T-Shirt PDF Patterns. It’s been a while since I took part in Me Made May over on Instagram, since then I have made several clothes for myself but done absolutely nothing about plugging the identified gaps in my handmade wardrobe, namely long-sleeved T-Shirts and … Read more

Free Wallet & Coin Purse Tutorials

Today I have a great round up of wallet and coin purses to sew – I am sure there is a free wallet pattern that suits you. The beauty of sewing your own wallet means not only can you can choose the style but also the colour and fabric. I personally love a very bright … Read more

Easy DIY embroidered cushion cover, upcycled sweater

Update your home with this gorgeous embroidered cushion cover. This tutorial will take your envelope cushion cover up to the next level with hand embroidered trees, perfect for snuggling up and enjoying the long winter evenings. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen me sharing pictures of the cushion in the making. The trees are inspired by … Read more

How to make patch pockets, A Line Skirt pattern Hack

Do you spot clothes on others and think “I could make that?” I have been squeezing a little selfish sewing in, a red cord A line skirt with large patch pockets seemed the perfect addition to my wardrobe. As the basis for the skirt I used Pattern K6106, New Look from Dressmaker Magazine Make it today. … Read more

Denim DIY Mini Stocking Advent Calendar, Reusable Advent Calendar

My passion for repurposing old ripped jeans just has to be directed towards Christmas decorations – in particular, a DIY mini stocking advent calendar. Perfect for mini gifts, chocolates, Christmas activities  (read on for a free downloadable list of activities for your own advent calendar). But be warned this project takes a little time – note … Read more

Sewing Gift Ideas

With the countdown to Christmas beginning now is the time to sew a few gifts for friends and family. Here’s a round up of my recent  12 Days Of DIY Christmas Gifts series.     Sewing Gift Ideas     Sashiko Cute Coin Purse    This coin purse is the perfect size for coins, gift cards, small selection of makeup … Read more

Rainbow Drawstring Bag

Today I am super delighted to have Julie from Sum of Their Stories guest blogging. Julie has a wide range of tutorials on her blog perfect to inspire creative minds. If you love bag pattern check out all my free bag patterns and tutorials. Hi, I’m Julie from Sum of their Stories and I’m thrilled … Read more

DIY luggage tags

Now I appreciate I have mentioned the tricky to buy for men already in my 12 Days of DIY Christmas Gifts but I think they warrant a second idea! A good proportion of the men in my extended family live abroad and travel extensively for work, time to design them some leather luggage tags DIY Leather … Read more

DIY Lunch Bag

I have been contemplating making my own insulated DIY Lunch Bag for some time. For my day job, I carry an A4 notebook plus tablet, due to the weight I use a leather rucksack (spreading the weight across both shoulders), but it is rather hard to squeeze my lunch in too. Time to make myself my … Read more