Autumn Leaf DIY Pillow Cushion

I’m super excited to have a new toy – a Cricut (here in the UK they are far from cheap). Naturally I have just had to have a play with my old jeans stash to whip up a new pillow design. This week we are enjoying an Indian summer but I know autumn is literally … Read more

Easy Eco-Friendly Sewing Projects, ditch the disposables!

There are so many quick and easy projects you can make for your home to ditch disposable items! Find some old jeans, Tea towels, net curtains, and make yourself some stylish, fun and very practical alternatives to plastic items.  Newsletter Signup to receive your free “5 Eco Projects to Sfor the Home ” ebook. Learn top … Read more

DIY fabric bowl covers

I love making these super easy DIY fabric bowl covers. Ditch your cling film and replace with these super cute bowl covers. They are perfect for covering bowls with leftovers in the fridge, or for keeping flies off picnic bowls in the summer. They also make great gifts for friends and family. Can these be … Read more

DIY Reusable Snack Bags, super quick make

Making reusable snack bags with waxed fabric is super easy, and such a practical way to carry snacks in your bag for toddlers, or yourself. These rather cute little snack bags with a waxed fabric waterproof lining are perfect for a lunch bag, handbag or pocket on the school run! Personally I find them useful … Read more

Unpaper towels DIY – totally reuseable!

This DIY for unpaper towels involves no snap’s – grab a reusable kitchen towel from a basket and you are good to go, quick and easy. Unpaper towels are an easy eco swap, ditch the single use kitchen paper towels, and make yourself some lovely reusable fabric ones. I like to use a 100% cotton … 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

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

How to make net bags for fruit and vegetables

You know that feeling, you have a project in mind, but somehow you don’t get round to it for months/years! I have been meaning to make net bags for fruit and vegetables for way too long, and it really is a thirty-minute project which can reduce your plastic use enormously. This week is zero waste week, … Read more

How to make a reusable sandwich wrap

Learn how easy it is to make your own wax sandwich wraps. These reusable cloth sandwich wraps are perfect for picnics and packed lunches, ditch the plastic!   As a child, I remember hating the fact we couldn’t go anywhere without a picnic being made first – as an adult I now see my parents … Read more

Ethical Fabric Guide – UK

As my confidence in sewing garments grows my interest in buying fabric increases. I try and reuse fabrics and former garments for most of my sewing, creating bags from curtains, dresses from jeans, refashioning charity shop items. However, there are times when new fabric feels a must – especially as I am a size 14/16, if … Read more

Quick and easy tote bag, transform an old t towel

T Towel Tote bags Tutorial

Here in the UK the summer term is coming to an end, the children have three weeks left at school. Last Tuesday my daughter announced her teaching assistant was leaving on Friday, could I whip up a hand made present for her… Children always seem so last minute, at least I had three days notice! … Read more

DIY Cutlery Bag

Cutlery bag DIY Sewing tutorial

Today I am going to share with you a great handy cutlery bag, perfect for picnics or taking to work for a lovely salad lunch. The cutlery bag is super easy to make, using a former shower curtain (or you could use PUL fabric) to line the inside. Body image and women is a complex … Read more