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Diaper/Changing Bag

My brother and sister-in-law are expecting their first baby in December. I am delighted to share with you the diaper bag I have made for them. I used a free pattern from Sew4Home. As usual with a bag with many pockets I found it a little intimidating, but in reality it was easy to sew. The …

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Girls/Tweens Pattern Parcel 5

The Fishsticks Playhouse Dress is a lovely dress featuring puff sleeves and a flared skirt. It super quick to make with a stylish result:) This is the first time I have used a stretch knit for the top, and cotton for the flared skirt. It is fractionally large for my daughter, but this is deliberate. She chose short …

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Create pants out of t-shirts

Do you have lots of old t-shirts kicking around? Are you thrifty, and/or hate fabric going to landfill? This pattern is for you!! Create pants/knickers for your girls from age 3-14 with the one pattern. Big Girls Briefs Pattern Review I was delighted to recently pattern test for Serger Pepper, particularly as you can easily …

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Boxy Overnight Bag

This week I have joined Sweet Bee Buzzings Sew a Long for a Boxy Bag, resized to create an overnight bag. The aim to make a bag similar to this one. I decided to size it up to create an overnight bag for my daughter. As she doesn’t have such a bag I guessed the …

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Annies Soft and Stable

I have read about Annies Soft and Stable and seen patterns recommend it, but never been willing to pay out for it. But in the end temptation won over. I am so glad it did!  I was delighted to receive my package for the US (considerable cheaper despite the postage 1 yard £25 UK, £9.50 …

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Sunday Catch up

Hows your week been? At the beginning of the week we had gorgeous weather. This inspired me to search out a project I started last autumn – a patchwork rug. With the help of a long  extension lead I had a most enjoyable afternoon sewing the patchwork pieces outside. The children had a great time trying …

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