Well I’ve been experimenting with making my own clothing over the summer and I think I’m improving. I’ve got a few patterns that I’m refining to get just the right fit and then I can forge ahead making even more.
While bouncing around the interwebs the other night I fell back onto Seamwork, where I’ve been before, and decided to sign up. It’s only $6 a month and each month you get to download 2 patterns to your library, which is much more than the cost of the subscription if you were to buy them. Plus you get a bonus pattern for free.
I already owned one of their patterns (have yet to sew it up) and I picked my 2 more already. I chose these lovelies.
Can’t wait to get sewing!!
Let’s swap pincushions!
Instead of trying to match up and email people myself I’m going to try Elfster and let the site do it for me. Please head here if you’d like to join in our pincushion swap.
You will create a pincushion with your own hands and ship it away to someone who is sending you a new to you pin cushion as well. How fun!
You can scour Pinterest or Google for some ideas and tutorials.
So made myself a scrappy quick little project the other day. I absolutely love things that use up scraps, the small the better. I remember the first time I made something with a ton of prints on it, one of my scrappy wallets, I was hesitant at first but once you just let go and put things together it all looks great once it’s finished.
It’s from a free pattern by Green Bee Designs, they have a free patterns section and it’s in there.
I added more sections to mine because I wanted it even more scrappy. I rarely do things as dictated.
Not only did some great books arrive for me the other day, and my bff showed up with some fun stickers for me but I also got a surprise get well gift from my best yet to be met online friend Mollie.
Look at how fun she is?! She even drew a signature Mollie smiley face on the ankle!
I already have a plan for making something fun based on this project.
Win a scrappy wallet, made by me!
Enter here, be sure to leave your email and I will contact you and we can see which wallet speaks to you!
I swear I am in complete and utter love of this technique and making more of these beautiful creations of Tara Rebman’s Quilt-As-You-Go: Patchwork Bags
I love using up my scraps, making them work together or just throwing whatever with whatever and seeing how it goes.
That’s how I’ve pieced the scrappy wallets I make and I love how they turn out with so many bright colours and patterns.
They look absolutely fantastic if you go the extra mile and make your own bias tape. It is time consuming and a bit finicky but the results are great.
Hand stitching the second side of the tape on is the best way to go. Keeps it really nice and tidy. But beware! Thimble recommended.
I know I’ve gone on and on about Michelle Patterns but I just love her stuff so darn much (and she’s an affiliate sponsor on my blog). My iBooks shelf is over flowing with her stuff. I’ve made so many of her great patterns into fun stuff like the bracelet bag, the bucket bag, clutches,scrappy wallets, more scrappy wallets and yes, even more scrappy wallets. Still need to carve out time to finish this one, love the fabric covered button.
Sooooo she’s having a 6 year anniversary sale!
Go take a look!
Yeah I love these things.
Scraps and fun fabrics. Some of my favourite things.
Also, storing them in this fun container I found while thrifting.
Well after I finished construction on this on Sunday I decided to make myself one. I used the techniques I learned in this patchwork bags course from this wonderful lady when I made this bag. Using scraps I pieced together my own fun cozy.
I even used the left over bias tape I made from the Tinkertote.
Keeps my tea pot super warm, oh and funkily cute.
I finished this bag a little bit ago. It’s made with a Michelle Patterns pattern. My best friend started it when I started my own bag, we were working together. But then she left it here and so I went ahead and finished it.
It’s great fabric and the colour combination is really nice, yellow and grey, love it.
It was a fun quick project to finish and it was nice to put a smile on her face by pulling out her finished bag. Isn’t the blingy button great?