Sunday, 2 April 2017

Smocking techniques, bows. A video tutorial.

Thought you may like another smocking tutorial, it's been a while! This is the bows design, my favourite. It's the most time consuming but I think striking technique. Hope you like it!

A helping hand... [or should that be paw?]

Just cant seem to get anything done today...

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Half Yard Vinatge

Here are a few projects from one of my new books, Half Yard Vintage, which is publishing in July but available to pre order on Amazon now, hope you like it!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

A sewing mat for you to make!

Here's another You Tube video, this technique could be used for a table runner, place mats, wall hangings, endless ideas! Enjoy!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Decorated Easter storage pots to make!

I really enjoyed making these decorated pots for Simply Home Made magazine so I thought I'd share them with you.
Paint a plant pot in a pretty pastel colour.

Take three 1" strips of fabric cut on the bias, long enough to wrap around the top of the pot, place them together and sew straight down the centre. Scrub with a scrubbing brush to fray the edges.

 Glue around the top of the pot then add a strip of ribbon.
 Tie a bow, then add a couple of buttons, as I'm gluing I've tied embroidery thread through the holes to make them look hand sewn.
 Glue the bow over the join of the ribbon, add a string of beads for extra decoration.
 They make perfect storage pots for your sewing room!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Bucket Bag project for you to sew!

A simple little bag for you to make, perfect fro storing your notions or crafty goodies!