As an avid sewer – and I know that I am not alone here – I take pride in repairing and upcycling items in order to lower my carbon footprint. I also know Gütermann to be one of the best brands of sewing thread in the world! I have recently discovered Gütermann Sew-all Thread rPET. Not only can they be implemented for a variety of fabrics and stitches, but they are made from 100 % recycled polyester!
I started this quilt when my brother and his wife had their 1st child, had half of the front completed for the birth of their 2nd child…. and luckily they had a third and I managed to get it finished!
I have to admit that I am rather proud of it!
After subscribing to the Simply Sewing Magazine for some time, I was delighted when this Kimino pattern was included – I simply loved the look of it!
So, I started making it. Sadly, the pattern was not as “Easy to sew” as indicated – my mother (a textiles teacher for over 35 years) and I struggled with the scanty instructions (even in terms of cutting out of the pattern in the fabric!).
HOWEVER, we gave up on the pattern, and used our knowledge to finish it ourselves…
I am happy with the result! Read more
Being a big fan of trawling the internet looking for patterns and yarn, almost 50% of my purchases involve US sizes and yarn weights. So here are some conversion charts, for those who require them!
Your sewing machine will come with a variety of feet for you to use – but feet for a sewing machine are not just for show – they facilitate you achieving the best from your stitching and fabric: difficult tasks become a breeze (and more fun!) if we take the time to swap over a foot. And this is how a foot fetish begins! Speciality feet do vary between brands, so check what is compatible with your sewing machine make and model before purchasing!
I do not own every single one of these feet (yet!) but hope too (soon)! It is not a comprehensive list of what is available, but there are (more than) a few useful ones. Read more
Taking the Fabric Strawberry Bouquet as a rough pattern and inspiration, I decided to make a punnet for a friend of mine for her new home!
- Fabric in shades of reds and pinks
- Green felt
- Thread (in red/pink to match fabric)
- Green embroidery thread
- Needle (although a sewing machine can be used for the first step to save time, this can all be done by hand 😀 )
- Stuffing Read more
I started a hat for my sister-in-law, Jen, but she was so excited it ended up being a headband! Doesn’t she look happy (and warm!) with my little Nephew, Antoine, in the picture?!
You will now see that there is an Events page in the menu, and a short overview is listed on the right menu.
This will be built upon to include international events at some point, but is currently in a trial period lol.