Four for Friday: Sewing for Kids

four for friday sewing for kids

Friday again?! Where did the week go? Have you had a crafty week? This week I’ve collected some sewing projects that you can create for kids. Whether as gifts for friends or grandchildren, or for your own kids, these are useful projects that can be personalised with their favourite fabric. Elastic Book Strap This book […]

Four for Friday: Sewing for Crafters

Four for Friday Sewing for Crafters

Time for another Four for Friday collection! This time I’ve collected some sewing projects that are perfect to make as gifts for crafters. Serger Mat with Bag Sew a mat to sit your serger or overlocker on with a built in bag to catch the scraps as you sew. Needle Case Tutorial This cute little […]

Zippered Money Bag Tutorial

Zippered Money Bag Tutorial

When you run a small business or sell handmade items at markets, you always need to have a float, the money you start the day with so you can give change to your customers. It is the same for our local school office and Tuckshop. I spend a bit of time in the Tuckshop and […]

How to Sew a Pillowcase

How to Sew a Pillowcase

Today I’m excited to have Amy from Ladybugs and Daisy chains sharing a tutorial. She has made this cute pillowcase for her son. I think I’ll need to make one for my son now!   Have you ever picked up a fabric and just had to buy it? Who am I kidding. It happens all […]

Sewing: Kids Medical Sack

Tutorial Sew a Simple Kids Medical Bag

  I’ve always felt pretty fortunate that our kids don’t have any serious medical issues. We have friends who have kids with diabetes, life-threatening food allergies, coeliac disease and more, and I see the amazing parent’s that step up to deal with these illnesses each and every day. I see parents who have to change […]

Rainy Day Sewing

rainy days are for sewing

It is raining here. Steady heavy rain that creates big puddles and makes me loathe to go out of the house for any reason. Luckily it is also a public holiday so I can stay here in my PJs with my steaming coffee and sew instead. Some things I’m thinking about sewing today… Another seat […]

How To Troubleshoot your Sewing Machine

How To Troubleshoot your Sewing Machine

Every now and again my sewing machine gives me trouble. It could be skipping stitches or making a funny sound. Sometimes it chews up the bobbin thread or my fabric – GASP! Like all mechanical things it can sometimes need a service rom a sewing machine professional who really understands how it works inside – […]

Teaching Kids to Sew

beginner sewing on paper

My Little Miss recently got a sewing machine. She had been keen to sew on mine so I felt it was time for a simple machine that she could use herself whenever she got the urge without needing me to supervise all the time. She got a basic Elna machine with a handful of stitches […]

Sewing for Music Students

cleaning cloth woodwind DIY

My Little Miss has started to play a musical instrument at school this year – the clarinet. She’s very excited and we spent some time in the holidays collecting all the new gear she would need. She received a very cool purple music stand for Christmas and a document wallet to carry her music – […]