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 – […]

New Serger Books

books for serger overlocker

You might remember my birthday present was a new overlocker and I was excited to start using it. I’m hoping that I will be able to a much better finish to my projects with it. One of the things I put on my Christmas Wishlist was a book about using my new overlocker (or serger […]

Top Sewing Posts of 2013

chair bag done

Yesterday I wrote about the most popular Crochet posts of 2013 so today I have the top sewing posts for you. Sewing might be my favourite craft just at the moment and I’ve done quite a lot of new projects this year, but it is interesting to find that the most popular projects are older […]

Christmas Tea Towels

felt christmas tree tea towel

You may have gathered if you’ve been reading here a little while that I run a ladies craft group at my church. It’s pretty low-key and only meets every fortnight during school term time, but they are a lovely group of ladies and I enjoy hanging out with them. Most days we all bring whatever […]