Where to buy patterns online

Some of our students have found that buying patterns online can open up a whole new world of choice compared to what you might find in your local fabric shop. Of course there are some considerations to buying patterns online also – “how long will I have to wait for it to be shipped?”, “what kind of sizing system do they have?”, “how tricky will this be to print out?”, “what language are they written […]

How do you start a sewing project?

Do you know what item you want to make and try to find the fabric or do you find the fabric and then decide what you want to create? I think most of us do a little bit of both. It is often assumed that a fashion or soft furnishing collection starts with the designers, in fact it usually starts with the textile companies. They create the fabric ranges, deciding on colours, patterns, textures etc. […]

Christmas Pinterest Boards

If you, like me love being inspired and amazed by amazing ideas, you probably like Pinterest too. There are a few amazing Christmas pinterest boards that you have to check out: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/fabric-christmas-trees/ https://www.pinterest.com/explore/fabric-ornaments/ https://www.pinterest.com/explore/fabric-christmas-ornaments https://www.pinterest.com/explore/beaded-christmas-ornaments https://www.pinterest.com/explore/ornaments https://www.pinterest.com/explore/felt-ornaments/ https://www.pinterest.com/explore/felt-birds https://www.pinterest.com/decoranddine/christmas-decor-diy/  

Paper Christmas Star Decoration

This year my christmas tree an the windows will be full of stars. Big ans small christmas stars. I can accross this tutorial and realy liked the idea. You would need a thick sturdy pater, scisors, double sided tape and lots of patience. If you want the pattern dn a few photos of how it looks – check it here a the following link: Paper Christmas Star All thanks to Twoje DIY tutorial. For more photos […]

Halloween Printables – free and easy

In here you will find everything that you need to run a successful Halloween party, without spending too much time designing invitations, masks for guests who might come not prepared, labels, decorations and gift wraps. Everything is predesigned and ready to print. (Thanks to sources listed under each heading. ) 1. DIY Paper Lanterns for Halloween Decorations DIY Paper Lanterns for Halloween Decorations 2. ‘Sweets’ Free Halloween Printable ‘Sweets’ Free Halloween Printable 3. Clotted Blood […]

sewing tutorial

Bags, Pouches, Wallets and more..

Perfect Zipper Bag for your sewing tools Check out the amazing zipped bag sewing tutorial from the sewing loft. there is even the printable pdf pattern that you can download.   Chalkboard Pencil Pouch Check out the tutorial from PolkaDotChair Blog. A great and quite unusual idea for a chalkboard pencil pouch.       Fold and Stitch Wallet – free pattern This wallet can be easily made of the fabric scraps.  Great and colorful […]

Late summer sewing
Tutorials and free patterns

If our holiday is still ahead of you, here are some sewing ideas and tutorials that you might like and find useful.  Some of them are also transferable for other times of the year.  As always, craftsy is an amazing source of ideas and this time most of the summer sewing tutorials are from there. So here we go: How to Sew a Passport Cover Comes really handy if you are traveling a lot to […]

Teeny-tiny baby dress pattern and tutorial

This tiny baby girl dress is made with two fabrics, one for the outside and one for the lining. It has hand made bias tape out of the pinky-peach color, but it’s a lot easier to just use store-bought bias tape and piping (which looks really nice around the waist). Tutorial and pattern from #Made By Rae# blog