3 Nov 17

New Look sewing pattern 6764

New Look Sewing pattern

I hadn’t done any sewing for a while and I needed a gift. I also had some fabric that’d been sitting in the stash for a while. It was the perfect storm for a new project! So here we are, I’m not the most experienced at sewing. I tend to pick beginner patterns, ideally anything that’s super easy or 1 hour. That doesn’t mean I actually find it easy! These 1 hour patterns don’t actually include all the time you spend prepping the fabric prior to sewing.
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11 Dec 16

Buttonbag DIY kit Advent Calendar

Merry and bright

We’re now deep into Advent, hopefully your on top of all those Christmas jobs! A couple of years ago I created this DIY Advent Calendar by Buttonbag. It’d been ages since I’d had an advent calendar. Since I was a kid in fact, I’d never really bothered with them as I’ve gotten older. As an adult I wanted something that was going to be a bit more interesting than the colourful ones for kids.
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19 Nov 16

Tiramisu knitting pattern by Lori Versaci

Wool yarn bowl

I feel sorry for this yarn I really do. This is the third knitting project I have started with it this year. The yarn is Rowan’s Pure Wool DK, so far it’s coping well with all the pulling out and re-knitting. The first garment I made was too small, the second too large so I’m hoping this one will be perfect!
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29 Sep 16

Burda Young 6922 sewing pattern

Burda Sewing Pattern 6922

I’ve been really loving Burda sewing patterns. As a novice at sewing I find them straightforward and simple without too many tricky fiddly bits. The instructions themselves are also easy to follow and they can be left to pick up over repeated sessions. I don’t often have the time or patience to finish a garment in one sitting!
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