Thank you to everyone who entered in my giveaway (here) for two (2) tickets to the Crafts for Christmas show at the SEC in Glasgow which will also gain you entry into the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show in the next hall.
Update 12/10/2017: As the previous chosen winner had not responded to various e-mails to claim her prize, I had to pick a new winner.
The winner has now been picked at random and the winner is…
Continue reading “Announcing the winner and updates for the Glasgow SEC Crafts for Christmas Show”
Anyone who is experienced with sewing and dressmaking will be able to tell you that the choice of fabric for any project, whether it be a jacket, dress or curtain, is very important. Choosing a lightweight cotton fabric for curtain doesn’t help serve its purpose; using heavyweight fabric for an evening gown makes it impractical. Finding suppliers who offer a great range of beautiful fabric can also be a tricky task. Most sewers are fascinated by haute couture designs, so it’ll come as no surprise that Tissura is the company that can supply you with the same high quality luxurious fabrics, directly from the manufacturers, that premier fashion houses use. Continue reading “Discovering a new world of luxurious fabrics from Tissura”
After a lot of deliberating about fabric choices for several baby sewing projects (see the ones I’ve thinking about here), I finally got started on the burp cloth project.
Using So Sew Easy’s perfect burp cloth pattern (download here) I’ve finally made a set for one friend who’s expecting. I’ve still to make another set for a friend who gave birth to her baby boy a couple months ago though! Continue reading “My first baby sewing tutorial: So Sew Easy burp cloths”
If you haven’t already guessed from the subject above, I’m excited about a new baby! I’m sorry to disappoint, but it’s not me that’s expecting. I’m not sure if we’re really at the stage where we want to start expanding our family just yet, but a friend had mentioned she and her husband are expecting and I couldn’t be happier for them! Of course, when I mentioned it to the OH, he suggested that I could sew for the new baby and for the baby boy of friends of ours who was born earlier in the year. Continue reading “An unexpected surprise: sewing ideas for the wee ones”
Ever since I started my journey in dressmaking 3 years ago, I’ve mostly been sewing for myself. Occasionally, I get asked to make faux fur snoods or to make a dress for a friend. As you probably already know, I also did several sewing projects for myself and the bridesmaids. I’ve always wanted to sew for others and couldn’t have found a better choice in volunteer charity Wrap Pyjama Fairies.
Continue reading “Become a Wrap Pyjama Fairy: a volunteer sewing project”
Having used the trusty ol’ hand-me-down Singer sewing machine for the past year and a half that the OH was given more than 5 years ago, I’d recently taken the plunge and bought a brand, spankin’ new sewing machine. I saw a deal come up on Groupon and after much hemming and hawing, decided to go for it. The deal had come up previously, but I was quite content with the trusty Singer we’ve been using for many years.
The temptation of not having to sew button holes by hand and being able to sew more than just a straight stitch was too big to resist any longer. Especially when the OH’s mum gave me some money to buy a new one. The impatient wait has finally come to an end, the box was sitting waiting patiently for me when I came through the front door after work!
Continue reading “Welcome to the sewing family, Brother!”