After making a pouch with some leather scraps yesterday I thought I'd use a few more scraps to make a bag. This is the Jenny Bag from I Think Sew.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
I've been thinking about making myself a leather bag, but decided before buying myself a hide I should get some scraps in different thicknesses and have a play. This is the Jamie Pouch from I think Sew. This is a good size pouch (7 1/2" high x 5" wide). Perfect for a phone and keys. I used leather for the bottom and fabric by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka for the top and strap.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Quilting Rulers, templates and Jelly Rolls are some of my favourite things and I am always on the look out for interesting and easier ways to cut jelly rolls. I thought I'd share some of my favourite ones with you.
Marti Michell is a quilting ruler and template genius. I have a giant wishlist of her rulers I'd like.
The Perfect Patchwork Templates set B and the Strippers template set are perfect for using with jelly rolls.
Creative Grids also make great jelly roll friendly rulers like this half square triangle one.
I just rediscovered my Tri Recs ruler which has been hiding in my sewing room, I have some plans for this.
These are just a few of the rulers you can use with jelly rolls. Have you found any other useful rulers?
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
I've been saving this vintage flower fabric for the perfect project. The Louisa Dress was it.
I made it exactly as the pattern suggested until I came to the lining. I did cut it out, but decided to just use some bias binding for the neck line instead.
Monday, May 04, 2015
I love knitting beanies for the girls, they are quick and easy, they are a great way to try different techniques and colour combinations, and the girls love wearing them.
This is Love Triangle. I thought Olive might like it, but she wouldn't try it on so Eva modelled it for me. Two year olds change their minds a lot so I'm hoping she might want to wear it soon.
Grace wanted a yellow one exactly the same.
for a pink one. I didn't mind knitting three of these. It's a simple pattern to memorise, easy to take to the girls netball games, or to knit while watching TV.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
I finally took some photos of McCalls 6436 that I made before McCalls 6649. It wasn't so bad when I put it back on and it looks ok in the photos. I wore it all day and while it was a little tight in the arms and the collar is too high it was quite comfortable and wearable. I used Liberty lawn which is always beautiful to sew and wear.
The two patterns are very similar. There are differences in the number of darts and 6436 doesn't have a yoke. 6436 has 2 piece sleeves and the placket is done on the seam. When I laid the patterns on top of each other there were slightly different in sizing and shape. Overall I think I prefer 6649 so I will work on getting that one perfect.