1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

McCall’s M7390 – I sort of like it.

I bought this pattern, McCall's M7390, a while ago and have waited all this time to find a striped fabric that would work.  I did find a 100% linen with wide uneven stripes which I liked, but when the sales person measured it up, there was only 1.4 m left on the bolt.  My pattern… Continue reading McCall’s M7390 – I sort of like it.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns

How to make a simple sewing machine cover …

And keep your cats out of your stuff! As you can probably guess, not having a proper sewing room, Simon and Sophie love getting into my stuff!  (I use a small sewing cabinet on wheels, which I love.  It lets me sew in any room or corner of the house!)  Before today, I covered my… Continue reading How to make a simple sewing machine cover …

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, Indie sewing patterns, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

Are you ready for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018?

Have you picked out your Designer Original and the fabric you need to make your Designer me-made COPY?  Or are you just in the planning stages - don't worry ... there's lots of time to sew before DESIGNIN' DECEMBER 2018! Ever since the first DESIGNIN' DECEMBER (2015) I've seen many fabulous garments in stores, magazines, online, on social media, on runways ... so… Continue reading Are you ready for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns, Tops

McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

This is the last of my lovely denim border print fabric.  🙁 I've already made a pair of summer cropped pants with it, details here.  I had just enough left to squeeze a top out of it!   I decided to use this pattern, McCall's M7324, view A.  I definitely won't be using the curved… Continue reading McCall’s M7324: Part II of my Adventures with Border Print Fabric!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Pants, Sewing, sewing patterns

McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!

I've always got an eye out for border print fabric and when I saw this 100% cotton denim - EMBROIDERED - I could not resist!  I bought enough for a pair of casual summer pants and a summer top.  It has been quite hot here lately (but unfortunately smokey from forest fires) so I am… Continue reading McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!

Bag Making, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, sewing patterns

What do you think?

Last week I showed you my Rosie© bag ... I'm going to call it "Portrait style".  This week I'm going to show you my Rosie© bag "Landscape style".  But I have a simple question ... Do you prefer your cross body bags long and skinny (Portrait style) or do you prefer your cross body bags… Continue reading What do you think?