I've started on my Jeans! The fabric has been cut out and sitting in pile for a little while now. It's about time! I'm using Vogue V8774 and a black denim with a bit of a stretch. I've made Jeans before here, and I already have a matching denim jacket here. This will be my… Continue reading Sewing Jeans: Pockets and Fly Front
I've been busy making another bag for my friend. I call it The Gemma© Bag! My friend told me what style of bag she liked and very nicely let me go with the flow! She had her choice of Cork Fabrics and chose these two beauties. When it comes to choosing Cork Fabric, I learned… Continue reading Sewing with Cork Fabric!
Part of my #makenine 2019 Challenge is this pattern, Islander Sewing Systems Jacket Express. I have made this pattern before here. This time though, I was determined not to make the same mistake again. (Putting the buttons and buttonholes on the wrong sides - seriously!!!!) If you would like to read and see the photos… Continue reading It’s finally finished!
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 …
I used my Janome 3160QDC (my baby) during my last bag making session. It worked well with a Jeans needle, but there was an "oh oh" moment when my machine was going through a few particularly thick layers of fabric and fleece and it made a strange "whirring" noise. I backed off, stopped pushing it so… Continue reading Just ONE more sewing machine … a review of the Janome HD3000
I've always got my eye out for "the perfect bag". Even when I bought RTW I stuck to the same couple of perfectly functional bags - wrapped in different materials and styles to change things up. Now that I am making my own, I am attempting to find the perfect bags for myself. I am… Continue reading The Rosie© bag