It's a strange thing when you have lost interest in something that you usually love to do. There was an odd dullness in my life these past few weeks because of the passing of our Wonderful Mother - my Biggest and Most Loving Supporter. She was someone who constantly asked what was new in… Continue reading Sewjo: Lost and Found
In my quest for the perfect bags, which seems to be a never-ending quest, I have been looking at plenty of styles and sizes, and learning a lot along the way! My sister was kind enough to provide to me an overflowing box of upholstery fabrics she found while cleaning up and clearing out during… Continue reading What to do with a box of upholstery fabric …
Perhaps you read last week about my trashed (store-bought) Tote bag and the start of my journey to replace it? If you missed it, you can read Part I here! I've been busy this week, learned a lot, and ended up with a great Tote bag - despite the "help" offered to me by My Feline… Continue reading The “ins” and the “outs” of my new Tote bag … and a few lessons learned!
I think I've already mentioned that I need to replace my Tote bag. The vinyl is cracking at the corners and on the straps. I have decided to strip what zippers and buckles I can from this one to ensure no waste ... but the rest of it is too worn. My family, friends and… Continue reading The “ins” and the “outs” of my new Tote bag!
I have really been enjoying this project! My inspiration was the Sallie Tomato Zippy Crossbody Bag. I started it last post here and finished it just this week. There weren't many details to finish it off. Let me show you how I did it ... I sewed in my D-rings for my strap between my two… Continue reading I have to have the perfect Zippered Crossbody bag … (Part 2)
I used to buy more bags than clothes. Every time I walked past a bag shop I would stop in. After "just stopping in" a few days in a row, I'd finally buy what I had been looking at. Now that I think about it, I pretty much always bought bags with the same "insides"… Continue reading I have to have the perfect Zippered Crossbody bag … (Part 1)
Perhaps you have seen these photos on my Instagram account? It seems I can't crochet in peace - Simon will steal my ball of yarn away and Sophie will play with the length of yarn. This calls for a simple, but necessary project! Perhaps you have seen this advertisement on Facebook or Instagram? This is… Continue reading A simple, but necessary project! (And my #reSEWlutions!)
Well ... actually my sister's dress - part of my "Sister's Sewing Project". It's a border print and I've fallen in love with it. Border print fabric is not easy to find! My sister wanted this dress - she took this photo from the TV! It was her inspiration. And she found a… Continue reading I finished my dress!
and I'm not quite finished yet! Let me tell you what's up ... I have been searching for a pattern and fabric to make a "replica" of my mother's and aunt's dresses in this photo. My Aunt was a seamstress back in Europe and she not only sewed for clients but also for herself and… Continue reading A long drawn out battle with beautiful fabric …
Back again! To recap last week's post ... I wanted to make myself a 100% recycled denim bag, using denim strips like those bags I saw on Pinterest. Last week I cut up my denim jeans, pieced and sewed the strips together and fused on the interfacing for my outer bag walls. I sewed the… Continue reading How to sew a recycled denim handbag. Part 2