1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

A simple, but necessary project! (And my #reSEWlutions!)

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!)

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I finished my dress!

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!

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A long drawn out battle with beautiful fabric …

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 …

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How to sew a recycled denim handbag. Part 2

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

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… with the kindness of strangers.

I was determined to clean up and oil Barbie, my Singer Slant-o-Matic 500, my "Rocketeer", while I was on holidays from work.  Before I even got around to cleaning her up ... well ... I broke off her Plate Cover by accident.  I just closed it and it popped off in my hand.  The manual… Continue reading … with the kindness of strangers.

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One of my favourites …

I started this dress last week (read the prequel right here).  I love this pattern.  It's a remake of a classic dress pattern, Butterick B5920 "Retro '51".  Comfortable and easy to make.  The fabric is lightweight and soft, an Ellena Rayon Twill Print, 100% Rayon.  I even found the perfect buttons for my fabric. Now… Continue reading One of my favourites …