Thursday, 21 August 2014

Beginners Machine Sewing - Zipper Bag

I've been busy cutting out fabric this last week ready for our Beginners Machine Sewing class on 5th Oct at Woburn Village Hall. 

Details here  -

We will be making some of these handy zipper bags, perfect as a weekend wash bag or makeup bag. 

I used makower bike path fabric, (which was on sale at the Fabric Guild) and a iron on firm interfacing so they stand up nice and neat !

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Friendship Star Block Cushion

I've just made my son a cushion to match his pillow cases...

I was a planning a zig zag quilt to match as requested......but now the request has changed to a "zombies vs plants" (as game he discovered on the ipads in our new macdonalds !) quilt ! I guess 5 year olds just don't worry about matching decor !  

The whale fabric is Robert Kaufman - Ann Kelle "Urban Zoologie" I love the colours. The Navy is Robert Kaufman "spot on".  

I quilted it on my little lightweight brother machine, as took it with me to a sewing group I attend each Wednesday evening, and my bernina is fairly heavy to walk from the car park with.  My little brother machine did a great job ! I used my walking foot to do echo quilting around the star to help it stand out, and used feather stitch on the top and bottom boarder and then serpentine stitch, also know as running stitch or stitch number 4 on a Bernina around the edge.  I used gutermann 50wt cotton for the piecing and quilting it's a great all round thread. 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Ready for Halloween

We are getting ready for Halloween early this year because my 5 yr old simply can't wait after we went to a brilliant Halloween party last year.

I recently went fabric shopping at the Fabric Guild in Leicester and spotted this panel which makes 2 trick or treat bags and a door banner, perfect !

Here's the link if you want one -

The finished items are below, someone was so delighted with his bag I didn't get it back for a photo :-)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sewing Workshops at The Sip and Sew Studios in Stony Stratford

I'm so so excited to be teaching again for the fabulous Sip and Sew Studios in Stony Stratford !

The Sip and Sew Society in Stony Stratford meet each Wednesday 7pm til 9:30pm for a friendly skills share session, they have sewing machines you can use including one with a walking foot for quilting and also an overlocker. Or you can bring your own sewing machine along with you.  It's just £5 per session.

They also offer a wide range of workshops such as knitting, crochet & sewing machine basics you can follow them on facebook for updates,

or on their website