Monday, 6 July 2015

Sewing Cafe - Mini Make

At our Sewing Cafe day on 2nd August - details here there will be some free mini makes to take home;

The first one is a no sew fabric butterfly for any children who attend.  These will be prepared to all you need to do is cut out with a sharp but round ended pair of scissors.

Here's what to do

Iron on 2 pieces of firm interfacing on the reverse of your fabric (this will be done for you for the sewing cafe afternoon).

Draw yourself a butterfly template, and then draw around this using air eraser pen,

Next cut out your butterfly

Then you need to fold your butterfly's wings out so it can fly :-)

Then make your butterfly lots of friends

There's so many things you can decorate with these, sew or glue them on hairbands or hair clips, or on canvas for wall art :-)  Or white tack them to your walls, mirrors or chalk board !

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Oliver S Sunny Day Shorts - Free Pattern

I mentioned in my last post I was going to try out this free pattern, by OliverS, and I'm glad I did it's a great pattern ! Here's the shorts I made, (I'm planning lots more).

The free pattern goes from 6mths to 12yrs, great that OliverS have made this classic shorts pattern free ! The instructions were really well written and very easy to follow all round FAB.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Purl Bee City Gym Shorts - Free Pattern

It's so so hot here in the UK at the moment I thought I'd make some children's shorts for my twin niece and nephew for their birthday.

I've found  few free patterns on the internet the first one being for PurlBee's City Gym shorts 

The free pdf pattern was quick to put together and the instructions really clear.  I used interlock jersey for the main and quilting cotton fabric for the bias binding.   

Hope she likes them, I'm not sure about the shape of them really but I'm glad I tried the pattern up is another free pattern OliverS Sunny Day Shorts....will post pics when they are finished.