Turning crafting failure into success.

Hi peeps, I hope that you’re all doing well. You may remember that last year I bought several pairs of jeans from the charity shop so I could cut them up and make myself a denim rucksack. I was so excited to make my first real bag. I cut out the fabric, fleece, interfacing, bought …

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My new YouTube channel

Hi peeps, I hope that everyone is well. I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a YouTube channel. I was thinking about it for a long time and because I’m not really comfortable in front of the camera I was hesitant to start one because I didn’t know what it would consist of. I’ve …

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How to sew a fabric bookmark – free sewing pattern

Hi Peeps, I hope that you’re all doing well. I want to share a free sewing pattern for you today – fabric bookmarks. What you need: Outer fabric, lining fabric, interfacing (optional), sewing thread, scissors, ruler. Cut fabric and interfacing pieces to 10 inches in length and 3 inches wide.Attach the interfacing to the lining …

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Knitting and crochet related projects

Hi Peeps, Hope you’re all doing well and staying safe. Let’s talk about knitting and crochet projects! I had an idea about knitting some bowls so I can keep small items together. I knitted one years ago and used a pattern from a magazine, but I’ve recently had a clear out and I must have …

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Star Wars bags, Boxed bags and a Hexie blockbuster.

Hi peeps, I hope you’re all doing well. This week I’d like to share some more of my recent projects. The first one is my Star Wars themed bags. I love the films but had never bought any fabric related to it before, so lockdown was the time to buy some. I decided on this …

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Craft blog – Vlieseline products

Hi peeps, I hope that you are all doing well. Today’s craft blog post is about the benefits of using a few Vlieseline products in your projects, mainly interfacing and fusible fleece, as well as wonderweb. I also have some transfer and stabiliser products, but they will be in another blog post because I have …

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Bag making series part four – hardware: d rings, clasps, zips, buttons etc.

(This post includes a coupon code for my Etsy shop!) Hi peeps, I hope that you’re all doing well. 😊 This week let’s talk about hardware. Firstly, what is it? The hardware for your bag, are things like: D rings, O rings, magnetic clasps, swivel lock, swivel hooks, bag feet, tri sliders, lobster clasps, etc. …

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Bag making series – part three: pockets

Bag making series – part three: pockets Hi Peeps, I hope that you’re doing well. Pockets are so great, versatile, and practical, and are relatively easy to make. You could hand sew them onto projects too, depending on the type of look you want to create. A touch of hand sewing, here and there, can …

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