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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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 two: closures and handles

Hi peeps, I hope that you’re all doing well. 😊 Closures: There are a few ways to close your bag. Here are a few suggestions: Button: either on its own with a buttonhole or add a piece of elastic for the button to go around to make a simple closure, this way is useful if …

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My favourite craft projects of 2019

Hi peeps, I hope that you’re all doing well. I thought that I would share some of my favourite craft items I’ve made this year. 😊 I’m pleased that my sewing skills have improved during the year and I know that I’m getting better with every project. I’m also improving I both my bag making …

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