Here you will find a collection of My Craft Projects, My Tutorials & various Sewing & Craft Links that I have found useful.
All my tutorials assume that you have some basic sewing knowledge.
I hope you enjoy your time spent browsing around my blog

Saturday, 23 May 2015

25 best places to buy fabric online

Just found this online & thought it was worth posting here so I don't loose it! lol!!
Also thought someone else might find it useful!
I haven't had time to check them all out yet....so watch this space! lol!



  1. Fabric.com
  2. Online Fabric Store
  3. Hawthorne Threads
  4. Tonic Living
  5. Inside Fabric
  6. Fabric Worm
  7. TwentyOne7.com
  8. Decorator’s Best
  9. Warehouse Fabrics
  10. Serena & Lily
  11. Layla Grace
  12. Ballard Designs
  13. John Robshaw
  14. Caitlin Wilson Textiles
  15. Calico Corners
  16. House Fabric
  17. Lewis & Sheron
  18. Low Price Fabric
  19. Fabric Guru
  20. Marimekko
  21. Ebay
  22. Spoonflower
  23. Joann
  24. Hancock Fabrics
  25. Etsy

Single Bed Bee Throw & Tutorial

I absolutely loved this Bee fabric so I made this Single Bed throw with it along with some left over fabric I had
The finished size is approx 100cm x 160cm

I also decided to add fleece lining to it instead of cotton to the underside to make it a bit warmer! lol!




Instructions
(These instructions assume some basic sewing knowledge)

Fabric Needed:

Patterned 
* 7 Strips  3" x 22"
* 4 Strips 6" x 21" (for sides)
* 2 Strips 6" x 10" (for sides)
*2 x 22" x 19" (centre Fabrics)

Plain
* 2 x 6" x44"
*4 x 6" x 33"

Fleece fabric - 110cm x 170cm
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1. Arrange fabric as in photo
2. sew centre strips & large fabric pieces together
3. sew patterned stips together
4. Add Patterned side pieces to main throw
5. sew plain side pieces together
6. Add Plain side pieces to throw
7. sew top & bottom plain pieces to throw
8. Press all seams
9. lay fleece Fabric wrong side up on a flat surface
10. Place patchwork Throw, right side up on top of the fleece
11. Pin into place ensuring all fabric is flat
12. hem around the edge, sewing through both layers of fabric
13. Steam Press


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Owl Bags & Quick Tutorial!

I kept myself out of mischief today & made these three bags!
I have to say I'm quite pleased with how they turned out!


Instructions
(These instructions presume some basic sewing Knowledge)

 To make a bag you will need:
 FQ  and cut off 2 strips 22" x 3" for the Handles
The rest of the FQ folded in Half to cut out the owl shape for the bag
scraps of Fabric to make the eyes & Beak
23" of 16mm bias binding
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The Owl pattern is just a freehand drawing I made myself
For the eyes,  cut a 3" circle & a 1.5" circle using a compass & pencil
The Beak I also drew freehand

1. Add the appliqué to the front of the bag

2.  With the right sides together sew together leaving an opening at the top, Make sure you do a double seam to give extra strength!

3. Fold, Press & Sew the Handles 

4. added Bias binding to the top of the bag

5. added the handles

6.Turn the right way around & press

You could also add velcrose to the top of the bag if required!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Owl Quilt/Playmat


Latest quilt/Playmat! Couldn't resist the Owls! lol!!
anyway this quilt is 100cm x 70cm approx with a pale lilac backing.


Instructions
(These instructions assume some basic sewing knowledge)

Fabric Needed:

13 strips of fabric 22" x 3"

2 x 4" x 22" strips for the outer edging
2 x 4" x 44" strips for the outer edging


backing fabric - 110cm x 80cm
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1. Arrange fabric as in photo
2. sew strips of fabric pieces together
3. Add  side pieces to main throw
4. Press all seams
5. lay backing fabric wrong side up on a flat surface
6. Place wadding on top 
7. add patchwork quilt, right side up
Pin into place ensuring all fabric is flat
8. hem around the edge, sewing through both layers of fabric
9. Steam Press


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Quilt for a friend

I have just finished this quilt which I have made by request
What do you think of it? I really hope my friend likes it, feeling a bit nervous at the minute!lol!
Really hope I have done a good enough job