Tips and More, Uncategorized

How to Attach Feet to a Bag

Metal feet for handbags come in different colours and shapes, but they are all very easy to use. Most of them have prong (legs) that go through the fabric and in some cases those are close together, sometimes they are apart as seen in this  picture. If the prongs are separated, you should get a… Read More

Clutch Bags, Uncategorized

Clutch Bag with Wrist Strap

I have named this purse ” Alice”, it is simple clutch bag has a wrist strap, a zipper on the top  and a zipper at the front for an outside pocket. You can choose a colourful bright fabric to use it on summer time or a thicker darker material for the winter. It is an… Read More

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Renaissance Ribbons

Renaissance Ribbon We  “sewists”  and crafters in general have learned to embellish our work and projects using different materials, we  search haberdashery and DIY stores looking for that special thing that will add the perfect detail to the piece we are working on. We have also learned to transform and recycle buttons, lace, ribbon, jewellery,… Read More

Small Projects, Uncategorized

Fabric Scraps Blanket

How to Transform a Blanket I just cannot resist fabric, I see the colours, feel the  texture and I immediately have visions of the many beautiful things that humble piece of material could become. From soft toys, purses to quilts the possibilities are endless. Here I will be showing you how I transformed a very… Read More

Small Projects, Uncategorized

Three Easy Fabric Scraps Projects

 Luggage Tag, Passport Cover and Sleeping Mask These three little projects are very easy to make and they make perfect little gifts, you can use a variety of fabrics to match your suitcases, have matching tags for the whole family or spacial colourful ones for the children. The sleeping mask can not only be used… Read More

Handbags, Uncategorized

Marilyn Bucket Handbag

Marilyn Bucket Shape Handbag One of my favourite styles of handbag for the spring and summer seasons is the “bucket” shape. It calls for colourful fabric designs and pretty handles that would complement many pretty outfits. Can you see yourself  sitting outdoors enjoying a nice lunch with friends? If you do, you should try this… Read More

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Faux Suede Fabric

Faux Suede Fabric Faux suede is an excellent material to give your projects a more stylish look and fusible interfacing or stabilizer adheres very well to it. I recommend, however, a cotton version as the synthetic mix will not stand the heat of the iron when using the interfacing. The bag in the picture is… Read More

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Working with Waxed Cotton

Working with Waxed Cotton I just want to share with you my opinion on waxed cotton fabric. This is cotton material that has been treated with wax and it is used in the manufacture of weather resistant clothing. I personally like the aged look and the leather like feel. I have used it in different… Read More

Handbags, Uncategorized

“Wendy” Handbag

Small Handbag – Wendy I made this small handbag using waxed cotton fabric and cotton fabric for the lining and magnet flap. It has a nice feminine shape and is ideal for a nice day out with friends. It is an easy project that I hope you will like.  For full instructions visit this video… Read More

Backpacks

Jenny Backpack/ Rucksack

Here is my “Jenny” backpack, lovely project to make. If  like me, you want to keep your hands free when you are out and about, this back pack will be perfect for you. It is also great to take on holiday! I used a pretty cotton fabric and waxed cotton for details, the adjustable straps… Read More