Friday, 20 June 2014

Let Sleeping Cats Lie

This week, for the first time in a very long time, I made something for me to wear. It was only a pair of pyjama shorts but it made a change to swap 1/4” seams for French seams.

The pattern was from Lekala and I lengthened it by a couple of inches. I downloaded it (along with many others) a few years ago when their fixed sized patterns were free to download. The fabric remnant cost the grand sum of £1.50 and the elastic was in the goody bag from last year’s Fat Quarterly Retreat. The little ribbon bow (so I don’t put them on back-to-front) was made from one of those ribbon loop hangers found in knitwear which I always cut off as I don’t hang my knitwear. So, all in all, a very cheap and cheerful project.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

i-Padded: an updated tutorial for a mini iPad case.

Hello if you've found me via the Sewing Directory. Have a look around and I hope to see you again :-)

A few months ago, Fiona from the Sewing Directory sent me a few FQs of Art Gallery fabrics and asked me to write a tutorial for a case for a mini iPad. I paired the FQs with some fabrics from my stash and revised last year’s iPad case project into a fully illustrated, step by step tutorial with a full size pdf pattern.

The new and improved tutorial is now on the Sewing Directory so why not head over and take a look (and check out all the other information that is on this fantastic resource). The updated pattern and instructions can also be found in my projects/tutorials section of this blog.