Posts filed under Sewing

September 11, 2014

Birthday boy

My first boy and his hair was the biggest challenge. Over a few days, I tried a few different ways to get a good looking hairstyle and finally settled on this one. This is for a little boy’s birthday next week and his mum had requested a dirty blonde hair colour without the hairstyle being […]

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March 2, 2012

Handbag for a little lady

I couldn’t even tell you when I started this bag. It was either at the beginning of last year, or even the year before. All I know is that I finally sewed a lining into it this morning. And lazily I machine sewed it. Our daughter, at every chance, has been carrying around my handbag […]

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March 15, 2011

Easy Skirt Transformation

Disney from Ruffles and Stuff has made a great tutorial on how to transform a tired and plain looking skirt and turn it into a piece that nearly every woman would love to have hanging up in their cupboard. Really makes me wish I had the legs to wear a skirt like this! Check out […]

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March 14, 2011

Feature: Retro Vintage Style Apron

While I was out and about cruising the world wide web, I found this step by step tutorial for this gorgeous vintage style apron. I have been wanting to make something like this for ages. I need my machines back now! Photo by Check out the tutorial by clicking the link: Vintage Style Apron […]

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March 8, 2011

Feature: Prudent Baby – Pillow Zipper Tutorial

Here is a wonderful well written and photographed tutorial from an awesome blog that I check every day. It shows you step by step how to make a cushion cover with an easy to install zipper. No need to be scared of dong zips again! As soon as I get my machine back, I am […]

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November 3, 2010

Cot Mobile

Can you say enough already?! Another thing made for when bub comes along is a bird mobile that I adore! I used a template for a bird found here: and made up 12 of these cute little birds. We found some sticks from our woodshed and cleaned them up and spent a couple […]

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Baby Scratch Mittens!

I cant say that I know for sure that bub’s will be needing scratch mittens but its better to have them just in case! I didnt want to sit down and knit or crochet any but wanted to sew a couple so I found an unreal tutorial that had a template (as I had no […]

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October 25, 2010

Another baby something

Another thing on the to do list before bub arrives is to have some PUL covers made up to go over the flat nappies. This is actually something that is really simple to make using a layer of PUL material with an outter layer and some snaps and FOE elastic. I’ve managed to make one […]

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October 19, 2010

Fitted Cot/ Crib sheets

So at the moment I’m in the process of making my own fitted cot sheet. It’s the first time that I’ve done something like this so its going to take me at least till this afternoon to get it done. The measuresments for our cot mattress are apparently a little different to the normal cot […]

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October 15, 2010

Nappy Stacker

So we are using terry cloth nappies as well as MCN’s for bub and we needed some way of storing them. Out trolling around the shops, a nappy stacker isnt all that cheap. So with a bit of left of fabric and a fantastic tutorial off the net (where else?!) I made up a nappy […]

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