Archives for category: Hand sewn

After spending some time in the garden this morning it’s always nice to come inside and watch gardening programmes on Netflix while doing some sewing.  With Christmas coming up I’m trying to make as many Christmas presents as possible so it is enjoyable without the stress of time pressure.  I had one lovely piece of beaded fabric just enough for two purses and matched it with a soft fine weave sacking type fabric.

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I was tidying up my fabric from the weekend to change my ‘sewing room’ into my ‘study/office’ and while putting some fabric away my eyes joined these three fabrics together.  So I just had to follow up with a quick purse before putting my sewing machine and overlocker away!  45 minutes max to make these.  Check out this video for the best tutorial I’ve found on making them…MADE EVERYDAY.

 

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I have been wanting to give making a tote bag a go for a while, so this weekend was the right time to try.  I have combined the canvas type fabric (found at the Mt Maunganui Sally Army) with an opshop find tray mat with orange embroidery.  Lined with blue gingham, and the other one yellow, I love them!

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Then of course I had to make a few matching purses with the cutest little brass zips found in my zip stash!

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This is obviously not my first doll, but the first doll I have ever sewn. And, I can’t believe how easy it was.  Too easy!  I used to make dolls clothes all the time so made the dress out of a piece of doiley I bought for like $1 at the opshop the other day.

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Last day of my mini holiday (Queens Birthday weekend).  I have quite a few cross stitches that are finished waiting for me to frame, or make into cushions, book covers … who knows, and so I got started on this little one and just love it.  I think the mix of freemotion sewing, fabric and cross-stitch looks perfect.

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This is my first journal and I love it!  I’ve been watching You Tube tutorials and think they are lovely.  I used the denim cut out from my Denim Delight, Decontructed Jacket, and I’ve got to say I’m now hooked on the denim with white freemotion sewing …….love!

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I’m thought I was too much of an IT geek to use one as I prefer electronic medium rather than paper, but I could be tempted!  And it smells so good…

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Then I decided to add a small bag in the pocket at the front…A0A23E1C-A4B4-44F9-84F7-62BA23025079D9F96779-D2CC-4CD7-A08A-EC2B1256FC84

And why not have a matching pencil case to fit a few pens in…

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I’ts a very rainy day here today so perfect for creating in my sewing room 🙂

Jo xxx

 

 

 

 

Oh wow!  I love this!  It turned out better than I could have imagined.  Bought the $6 denim jacked from an opportunity shop with this in mind but didn’t know what fabric I would use.  Settled on this white lacy look fabric and then ended up doing the free motion sewing around the cut out edges of the denim.    It looks pink because the dress underneath is pink, but it is actually white. Can’t wait to wear it!

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Just finished this little emboidery I started a few months ago.  One of those things you do on the side when you’ve got a few spare moments.  It’s something a little different for me because I didn’t use the sewing machine.  But I do love hand sewing.    The finished product is only 210mm x 200mm so quite dainty.

One of the things I like is that it isn’t perfect.  There are frayed edges and uneven stitches, which is not my natural way of doing things…. but I just love the finished look.

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