• You Tube

    How to sew a cosmetics bag in an hour! Easy beginner sewing project

    Hi everyone, Today I’m going to be sharing with you how to sew up these super cute cosmetics bags. This is the perfect project for a beginner with a little sewing experience. Once you’ve had a bit of practice, these bags can be sewn in under an hour, they are also a perfect scrap buster! I like to sew them for gifts but I also have them all around my own house as they are perfect for storing not only cosmetics but knitting and crochet projects too. For this project, you will need: The pattern template which can be downloaded here. The template will need to be printed at 100%…

  • Tutorials

    How to sew fabric pumpkins…

    Autumn is my favourite time of year, misty mornings, sunny afternoons, all the colours, walks through the leaves, I love it all. I’ve been making these fabric pumpkins for a few years now, every year I find myself adding to my collection as they’re such a fun, speedy project and a great way to use up scraps. Here I’ve included instructions (below) and a FREE print at home downloadable template so that you can make your own. NOTE: To print the pumpkin template you’ll need to download the file and then ensure you print out at 100% scale. Once printed, check your test square measures 1″ or 2.5cm and cut…

  • Pattern Reviews

    My Three Versions of the Davenport Dress by Friday Pattern Company…

    Now and again a pattern is released, and you know immediately that you NEED to own it and get it into your wardrobe asap.  This was the case for me when Friday Pattern Co released the Davenport Dress pattern.  I loved the boho style of this dress and the little details involved, such as the gathered yoke at the back, the shoulder flutters, the elasticated neckline and let’s be honest – who doesn’t love a drawstring waist anything! I’ve made three versions of the Davenport since buying the pattern last year and in this blog I’m going to give a short run through of how I found the pattern initially…

  • 2022 Makes,  Pattern Reviews,  Tutorials

    Tilly and the Buttons Pearl Cardigan | A sewing pattern review…

    It’s always an exciting day when Tilly and the Buttons launch a new pattern and I was so happy to be offered a copy of the Pearl Cardigan to try out before the launch date.  (This pattern was gifted to me with no obligation to share but of course, I loved the finished result so much that I had to!). Pearl is described as an ‘on trend’ V neck wrap cardigan.  The cardigan is cropped at the waist and fastens at the side with adjustable ties for the perfect fit. There are three options for sleeve style with the pattern; choose from long straight sleeves, short sleeves or (my personal…

  • 2021 Makes

    My Favourite Makes of Summer 2021

    Summer is probably my favourite season to sew for.  I feel most inspired when planning for floaty summer dresses and pretty woven tops.  This year, the weather was particularly uninspiring but I still managed to make up a few things to see me through the season.  Here’s a quick run down of my top three makes from summer 2021. My frill collar blouse hack…. I’m never quite sure what to title this make but I guess the title I’ve given it is a pretty good description.  Early at the beginning of summer, I made a list of three things I’d like to make to add to my summer wardrobe this…

  • You Tube

    Fabric haul | Sewing and knitting plans and a catch up…

    Hi everyone – welcome to another fabric haul and sewing plans blog and vlog. This blog accompanies my YouTube ‘fabric haul’ video and includes links to everything I talk about within the video. You can watch this video by clicking below. In the video I’m wearing an Ogden Cami by True Bias – you can find this pattern here. I used a cream crepe fabric and I’ve linked similar here. My Sewing Plans I was gifted this beautiful Art Gallery cotton fabric from Minerva for my next Brand Ambassador project for them. You can find this fabric here. I’m planning to make a short sleeved Darling Ranges Dress by Megan…

  • Pattern Reviews

    Sewing my first coat | A review of the I Am Merlin Coat by I Am Patterns

    When I Am Patterns brought out the Merlin Coat in autumn 2020 I jumped at the chance to buy it. I had been looking for a pattern to try as my first foray into coat making for a while and I loved the oversized look of this coat and the slight cocoon shape in the body. The Pattern I ordered myself the paper pattern directly from I Am Patterns and it arrived around a week later.  This is the first paper pattern I’ve bought from this company and I liked the minimalistic style of the pattern cover with its gold backing and see-through front. Something to note about the paper…