Free Glasses Case Sewing Pattern

I wanted to make some soft cases to store my sun and reading glasses. These are quick and easy to make and perfect for use in your handbag, car or around the house. I created this sewing pattern for use with 10cm or 8cm clip lock clasps. Best of all download this pattern for free!

Sewing Pattern: Sixteen Stitches Glasses Case Pattern
Fabric: Drill or Cotton Duck Cloth

I found Cotton Duck Cloth or Drill the most suitable fabric for these as they already contain a bit of weight. However, if you choose some softer fabric you could put some iron-on interfacing on it to make it thicker.

Create them in a number of different colours or styles!

If you wanted to purchase them already made you can find my glasses cases available on my Honey Love Handmade Etsy store.

Happy Sewing

Erin xx

Top 5 BurdaStyle jackets to make this winter

As the weather starts to cool down and we’re still in lock down I’ve started looking at a number of jacket patterns to make this winter. There are so many beautiful designs to choose from but here are my top five BurdaStyle patterns that I am hoping to create this winter.

I’ve picked BurdaStyle because I know the patterns fit me really well and they’re so easy to download, print out at home and (most of the time) create.

#1 BurdaStyle Boucle Jacket 114 02/19

2. BurdaStyle Wool Jacket 111 12/19

3. BurdaStyle Wool Jacket 110 10/18

4. BurdaStyle Wool Jacket 107 09/17

5. BurdaStyle Cotton Blouson A, B 114 | 04/17

Most jackets will need one to three meters of suiting material, plus lining and accessories such as buttons, ribbing and buckles. It will also depend on the length of your jacket and what type of fabric you choose. I’ve purchased some amazing wool blend from Spotlight at $17 per meter and I plan on making some with thinner lining (which will cost less) and some with the thicker lining at $17 per meter. So I’m hoping to make a range of these jackets from $40 to $80, being the most expensive.

Would love to hear if you have any favourite Jacket patterns! Now we can all start to get jealous of those on the other side of the world who are entering their warmer months!

Happy Sewing

Erin xx

Blueprint Toys – Sew Desu Ne

I found this designer on Craftsy, which is now called BluePrint and unfortunately it’s super quite hard to find independent pattern designers like this Sew Desu Nu. So instead I’m recommending you to go straight to her blog – Choly Knight.

Designer – Sew Desu Ne

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She has the most gorgeous makes with a huge number of free patterns as well as the affordable patterns in her store. I’ve only made one of her toys but so far I’m really impressed. Her patterns are really well written with step-by-step picture diagrams, which is perfect for any beginner sewer. Plus, they’re absolutely adorable!!

Bat Plush Toy

This is an example of her Bat Plush Toy that I attempted and absolutely love!

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I’ve never really made toys before so I would consider myself a beginner in this field. The brown bat I accidentally put the ears on the wrong way but gosh, he’s still so cutie patoodie!

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If you have kids or friends you can create or give these to, I highly recommend going over to Choly Knight’s blog¬†and checking these out.

Happy Sewing!
Erin xx

Summer Sewing Projects

It’s summer time in Australia, which means it’s time to start stitching up some of my favourite outfits, including dresses, shirts and skirts. I haven’t really made anything for myself for a while, despite sewing most weekends for freelance work.

Here are a few of my top picks to create this summer. Now I just have to make sure I have some nice fabric lined up ready to go!

Dresses

I love making dresses that are trendy for work and that you can also wear on weekends. Here are a few of my latest favourites.

770x967_bs_2017_07_116a_heft_largeBurdaStyle Asymmetric Dress

770x967_bs_2018_05_114a_heft_largeBurdaStyle Striped Sheath Dress

Summer Shirts

I’m loving off the shoulder shirts, which can be super casual but also easy to dress up for a night out.

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McCalls 7601

Work Shirts

I’m still dying to use the fabric that I got from my Bali trip, so I thought the shirt patterns below would be the perfect fit.

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1170x1470_bs_2017_05_110a_heft_largeBurdaStyle Bow Tank

Skirts & Shorts

High-waisted shorts and skirts are my absolute fav. I’ve got so many patterns in this style but it’s just a matter of finding some good quality fabrics to create them with.

111a-062015-b_largeBurdaStyle Paper Bag Waisted Shorts

770x967_bs_2018_12_117bb_heft_largeBurdaStyle Knee-Length Taran Skirt

770x967_bs_2017_10_109_heft_largeBurdaStyle Pleated Skirt

Happy Sewing!
Erin xx