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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.