Sunday, September 1, 2013

Out with the old ....


And in with the new ....

Snazzy geometrics - and Organic Cotton - win win!






Saturday, April 6, 2013

Eco filling Australia

I received a sample pack of environmentally friendly fibres, filling and stuffing for the hobby craft, homewares and sewing community from Melissa at Eco Filling Australia.

What a great idea!




Sunday, February 10, 2013

Little Things

With the new school year in full swing .... my sewing energies have been directed elsewhere ... so just a few little things to show.
I have made the zippered cases previously ... this is for our Year 9 students at school, their first little project to hold their sewing equipment. I've done a Step by Step guide to making these, if you'd like a copy just let me know.
Then, an oven mit for a housewarming gift for a friend - also made these before- using IKEA fabric and insulated batting.
Finally .... curtains - metres and metres of straight sewing - oh yes - what fun!!! I know these windows look much better without the curtains, but privacy is required.


It may be some time before my sewing momentum returns .... all good things .......

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The final bits of 2012 .....

 Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years .... Here are a couple of things that rounded off 2012 at Handmade Sewing Studio ....


One of my students, Alison, made a trio of gifts .... super cute boxer shorts and she also appliqu├ęd a matching motif on some purchased tank tops - I'm sure they were gratefully received.

There were some new babies popping up around here, well not right here, but in the general vicinity .... and they required some of these ...... embroidery done at work on the Janome embroidery machine ....

And finally, I made this dress for the Christmas festivities, I've had this fabric for quite a while..... it was an odd sized piece, and it took quite some playing around to get that large motif in the right place - self drafted pattern, elastic casing for the waist - really easy.

So, are you all busily sewing .... or ..... daydreaming like I am? Hope to get back into it all soon! Happy 2013!