You may have spotted on the photos of the Customisation Station that I was wearing an upcycled tartan skirt. It started out life as this lovely Viyella skirt that was a bit tight at the waist and a tad long on me! A bargain at £2.50 I removed the waistband, cut a large chunk off … More Tartan skirt and bag
I’m going to be helping out Pretty Nostalgic on the Customisation Station at Clothes Show Live this year. How exciting is that!! A chance to inspire all those people who love clothes to start looking at what is already in their wardrobe in a different light. “In the heart of Clothes Show Live on the Vintage Avenue … More Me and Pretty Nostalgic at Clothes Show Live
I would like to thank Beth of The Renegade Seamstress and Anny of It’s Sew Anny for this Amazing Purple Bag, my prize for being part of Refashion Runway.
Having finally got on and finished the bag made from the sleeves and front pocket. I got inspired to use up the rest of the jacket, with a ‘lapel bag’. These are more complicated to plan. I laid out the lapels, placing some white paper around the edges to see how it would work …. … More Upcycled Red Jacket – a second bag and lots of Butterflies
I’ve had the sleeves off this jacket for a while….. I was thinking about making it into a kind of ‘waistcoat’ for me, but concluded that I probably wouldn’t actually wear a long double breasted waistcoat….. Having cut the sleeves off, I got to thinking about using the sleeve as one side of a bag. … More Upcycled Red jacket – Shoulder Bag
I had another busy day at The Making House, in Burton upon Trent on Saturday. Teaching some lovely ladies to put zips in to make make-up bags and then make cushion covers with with a button fastening. In September there will be Pyjama Bottom making on the 7th and Upcycled Bags on the 28th. If … More Sewing Workshop – bags and cushions
You will need: Outside fabric 2 pieces 26cm x 33cm Strap 110cm x 8cm Lining fabric 2 pieces 26cm x 33cm Matching thread 15cm ribbon or cord and a large button To make the Pattern: Draw a rectangle on greaseproof paper 26cm x 33cm. Cut this out. For the curved bottom: mark 3 cm in … More Flap Top Shoulder Bag Tutorial