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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

How I sewed simple patchwork cushion covers for spring

This is how to make some really easy patchwork cushion covers with zip backs.

The days seem much brighter  and I thought that my room needed a lift. I had some Tilda fabric scraps and also some fat quarters by Gutterman which were a gift from MAKE IT TODAY MAGAZINE plus one or two other bits.

This is the Tilly and the Buttons ORLA top which won the prize.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016


Are you one of many who would like to sew a particular garment but are put off by having to sew buttonholes? Fear not, there is an alternative, non- sew poppers!

This skirt is button through and is a very popular design. It buttons all the way up the side and can be lined, as mine is, with a contrasting fabric.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

How to sew two beautiful blouses from one very easy pattern, and a visit to at Mostyn.

Sewing blouses and my visit to in Mostyn 

I often read sewing magazines and in issue 12 of Make It Today magazine there was a free pullout for a lovely Liberty print blouse.

I then set about thinking about how we could make two very different versions of this blouse with very simple alterations and different fabrics.

The thing I love most about ABAKHAN FABRICS  is that they do not pressure you into purchasing expensive fabrics. Sure they are there if you want to buy them, but they also provide alternatives. Take this cotton Lawn for example, how much do you think it cost?  It comes in (at time of writing ) at £4.99 per metre! That is amazing value for money don't you think? Do look at all the different colours and prints, the  COTTON LAWN