Harris tweed bag

When we were in Scotland on our last holiday there before COVID I bought a piece of Harris tweed.  I had no idea what I was going to make from it but my elder daughter made a beautiful bag from the piece of tweed I had given her so I thought I would do the…

More luck this time

The second piece of fabric I had bought at the Easter sale ended up with a better result. Again I used a pattern I already had but this time the pattern was the correct size. I was making the top but in one fabric so the shaping doesn’t show up. I will need to make…

Sewing failure

I wanted to do some sewing as it had been a while since I had done any and was not happy with the result of the sewing I did with the 6 metres of stash fabric. I purchased three lots of fabric each cost $7.50 in the Easter sale so it would be no drama…

Why do I have 6 metres of this fabric? I have no idea.

I am trying to use up the fabric I have in my stash and this particular fabric is in considerable quantity but I don’t know why I bought it.  Perhaps it was for the back of a quilt but I don’t have a quilt that needs backing. Anyway I decided to make something with it…

Pinnies, aprons, smocks or pinafores (Some added information)

(This is the 2013 post with the new information added.) I mentioned in a previous post that I thought I was going to do some sewing, well I did. I have made three “retro” aprons. I thoroughly enjoyed making them, I even made the bias tape to go around two of the aprons. Front view…

It has been a while

Finally getting down to posting on my blog.  You would think that with the COVID shutdown I would have all the time in the world to write blog posts but I just haven’t felt like it. I have found some sense of normality this week as the Tour de France is on the television, albeit…