Friday, 30 March 2012

Thread and Scraps Catcher

The other night, I was ripping out the seams on my very well-loved t-shirt so I could use the pieces as a pattern to make more shirts like it (this t-shirt is at least 4 years old and becoming so threadbare that I really shouldn’t wear it anymore, but it fits so nicely on my body. I have looked for it in stores, but it was probably discontinued years ago). I was lounging in front of the tv, and each time that I wanted to throw out a torn out thread, I would have to sit up to get the to the garbage can. Being the lazy person that I am, I decided to make a little pail that can sit beside me on the couch, so that I no longer have to do a sham sit-up each time I want to toss a piece of thread. This can also be used on your sewing table or in your cutting table.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Bias Tape Tutorial

Bias tape is fabric that is cut diagonally to the grain of the fabric and then has each edge folded in to meet in the middle. It is commonly used to finish edges of bags, shirts and many more projects.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Custom Built Purse - Creating the Liner and Outside of the Bag

The next step that I used to make my bag was to determine the size of the lining that I would require, based on my pocket layout. I know that this way is a bit backwards, most bags require that you create the outside first, and that’s the part I’m creating last, but I wanted to make sure that everything that I wanted would fit in my bag, rather then trying to cram all of my things into a bag.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Minkee Baby Blanket

I recently found out that one of my friends, Mel, is expecting her first child, gender currently unknown. She is due at the beginning of June. This will be the second baby born to my group of close girlfriends, the first being Elijah, who was born in July of last year to my friend Tara (also her first child).

Friday, 9 March 2012

Cheesy Crab Puffs

As kids, my brothers and I loved these crab puffs and would beg our Mother to make them all the time. They are very easy to make and super delicious.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Custom Built Purse - Zipper Pocket

I love these types of pockets, because you can basically put them anywhere, and they take up very little space on the sides of the pockets.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Custom Built Purse - Elastic Pocket

I wanted a good expandable pocket to store my headphones and ds games in, but I didn't want to have a large opening. The perfect solution was to add an elastic to the opening, which would allow the opening to open fully when I needed it to, but close up to safely keep my things in place.