transformation sewing challenge project

My Own Transformation Challenge

We just had The Great British Sewing Bee Series 5, and this year’s winner was the youngest yet at 33. Sadly the BBC just archive all these series, so you never get to see them again if you missed them when the aired. So sad, I would have bought them all on DVD if they … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Tote Bag Sewing Projects - Chickens Roosters by Karen

Chicken Themed Sewing!

I had a request from a friend to make a couple of tote bags for her daughters who have laying hens.  She bought some chicken-themed curtain fabric she wanted me to use, and if it was not enough I could add some co-ordinating fabric.  She left it to me to choose the lining fabric too. … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear Class - PART TWO

Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear Class – PART TWO

My last blog was all about doing this great Craftsy Course by Steffani Lincecum and learning how to draft a sewing pattern from my favourite ready-to-wear sleeveless blouse. I shared how I made a muslin to try it out. I had to learn several new techniques and happily Professor Pincushion on Youtube covered them all. … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easter daffodil silk ribbon hand embroidery

Easter Daffodils – Silk Ribbon Hand Embroidery Video Tutorial

Having recently tried silk ribbon embroidery I was delighted to come across craftyattic, who as well as the necessary supplies have a great range of embroidery video tutorials on creating various silk ribbon flowers.   With Spring in the air, and Easter round the corner, I thought you all might enjoy the daffodils! Easter Daffodils – Silk Ribbon … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easter Bunting Sewing Applique Project

Sew a Celebration Bunting! – Free Project by Karen

One of my nieces asked me to sew some bunting for her sister’s birthday present, to decorate her backyard for the summer. As always for me it’s choosing the fabrics and how to arrange them that takes a lot of the time, but she wanted red and white so that simplified matters!   My fabric stash provided … [ Read More at SWN! ]