Do you need a quick and useful gift for the holidays? Do you have a couple of jumpers that are finally beyond repair, though if you follow @mendingmahem ‘s feed on instagram you may feel nothing is beyond repair, so are ready to be repurposed? Then may I interest you in a quick gift of … More Give a holiday cuddle with a scarf
As I said in part one, during August the amazing team at @sewover50 explored the theme of sustainability in sewing. This got me thinking about different ways to stay within the sustainable banner but also stay up to date with the latest fashion trends, so after Googling fashion trends autumn 2021 I encountered the Sweater … More In-vest in a sweater vest – Part two “The Refashion”
During August the amazing team at @sewover50 explored the theme of sustainability in sewing. This got me thinking about different ways to stay within the sustainable banner but also stay up to date with the latest fashion trends, though this is not something I am particularly known for my daughter asks me to make her … More In-vest in a sweater vest – Part one “The off-cuts”
If you have got all the way to this, the sixth and last of my knicker making mini series, thank you so much for sticking with me. I hope it has been interesting and useful to you. For this final post I am going to share with you some of my favourite free patterns, some … More Ideas for you to knick(ers) and a few free patterns too.
The side seams have been sewn and your knickers are looking good, all that is left now is part 5, and penultimate post, in my knicker mini series – adding the FOE (Fold Over Elastic) to the waist. This step is easier than adding the FOE to the legs as you are dealing with a … More Certainly not a waist of time
The FOE (Fold Over Elastic) is attached and your knickers are now ready for part 4 of my knicker making mini series – the side seams. I have seen a couple of tutorials where the side seams are finished before the FOE is attached to the leg. Constructing your knickers this way is definitely a … More So it (side) seams we are smashing this
The fabric is all sewn together, gusset and all, and the next stage is what some people consider the most complicated step. I am hoping that part 3 of my knicker making mini series will dispel all fear and you, like me, will LOVE fold over elastic. I am continuing to use the Megan Nielsen … More Fear not the Fold Over Elastic
I thought it would be best to start my mini series on knicker making with a few words about fabric. To be honest, you can make your knickers out of almost any fabric you want, you just need to be able to match it to a suitable pattern. A comment was made on one … More So what fabric can I use to make knickers?
I may have mentioned this before, possibly more than once, but I do love sewing with stretch fabric and because of this love I treated myself to the Juki MCS-1800 coverstitch machine. As with all Jukis I have found this machine a joy to work with and it produces a stitch of outstanding quality. The … More Finishing the boxers – Cover Stitch 101
I have been asked a couple of times now to expand on my comments on the Full Bust Adjustment. So I thought I would tell you a little story that I hope will explain all about why it is needed and how to choose the correct size pattern to do your FBA on. Once apon … More The story of the need for the Full Bust Adjustment according to Mercedes Christian-Anderson