Pretty Zip Pouch Tutorial


Hi All! I haven’t posted a Tutorial for a while so i thought I’d share with you a nice looking Zip Bag which is quite roomy for a range of uses! But this is one is going to a Friend who needs a little bit of cheering up after a rough few weeks. I’m hoping that this will help! It seems the most annoying thing about pouches using Zips that I’ve seen or made in the past are those pesky corners. Don’t know about you but i hate seeing the ends of zips and it looks a bit odd with the zip ‘jumping out’ of the pouch and it doesn’t look nice and neat. Sorry i think i have an OCD about it!

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My 1st Project Tutorial for Simply Sewing Magazine and a Giveaway!!!

Now not to blow my own Trumpet or anything but I seem to be on a roll these past couple of months regarding myself appearing in Sewing Magazines!! Continue reading “My 1st Project Tutorial for Simply Sewing Magazine and a Giveaway!!!”

Infinity Scarf with a Pom Pom Twist Tutorial

Hello peeps and Happy Friday!

Hope your ready for a nice quick easy sew for this drab weather we are having in the UK! It’s windy, rainy and dark and its depressing!

So to cheer myself up I made myself a new Jersey Infinity Scarf with added Pom Poms to make it Cheery!

Its great stash buster as it only requires just 20″ of 60″ wide Fabric! Win Win in my eyes!

Here is what needed:

20″ of 60″ Wide Jersey or Cotton Fabric

1.5m of Pom Pom Trim

Thread & Bobbin

Zipper Foot – This is needed instead of Normal Foot as this allow to sew the Trim in 🙂

Plenty of Pins!

Take your piece of Fabric and fold it in Half Length ways with Right Sides Together.

Insert the Pom Pom Trim in between the folds with the Straight edge of the Trim matching the raw edge of the Fabric, so that the Actual Pom Pom’s are on the inside.

Pin all the way along the Long edge leaving the Short Sides open.

Now remember to use your Zipper foot as this will get as close as you can to stitch in the trim as if you try to sew with the normal foot it wouldn’t get anywhere near to secure the pom poms. I also set my Machine to a small Zig Zag Stitch.

I used the otherside of the Foot as my guide to keep it nice and straight whilst sewing.

Now to turn the scarf to the right side by sliding your arm into the ‘tube’ and pull the end through so that it turns itself to the Right Side out.

Take both of the open ends of the Fabric and start pinning where the Seams meet and try and pin about 3 quarters of the way round. Sew in place using 1cm Seam Allowance.

Now to sew the Gap! Lightly press the remaining Seam Allowance and then hand stitch the closing using a Slip stitch.

And Voila! One quick and easy Infinity Scarf with a Twist! See it’s that Easy!!

You can easily swap the Jersey for Cotton if you wanted a ‘Summer’ version 😉

As you can see it’s a fab selfish sew or if you are feeling generous why don’t you knock some these for Family or Friends?

Have a fab weekend!

Sal xx


Simple Sew The Skater Dress Tutorial


Wow, why I haven’t posted this Tutorial till now, I’m not sure why as this is one popular pattern and on my previous blog one of most popular tutorials!! Also my 1st ever Tutorial!! OMG!!

Today I’ll be showing you have to make The Skater Dress which was a freebie from Issue 8 of Love Sewing Magazine, but the pattern is now available by itself here in Paper format. Continue reading “Simple Sew The Skater Dress Tutorial”

2016 in Review!


Well this blog has only been live for a couple of months, but there has been a lot going on!! These are just my popular posts!!

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Simple Sew Pleated Trench Coat Tutorial


Hello Peeps!

A very warm welcome to my tutorial for Simple Sew’s Pleated Wrapover Trench Coat! Now this is my 1st ever Coat and you know what is was really nice to sew and quite easy as long as you read the instructions and not to rush ahead lol! Continue reading “Simple Sew Pleated Trench Coat Tutorial”

Simple Sew Raglan Dress Tutorial

Happy Boxing Day! Hope Santa brought you all some sewing goodies!

Now this is one of my earlier Tutorials from my previous blog, so I apologise now for the lack of proper lighting shots!

Welcome to my Tutorial for Simple Sew’s Raglan Dress, which of course is a part of the Capsule Wardrobe Collection ? Continue reading “Simple Sew Raglan Dress Tutorial”

Simple Sew Nancy Tunic and Contrast Cuff Tutorial

An oldie but a goodie Tutorial from last year! Finally getting round to uploading my previous Tutorials!

Welcome to my Tutorial for Simple Sew’s Tunic Top and Dress. Today, I’ll be showing you how to complete the Dress and to add contrasting cuffs for a bit ‘pop’! Continue reading “Simple Sew Nancy Tunic and Contrast Cuff Tutorial”

Simplicity 8228 Soft Cup Bra and Knickers Tutorial

Hello! Welcome to my 1st Tutorial for Simplicity! I’m a Simplicity Sewing Expert!!! What a Title eh?!

I’ve waited to post this on my Blog till both parts of my Tutorial was live on the Simplicity Blog.

I can finally share the beauties I’ve made!! As you will know I am an Instagram addict and have many postings of my sewing adventures and for me not to post a single thing on the construction of this was extremely hard!

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