Ma Craftine Box Review

Hi All!

As you can probably tell, I’m off with the kids for Easter holidays so i can finally play catch up with my blog!

The lovely Muriel from Craftine asked if i would like to review one of her bi-monthly subscription boxes as they have recently started offering this beautiful boxes to the UK, well as a Yorkshire lass can’t say no to that!! Hahaha!

Let me explain a little about how it works! Continue reading “Ma Craftine Box Review”

Tilly and The Buttons Stella Hoody and a Thumbhole Hack

Hi All!

In Issue 40 of Simply Sewing Magazine there was a fantastic freebie pattern by Tilly and The Buttons – The Stella Hoodie!! It’s also available from her new Book – Stretch! Make yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabrics.

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Style Arc Estelle Cardigan – Minervacrafts Product Review

Hi all!

Can you remember back in February for Sew My Style that it was either the beautiful Rumana By Hand London Coat or Style Arcs Estelle Cardigan… I didn’t have the patience at the time to tackle such a big project so I decided to go for the cardigan!

My product review of the Pattern is now live over the Minervacrafts Blog.

So click on the link to find out just how easy it is to make your own!

Happy Sewing!

Sal

Xx

February’s #sewmystyle – The Estelle Cardigan

Hello!

February has been a bit hectic for me! Kids on half term and We’ve been planning our trip to Florida in May and everything is now finalised and paid for including the dollars so just need to sort our holiday clothes!

February’s Sew my Style was either the ever so gorgeous By Hand London Rumana Coat or Style Arc Estelle Cardigan.

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January’s #Sewmystyle Project and 1st of my #2018makenine complete!

Hi All!

Sorry I’ve been  missing in action… I’ve had the dreaded Cold/flu bug which knocked me for six and has taken me nearly a month to get over it!! So i am behind on my Blog and keeping you all updated on my Social Media but i am still here honest! Continue reading “January’s #Sewmystyle Project and 1st of my #2018makenine complete!”

Rose Pin Cushion by Michelle Patterns – A Cute Sewing Assistant!

Hello!

My Sewing Mojo has gone a little awol so if you do see it please tell it to get it’s ass back home!

So I decided to make myself a cute little companion whilst I’m sewing, plus it breaks up the norm of making clothes for a change!

I received the Rose Pin Cushion Pattern many moons ago from the lovely Michelle of Michelle Patterns and for some reason I haven’t tackled it till now! Bad Sally! But i think I’ve done it justice though!

This pattern is a great stash buster as it doesn’t require a lot of fabric at all. So I raided my Stash and found these beauties of cotton that i purchased from B and M Fabrics in Leeds earlier on in the year. Who can say no to Swallows, Bows and Polka Dots, very retro!

Now if you don’t have any batting you can use fleece instead but that is a separate piece you need to print here as it isn’t included in the original pdf but no worries, you now know where to find it 🙂 I had plenty of Batting as i bought loads when i made the kids their Advent Calendar last year and with the intention of making my own handbag but just never got round to that either!!

You really do have to refrain from overfilling the Petals as it’s all too easy to say “I need more” but it really doesn’t as it puffed out underneath. So please listen to Michelle’s instructions!

You can see this coming to life really quickly and it is a very satisfying sew as it is really pretty, I love the rose and leave details! A very cleaver pattern indeed and it doesn’t take you ages either, i completed mine in an afternoon even when i confused myself with making the strap, i had a total blonde moment I sewn the band the wrong way round and it didn’t turn out to the right side, doh!!

So here it is, sitting so pretty on my wrist with and without pins, I can’t seem to take it off even when I’m not Sewing! Hahaha!

 A big thank you to Michelle at Michelle Patterns on letting me have this fantastic pattern to review, i can see myself making these for a few sewing buddies for Christmas!

Click here to grab your copy of this ever so cute sewing buddy!

Happy Stitching!

Sal xx

Sew Up North Update! – B and M Fabrics!

Hello Everyone!

Can you believe we are officially into June now! That means that Sew Up North is on the 24th of this month!! Yay!!

Now we have decided to cap tickets/goody bags to 120 people as the Belgrave Music Hall will nicely seat 120 of us without feeling cramped and can you imagine 120 goody bags to make up too with all these generous freebies and flyers we have received that we are putting together out of our own pockets. So you best be quick to get a ticket and RSVP now before it’s too late!

Now next on our list of appreciation of our sponsors is the ever so fantastic B and M Fabrics!!

Whenever i go to Leeds, I do have to make a stop at B and M Fabrics!! It’d be rude not too!!

They have such an array of Fabrics its amazing and the prices are fantastic! Especially if you’re a true Yorkshire lass and don’t like to part with monies or have to comment “how much?!”. Hahaha!

There have 2 sites within the Kirkgate Market, On the outside of the Market itself, a Bricks and Mortar Shop and then a stall inside:

They have kindly donated a £20 Gift Voucher to the Raffle Prize Pot!! Also for attendees on the day, you can save 10% off your purchase of £15 or more!!!! That is seriously dangerously for Becca and myself as no doubt we will be filling our boots then and in preparation of the day writing our Sewing Fabric List ready for the day!

I was only there on last Saturday and i was good and only bought these few things!! The Leaf print is for the Serena Skirt from Simply Sewing Magazine and the Duck Egg and Swallow Print Fabric is for the Deer and Doe Datura Blouse 🙂

See i can be resist when i want too!! Hahaha!

Thank you B & M Fabrics, you are awesome!!

Sal x

Straight Stitch Designs – Bryant Dolman

Hi All!

Wow what a busy day of my 1st training today for my new job as an Activity Coordinator! Wow there is a lot which comes to Safeguarding! I’ve come away with a headache!!

When Kimberley from Straight Stitch Designs was asking for Pattern Testers for her upcoming Bryant Dolman Top, I couldn’t say no as i loved the Cuff detail and the Boat Neckline! I need more separates in my Life!

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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

 

The S Box Review!

Hi All!

I have finally got round to posting my review of the ‘S’ Box! Now i here your cry, “what is the ‘S’ Box?”

Well let me tell you!! Continue reading “The S Box Review!”