Sewing Challenge

The challenge of making everything in The Liberty Book of Home Sewing in one year (hmm…would you believe two years?). How about: Lots of things I have made in the past year or so…

Fabric Labels

I made some simple labels by gluing fabric to cardboard and cutting it in a circle. I used a drinking glass as the circle template and some craft glue. I … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Challenge 11 – Rose Throw

This uses a technique called ‘broderie perse’ which is essentially using appliqué to make an expensive or rare fabric go further by using small pieces of it as a feature. I used … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Challenge 3b and 3c – Basic Cushion

I combined two cushion techniques to make this one. It has an envelope back – great if you hate zips! And the cover is five strips of fabric that form … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Challenge 10 – Peacock Pin Cushion

I made this for my Mum’s birthday and I was so proud of it! It was a lot of work and when I began I wasn’t sure I had the … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Challenge 9 – Beanbag Footstool

This is lovely when finished. The options in the book are to make it with handles or pockets. I chose pockets and added a ribbon around the outside, which I … Continue reading

December 7, 2012

Challenge 8 – Sugar-Bag Doorstop

It felt odd buying dried beans to fill a door stop. It took just over 1 kg of the cheapest beans I could fine (navy). The door stop is the … Continue reading

December 7, 2012

Play Pants

These are just a simple version of shorts, except they are not that precise. Each leg is one piece of fabric cut on the fold. Regular pants would have two … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 1 Comment