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…

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Challenge 13 – Drawstring Bag

I made this for my Mum. I’m not sure what she uses it for, but I never doubt she can find uses for bags! This is from page 69 of … Continue reading

September 22, 2013

Challenge 12 – Gadget Case

Well this started out as a gadget case for my new work phone, but ended up just a little bit small to get my phone in and out of easily … Continue reading

June 18, 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 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

Challenge Five (a) – Cook’s Apron (Child’s Version)

Isn’t it cute? What a lovely pattern and a great fabric. This is from page 30 of the The Liberty Book of Home Sewing and is quite different from the … Continue reading

June 5, 2012