Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How To Choose Fabric

I've had lots people ask me about how I put together fabric combinations and choose my fabric for different projects. A few of very lovely people (Hi Fiona! Hi Mum!) tell me I have a knack for putting fabric together, which is a lovely compliment! So I thought I'd share a few tips and tricks I have for choosing fabric combinations that look great together.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Nautical Metallic Open Wide Zip Pouch

Metallic highlights in fabric is really on trend at the moment and I have to say, I love it!

I found this anchor print at Spotlight last year, and Angie from Gnome Angel kindly sent me a few off cuts of this gold denim. I've never seen it at my local store, but anything good sells out quick and you have to be lucky sometimes.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Upcycling Inspiration for Kid's Clothes Week

The next Kid's Clothes Week is happening in a few weeks (February 2-8)  and I haven't sewn along for a very long time, but I really love the theme of the next round - UPCYCLED.

Here is a quick round up of a few fun upcycling projects I have done and some tutorials that will work perfectly with this theme and get you ready for KCW.

Upcycled Baby Blankets to T-shirts - I put together this quick tutorial last year sharing how to maximise the fabric in your old jersey baby blankets to make tees for your kids. I bet you have lots of these blankets at home, but if not you can often pick them up cheaply at the thrift store.

Look how little my baby girl is in this picture! She has grown up so much! *sobs*

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My Sewing Predictions for 2015

New Year's Resolutions? I don't make them because I know I'm way too flaky to stick with them! Ha. Know thyself right?

As I organise myself for the year ahead (with my brand new fancy Kikki K diary - big thanks to my sister for that Christmas present!) here is what I know.

  • I'll aim to get my stash down but I'll probably spend the GDP of a small country at Spotlight and only realise once all the receipts are tallied in July for tax time. 
  • I will still browse all my favourite online fabric stores and fill up the cart. But I won't press 'purchase' because the Australian dollar is currently in the toilet. Boohoo.
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