Category Archives: Sewing

Day 16 Stitching Post; Finished Scarf.

January 16 Finished the scarf today. I am pleased with it. The fabric drapes well.It came from Ali Pali Knit and Stitch last year. I bought a metre really cheaply so have ended up with a large square. I can practise on the strip I have left. Should have bought more… Advertisements

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Last of this Summer’s Strawberries.

Last batch of strawberry jam made for this year. Also soft set-but I am getting used to that. I had to make a few more strawberry pincushions too. These are larger and in brighter colours;scarlet with a white dot trimmed with a teal green.

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Strawberry Pincushions

This is a mixture of the last two posts. I enjoyed making these. Although small, they hold the pins well and one will fit neatly into my travel sewing kit. I cannot put it off anymore; The ironing pile beckons…

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Bike Basket Cover

Just finished making a cover for my bike basket. It is made from the gorgeous Michael Miller Dot Spin and bonded to Lamifix. It is supposed to give a waterproof covering to fabric -we shall see… I thought that oilcloth would have been heavy, and not so easily gathered, but it may have been more …

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Delphine Skirt

Finished my first project from Tilly’s new book ; “Love at First Stitch”. I am pleased with it, but now need to make/buy something to go with it before I can wear it! It is a great book with detailed instructions and I am looking forward to making and planning my next project.

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Pencil skirt from Sewing Bee book

Having made the pattern on squared paper using the plan in the book, and my measurements, it fits! You may be seeing variations over the next months since the hard work has hopefully been done and it will make the purchase of the Bernina “invisible” zip foot more cost effective! The foot(no. 35) worked like …

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Bag for Astra’s 70th

2nd make from Great British Sewing Bee book. ( Which reminds me I have not let you see the 1st-a skirt!) Made today ready to be given Sunday.

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