Since a year I make clothes for my children and for myself, so it is about time I make my own labels. A label in clothes is very convenient to mark the size, and to know within a second what the front and back of your babies t-shirt is. It wouldn’t be the first time that my husband put my son’s t-shirt on backwards. Hopefully these labels will change that! Continue reading “Make your own sew in labels for your handmade clothes”
Today we had a welcome party for a new family member. The lucky one was a cute 3 month old baby boy. In my ‘sewing for autumn’ mood, caused by the rainy weather, I decided to make some jersey baby hats to keep him warm this autumn and winter. Continue reading “Jersey baby hats”
I bought the Singer 14SH754 overlock a few months ago but did not had the chance and courage to try it out. Well, here we go! Continue reading “The Singer 14SH754 overlock: My first tryout”
The pattern for this dress is designed for a 12 mo. Larger versions will follow as my daughter grows. I really love this dress. The circle neck is a great accent. For some extra detail you can finish off the skirt with matching bias tape. Continue reading “Circle neck toddler dress”
It has been a while since I used my sewing machine. Often when I came up the stairs I peeked into the sewing room, just to look at my sewing machine and to feel some fabric, dreaming away about the things I still want to make.
Oh, how I missed this place. But time is the enemy my friend! Continue reading “Back in my sewing room”
Soon the Easter Bunny will hide some delicious chocolate eggs in your house and around the garden. Let’s gather them ‘in theme’ this year with the this applique tote bag. Continue reading “Easter tote bag”
In January I gave my sister her first sewing lesson. We did some beginning exercises and made a pillowcase. Since then it caught her. She started taking sewing classes near her home (unfortunately she lives one hour driving from my place) and we did some other sewing projects together such as the lovely fabric covered boxes.
Up to now she did all her sewing on the Ikea SY sewing machine. By now a family piece, I bought this machine for my first sewing projects, but limited in its possibilities. So it is time to move on to a new sewing machine to further explore the sewing world. Continue reading “A sewing machine for my sister”
Easter is coming! And as a yearly tradition we put up an Easter tree, a vase with decorated willow or hazel branches. This year I made some decorations myself. Here are my felt and fabric Easter eggs. Continue reading “Felt and fabric Easter eggs”
In this tutorial we will make a fabric cover for a cardboard box. Easy made storage space that adds something extra to the room. Go for colorful fabric to sheer up the place or go for sober prints to fit in a stylish and classy interior. The cover can be removed and washed when necessary.
Today my new toy arrived. I bought this Singer serger during spring sales. Excited to try it out.
No sewing today. I wanted to do some easy crafting with a good looking result and here it is! My new desk accessory. Continue reading “Sheer up your desk with a pen holder of upcycled tin cans”
You might have followed the transition of my new sewing room (you can read about it HERE). I moved to a room with no curtains, which makes the room feel a bit bare. With no occasion to go to a store soon to buy some curtain tape, I made my own curtains without. I used twill tape in staid. You can also follow this tutorial to make a curtain with curtain tape. Only the few last steps will be different. Continue reading “DIY: Curtains for curtain rail without curtain tape”
My baby-girl of 6 months started teething 2 months ago. This comes together with drooling. Lots of drooling! After a week of changing her clothes 3 times a day I thought it was about time for a bandana bib. In this tutorial we will make a very absorbing one! Continue reading “The bandana bib: indispensable for teething babies”
Prewashing your fabric basicly means that you wash your fabric before you start sewing. Why should you do that? Continue reading “Why you should prewash your fabric”
Sewing is a hobby that requires your full attention. On busy evenings, a toddler running around, a husband watching soccer on the television, I was distracted a lot. My sewing projects took longer as they should and I made mistakes. That combined with my sewing materials that were all over the living room in baskets and boxes made me realize it was time for my own sewing room.
(This post will be updated every few days until my sewing room is finished.)