Organizing my sewing room: follow the transition

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.)

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Purse with magnetic closure

This pattern is for a purse that is big enough for your wallet, keys and phone, but small enough to not become a mess!

This project is a little more advanced, but still achievable with limited experience. It might take an afternoon to make.

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Gathered skirt finished

Gathered skirt with elastic waistband

This gathered skirt you can make in all sizes, from baby to XXL adult size. The elastic waistband makes the skirt forgivable if you gain or lose a few pounds.

This is a beginners project that takes up to 1 hour to make and only 30 minutes when you are more experienced. Continue reading “Gathered skirt with elastic waistband”

Get to know your sewing machine

Sewing machines come in various brands, types and prices, but in general the mechanism behind them all is more or less the same.

Before you get started it is important to get to know your sewing machine.

Start with turning the hand wheel towards you and see what happens. Continue reading “Get to know your sewing machine”

The first signs of activity

At this moment Peaches & Pepper is online, but it seems like nothing much is happening yet. Well, I can assure you that behind the scenes a lot is going on! Tutorials are being written, the first patterns are digitalized and this weekend I have an appointment with my photo camera for some pictures of my sewing machines, fabric and hopefully the first real sewing tutorial.

Start to sew!

Hey ladies! And gentlemen!

Since some time sewing is hot again! As it should be!
It is the perfect hobby to let your creativity thrive and in the end it gives you loads of beautiful and original masterpieces to use, wear, give away or even sell. So go to the attic, search for your (grand)mother’s sewing machine and get started!

Sewing machine