Friday, 21 February 2014

After trial and error I have mastered inserting zips into awkward spaces!! Here is a zipper bag that I made for a friends birthday - I hope he'll like it!

Monday, 10 February 2014

Undercover Kindle

Of course I had to try out the interfacing technique using denim! 
I got this little Kindle for Christmas and thought I'd make a cover to protect it from the daily battering it has been receiving on my commute. It's a snug fit made snugger by the big snaps/poppers (thanks Maggie!). I'll try a zip closing next time………. 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Big Patch to Little Patch

I've been thinking about making smaller pieces of patchwork for a while now. I enjoyed making the denim crazy patchwork quilt (see previous post), but man, it was hard work on my neck and shoulders! So I looked into miniature patch working techniques on good old You Tube and came across a brilliant technique that enables you to sew up patchwork in no time at all. I tried it in some printed cottons and here are the results……

First I attached the patches to fusible interfacing.

Next I stitched one set of seams,

then I stitched the remaining seams.

Here's the finished result!
Mmmmm I wonder if it would work with denim?