Kitty oven mitts

My mummy requested oven mitts from me for Christmas, so I made her a pair that matched her kitchen but then also made a few more pairs – that have cats on them. Learn from my mistakes I used the tutorial from Crafty Gemini. I liked it, but I drew my own pattern by tracing […]

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The perfect little gift

My mission to master my zipper foot has driven me to create more and more boxy zipper pouches and since it happens to be the holidays, I’ve given them to all my femme relatives! Some with tabs and some without – mostly because I kept on forgetting to put the tabs in until after the […]

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For ladies who lunch

I have some time this year, so decided to make a whack of these boxy pouches as holiday gifts. I needed some zipper foot practice (is it possible that mine isn’t working? My needle doesn’t fit into the spot where it looks like it should go…), and have always cherished the handmade pouch that I […]

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Cherishing kid’s knits

I’m not sure who made this sweater, or who owed this sweater before us, but I do know that when I saw it on the rack at Talize, I slipped it very quickly into my cart marveling at my consistent extreme luck when shopping for 2nd hand clothes. My son is the type of kid […]

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Little lined zipper pouch

God these are fun to make. And a great way to use fat quarters, and left over fabric from previous projects! But, not super intuitive for the beginner sewist. It takes me many minutes to wrap my head around the lining, and how everything is sewn to the zipper, so you’re able to turn it […]

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Mending knits by hand

I don’t treat items very well. Friends of mine have refused to lend me books because of how mangled they become over the many months it takes me to get through a book these days. I want to try and treat things better. I have a good understanding of the cost (to all of us!) […]

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