Tutorials

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For Baby
Add a Neck Opening to any top - tutorial showing you how to add a placket to the back of a top
Baby Sleeping Bag - tutorial for making a sleeping bag/grobag
Bath Robe - tutorial for quick bath robe made from 2 towels
Custom Sized Fitted Sheets - tutorial for making fitted sheets of any size
Ergo Carrier Teething Pads - snap on teething/suck pads for ergo straps
Fold over Cuffs - tutorial to add fold over cuffs to any sleeve or leg for mittens or fold over footies/socks
Gingerbread Man Puppet - No Sew! - Hand puppet made with felt and glue
Kids Jeans from Adult Jeans - refashion your old jeans into a pair for the kids
Mega Baby Bib - tutorial for extra large bib with snap up catch all scoop
Personalised Cot Sheets - have some fun with stamps and decorate a fitted sheet
Polar Bear Glove Puppet - tutorial for polar bear bath time hand puppet/wash cloth
Pram Shade - tutorial for making a shade to cover the window of Mamas and Papas Sola
Reversible Baby Bib - free pattern and tutorial for making a reversible baby bib
Sweater Wash Cloths - repurpose an old cotton sweater to make some wash cloths for your baby
Taggie Cube Soft Toy - tutorial for soft toy for baby with ribbon tags

Blog Organisation
Keep your Blog Organised with a Spreadsheet - how to stay organised while blogging
Keep your Blog Organised with a Calendar - tips to organized blogging

Christmas
Christmas Stocking - Santa stocking with free pattern and full tutorial
Decorative Plates DIY - decorate plain ceramic plates with some Porcelaine 150 Pens
Felt Ornaments - Decorations for your tree using the decorative stitches on your sewing machine
Gift Wrapping with a Tea Towel - Use a dish cloth to wrap up a cook book
Gift Wrapping with Fabric Scraps - Use your favourite fabric scraps to embellish your gifts
Gingerbread Man Puppet - No Sew! - Hand puppet made with felt and glue
Play Felt Christmas Tree - keep the kids out of your tree with this. No sewing required!

Clothing
Add a Neck Opening to any top - tutorial showing you how to add a placket to the back of a top
Bath Robe - tutorial for quick bath robe made from 2 towels
Big T Nursing Top - how to draft a top perfect for breast feeding
Fold over Cuffs - tutorial to add fold over cuffs to any sleeve or leg for mittens or fold over footies/socks
Kids Jeans from Adult Jeans - refashion your old jeans into a pair for the kids
Printing Fabric Labels - how to print fabric labels using Spoonflower
Printing Fabric Labels Follow Up - see how my labels look after 6 months of wear
Sweatshirt into Zip Up - tutorial to add a zip to your sweatshirt

Gifts
Gift Wrapping with a Tea Towel - Use a dish cloth to wrap up a cook book
Gift Wrapping with Fabric Scraps - Use your favourite fabric scraps to embellish your gifts
Reversible Baby Bib - free pattern and tutorial for making a reversible baby bib
Wooden Geometric Tiles - tutorial showing you how to make some fun wooden tiles

Kids
Add a Neck Opening to any top - tutorial showing you how to add a placket to the back of a top
Baby Sleeping Bag - tutorial for making a sleeping bag/grobag
Bath Robe - tutorial for quick bath robe made from 2 towels
Bean Bags - tutorial to make small bean bags for toddler's play time
Fold over Cuffs - tutorial to add fold over cuffs to any sleeve or leg for mittens or fold over footies/socks
Gingerbread Man Puppet - No Sew! - Hand puppet made with felt and glue
Kids Jeans from Adult Jeans - refashion your old jeans into a pair for the kids
Rainbow Rice - tutorial describing how to make this sensory play toy
Personalised Cot Sheets - have some fun with stamps and decorate a fitted sheet
Play Felt Christmas Tree - keep the kids out of your tree with this. No sewing required!
Polar Bear Glove Puppet - tutorial for polar bear bath time hand puppet/wash cloth
Wooden Geometric Tiles - tutorial showing you how to make some fun wooden tiles

Knitting
A Beginners Guide to Knitting: Equipment - everything you need to know to get started knitting
A Beginner's Guide to Knitting: Resources - the best sites to get you knitting and deciphering patterns.
A Beginner's Guide to Knitting: Patterns - recommendations for first patterns to try

Projects for the Home
Cutlery Storage Roll - tutorial to convert a tea towel/dish cloth into a storage roll for cutlery
Decorative Plates DIY - decorate plain ceramic plates with some Porcelaine 150 Pens
Felt Ornaments - Decorations for your tree using the decorative stitches on your sewing machine
Heat Pack - tutorial for making a heat/cool pack filled with rice
Recovering a Lamp Shade - tutorial showing you how to recover a boring lampshade
Saucepan Handle Cozy - stop burning your hands with this tutorial for a heatproof pan handle cover
Sweater Wash Cloths - repurpose an old cotton sweater to make some wash cloths for your baby
T-Shirt Shopping Bag - sew a reusable shopping tote from an old t-shirt
Zippered iPhone Wallet - take your keys and phone with you in this cute little wallet

Sewing
Add a Neck Opening to any top - tutorial showing you how to add a placket to the back of a top
Adding a Centre Divider Pocket to a Tote Bag - tutorial to add a divider to the Big Tote Bag
Baby Sleeping Bag - tutorial for making a sleeping bag/grobag
Basic Lapped Seam - a photo tutorial showing you how to work a Lapped Seam
Bath Robe - tutorial for quick bath robe made from 2 towels
Bean Bags - tutorial to make small bean bags for toddler's play time
Bias Bound Seam - a photo tutorial showing you how to work a Bias Bound Seam
Big T Nursing Top - how to draft a top perfect for breast feeding
Christmas Stocking - Santa stocking with free pattern and full tutorial
Custom Sized Fitted Sheets - tutorial for making fitted sheets of any size
Cutlery Storage Roll - tutorial to convert a tea towel/dish cloth into a storage roll for cutlery
Ergo Carrier Teething Pads - snap on teething/suck pads for ergo straps
Felt Ornaments - Decorations for your tree using the decorative stitches on your sewing machine
Fold over Cuffs - tutorial to add fold over cuffs to any sleeve or leg for mittens or fold over footies/socks
French Seams - a photo tutorial showing you how to work a French Seam
Heat Pack - tutorial for making a heat/cool pack filled with rice
How to finish ends of Overlocked/Serged Seams - photo tutorial showing how to secure thread ends
Kids Jeans from Adult Jeans - refashion your old jeans into a pair for the kids
Mega Baby Bib - tutorial for extra large bib with snap up catch all scoop
Reversible Baby Bib - free pattern and tutorial for making a reversible baby bib
Polar Bear Glove Puppet - tutorial for polar bear bath time hand puppet/wash cloth
Pram Shade - tutorial for making a shade to cover the window of Mamas and Papas Sola
Printing Fabric Labels - how to print fabric labels using Spoonflower
Printing Fabric Labels Follow Up - see how my labels look after 6 months of wear
Saucepan Handle Cozy - stop burning your hands with this tutorial for a heatproof pan handle cover
Self Bound Seam - a photo tutorial showing you how to work a Self Bound Seam
Shoe Bag - tutorial to make a waterproof shoe bag for travelling or the gym
Sweater Wash Cloths - repurpose an old cotton sweater to make some wash cloths for your baby
Sweatshirt into Zip Up - tutorial to add a zip to your sweatshirt
Taggie Cube Soft Toy - tutorial for soft toy for baby with ribbon tags
T-Shirt Shopping Bag - sew a reusable shopping tote from an old t-shirt
Turned Lapped Seam - photo tutorial showing you how to work a Turned Lapped Seam
Zippered iPhone Wallet - take your keys and phone with you in this cute little wallet


Sewing Essentials and Techniques
Basic Lapped Seam - a photo tutorial showing you how to work a Lapped Seam
Bias Bound Seam - a photo tutorial showing you how to work a Bias Bound Seam
French Seams - a photo tutorial showing you how to work a French Seam
How to finish ends of Overlocked/Serged Seams - photo tutorial showing how to secure thread ends
Self Bound Seam - a photo tutorial showing you how to work a Self Bound Seam
Turned Lapped Seam - photo tutorial showing you how to work a Turned Lapped Seam

Things for Mums
Adding a Centre Divider Pocket to a Tote Bag - tutorial to add a divider to the Big Tote Bag
Big T Nursing Top - how to draft a top perfect for breast feeding
Heat Pack - tutorial for making a heat/cool pack filled with rice
Printing Fabric Labels - how to print fabric labels using Spoonflower
Printing Fabric Labels Follow Up - see how my labels look after 6 months of wear
Zippered iPhone Wallet - take your keys and phone with you in this cute little wallet

Toys
Bean Bags - tutorial to make small bean bags for toddler's play time
Gingerbread Man Puppet - No Sew! - Hand puppet made with felt and glue
Play Felt Christmas Tree - keep the kids out of your tree with this. No sewing required!
Polar Bear Glove Puppet - tutorial for polar bear bath time hand puppet/wash cloth
Rainbow Rice - tutorial describing how to make this sensory play toy
Taggie Cube Soft Toy - tutorial for soft toy for baby with ribbon tags
Wooden Geometric Tiles - tutorial showing you how to make some fun wooden tiles

Wedding
Preserving a Wedding Dress - Photo tutorial showing how to preserve your wedding dress yourself - DIY style
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