Unpick a Serged Seam the Easy Way

Unpick Serging

I used to be so scared at the thought of having to unpick my overlocking, but it's actually pretty easy. I'd almost say it's as easy as unpicking a regular sewn seam. Like everything, I'm sure there is more than one way to unpick a serged seam, but this is my favourite. Below you can see the two needle threads running horizontally and the upper looper looping in between them vertically. To   << Continue Reading >>

Noodlehead Divided Basket

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I am in love with this pattern! I bought it ages ago, but never got around to making one, so when Kendra from Good Starter, decided to host a divided basket sewalong on Instagram, I jumped in. I have a bit of a crafty crush on Anna from Noodlehead. I've always loved the look of her blog, her style and her patterns...every single one of them. They all look so well finished! I have to say I was   << Continue Reading >>

My 10 Favourite Shorts Patterns for Boys

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It's my turn for Shorts on the Line today, and it's far too cold to wear shorts here at the moment, so I thought I'd do something a bit different and do a round up of my favourite shorts patterns for boys. Some are free, some are paid, but I think you'll agree they're all super cute! As always, they can easily be used for girls too, just change the fabric to suit. I've stuck to patterns for   << Continue Reading >>

Shearwater Kaftan – Pattern Parade

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We are in the depths of winter so naturally I'm dreaming of warmer days. As part of the Make it Perfect Pattern Parade, I decided to sew up the Shearwater Kaftan. The kaftan is my kinda style. On the dressier side of casual but still nice and comfy for chasing the boys around and hanging out at home. There is so much to love about this pattern! It comes together easily and looks so effortless   << Continue Reading >>

Sewing for the You & Me series

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Today you can find me guest posting over at While She Was Sleeping as part of the You & Me series. All the guests are making items for themselves and their little ones. Roman loves cooking so we've both got aprons to wear now as we bake up a storm! Head on over and check it out!   << Continue Reading >>

Sew Fab – Long Beach Boardies

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Oh, how I love these! You can't go wrong with some 'business in the front, party in the back' clothes for kids. These shorts are certainly a bit of fun! This is my last make from the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle and I've been so impressed with each of the patterns I have used. This pattern is the Terra's Treasures Long Beach Board Shorts. It's a great pattern with an awesome size range (3-6mo - 14yr)   << Continue Reading >>

Your Versions of The Big Tote Bag Pattern

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Some of my clever readers have been making gorgeous versions of my Big Tote Bag Pattern so I wanted to show off a few of their makes. I always love seeing items people have made using my patterns and tutorials. I get such a rush and it almost feels like I made them too! One clever lady even made a mini version, printing the pattern at 50%. It was so cute! I am so in love with this version of   << Continue Reading >>

Sew Fab – Laurel Tunic/Dress…well top!

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This was a fun sewing project for a few reasons. First off, I bought the fabric at the op shop (thrift store). It's a merino baby rib knit and cost $4! What a score! It was an odd shape, obviously left over from someone else's past sewing project. It also had a couple little holes in it and a stain or two, so it was a fun challenge to get all the pieces cut out of it. I changed the pattern from a   << Continue Reading >>

Sew Fab – A Peek at What’s in the Bundle!

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This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase the Sew Fab Bundle through those links I earn a percentage of the sale. Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale! We all appreciate your business! If you're like me and don't really have any girls to sew for, you may be wondering what's in the Sew Fab Bundle for you? Well, there's lots! Let's take a look shall we? Want to see the   << Continue Reading >>

Sew Fab – Fold Over Pouch

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It feels like ages since I did some fun sewing for myself and boy did I have fun with this! The pattern I've used from the Sew Fab Bundle is the Leather Accent Fold Over Pouch from LBG Studio. I know, I know, where are the leather accents?! I specifcally chose these fabrics to work with the red PU leather I had, but when it got to putting them on, I thought the fabric had so much going on that it   << Continue Reading >>