October #sewmystyle2018 Klum House Workshop Portsmith Tote bag

Hi everyone! This is another winning make for The Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern Month! This make was for week 2 ‘anything but clothes‘ and I love it when sewing challenges collide as this is also my entry for October Sew My Style 2018. This is the Portsmith Tote bag from Klum House Workshop. The pattern is super simple (just two rectangles!) and they recommend you buy the kit or at the very least the strapping. I think that’s almost cheating, (plus I live in the UK and would have no time to wait for stuff to be shipped over) so I thought I’d cobble it together with things I already had. My favourite kind of sewing! Continue reading

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Stuff I should have blogged about

I’ve been a very bad blogger recently and I apologise. I think I was all blogged out after the sewing and blogging frenzy that was the Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern month back in June. I haven’t stopped making stuff though so I thought I’d do a catch-all post now and get back to normal shortly.

I think I’ll work backwards, starting with clothes… Continue reading

Birthday gifts

It was my very good friend Sacha’s birthday over the weekend and, as it was a significant one, I decided that the present should have some extra thought put into it. This is a quilted bottle carrier made from an old curtain (the other curtain went into making a laundry basket). The checks were a great choice as it turned out because it allowed me to quilt quite accurately. I used my walking foot for my first ever proper attempt at quilting. Continue reading