Little bags are one of the easiest things to make with scraps of fabric. I just showed you my Rapunzel inspired easy peasy drawstring bag the other day, so now I’m just going to give you a few variations to hide the seams by adding a lining.
Drawstring bags are one of the simplest things to make and they are super versatile. Big or small, they can be used as a backpack or as gift bag. I made this one inspired on Disney’s film Tangled in just about 1 hour.
Keep reading for a little tutorial.
It’s been a rainy week here so I guess it’s an appropriate weather to share with you this cat-on-a-raincoat plushy I’ve made.
I had this book called One Stitch at a Time around for a while and it was about time to use it. The book is in fact a kit, and it comes with instructions and patters for making 3 toys: cat, dog and rabbit, but the materials included are just for the cat.
Spring is officially here so now I can officially change my winter door wreath decoration into a spring theme! The thing is that I only have one wreath that I bought two years ago in L.A. The original plan was to change its decoration every season, but the reality is that I decorated it for Christmas on 2012 and never changed it to spring… Yeah, that’s right, I left my Christmas decorations during spring, summer and fall until it was winter again… It was mainly laziness, but I like to think it had something to do with rebellion too. Like, you know, doing whatever you want, whenever you want, not when society tells you to, blah blah blah. 🙂 But it was mainly laziness, I’m not going to lie.
The thing is that the other day I suddenly felt the urge to switch to the spring deco for good. They say better late than never, right? 😉 So, that was the result:
My hooks finally have a cosy home to live in! I made this cute pencil case following a tutorial of one of my favourite blogs: the Australian A Spoonful of Sugar. Predictably, the result was a little bit different, due to my innate incapability to follow any pattern. But I’m happy with the result after all. Mainly because there is no way anything made out of this super cool fabric could look bad!
Today is my 30th birthday and I want to share with you the biggest project I’ve made so far: my patchwork quilt. It’s 1,70 x 1,70 meters and it’s all hand sewn, even the finishing borders and the quilting. It took me two years of my spare time to finish it.
This is a Christmas present I’ve made for my mom. She has a few knitting needles but she kept them in a paper bag, so I thought a case could be something useful and nice.
You could also make something similar to store crochet hooks just by making it smaller. Continue reading for more pictures and a little tutorial.
I’m amazed to see how Spanish shops have tried to import this year the US tradition of Black Friday (<- click the link if you don’t know what Black Friday is.)
Well, it makes sense. If it’s the most profitable day of the year for shops in the USA, there is no reason to think it shouldn’t be the same in other countries. However, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, so the Friday after Thanksgiving is just… a regular Friday… after a regular Thursday. If at least we had imported the whole Thanksgiving thing, I could be right now enjoying a long weekend somewhere eating turkey with my family.
I first saw this tutorial like a year ago and I knew immediately I was going to make a bunch of these oval boxes for my family and friends. They are fun and easy to make and they look a little bit more pro than the classic flat zippered pouch. Keep reading after the image for a link to the original tutorial by Aneela Hoey and a different way to sew the interior of the lid.
I’m not a professional sewer so I’m not much of an authority when it comes to “teaching” how to sew. However, there are a few things I’ve learnt from experience and from there, I can talk.
Sometimes, when hand sewing through very thick fabrics or many layers (like when quilting), it’s difficult to pull the needle through. It just keeps slipping between your fingers and every stitch becomes a burden. If you’ve ever found yourself in that situation, continue reading for a pair of easy and cheap solutions.