Drumming to the beat

My younger son has been doing drum lessons for a few months now, and really enjoying it. We recently got him some proper drum sticks to practice with, so I made him a case for them to keep them together in his school bag. He chose the fabric, and I made a long skinny pouch … Read more

Swimming Bags and some Applique

A fun project that I took I while to get photos for was the boy’s Swimming bags. These are one of those projects I had good intentions of making for a Christmas or birthday present at some point, but actually only got made right before they needed them for school swimming lessons. No particular pattern … Read more

Tooth Fairy Pillow

When D.’s first tooth fell out this morning after over a week of doing the wiggle dance, a containment  vessel and tooth fairy signal* was required. I gave him a couple of options of what it could look like, and he decided a tooth pillow was what he liked best.I used the Tooth Fairy pillow … Read more

By Special Request

It started innocently enough …. T – ‘Mummy, I want to be a Ninja’ Me – ‘Okay. Have you got a ninja costume in the dress up box?’ T – ‘Oh .. no. But I found a picture on the computer, and you can make it for me’. (The google foo is strong in this … Read more

Kid Shorts

As I have mentioned previously, having a child who is quite slim means I can’t just rock off to the shops and buy him new shorts and trousers. This Summer, I have been trying out the Kid Shorts pattern from MADE.  This comes in sizes 12months to 10years. This is a super easy pattern to … Read more

Tablet covers

My children were fortunate to have been given tablets for Christmas. Both were the same, along with matching cases.To tell them apart, and also to provide them with a little more protection, I set out to make them covers. I used a free tutorial from Create Kids Couture, which offers instructions for cases in several different … Read more

Simple Skirts

For a number of girly gifts lately, I have made Simple Skirts using the tutorial on the DanaMadeIt blog.In simple terms, you use the full width of fabric – sew a side seam, hem and casing for elastic. Done! These are a quick project, and are a nice way to showcase some pretty fabric.

Men’s (and Boy’s) Rugby Jersey – Jalie 3137

Pattern Description: Polo shirt with standing collar, buttoned placket, shoulder tabs, back yoke and forward shoulder seam, short (A) or long (B) banded sleeve, two chest pockets with flaps and side seam slits. . Pattern Sizing: Toddler 2 to Mens 50″ chest Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were excellent – well written with … Read more