Women’s Cowl Neck Sweatshirt

Is it just me, or does everyone have a sewing unicorn? – you know, that elusive sewing pattern where you kind of know what you want, but can’t quite find the exact right thing you imagined. For me it was a sweatshirt / jersey that had the potential to be slouchy and comfy, or more … Read more


I happened to be looking for a free grocery bag pattern on the internet a little while ago, to use up some fabric stash. In my haphazard, one link leads to another to another to another, I came across the site for Morsbags. The pattern was a simple, no-frills job that suited my purpose. But then … 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

Birthday Present Sewing

Another one of those things ‘they’ don’t tell you before you have children, is that children will make friends, and get invited to a LOT of birthday parties! And it seems we are in the midst of birthday season. I am fortunate to have crafty friends who appreciate a good handmade gift, so the search … Read more

Christmas Sewing Round-up

A quick round-up of the Christmas presents that were sewn up by me. Mostly, these are all patterns I have sewn previously, so not much to add. Another Perfectly Preppy skort, from the pattern by the Scientific Seamstress. This was a popular choice again featuring favourite colour, purple. The spots fabric is a cotton, and … Read more

More Bucket Hats

As we are coming into Summer again here, I decided it was time for some more sunhats at our place. Fortunately, I came across a hat sew along here, and decided it was just the motivation I needed. I again used the Oliver and S bucket hat pattern from the ‘Little Things to Sew‘ book. … Read more

Colette Sorbetto

Pattern Description: ultra-simple and swingy little top! With its ultra simple construction, elegant loose cut shaped with bust darts, and the box pleat detail down the front, this is a pattern you can throw together in a huge range of fabrics for summer. Pattern Sizing: 0 – 18 Did it look like the photo/drawing on … Read more