Thursday, 8 March 2012

Vintage Pyjamas

I was given a box of 'vintage' fabric from my friends mum. Awesome!!! My first project was to make Mr 3 some winter PJs. I made them quite big in the hope they will last two winters. Don't you just love the vintage cowboy print! And the flannette was still so fluffy and soft too.

The top of the PJs was my first try at sewing knit fabric. Man was it easy!! This raglan sleeve pattern is a raw style. The seams are on the outside and the hems are raw. I love it. My boy seems to as well, wanting to wear them to bed that night, even though it's still relatively summery at night.

I love it that he's excited about home sewn clothes. I know it won't last forever, but I'm making the most of it for now. He asked me just yesterday to make him some winter pants. Ay ay captain! Off to make some sweat pants for kindy!! When does sewing clothes become more expensive than buying them? I was pretty shocked at the price of sweat material... I'm hoping to get two or three items out of the piece I bought.

Next challenge is some pirate clothes for his 4th birthday in a month. I'm quite excited about making them. I've got fabric for a tee, waist coat and pants. I'll also make a waist tie and a head scarf.

Happy sewing!

Sunday, 4 March 2012


I decided to have a try at making a wallet (see tutorial here). It wasn't too tricky actually, although I would sew up slightly different at the end if I made it again. Mine looks a tad messy, but not bad for my first time.

Check out the photos:

I changed the magnetic snaps to a flap and snap. This week I'm having my first try at sewing a tshirt. I haven't sewn with knit material since I was at school. Wish me luck!!

What is your favourite fabric to sew with?

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Too many things to sew

There are too many sewing things to make... I have a list of items to sew and I keep adding to it so I will probably never get to the end of the list, but that's exciting. It always means I have a fun challenge waiting!

Recently I decided to try making some bags, trying out some fun appliqué ideas I've had. Check them out, aren't they cute!!

I've been thinking about going to a craft market, but I have no idea what people want to buy at them. What sort of things would you buy at a craft market?