Category Archives: sewing

Christmas crafting round-up

Now that the turkey has been eaten – roast turkey, turkey à la king, turkey curry and, finally, turkey soup – I’ve been reflecting on my pre-Christmas crafting. This is always the busiest time of year creatively speaking, with presents … Continue reading

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Making a shirt more wearable

I’ve been sewing this week. I have a paisley-patterned shirt that I like a lot, but now that I seldom wear a suit for work I find I’m just not picking it from the shirt stack in my wardrobe. Why? … Continue reading

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A posh cat bed

I’ve made the quilted cat bed I posted about last week. This is not for proper, night-time sleeps – our cat has a perfectly good basket in the kitchen – but for daytime snoozes in the sitting room. The hope … Continue reading

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What to make with quilted fabric

Some years ago, a Yorkshire-based fabric printer and finisher called Skopos had a number of mill shops in which they sold ends-of-rolls of heavyweight cotton furnishing fabric very cheaply. I have curtains, cushions and loose covers I made in the … Continue reading

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Stuff sacks

Nowadays, almost every foldable jacket or pair of waterproof trousers comes in its own compact little bag – a so-called stuff sack. That didn’t used to be the case, and I still own a lot of walking and cycling gear … Continue reading

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Bike transportation bags – finished

So, here are the bags I’ve made, firstly (as modelled by my dear husband) containing a bike and with cardboard in the inside pockets. Even I can carry it for short distances like this despite the unwieldy size, and the … Continue reading

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