Category Archives: sewing

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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All the ingredients for a bicycle bag

The bike transportation bag project is advancing. The wonderful Shuttle fabric shop in Shipley had just the ripstop fabric I needed – nylon (stronger than polyester), black and wider than the usual 150cm. It was the only ripstop nylon they … Continue reading

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Finished – the prototype bike bag

We’ve had four days of fabulous weather this week. It even got up to 23°C on Thursday, a quite extraordinary temperature for Yorkshire in April. Alas, things are back to normal today with rain, wind and temperatures 10 degrees lower, … Continue reading

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