DIY HOW TO MAKE A STAND CARD

The last few days have been very busy working on my computer: I have done all my accounts for the last year and up to day (YES!), I have planned the new calendar of classes for november, I have updated the website, I have added a feedly follow me button to the blog and I…

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Worker Bee Box – Dye & Applique (July)

Hello, I am going to try a new way of providing the tutorials for the worker bee projects. Until now I have included a printed tutorial, usually on an A4 size which includes all the materials, steps, guides, photos, etc to complete the project. And I have struggled! so I have decided to provide only…

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Worker Bee Box – Lino print tea towel (February)

The February worker bee box project contained all the materials and a tutorial to make a lino print tea towel. We used the following: * 1 x 100% Pre-washed Cotton * 1 x Fabric – Summersville for Moda * 1 small piece of fabric for block* Ribbon* Soft Lino cut* 2 cutting blades, 1 handle* Textile paint*…

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Worker bee box – Sewing bag roll (January)

The first 3 boxes of our Worker Bee Box have now been delivered. Here some photos of the January box. Delightful.  Some of the materials included:  – 3 pieces of Mama Said Sew Sweetwater for Moda fabric – Off-white & Grey linen – Wadding  – Ribbon Lace  – Hemp Cord  – 70’s Applique monograms –…

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NEW! The Worker Bee box project kits

How many times have you flicked through your favourite magazine and thought “I must make this” oh! “and this” ah! “and this one too!” but then you never have time to buy the right materials or you cannot really find the inspiration to start making anything? The Worker bee box contains a complete set of…

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MAKE SOMETHING QUILTED

The theme for this week’s make along is “something quilted”. The obvious thing would be making a mini-quilt, or a table runner, or placemats or even a quilted tea cosy. But I have decided to do something a bit different. This is one of the courses at The Old School Club (we were the first ones…

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EASY EMBROIDERY FOR SUPER BEGINNERS

Hello!  This week we are making a super cute embroidery design. The beauty about this project is that you can then sew it using the applique technique explained on week 1 on to any other item: cushion covers, scarfs, shirts, coasters, bags, decorations, etc, etc, etc. Please note that the Make Along projects are meant to be simple and made with things…

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MAKE A FRIENDSHIP BRACELET

This is called a friendship bracelet .. it reminds me to those years where best friends used to make little things for each other. They used to wear them all the time until .. well, probably until they were grown up teenagers and not best friends anymore! Anyway, I really hope that whoever you give this…

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MAKE A 2 PIECE BAG WITH INSIDE POCKET

This week’s Make Along project requires a bit more concentration …. and a sewing machine! We are going to make a 2 piece tote bag with an inside pocket. I have used a medium weight cotton, so this bag is not lined. Materials needed: – 2 or 3 fat quarters of medium weight cotton fabric (a FQ is…

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APPLIQUE ON T-SHIRT FOR A LITTLE PERSON

This is our first challenge, it is super easy and super cute. A skull applique. Once you know the technique, you can make hundreds of these on almost every garment. You will learn a little bit about Applique (there are many ways of making and sewing applique) and also how to finish it with a blanket stitch.…

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