6 Tips – How to Sew Zippers Easily and Quickly

When I first started sewing, I loved the idea of sewing zippers but was scared of actually doing it! And it seemed to be one of those things that lots of other sewists mentioned as being horrible which made it feel like an even more impossible task! Today, I would like to share with you all the tips and tricks I have learnt over the years because actually, zippers are…

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Tutorial – Hidden Zippered Cushion Cover

Hellooo! Making cushion covers (or pillow covers, if you’d rather!) is one of my favourite things to do! They make a great gift and, if you’re a quilter, are a perfect way to use oversized or random blocks you have laying around! My favourite way to do this is by adding a hidden zip – sometimes called a lapped zip. It gives a really neat finish and allows you to…

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Making Hugh the Hound

As soon as I saw Hugh the Hound, I just knew that I would be making him at some point! He’s a bit tricksy but lots of fun to make and I’ve included some tips for sewing his head and inserting the foot pads (which you can use for all of Luna Lapin and friends). I ordered a Make Me Hugh the Hound kit from CoolCrafting in the tan colourway…

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Tutorial – Easy fabric basket tray with handles

A little while ago, I was having a play and whipped up this easy fabric tray come basket (trasket?!) with built-in handles! It is a quick project, only needs a small amount of fabric, and is ideal for holding small bits and pieces. Materials Finished Size – 6″ long x 4″ wide x 2.5″ high Outer Fabric: 11..5″ wide x 9.5″ high Lining Fabric: 11.5″ wide x 9.5″ high Medium…

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Zippy Pouch Along – constructing the zip band, lining and pocket sides

Hello there! Shall we get started with the (Not So) Little Zippy Pouch?! You may find it helpful – if you haven’t done so already – to print out the Cutting Instructions (page 4/5) and the Measurement Guide (page 18/19) relevant to the pouch size you are making. Although not necessary, you may find it helps to keep a track of the pattern if you are working off a screen.…

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