Category Archives: Sewing, DIY & Recipes

Here you’ll find free sewing tutorials, my sewing and crochet projects, DIY crafts and (historical) cooking recipes.

Men’s Shirt To Edwardian Blouse Refashion

This refashioned Edwardian blouse is totally wearable today: With Edwardian underwear it’s an Edwardian shirtwaist but without it’s just a cotton summer blouse!

Men's Shirt To Edwardian Blouse Refashion

This is my third men’s shirt refashion but this time I didn’t turn it into a top or blouse. I made an Edwardian shirtwaist instead! In the Edwardian era, blouses were usually called shirtwaists. The shirtwaist costume – cotton blouse plus wool skirt – was a favorite costume of the Edwardian summer girl and the Edwardian business woman. Shirtwaist were worn for work, for sports, in summer and winter! Continue reading Men’s Shirt To Edwardian Blouse Refashion

6 Ways How To Insert Lace – Heirloom Sewing Tutorial

Learn 6 different vintage ways to insert lace and improve your heirloom sewing skills! So if you’re wondering how to add lace trim like in earlier times, read on.

6 Ways How To Insert Lace - Heirloom Sewing Tutorial

Today, lace is usually inserted with zigzag stitches by machine. But in past, lace was either inserted by hand or with a straight-stitch sewing machine. In this tutorial I’ll show you 6 ways how to insert lace by hand or with straight stitches by machine. Let me know in the comments what’s your favorite way to insert lace! 😀 Continue reading 6 Ways How To Insert Lace – Heirloom Sewing Tutorial

22 DIY Denim Dog Toys – Recycled From Old Jeans!

22 DIY denim dog toys – all made from old jeans! These recycled DIY denim dog toys are simple and fun to make, cheap and eco-friendly, and your dog will love them!

22 DIY Denim Dog Toys - Recycled From Old Jeans!

Making your own dog toys is really easy, cheap and fun! So don’t throw away your old jeans, turn them into these cute, recycled DIY denim dog toys!

These 22 simple DIY dog toys are all Khaleesi-approved! Khaleesi is my 1-year old black GSD puppy! 😉 And all of these DIY recycled dog toys can easily be tossed into the washer when needed. Continue reading 22 DIY Denim Dog Toys – Recycled From Old Jeans!

DIY Recycled Denim Baseball – Tutorial & Free Pattern

This DIY recycled denim baseball is made from old jeans! A fun, easy, cheap and eco-friendly way to upcycle your jeans!

DIY Recycled Denim Baseball - Tutorial

Make this recycled denim baseball as soft fabric ball for your baby or toddler, for your cat or dog. It’s the perfect toy for a dog that loves to fetch – like my GSD pup Khaleesi! The recycled denim baseball is a safe alternative to the usual tennis ball. Continue reading DIY Recycled Denim Baseball – Tutorial & Free Pattern

How To Make Limerick Lace By Hand

Limerick lace is a floral tulle lace: It is hand-embroidered on machine-made cotton net. In this tutorial I’ll show you the basics of Limerick lace.

How To Make Limerick Tulle Lace By Hand

Limerick lace was made since 1829 in Limerick, Ireland, hence the name Limerick lace. There are two types of this beautiful, delicate lace: Limerick lace can be either worked as needle-run or tambour lace. In needle-run lace, the net ground is embroidered with a needle and darning stitches. Whereas in tambour lace, the net ground is embroidered with chain stitches and a tambour hook which is similar to a crochet hook. Usually, needle-run lace is more delicate than tambour lace, while some Limerick tulle laces use a combination of needle-run and tambour. Continue reading How To Make Limerick Lace By Hand

5 DIY Floating Rope Dog Toys

These 5 DIY floating rope dog toys are perfect for your water-loving dog! Made with polypropylene rope, these DIY floating dog toys are safe for your dog, float on water, and are cheap, easy and fun to make!

5 DIY Floating Rope Dog Toys

All these 5 DIY floating rope dog toys are Khaleesi-approved. Khaleesi is my 1-year old, water-crazy, high-energy black GSD who loves to play tug, fetch and hide & seek! Because she’s very mouthy she always needs a toy in her mouth. And since she’s water-crazy and loves to swim, I had to make her DIY floating rope dog toys with polypropylene rope! Continue reading 5 DIY Floating Rope Dog Toys