Lavender sachets were a popular gift in the Victorian and Edwardian era: ‘A delightful gift that will cost but little in time or money’ (
Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2a).
Lace lavender sachets are fast to sew and a great way to use up fabric and lace scraps. I used lace scraps from my
Edwardian lingerie blouse and muslin scraps from my Victorian afternoon gown. (UK) Muslin is very sheer – perfect for lavender sachets. Continue reading Edwardian Lace Lavender Sachets – Tutorial
Learn to make drawn thread work by hand! Drawn thread work is a beautiful whitework embroidery! It’s easy to make but it takes time.
‘Drawn-thread work forms a connecting link between embroidery and lace work […] it is very durable, and washes well.’ (
Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2)
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make basic drawn thread work by hand. Drawn thread work is a counted thread embroidery: Warp or weft threads are removed and the remaining threads are grouped together with hemstitches.
Drawn thread work has been popular for a long time. It was already used in the Middle Ages (
source), and was still popular in the Victorian and Edwardian era and the 1920s. Continue reading Drawn Thread Work Tutorial
Some years ago I sewed a rain skirt. It’s so practical that I wear it very often. A rain skirt is useful for
hiking, bicycling, for rainy days and if one owns a water crazy dog! 😀 Continue reading DIY Rain Skirt
A bunny-shaped pillow is so easy to sew and so cute! Make it for Easter, for your kids or as a gift. The DIY bunny pillow is as soft as a stuffed toy. 🙂
Continue reading DIY Bunny Pillow – Tutorial
Sew a cute Easter bunny pillow for Easter! DIY pillow cases with appliques are a great way to use up fabric scraps! I used up scraps from my
hiking skirt, sequined skirt and the sleeve of my refashioned men’s shirt. Continue reading DIY Frayed Edge Applique Bunny Pillow
An envelope closure is the easiest pillow closure. You don’t have to sew buttons or a zipper: Just fold the fabric, sew the sides together and you’ll have a beautiful pillow case! 😀
Continue reading How To Sew An Envelope Pillow Cover
Count down the days until Easter Sunday 2017 with 30 free Easter and spring craft tutorials and Easter recipes.
Continue reading Easter Countdown 2017 – 30 Easter Craft Tutorials And Recipes
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make romantic lace candle holders. This DIY tealight candle holder is great to use up small pieces of lace. And it’s very easy to make, even for a sewing beginner.
Continue reading DIY Lace Candle Holder – Tutorial
I wanted to make a
game with rocks for a long time! So this Christmas I sewed a fabric pachisi board using river rocks as game pieces. Sewing a pachisi board is very easy and a great way to use up fabric scraps. Continue reading DIY Fabric Pachisi Game Board With Rocks
Refashion a tee with lace! If there’s a too small or boring T-shirt lurking at the back of your wardrobe, add some lace at the sides to upcycle your old, ill-fitting shirt into a beautiful new piece! 😀
Continue reading DIY Lace T-Shirt Refashion Tutorial