Making your own headband is super easy! A jersey knit headband is another great way to ucycle old T-shirts. Continue reading DIY No-Sew Jersey Headband – Tutorial
Jersey applique is so beautiful and such an easy project – even for a sewing beginner or for your kids! It just takes some minutes, and it’s a perfect project to use up all those jersey knit scraps. You can choose a simple design for your jersey applique, such as dots, stripes or flowers, or a more complicated pattern.
The jersey is appliqued with running stitches by hand. But even if you hate hand sewing, don’t fear: jersey applique is really easy and fast to sew. Continue reading Jersey Applique Tutorial
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
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make basic drawn thread work by hand. Drawn thread work is a counted thread embroidery: some 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. ‘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) Continue reading Drawn Thread Work Tutorial
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
Today I finished my Edwardian lace chemise for the HSM. The chemise is for my Edwardian lingerie dress. Continue reading Edwardian Lace Chemise – Historical Sew Monthly
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
Fabric ornaments are easy to make and a great way to use up fabric scraps or to recycle old clothes. I reused old oven mitts, red knit stockings and a felted wool knit hat. Continue reading Tutorial: Fabric Ornaments – Heart, Star & Tree
Make your gift even more special with DIY wrapping paper or paper bags embroidered with snowflakes and trees. It’s also a great last minute gift wrapping and to reuse brown packing paper. All you need is recycled brown paper, yarn and DIY wheatpaste. Continue reading DIY Embroidered Paper Bag – Last Minute Gift Wrapping
My fabric stash was full of old denim, so it was high time to use up some of the old ripped jeans! 😀 Continue reading DIY Distressed Denim Skirt