I sewed another rain skirt. This time I used old silver rain pants and turned them into a rain skirt. Continue reading Rain Pants To Rain Skirt – Refashion
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
I don’t like to throw out things when I can reuse or upcycle them. There are many ways how to use old jersey knit clothes or leftover jersey scraps. I’ll show you how I refashioned old boring and ill-fitting T-shirts into something I’d wear again! And I’d love to see your creative T-shirt refashion and upcycling projects! 😀 Share your knit fabric reusing and refashioning ideas in the link party below. The link party will stay open, so you can always add new upcycled jersey knit projects. Continue reading 5 Ways To Reuse Old T-Shirts (With Link Party)
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