I hate turtleneck collars as much as I hate hoods! 😉 So I usually remove or refashion turtleneck collars: Some time ago, I turned a turtleneck into a wide crochet lace collar. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to change a turtleneck collar into a mock collar or scoop neck. Continue reading Turtleneck To Scoop Neck – Sweater Refashion
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
Many years ago, I turned a too large jersey knit sweater into a blazer. Continue reading Grey Crochet Lace Skirt & Jersey Knit Blazer
A while ago I made my own no-sew reusable makeup remover pads and I love them! 😀 Reusable makeup cleansing pads are so easy to make, cheap and eco-friendly. And they’re a great way to reuse old T-shirts or use up jersey knit scraps. Continue reading DIY No-Sew Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
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
Did you know that you can make your own fabric printing inks with things you’ll find in the nature? 😀 Continue reading DIY Natural Fabric Printing Inks
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