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Sweetheart Handbag – reader make: Sewing World magazine project

In my last post (here) I showed you some lovely Sweetheart Handbags, made by Janis Davies, from one of my bag-making projects featured in a past issue of Sewing World … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reader Makes – the Sweetheart Handbag from Sewing World magazine

…and more gorgeous makes by Sewing World reader, Janis Davies, to share with you! A past issue of the magazine featured my Sweetheart Handbag project and Janis made these three … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

Customer Make – the Tri-fold Wallet sewing pattern

Check out Amy Fahey’s version of the Tri-fold Wallet sewing pattern! I love the fabrics Amy has used and the matching bag is great too! “My first attempt. I like … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reader Make – Summer Shoulder Bag in Sewing World

Check out Janis Davies’ version of the Summer Shoulder Bag, my bag-making project featured in this month’s issue of Sewing World magazine! “I loved the bag on the cover of … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Customer Make – the Sophie Nappy Bag sewing pattern

Delighted to hear from a customer recently who used the Sophie Nappy Bag sewing pattern to make this gorgeous version: “I love your pdf (sewing pattern) very much. So user … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Customer Make: the Barcelona Satchel sewing pattern

Another fabulous make by one of my customers to show you. Sharon has made the Barcelona Satchel. When she took it into to work, she had requests to make some … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reader Makes: Trendy Hipster Bag from my new book, Style and Swing

Delighted to come across a blog post, at Linda’s Quilt Mania, about the Trendy Hipster Bag that Linda has made from my new book, Style and Swing. Linda makes the … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sewing World magazine June 2015 out now!

The new issue of Sewing World magazine is out now. I was ecstatic to find my new bag-making project is featured on the front cover! I used the lovely fabrics … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

White Tree Fabrics – Jersey Fabric and Simple Sew 007 – Part 2

For my next top, made with the lovely jersey fabrics supplied by White Tree Fabrics, I did a bit of pattern hacking with the gorgeous Bella Dress pattern. This was … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

White Tree Fabrics – Jersey Fabrics and Vogue V8951 – Part 1

I was delighted to receive some beautiful jersey fabrics, from White Tree Fabrics, for my next dressmaking projects. I received a 2-way stretch, blue-grey warm jersey and a one-way stretch, … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Local Auction Find: Vintage Singer Sewing Machine

I spotted a lovely old SingerĀ® sewing machine, at a local auction house last week. I was so pleased to find it hadn’t been converted to electric, as I’d been … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 11 Comments

Style and Swing: 12 Structured Handbags for Beginners and Beyond

Hooray! My new book is (at long last) being released next week! 14th April 2015 in the USA, through the Martingale & Co. website and 21st April through Amazon.com. I’ll … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purse Projects featured in Issue 9 of Quilt Now Magazine

Super excited to see my new purse projects featured in this month’s issue of Quilt Now magazine. They’re on the front cover! So exciting! You’ll get an exclusive free gift … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

March issue of Sewing World Magazine

I’m delighted to have a new project and an article published in this month’s issue of Sewing World magazine. My new project is a modern, zippered makeup pouch which I … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment
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