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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 · 9 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 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

Customer Makes – The Layered Hipster Bag Sewing Pattern

I was so pleased to see this new bag, made by one of my customers. Angie used the Layered Hipster Bag pattern to make this gorgeous version in blue and … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Owl Shoulder Bag – Custom Order

Originally posted on Through The Looking Glass:
Sometimes I get orders for new items. I don’t usually make bags, but offered to make one for a local lady who already…

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Lotta Tote featured in Love Sewing Magazine

So pleased to have another project featured in this month’s issue of Love Sewing Magazine. This is my Lotta Tote, made with statement fabrics from Lotta Jansdotter in bright pink, … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Petite Street Tote featured in Sewing World Magazine

One of my all time favourite fabrics is Petite Street, by Wendy Kendall for Dashwood Studio, so I really pleased to contribute this cute little tote to Sewing World magazine. … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

White Tree Fabrics Dressmaking Project – McCalls K3601

I joined the White Tree Fabrics blogging team a while back and, at long last, I have my first completed project to show off! I chose some lovely Tilda fabrics … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

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