Insta Challenges Everywhere!

It's May 1st! We all know what that means - it's time for Me Made May 2018! I will be joining in for the first time this year and I am so excited! It seems to be the season of Insta challenges with so many beginning and ending at the moment. The end of April…

#sewingleftovers: A Sewing With Scraps Challenge

Have you seen the new sewing challenge #sewingleftovers? Launched by Shauni of The Magnificent Thread the idea is to come up with ways to use up your scraps and I quite frankly love it! You can read all the details of how to take part here on her Instagram page. I am so excited to…

100% Organic Cotton Jersey – no elastane!

Happy International Sewing Community Day! This lovely celebration has been created by Hattie Van Der Krohn and Athina Kakou. It is to salute this wonderful International Sewing Community and create a special occasion where we can celebrate the wonderful online and real-life relationships of sewists worldwide! As a part of this day, Hattie and Athina…

Sourcing Secondhand Fabric: Dyeing Old Tablecloths

I have a love/hate relationship with Dylon dyes. I absolutely love that they can be used to update/upcycle existing garments and reinvent textiles such as bedding and tablecloths for my home sewing projects. I hate that they are so polluting and use so much water. I cannot decide which is worse, disposing of my old…