Like most home sewists, my sewing ‘training’ consists of a dabble at school (making a clown, of all things! *shudder*) and hours of trawling free online tutorials. But occasionally a design will strike me and demand to be made. You know, the picture-in-your-head-and-you-just-can’t-shake-it kind. But my knowledge… Read More
It’s easy to repair a metal button that has broken off your jeans. This is the ‘no sew’ method which is super quick and effective, but may force you to compromise on button position. If you want a more thorough fix which also allows you… Read More
It’s the beginning of the first school term here in NZ and with that comes school uniforms. Many colleges (high schools) require girls to wear kilts and sometimes these need alteration. Kilts come and go from fashion trends too, so of course this tutorial… Read More
In-seam pockets are sewn right into the side seams of a dress or skirt and are practically invisible when done well. There’s nothing like a handy pocket on your favourite dress and these are seriously some of the easiest pockets to make. Great to add… Read More
If the metal button falls off your jeans, don’t despair. The fix is quick, easy and one that you can do yourself.
This is my entry for Refashion Runway where the theme this week was “stripes”. You may want to pop over and take a look at the other entries too and while you’re there, don’t forget to vote for your fav! This striped tshirt was at… Read More
The internet is swimming with tutorials for No Sew Tutu’s exactly like this one. Maybe it’s because they are just so ridiculously easy, fast and fun to make. What? You haven’t seen it 23 times elsewhere yet? Fantastic! Because I’ve also written a tutorial here… Read More
16 pairs of jeans and lots of fabric scraps = an heirloom quilt for Poppets first birthday!
Been there and got the t-shirt, right? The only problem is, the t-shirt they gave you was made for a man and, well, you’re not a man. So here’s a 10 minute fix to help make it more curve friendly.
I hate sewing zips and buttonholes. It’s almost enough to put me off a pattern. So I often avoid them where possible, but realistically, all my clothes can’t be fastened with velcro or snaps. Darn. This is why refashioning is so perfect. All the hard… Read More