Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…

The festive season is upon us and it’s time for some Christmas sewing. Whilst I love all the Christmas jumpers out there (sweaters/pullovers for my non-British friends. Check out the British Christmas jumper obsession here), I don’t think jumpers should...

Rudolph The Red Nosed Pocket

Rudolph The Red Nosed Pocket

This tutorial is for a Rudolph themed pocket. I added it to an Adventurer Raglan sweatshirt (EU customers can find it here) but it can be used with any sweatshirt pattern you like. You will need: the animal applique pattern (EU customers will find it in the files...

Mother of Dragons

Mother of Dragons

Out of the 4 animal appliqués, my boys definitely like the dragon the best. I’m ok with that because if they’re dragons that makes me the Mother of Dragons. Now if only my hair were as awesome as Daenerys’… The dragon is a little more fiddly...

Polar Bear Cub

Polar Bear Cub

To create an adorable polar bear sweatshirt you will need: the Hot Chocolate pattern (EU customers can find it here) the free animal appliqué pattern (EU customers can find it in the files section of the Facebook sewing group.) white/cream teddy/sherpa/minky/jersey...

Foxes and Dragons and Bears – Oh My!

Foxes and Dragons and Bears – Oh My!

I have an early Christmas present for you – 4 sets of appliqués/add-ons to help you create some adorable animal sweatshirts. They are designed to work with the Hot Chocolate and Adventurer Patterns (EU customers can find them here),  but with a little adaption...

I Want To Break Free!

I hope you guys have been busy enjoying the free Sandcastle Bucket Hat pattern. If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet you can find it here. I chose not to include a chin strap in the pattern as I am conscious of the potential choking risk. However, during testing...

Beach Hair – Don’t Care

Beach Hair – Don’t Care

If you take a look at the only proper photo I’ve had taken in the last 5 years you’ll see I have a LOT of hair. That photo was a small hair day straight after a hair cut. I love having curly hair, it’s great. Unless of course there’s water...

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

I love hearts. I have them festooned liberally around my studio. I had an idea to create a Valentine’s outfit for Charlie using hearts, however, Valentine’s day isn’t a huge deal in either of my home countries, so I wanted to design something stylish, but...

Faking It

Faking It

Tis the season for long sleeves and layers. I love the layered look, but Jack doesn’t like wearing 2 t-shirts, so I fake it. It’s ridiculously easy. Start with a regular t-shirt pattern – I’m using the Eclipse here. Cut 2 regular, short sleeves from your main...

Ruffle Tutorial Part 2

Ruffle Tutorial Part 2

This time I’m going to show you how to make a more traditional ruffle. The brilliant thing about detachable ruffles is that you can make more than one for each nappy! 1. Choose your fabrics:inky for the nappy, and pretty much anything you like for the ruffle! 2....