New Sewing Web App coming soon:
New to sewing? Want an easy to follow custom made pattern, made exactly to your measurements? A circle skirt is the ideal beginners choice . Easy as Pi has done the tricky maths for you. All you need to do is grab your tape measure and enter your measurements. You will whip a circle skirt up in no time following our simple instructions. Visit the forum to see examples of other users skirts. It’s as easy as Pi!
Watch this space.
Could of done with this a few months back.
My personal tip for home pattern printing is pay attention to the test square if one exists. Sometimes pattern makers who supply downloadable patterns include a test square like -a 10cm box which says 10cm box for example.
Its a really smart addition to a downloadable pattern (not all patterns have them). You just whip out your ruler and double check the scale . For a doubting Thomas like me ,I find this quite reassuring. It would be such a pity and waste to start cutting a pattern out only to find the scale is incorrect. As my Dad likes to say, Measure twice cut once.
Pattern Runaway who supply the guide are a lovely little business and design some beautiful patterns.
I really want to make this next summer …..
Using the Easy block stencil printing method I created these cushions as a gift for a friends birthday.
Printed cushion pair.
My chosen colour palette was more like the above, the picture does not do it justice.
As it was a big birthday of my friend , I chose a mature brown/grey cotton with a sateen sheen accented with muted neon piping and print.
Design sponge have a great piping 101 tutorial here.
List of thing items needed:
- Sketch pad and pencil or digital graphic and printer
- Freezer paper or wrapping of office paper
- Exacto knife
- Fabric paint
- Craft or domestic sponge