Archive | August, 2013

Sewing projects using fabric scraps

21 Aug

Do you always find yourself with offcuts of leftover material after you’ve finished a sewing project? You feel it’s wasteful to throw them away but they’re too small for anything you’re planning. It’s kinder to your pocket, and the environment, to use them up, so here are some quick and easy makes designed for small pieces of fabric.

I’ve had these bookmarked for ages and thought it was time to share them!
They are from All About You

Love is the key

Sew your own pretty padded heart key rings.

From All About You

From All About You


To make
Enlarge template (Below) to about 9.5cm high. Cut out two heart shapes from linen. Cut an 8cm length of velvet ribbon and thread through a keyring. Place heart shapes right sides together and sandwich the ends of the velvet ribbon between the hearts, pin in place.

Stitch all around outer edge, taking 1cm seam allowance and leaving gap in side for turning through. Trim, turn right sides out, press and fill with polyester toy filling. Sew up gap in stitching. Tie the velvet ribbon in a bow and stitch to centre of heart. Sew a heart-shaped button on to the plain fabric heart.

Heart pattern for keyring



Baking Party

1 Aug

This is a brilliant idea from Le Fru Fru

Changing the language allows most of it to be read – some brilliant photography & such lovely ideas! I want to have my own baking party now.

Using bakers twine is a really nice idea – it’s cheap too on ebay – watch out as some shops are selling it for a fortune!Templates like this are available online – google invitation template, or have a look at the programmes you already have. Word have templates – as do pages and mail on a mac.

With some mixing bowls – icing, icing kits and cupcakes you can have  fun baking party.

– make the cakes too if there is time, they don’t take long to cook and little ones can wash hands and tidy up while they are baking.

I love the idea of having names on the hats – this can be as easy as printing sticker letters on some A4 sheets of printable stickers and cutting out.

If you want a take home, invest in some plain aprons – or sew if you can, and add names, or the Baking Party logo / text.

Photo and idea from Le Fru Fru –