This fun picnic blanket uses the Oh Canada Quilting collection and is easy to make for first-time quilters or a quick project for seasoned pros! The addition of the Ripstop for the backing makes this a great quilt for a picnic, soccer games, beach trips or any other outdoor activities you might have planned!(more…)
This little travel organizer can have so many different uses and it rolls up nicely to be stashed away! You can use this for your toiletries, art supplies, make-up brushes, chef knife set, and just about anything else you can think of! It’s is easy to adjust the size to fit whatever goodies you need. These new prints offer gorgeous colour, prints, and patterns. Use vinyl for toiletries or brushes to make it easy to wipe and clean. Or you could even use terrycloth for a full bathroom feel. With so many options this organizer can meet so many needs!(more…)
This holster won’t defend you from cowboys but it will help you prepare for dinner! Use denim to create the apron and then add rings, snaps, hooks, and even a beverage cozy! It has everything you need to get your BBQ on!
- 0.5m of denim fabric
- Width of waist + 6″ of belting trim
- Belt Trim
- 2 rings
- 3-4 heavy-duty snaps and tool
- 1 leather swatch 8.5 x 11″
- Needle and thread
- Sewing Machine
- Measure a rectangle the desired length + 2″ and the width as your waist measurement. Serge all edges
2. Fold top edge over 2″ and press. Stitch close to the edge so you can feed the belt through.
3. Attach a safety pin to the end of your belt and pull through the tunnel created.
4. Attach the belt buckle, stitching between pieces to secure. Fold the loose end over and stitch.
5. If attaching a can holder cut the pattern out of the leather. Attach the heavy-duty snap to the top edge, to make it more secure you can also attach one near the bottom.
6. Stitch the edges together with no more than a 1/4″ seam allowance. Make sure the right side of the snap is on the inside of the can holder.
7. Attach the rings to leather scraps and stitch on to apron. Create a leather loop with snaps. Attach the other sides of the snaps to the apron.
Golf season is in full swing! Your game might be a little rusty after the cold winter but you’ll look like a pro with some custom made golf club covers! We used outdoor home decor fabric for its durability and ability to withstand weather elements. Lined with a cotton fabric and cording around the edges. You can add appliques to the top to help identify which clubs are which!
To make 3 covers, 2 small and 1 larger you will require :
- 0.5m of outdoor fabric
- 0.8m of cotton fabric
- 4m piping
- Optional: Bias tape for the bottom of the cover or you can use scraps from your fabric and make a bias strip
- Sewing Machine
- Baste piping to both long edges of the rectangle
2. Sew the rectangle to one of the club pieces, right sides together with 5/8″ seam allowance. To get nice and close to the edge of the piping
3. Baste the pellon to the lining pieces and repeat step 2.
4. Turn the lining inside out and pull over the top of the fabric piece so good sides are together and the seams are matching. Sew the lining and fabric together at the ‘L’ seam jutting out from the club piece and the remainder of the rectangle piece.
5. Snip corners and trim fabric where needed. Flip right side out. Press the seams.
6. Attach bias binding to the bottom edge of the golf club cover. Make sure you fold over the end so you have a clean finish. You can also use a scrap fabric to make the bias binding.
7. Sew the velcro onto the ‘L’ and the back side of the rectangle of both sides.
8. Iron on applique numbers!
Embroidery is a great way to up-cycle an older garment or to add an extra touch to a new handmade garment. Even if you’ve never embroidered before it’s easy to learn and once you get the basics down you can start experimenting with different stitches. Be adventurous and try the patterns provided or make some of your own!
- Item to embroider or fabric
- Embroidery Thread
- Embroidery Hoop
- Rinse Away Water Soluble Stabilizer
- Choose your pattern from the patterns provided or make your own design! Trace pattern onto the stabilizer.
2. Place the stabilizer on the garment where you want the embroidery to be. Pin stabilizer in place and attach embroidery hoop.
3. Begin Stitching! Use the video below for reference to basic stitches.
4. When your design is complete, pull off the big parts of the stabilizer. Wash the garment to remove the remaining pieces.