Sewing Sunday: Massive Fabric Haul!

Sewing Sunday: Massive Fabric Haul!

This is my best friend Beth, who not only rocks adorable headbands, but also loves cheap fabric as much as I do. So when she invited me to a £1 per metre fabric sale at Stitched Up in Chorlton, I excitedly begged the boyf to take us. He agreed, and we came away with a carrier bag bursting full of bargain fabric. A successful Saturday was had by all!

It seems that this has been the week of cheap fabric. As well as the bargains at Stitched Up yesterday, Abakhan had a 20% off everything sale on Wednesday and Thursday. Of course I took full advantage of these offers, and I can’t wait to show you what I snagged…

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Sewing Sunday: Cath Kidston Perfect Summer Skirt (from The Zen of Making)

Sewing Sunday: Cath Kidston Perfect Summer Skirt (from The Zen of Making)

This could be the project I’m proudest of to date. Deviating from a tutorial, gathering, making pockets AND inserting an invisible zip for the first time? Admittedly it was a daunting project since I’d never tried any of those things before, but it was absolutely worth the effort.

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Sewing Sunday: Cath Kidston Beach Bag (from The Bag Making Bible)

Sewing Sunday: Cath Kidston Beach Bag (from The Bag Making Bible)

Hello one and all, I’m back with another sewing project!

My parents are the best. Knowing that I don’t really eat chocolate, they decided to get me something much more special as an early Easter present – a sewing machine. Since my mum’s birthday was on April 9th, I decided that I was going to make her a really special present to show my appreciation for the sewing machine.

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Sewing Sunday: Floral Knee Length Skirt (from Merrick’s Art)

Sewing Sunday: Floral Knee Length Skirt (from Merrick's Art)

Holy shit you guys, I actually sewed something half decent on my first try after the sewing class! I actually made this skirt during my Easter break from university but essay writing gets in the way, hence I’m finally blogging about it two months later. I’ll try and keep up to date with blogging in the future, I promise!

Using this tutorial from Merrick’s Art, I made a skirt. It’s not perfect and it didn’t turn out anything like Merrick’s pictures, but for a first attempt at clothing I don’t think it’s half bad at all.


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