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I think summer is perfect for sewing projects. Don’t you agree? I want to sew skirts, quilts, softies and tiny broaches that looks like flowers. I want to cut into all that pretty (newly bought and in the stash vintage) fabric and sew sew sew. You?
Let’s sew some shall we?
- Tutorial for a Perfect Summer Skirt
I agree with Haley Pierson-Cox’s three requirements for a perfect summer skirt: it must be comfortable, it must be flattering, and it absolutely must have pockets. This tutorial will show you how draft a simple elastic-waist skirt pattern that’s custom-made to fit your body – and then how to make a cute, stylish skirt that sews together in a couple of hours or less… Yes please, right?
- A sort of Quilt-As-You-Go Process tutorial
Quilting process pictures always inspire me and makes me want to bust out the sewing machine, and I always re-fall in love with log cabin making when I see it. I like Kat’s idea on how to quilt the individual squares before sewing them together. I would like to try it out for myself one day.
- Soft Rattle Balls to Sew
Free tutorial by softie designer Abby Glassenberg. She suggest you sew a basket full of soft rattle balls in a rainbow of colors (or do all black and white!). These are a great toddler toy, and they’re also fun juggling balls, she says. I was thinking about my juggling brother when I saw this tutorial.
- Thread & fabric Postcard Tutorial
How to make a textile card, by Maryline, a Swiss quilter.
- I’d like to return to some of my own previous craft projects as well, stuff that I really enjoyed making and looking at… The first one is the Round Skirt – I still love the fabric and the model. I also really like tiny Flower pins – I want to make more of these some day…
BONUS 1: If you too are fascinated by patterns then check out these three Pinterest boards and be amazed at the variety of repeating pattern that exists in the world: Patterns, and Patterns and textures and also this board of Pattern.
BONUS 2: Strawberry-Layered Chocolate Cookies
Yes, a link to a recipe, I know, how strange of me. But check it out. Beautiful (mouthwatering) images and a video that just makes my heart flutter – all about the making of cookies. Yum!
What’s on your want-to-sew-list right now?