Category Archives: Fabric & Sewing

iHanna collects fabric scraps when she can, and loves sewing on the sewing machine, but also by hand. Sewing is meditative and fun to me. Call it stitching, making, quilting or hand sewing – I’m doing it and having fun while making clothes, quilts, softies and bags. I embrace the textured and soft art materials too.

When you just HAVE to make something

You know that feeling you get sometimes, that you just have to make something? The creative urge hits, and you simply need to craft something together, anything. You just have to get to it ASAP. Maybe you see a color … Continue reading

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The Purple Table Runner

I’ve sewn together a very easy table runner for a friend of mine. I still adore the table runner we’ve got on our living room table right now, the polka dot one I made this spring. It really makes me … Continue reading

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Quilting | Sewing a Polka Dot Table Runner

Quilting – the act of cutting perfectly good fabric into little pieces and then sewing them back together again. iHanna Quilters are people who enjoy cutting new fabric apart to sew it together again. It sounds counter-intuitive and a bit … Continue reading

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Video Tutorials | How to Make Fabric Postcards

Fabric Postcards are fascinating to me, maybe because they’re a bit more unusual than DIY postcards made from regular paper? I love the idea of fabric as a collage material. And I love the texture of fabrics. Some of the … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Syfestivalen in Stockholm

Syfestivalen is Swedish and means “Festival of Sewing”. These days it is actually called Sewing and Craft Festival, but I think I’ll just keep calling it the short and sweet Syfestivalen for ever. It’s arranged twice each year in Älvsjö, … Continue reading

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A Patchwork of Ideas | Inspiration en Masse

Hi my dear, the Inspiration en Masse with links to art, craft and creativity is back after summer break. This time it’s mostly about patchwork. Not all links are about patchwork – but all are from the patchwork of ideas … Continue reading

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Repurposing an Old Embroidery

I am working on a fun Easter Project right now. I started it a bit late but I wanted to share it with you because it is so vibrant and eastery! This project is all about repurposing an Old Embroidery that … Continue reading

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DIY Fabric Scarf for Spring

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein Sewing a fabric scarf is such a simple project that I hadn’t thought of making one myself… They’re so cheap and availible in every cloth store so why would one bother, right? … Continue reading

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Hand Sewing a Mug Rug using English Paper Piecing

I really love English paper piecing, shortened EPP. When you sew your fabrics together, you first baste them to shaped paper templates – and those paper templates do all the work of matching up points and seams. Once you have … Continue reading

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Book Review | All Points Patchwork by Diane Gilleland

July is here and I’m so ready for days of reading, crafting and basking in the sun… I want to dive into my pile of books too, so let’s. I’m starting of with this beautiful patchwork book that came out … Continue reading

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