btw I never shared the dress I made for the medieval festival in Eggenburg.
It's 100% handsewn and embroidered with real gold folie and pearls.
The left picture is what I fashioned it after but changed some minor details. Video is in the making but I probably need another 3-4months for it. :( #medieval #sewing #Reenactment #embroidery
Pattern here: by https://sew4home.com/diy-reusable-grocery-bags/
… but I’ve changed it a bit, and added pockets.
The bottom part is made of “waxed” tablecloth, for easy cleaning.
The flowers are #embroidered. The pattern is from etsy (RoyalPresentEmb), but altered a bit.
The density is insane. Stiff as a board. If I am to use it again, I will have to change that.
No pretty photo for this one, because he's also on Mastodon and it's a *secret*.
But I have successfully chosen and ordered fabric for the other half's #Halloween shirt, which I'm hoping can be a fun treat for him after a rough year.
This was one of my #FallFinishAlong goals, because choosing fabric that you're sure someone else will love is a project unto itself. But I'm not sure it actually counts as an FO, only @consumableJoy can rule on that one 😅
2 down, 2 to go!
Just back from my first trip to #Newcastle / #Tyneside as Soph started her PhD. Have a feeling we'll like it there! Since I know no one down there; if you know of any communities for folks with an interest in the intersection of #tech and #socialJustice, #sewing, #twitching (#birdWatching not streaming), #foraging, #vegan lifestyle (already visited #alternativeStores and it's AWESOME), #climateAction or needing extra players for #fiveASide (#football) let me know <3
An important part of a #sewing project is prancing around in the nearly finished piece 'cause it looks so cool.
I have little confidence with my sewing machine so over the weekend I took a class and made this mushroom-themed reversible tote bag. #sewing
#FallFinishAlong Friends, I need your advice. I am working on these 2 grey & yellow embroidery hoops. (The grey thread looks less purple IRL). Do you think I should…
A) Finish each hoop monochromatically
B) Finish both hoops with a third color, possibly this light green?
🧵🪡 The recommended length of thread, to use for hand stitching is 18” – approximately from the tip of your fingers to your elbow.
That length, for two good reasons:
* It allows you to pull the thread through the fabric, in one pull.
* Plus it keeps the thread stronger, without wearing it too thin, as it looses fibres each time it’s pulled through.
je veux bien des retours de gens qui savent utiliser des lecteurs d'écran sur la page du site ^^
Vous pouvez l'acheter sur kofi, ici : https://ko-fi.com/la_compagnie_des_petits_lutins
#couture #sewing #peluche #blahaj #requin #trans
One piece of Ankara / African print, several scraps of old #cotton #bedding and #curtains, one #cat #quilt block I made years ago and... seven suture stitches from the local hospital 😂. Had an accident with my rotary cutter and I use a #chainmail glove now. #quilting #sewing #textiles #fabric #CatsOfMastodon
her top and skirt though
❝ Flap Your Wings and Make a DIY Bird Costume
Finished the Panel. Thinking about how to proceed? Just sewing it together with some fabric for a simple halloween pillow case? Or should I quilt it? And if I quilt it: How? Via hand? Machine quilting with my sewing machine? (Just did straight lines with a sewing machine while quilting >15 years ago) And which pattern?
It's so clolourful and patternwise is so much going on, but in my mind I see a simple spidernet pattern in white, sewn by machine. What do you think? Would love to hear your ideas and input!
One of these days, I'm going to cut out facings first so I don't have to figure it out at the end.
Audio Etymologies of the Day
"Sew" comes from Proto-Indo-European *syuh₁- [sju:], like this (listen):
*syuh₁- developed into Sanskrit सीव्यति sivyati:
from which comes Urdu سینا siina:
*syuh₁- also developed into Lithuanian siūti:
To sow seeds is from another root, for another day ...
I've just gone through my sewing pattern stash and added 18 brand new, uncut patterns to my etsy shop!
USA shipping only right now, but shipping is free! Help me clear out my craft room a bit!
It's a good day. After a quiet, smoky day at home yesterday, I started in #kimchi, made aloo palak with eggs for breakfast, watched the second-last episode of #MyLovelyLiar with my #kdrama peeps in 3 countries, and now, it's time to finish the kimchi and get the laundry done.
I'll start yoga strong classes this week as well as a #French discussion group. #hangul learning is going quite well. I made a Quizlet set with a lot of common words/phrases in K-dramas.
#sewing coming up on Wednesday.
Shoutout to this basic tiered skirt I made recently from a charity shop bedsheet that cost me all of a couple quid.
It's not the most exciting #Sewing project in the world, basically just three strips of fabric gathered and joined together, but you know what I've been wearing it a ton and I absolutely love it!
Moral of the story?Even the simplest of projects can bring lots of joy.
And also other moral, flouncy skirts are the best.
These are the treasures, I found this weekend in my stash.
They’re for the Bits & Bobs collage quilt I’m dreaming about making! 🥰💙💖
I have some Bits & Bobs information, about sharing my progress, in today’s newsletter. 💌
For most of my activities during my lifetime, note-taking has simply been a way for me to stay awake and not fidgeting while someone else speaks.
However, for #sewing, I'm very anxious to develop some great techniques over time and I've filled over 30 pages of a simple lined notebook, with a table of contents. I note observations about each new project: what went well and what I want to improve in the future as well as anything new that I tried.
Got another home #sewing session in this weekend. Finished stitching and cutting out the leaves, then dug through my stash of embroidery hoops, knowing that there was a least 1 damaged one in the batch. Wrapped half the hoop in a scrap of t-shirt hem, then hand stitched an assortment of leaves to the fabric. I’ll make a few more when I get a chance, but I also think I may make a garland or two as well.
@ansate this doesn't have the sleeves, but i'm currently obsessed with this pattern and have made several tunic-length versions (as well as several dress-length ones). i love the shape of the neckline - it's a v-neck, but a softly curved one. i also enjoy picking out contrasty scraps for the facings.
My trusty corduroy/velvet pressing pad (aka: an old bathroom rug) is out so that I may get this lovely cocoa colored corduroy ready for an anniversary gift I’m making for hubby. As he’s a follower, I won’t be sharing much of this stitch up until it’s done so as not to spoil the surprise. #sewing
Looking for #Sewing help/ideas/inspiration?:
I like to sew things for my daughter, despite only modest ability. I made her dresses for a few years, then skirts, but she only likes shorts now (7), so I’m making her some new shorts with her favorite character (bluey) for her bday. But she will outgrow those fast, so am looking for other exciting ideas for (relatively simple) things to make with the rest of the fabric!
Past projects: pen holders, shoulder bag, Velcro wraps, bandanas/hair ties.
Useless: I feel compelled to read ALL of my social media feed, every day! I have managed to do a bit of pruning, recently. I prefer to follow folks such as yourself who will interact.
Useful: learning about #sewing. I can't believe that I've kept a pen-and-paper sewing journal and have filled about 35 pages with my process notes. Also, I now have #MeMade clothing that I can wear most days of the week. I look oddly unique and I love it!
I took a sewing class last night, my first one since high school
As I told the instructor I feel like I've been a beginner at sewing for years
I feel a lot more confident in finishing my existing projects now. If I actually do finish them remains to be seen.
There’s no rest for the wicked. With the fancy fatigues done, I’m moving on to the muslin prototype of Armond’s short shorts. The fly shall be going in momentarily. #sewing
Up on FehrTrade.com today: two versions of the MadeIt Patterns RestVest - one in black and another in white! It's a shame the pattern company closed down because this pattern is so great, I could see it becoming my TNT.
I used the "slim fit" version of the pattern, but shortened the length and modified the edges to be banded instead of bound, which changed the construction order.
Just plopping this here as a thing for me - feel free to bookmark , share or star though if you think you too might like to make a bean bag chair!
#beanBagChair #craft #sewing #chair https://www.awilson.co.uk/how-to-sew-a-bean-bag-chair/
All the fabric I use is from vintage collections, destashes, remnants and other second hand textile sources like clothing. I'm usually able to cut around flaws but sometimes they sneak in! In the case of this hat, the upholstery fabric unravelled quickly once it was cut and as a result some fibres weren't caught in the seams.
I could have consigned this hat to the bin - and a manufacturer may well have simply thrown it away. I want to draw attention to textile waste so it'd be hugely hypocritical of me to cast a hat aside when some simple mending could make it wearable and actually even more interesting.
Visible mending can be so gorgeous! I got a book out of the library the other week and did a bit of weaving to enclose the loose fibres and strengthen the area.
I hope someone will love this hat enough to adopt it and build fabulous outfits around it.
Next week, @cmdln will be gone for a long weekend for the first time in a long time (maybe since before COVID). My plan is to cut out a bunch of sewing projects, set up my machines on the dining room table (so the dogs are supervised) and just sew the whole time. I can't sleep when he isn't here, so I might as well use that time wisely. But first: evaluate my wardrobe to see what I really need.