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How to make a zippered pouch tutorial flat bottom

October 4, 2019

One of the most versatile bags to make, zip bags have so many purposes and uses. They are super easy to make, let me show you how easy it is to make a zippered pouch with a flat bottom. Firstly have fun choosing your fabric, the type of fabric and interfacing you choose will make a real difference to the shape of the finished zippered…

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How to shorten a zip

October 3, 2019

It is super easy to shorten a zip – there is no need to rush out to the shop to finish your sewing project, just shorten a zip you have in your stash. Before we start please note a zip is measured by the length of the zip itself, not the zipper tape.      How to shorten a nylon zip To shorten a zip…

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11 Top tips to sew your bag like a pro

September 28, 2019

Are you new to bag making? Wondering where to start? Here are my top tips for bag making, perfect to get you started in this exciting sewing journey. You will soon be whipping up new bags for every occasion. I was fortunate to learn to sew at school (sadly a subject that seems rarely taught nowadays). Quite a few years later my husband bought me…

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DIY Denim Mirror Frame, a perfect no sew old jeans craft project

September 23, 2019

Are you wondering what to do with your old jeans, as a no sew craft project?  I keep all parts of old jeans, this denim mirror frame makes the most of the seams from your old jeans. I have to confess to collections of waistbands, seams, pockets, hems and of course the fabric of the jeans themselves. I am rather obsessed with old jeans and…

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DIY Laptop Case

September 17, 2019

Do you regularly take your laptop out? Work in a coffee shop? This week I whipped up a denim DIY laptop case, perfect for protecting your laptop when out and about.  The laptop case is easy to make and will take less than an hour! Especially if you are not filming yourself as you go! Check out the full video for the denim DIY laptop…

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Easy DIY Sea Glass Mirror – beach themed decor

September 1, 2019

As a family we love looking for sea glass, hunting for the treasure on trips to the beach. We especially love the coastline from St Aygulf to St Maxime (between Cannes and Marseille, southern coast France) but the big question is what to make with the sea glass?   Today I am sharing with you a sea glass mirror. We spotted a boat shaped mirror…

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