Sewing, Stashbusting

Japanese market bag

For a goodly while I’ve had a yen (pun intended 🙂 ) to make a Japanese market bag. I first saw these in Japan made from amazing fabric as one would expect, and I have finally made a first prototype. These are easy bags to make. There are a plethora of tutorials on the web, so […]

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self-drafted, Sewing, Stashbusting

Are we bored with bags yet?

Well, I’m not quite bored with making them yet, so expect to see the odd few more. After my last efforts here, here and here, which were all made from stashbusted fabric, I thought I’d make a leather one. This leather was donated to my stash by my friend, Thelma. I have heaps more, but I started […]

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self-drafted, Sewing retro, Stashbusting, vintage

My excuse? Movember

Actually, I can’t really claim Movember as my excuse for using fabric covered in moustaches, but it’s a good cause and I like to promote it any way I can. I didn’t have it mind when I bought this fabric, I don’t know what I had in my mind! I bought it in Spotlight from their home […]

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Stashbusting, vintage

It’s a wrap!

*Sorry, you are going to get this post again as something went awry and my text got cut off. This skirt pattern has been in my stash for a long time and I don’t know why I haven’t made it before. It is from 1977 and therefore falls into the “vintage sewing pattern pledge” category. […]

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