Jelly Rolls & Charm packs

We have just had some rather lovely jelly rolls and charm packs delivered from Moda fabrics. These are great for quick quilting projects and patchworking as they are cut to size. We also have some lovely fat quarter bundles which are also great for quilting and small sewing projects like purses and pencil cases. take a look here trixie lixie

You can find out more about what to do with a jelly roll or fat quarter at The Moda Bake Shop

Moda Fabrics, Coquette and Oh Deer!

We have added 2 new fabric ranges to the website Coquette and Oh Deer! botha are from Moda fabrics and are medium weight 100% cotton, perfect for quilting, dress-making and all types of craft, the fat quarter bundles we have put together will be great for small projects such as purse’s, pencil cases, etc.

Coqutte by Moda sewing patterns for dress makingOh Deer! FQ bundle 6 piecesI can’t wait to use some of these fabrics in my next project. They are £2.75 a 1/4m.

FQ bundles of 8 pieces are £20 and 4 pieces £10 take a look here trixie lixie

Colette patterns have arrived!

They have finally arrived, I can’t wait to make the Anise jacket and now I want to make the Peony dress that she is wearing with the jacket! http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/peony-colette-sewing-pattern-108-p.asp

The patterns are £12 each from http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/index.asp

 

The Belle Wave Quilt

I follow the Art Gallery Fabrics Creatvie blog http://artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com/weblog/ and they are always giving away free downloadable quilting patterns. I just had to share this one as I stock the Lilybelle range of fabrics used to make it at http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/index.asp

Lily belle fabric available from http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/index.aspThese are the fabrics used

You can download the PDF for the quilt here http://artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com/files/belle-wave-lap-quilt-pattern.pdf

Brand New Colette Sewing Patterns

We are very excited at Trixie Lixie as we await the arrival of the 2 new Colette patterns that were launched last week. The lucky Americans have already got their hands on them but we ordered ours as soon as we could and expect them any day now! If you want to pre-order yours at £12 each email us at hello@trixielixie.com and we will let you know as soon as they arrive.

Anise is a multi-season jacket in a classic short length. This double breasted jacket has gentle shaping, a simple rounded collar, and tailored sleeves.

Anise Colette sewing patternAnise Colette sewing patternAnise Colette sewing patternJuniper are a classic wide-leg trousers perfectly fitted through the hips and falling gently to a moderately wide hem.

Juniper Colette sewing patternJuniper Colette sewing pattern

Find out more at http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/index.asp

Ipad case

My daughter wanted me to make her a case for her new ipad so I thought I would make it into a sewing tutorial. It would make a great Christmas present as would the phone case that I made to match.

These are the materials I used

First of all using the ipad as a guide & giving a seam allowance of 10mm I cut out 2 pieces of main fabric, lining fabric and also 2 pieces of wadding

Then I neatened all the edges with my serger, if you don’t have a serger you can use a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine or use pinking shears when you cut out the fabric.

Next I attached the wadding to the reverse of my main fabric

Then I attached some ric rac to the edge’s of one of the main pieces on the right side of the fabric I did not attach it to the top edge as this will be open.

The next step is to join both main pieces, right sides together ensuring that the ric rac is at the edge leaving the top edge open

When this is done, turn it the right way around

Now you need to neaten the edges and sew up the seams on the lining fabric, leaving the top openLeave the lining inside out and place it inside the main body of the ipad case. Cut 4 pieces of ribbon the same size and pin them in between the lining and the main body, turn the raw edges of both lining and main body inwards to neaten

Once this is sewn in place you have finished!

I made a phone case to match using the same technique but on a smaller scale.

They look pretty kitsch & cute together!

New stock

This is just a small sample of the mountain of fabric waiting to be photographed, categorised and put on to the website! Give me a week and it should all be done!

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