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Oven Gloves Tutorial

It’s always difficult to think of something to make as a mans gift, we are having Christmas dinner at my brothers house this year and he will be doing the cooking (Goose is on the menu I think!) so his present is going to be these oven gloves so that he doesn’t burn himself

Oven Gloves TutorialThe fabric I used is Michael Millers Ketchup and Mustard

Firts of all I made a pattern using an old pair of oven gloves, basically it is a rectangle 37cm by 20cm with rounded edges

Oven Gloves tutorialPlace this on the fold of the fabric and cut 2 pieces, then cut out one piece of  wadding

Then fold the pattern so that you have 20cm by 20cm for the hand pieces, you can see where I have marked this on the pattern. You need to cut out 4 pieces in the fabric and 2 in the wadding.

Oven Gloves TutorialDo the hand pieces first, sandwich the wadding in the middle of 2 pieces of fabric, right sides facing up, pin and baste these together

Oven Gloves tutorialTrim the edges

Oven Gloves TutorialNext attach the bias binding to the straight edge

Oven Gloves TutorialDo the same to the main part of the oven gloves, so sandwich together with the wadding, baste and trim, then pin each hand piece to the ends

Oven Gloves TutorialFinally, pin and sew the bias binding all the way around the edge of the oven gloves

Oven Gloves Tutorial Next week I am going to be making an apron for my sister in law, its going to have to be a frilly one!

Happy Sewing!


DIY Clasp purse kits

I am really excited to announce that we have just added our new kits to the Trixie Lixie website, they ar available to buy now! There are 8 kits to choose from and you get  everything you need to make one including fabric, lining, interfacing, clasp, pattern and instructions. There is also a tutorial video that you can watch if you need help!

The Ladybird purse kits are £7.00, the spotty fabric purse kits are £6.50 and the lovely pink laminated fabric kit is £8.00.

These purse’s will make lovely Christmas presents you can make them yourself or give a kit as a gift, they are very simple to make and can easily be sewn by hand or by machine.

Happy Sewing


Plastic Bag Tube

A quick and easy tutorial today, my Mum requested one of these so I thought I would include them in my gift making tutorials, I have made several, they are always useful!

Plastic bag storageThe fabric I used is from the Red Rooster range at TrixieLixie

Red Rooster FabricTo start cut a piece of fabric 50cm long x 30cm wide for the tube and 2 pieces of elastic 18cm long. You will also need a piece of ribbon or twill tape for the loop to hang it up with.

Plastic bag storagezig-zag stitch around all the raw edges to stop any fraying and then turn over the top and bottom edges for the elastic casing

plastic bag storageUse a safety pin to pull the elastic through the top and bottom openings, leave .5cm of elastic out at each edge and pin in place

plastic bag storageMake a loop with the ribbon and pin it to the right side of the fabric about 2cm from the top of the tube at a slight angle.

Plastic bag storageWith right sides together fold the tube panel in half lengthways. Pin and stitch, sewing in the ends of the elastic and the handle loop.

plastic bag storageTurn the tube the right way round and stuff it with your plastic grocery bags.

Plastic bag storageHappy sewing!

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