At number 3 are the Scarves that I made, these are available as kits from the TrixieLixie website and will make great Mothers day gifts!
At number2 are the little coin purses also available as kits which have proved very popular on the website, they make a great gift as you can put a bit of cash in them or a lot of cash if it is the main present!
At number 1 and always a firm favourite with all my friends and family as they say they are really comfortable! It’s my KNICKERS of course! These kits are absolutely the best seller on the TrixieLixie website and judging by the amount of knicker elastic we sold, quite a few pairs of knickers were made as gifts this year!
The new Gingham knicker kits have been really popular this year, I love making knickers and creating new fabric and elastic combinations, watch this space for new kits coming soon!
There is 10% off everything on the website until 10th January 2014
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and my warmest wishes for the New Year!
A while back I posted a scarf tutorial using a beautiful piece of Amy Butler Voile and pom pom trim.
Since then I have made several more as Christmas presents, these ones are even easier because they have fringe trim which is very simple to attach!
On the TrixieLixie website we have the fabric and fringe trim already packed up into kits for £15, so all you need to do is follow the instructions and make a gorgeous scarf.
This is how it is done: fold the piece of fabric in half, right sides together and sew along the width
Then finish the seam with either a zig-zag stitch, a serger or my favourite – pinking shears
Turn the right way around and then fold the ends under by about 1cm and pin the fringe inside, then sew in place.
And thats it! You’re done, either keep it for yourself or give it as a lovely gift!
Mine are all gifts and I have found (in my stash of things to good to be thrown away) these great boxes to put them in and I am going to decorate them with fabric and trim just like this beautiful box that a friend of mine decorated for me for my birthday (it had wonderful hand made shower gel and body lotion in it that she had also made!)
Thats 3 more Christmas presents sorted, back to the sewing machine to make some more! Happy Sewing!
This week I have had a go at making some aprons, one is a retro apron pattern that I think is from the fifty’s, the other one is the Sew Liberated Lola Apron pattern that is available from TrixieLixie.
I made the Lola apron first as the pattern and instructions for the vintage apron didn’t seem to be complete. I used gorgeous red gingham, ric-rac and spotty lace trim bias binding. I think it has a very Cow-girl feel to it. The instructions are very clear and it was very easy to make.
I love the curves at the bottom and the circular pockets!
Next I tackled the vintage pattern which only had 2 pieces and very limited instructions,however having made the Lola I managed to bluff my way through this pattern and I even used some trimmed bias binding to finish it off. It was in fact quite easy and is really lovely,. The skirt part is almost a full circle so you can really twirl around the kitchen in this one.