Christmas gift making

This week I made some Christmas gifts using some of the new Christmas fabric range that we have got at Trixie Lixie, its called Folk Art Holiday


First of all I made some Christmas bunting, this is available to buy as a kit here for £10.00 it includes everything you need to make 3 metres of bunting with full instructions.


Next I made a little half apron using the instructions from Cath Kidston’s book SEW!

Folk Art Holiday apron

There are lots of great things to make in this book,

Sew! Cath Kidston

Sew! Cath KidstonI also made some quilted pot holders, these were made using 18 x 18cm square pieces of fabric with the edges curved, a piece of wadding sandwiched in the middle and then the edges finished with bias binding.

Folk Art holiday pot holderI can see myself using this fabric for a lot of my Christmas gift making this year.

TrixieLixie Website

Hemmingway Vintage Fabric

We have got the complete range of Vintage by Hemmingway fabric in stock! I am so excited because I used to love Red or Dead and I am an avid follower of Wayne & Gerardine Hemmingways vintage exploits! You can read about them on their website at Hemmingway Design. The fabric range is gorgeous I love the Tulips design & the fantastic range of colours; duckegg blue, pale pink, green, blue, red and a beautiful yellow.

Hemmingway Design fabric collection

The possibilities with this range of fabric is endless! I am thinking clothes, cushions, curtains even lampshades with our new lampshade making kit from NeedCraft.

The first thing I had to make of course was a dress! It’s another Anna dress from ByHand London as it is my absolute favourite dress pattern at the moment.

Hemingway fabric-By Hand Anna dress

The dress is made using the Twigs design fabric in red, it was a difficult decision between red and duck egg blue but I thought this colour would be more Autumnal. It is a lovely soft fabric, perfect for dressmaking, shirt weight.

TrixieLixie Hemmingway fabric

Now to plan what I am going to make next with some more Hemmingway Fabric!