Lampshade Making Classes

We have got lampshade making kits available to buy both on our website and in the shop. You can book a class and come into the shop and we will show you how to make a lampshade. The class costs £27.50 for a 30cm diameter lampshade made up in your choice of fabric from the lovely selection in our Cardiff based shop.

If you are interested call us on 02920 344464 or email us at hello@trixielixie.co.uk

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The one in our window is made from Hemingway fabric which is based on vintage fabric designs so it is very retro looking!

The lampshade can be made for pendant use or for a table lamp and the fabric choice is all yours, you can even choose to add embellishments such as fringe or pom-pom.

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For a more unique and individual lampshade you could try applique, take a look at a blog post that I did last year for my Bumble bee & Butterfly lampshade.

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My Top 5 Christmas makes 2013

In at number 5 are the ham burger oven gloves that I made for my brother, this gift went down really well and I have already been commisioned to make some more.

Oven Gloves TutorialAt number 4 my ever popular Memory Photo Christmas decorations, these make great presents all year round, I made one for my sister that she has hanging in her car.

xmas decorations 017At number 3 are the Scarves that I made, these are available as kits from the TrixieLixie website and will make great Mothers day gifts!

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At number 2 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!

clasp-purse-kit-bird-and-the-bees-[5]-1429-pAt 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!

knicker kits & tutorialsThe 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!

Happy Sewing!

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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!

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