Gorgeous scarf tutorial

A while back I posted a scarf tutorial using a beautiful piece of Amy Butler Voile and pom pom trim.

DIY scarf tutorialSince 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!

Scarf making tutorialOn 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.

scarf kits from TrixieLixieThis is how it is done: fold the piece of fabric in half, right sides together and sew along the width

Scarf tutorialThen finish the seam with either a zig-zag stitch, a serger or my favourite – pinking shears

Scarf tutorialTurn the right way around and then fold the ends under by about 1cm and pin the fringe inside, then sew in place.

scarf tutorialscarf tutorialAnd thats it! You’re done, either keep it for yourself or give it as a lovely gift!

Scarf making tutorial

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!)

Box decorating DIYScarf making tutorial Thats 3 more Christmas presents sorted, back to the sewing machine to make some more! Happy Sewing!

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Quick & easy Bunting tutorial

I have a big birthday celebration coming up and I want to decorate the church hall for my party so I am making lots and lots of bunting. I have done a bunting tutorial before but somebody told me about this quick and easy way of using charm packs for making it so I thought I would give it a go and pass it on.

bunting 018I used the Moda Comma Charm pack

moda-comma-by-zenchic-charm-pack-1064-p[ekm]285x288[ekm]bunting 003All you have to do is fold the pieces corner to corner right sides together and sew along one edge;

bunting 005Then trim the bottom corner, turn right side out and iron flat in a kite shape;

bunting 007Fold the top into the body of the fabric;

bunting 008Then attach folded over bias binding to the top;

bunting 009Make lots of bunting flags and attach them to the bias binding in one go so that you have a long string of bunting, I used half the charm pack for this 4.5m string.

bunting 017bunting 019It was so quick to make, I am going to do the other half of the charm pack tomorrow.

 

Pyjama Bottom Tutorial

I make lots of Pyjama bottoms, they are a quick and easy gift to make, I usually make all the family a pair for Christmas. I wanted to do a tutorial but I haven’t had time to write a detailed pattern so I scoured the net for a good free pattern and found this excellent one on the Simplicity Creative website here

You can print off a FREE pattern and very good instructions, they are unisex and very easy to make!

Here is a pair I made using this tutorial

pyjama bottoms I love this Michael Miller fabric: Trailer Travel its so kitsch!

michael-miller-trailer-travel-1108-pAnother pair:

pyjama bottoms This jersey fabric is very soft, my daughter says these are really comfy pyjama’s

forget-me-not-jersey-520-pThis is the pair I made for my son in the summer using Michael Millers Lil’ Dino’s fabric;

pyjama's Lil Dino's

michael-miller-lil-dinos-fabric-1121-pI am going to make some in this Michael Miller Many Mini Gnomes fabric for my daughter for Christmas this year

michael-miller-many-mini-gnomes-fabric-1302-pHappy Sewing!

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