A lifestyle choice does matter. Let’s begin clearly with the main point I believe in: you decide what feels like the best choice for you in your life. If everybody tries to do their best, whilst some will say it isn’t good enough, I say it is definitely better than doing nothing. So my question today: did you ever think about bananas or coconut as basic clothing material? Style up your game: manmade fabrics are greening up!
More and more cities are banning plastic bags at grocery and other stores. But if you’re avoiding plastic and buy bulk, loose veg, rice, coffee, nuts, potatoes, lentils you can’t just drop them in your general shopping bag. So why not make your own reusable drawstring (easiest closure!) cloth produce bags? If you tend to use 10 plastic produce bags a week to house your shopping, you’ll save 500 plastic bags this year!
Vibrant orange colours pop up near Halloween and so do these charming, tasty, ever so popular here in France as top selling fall crop, miniature pumpkins. With its vigorous vines they are an arts-and-crafter’s dream, just visualise them as the cutest but smallest Jack O’Lanterns.
Isn’t this nice antique wooden sewing kit super, with its turned bobbins? It looks quite plain, but contains hidden secrets: needles can be stowed away inside the handle and the bobbins can be unscrewed and you’ll find the spikey pin. The pin was and still can be used as a hole punch to create an eyelet by forcing the weave or fabric apart (pattern pricker).
Seeing my friend Chris stitching dresses for the daughter of a friend, made me aware that putting a zip in, no matter how, isn’t the easiest thing in the world. She granted me to take pictures of her work and to show what could go wrong when putting a zip in. So these three colourful dresses are her work, watch and learn!
First of all “Happy Easter” to all of you! Here again some basics to practice, before we start making our first item! Practice first on paper, then on a leftover cotton piece of fabric and again practice, get the feel of it.
Let’s first talk about the most basic thing: your stitching machine, how to use it and then we’ll start some easy exercises: stitching straight. I know you want to start straight off, with your first quilt, but let’s do first things first, I told you, it is a very basic course from scratch.