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One of the best ways to organise your car if you’re travelling with kids, going on holidays or simply want some extra storage space is to stitch up a car seat organiser. There are plenty of sewing patterns online, on Crafty or sold by commercial pattern companies such as Butterick.
Pattern: Butterick 6228 Car Organiser
Material: Cotton and iron-on interfacing
Skill Level: Beginner
We’ve taken a simple Blue Print travel pillow sewing pattern and made it unique by styling it with some cute embroidered eyes and finishing it with a gathered ruffle edge. Not only is this project pattern free when you sign up to Blue Print, it’s perfect for beginner sewers/embroiderers who are starting on their journey.
Embroidery Design: Urban Threads – Monster Factory Flirty Eyes
Sewing Pattern: Blue Print (Craftsy) free travel pillow sewing pattern
Dymocks Children’s Charity
Dymocks Children’s Charities supports early literacy in Australia by providing new books to children in low social economic and disadvantaged areas. The charity delivers programs that target students, primary school libraries and pre-school/ community centres. Most projects involve restocking school libraries where there is insufficient school funding for books, or following natural disasters in a particular area. Dymocks Children’s Charities pairs with sponsors to place a catalogue of quality titles to choose from in selected schools in these regions, so that they can get the books that they really want and need.
This month we are asking you to create a Children’s Monster Library Bag to help Dymocks fundraise for their Annual Gala event, where they’re hoping to raise $325,000, which will go towards funding new books for these children. Continue reading
Christmas is just around the corner so best get out those festive sewing, embroidery and crafting projects! This tutorial will show you how to stitch up a simple, beginner sewing Christmas Stocking to hang near your Christmas tree. Plus, customise it so that each member of your family has something unique, including your pets!
What you will need
- Sewing machine
- Fat Quarters: 2 x stocking, 2 x lining and 2 x stocking flap. Total of 6 fat quarters.
- Matching thread
Optional to decorate
Pencil cases are one of the best beginner projects because they’re fast, fun and can be easily customised. This tutorial shows you ideas on fabric types, embroidery designs, quilting styles and how to apply your own ScanNCut design.
What you need
- 7″ matching zipper
- Optional to embroider/decorate – 4″ x 4″ embroidery machine or larger
Recommended fabrics such as cotton, linen, denim, canvas or drill.
- Front & Back: Cut two 24cm x 14cm in both fabric and lining
- Zipper Tabs: Cut two 4cm x 4cm in fabric
Pencil Case Tutorial
- Download the pencil case sewing tutorial
Fabric Pencil Case
Create a simple pencil case with fun, bright fabric.
If you’re like me and you tend to buy more material than you need for a project, then you’ll most likely end up with a fair amount of scrap material lying around. Instead of allowing this to accumulate in the bottom of your draw, why not check out these nifty little baby projects, which are perfect for these bits of material!
Cloth Baby Shoes by Making it Fun
These little baby booties are adorable, quick and easy to make. They are perfect for your own babies, gifts or baby shower ideas. Create them with a range of different fabrics, including 100% cotton, linen, cotton blends, denim and much more.
Hint: For toddlers, you can also apply some plastic dots to the bottom to make them non-slip.