Monthly Archives: March 2013

Pincushion cuff

I’ve been wanting a pincushion I could wear on my wrist for a while now and I bit the bullet today and made one using the tutorial on the Michelle Patterns blog.  This reminds me that I’ve purchased a number of her bag patterns and I really need to have a go at making the Messenger Bag next.

I dug out some fabric I bought at the recent Homecraft sale and also made a covered button using  a scrap of the fabric.  I’m really happy with it and you’ll definitely see me using it at all future BSC meets.  It doesn’t take long to make and I highly recommend it.  Definitely follow the suggestion to use a strip of plastic to stop you accidently poking pins into your wrist.

Speaking of BSC meets, we miss all of you who haven’t been for a while.  So make sure you come to the April meet and show us what you have been making.


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Sewing with Knits

Hey all!

Kat's Avatar I’ve been having a FIELD DAY this weekend because I got a ‘new’ overlocker (well, hand-me-down) from my mum-in-law and have been playing in my sewing room like a hyperactive 2 year old



This sewing with knits thing has really got me going!  They’re cozy, warm, easy to make up and totally satisfying!  What more could you want from a sewing project.  You’ve gotta figure out a few tips/tricks to working with them since they are a bit of a different beast, and you need a few special tools; but once you got ’em…you’re golden and there’s nothing stopping you.

Here are some pics of my two newest additions to my winter wardrobe (it’ll be here before you know it…but not soon enough…what a hot summer!)

First once is this pattern off BurdaStyle.  I loved the waterfall neckline.  I made it out of a buttery soft bamboo jersey from Fabulous Fabrics in Balcatta.









And the second one was this one.  I made this one for the nice cowl and ruched side/sleeves..a really nice touch.  Again, fabric was a poly jersey from FF in Balcatta.









I just love the fact that I whipped these two babies up in a weekend!!  I have tonnes of tips/tricks and construction techniques on sewing these knit wonders over at the ol’ blog

Has anyone been to KnitWit on Stirling Hwy?  Worth the trip?

Now, to wait for the day time maximums to get below 25….