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Sewing Projects And How Tos

I have always been a grafter, and please not confuse that with hustler. I have over the years taught myself many skills which at times has helped me to make ends meet. One such skill is sewing. Now I can’t make a dress or a skirt for toffee but what I can do is make interior soft furnishings. From simple cushions and throws to curtains and swags and tails, though not so fashionable now I’ve made it all. So this section of the blog is here for those wanting to get into sewing with projects and ‘How To’s’ a plenty for you to sift through.

And it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner and a complete novice or you know your way around a sewing machine there should be something here for everyone. From simple envelope cushions to making your own lampshades and everything in between. Here I collate, collect and curate all projects both sewing and fabric related.

 

How To's, Sewing Projects And How Tos

Adding a metallic lining to lampshades

Adding a metallic liner to a lampshade

Ever wanting to get that luxe look on a budget I tend to buy at the cheaper end of the market or in the sales which can make life a little difficult to be honest. For instance I found a lovely pair of lamps a couple of years ago in the sale at Debenhams that sit in my living room. An absolute bargain at £35 each, the bases were super quality but sadly the shades let them down. They’re a mock silk (yuck) and a pale grey (not a colour that says wow, I’m expensive). For a while now these shades have been really irritating me. I don’t want to throw them away, that’s not me. So I decided to give them a revamp by adding a metallic lining to the lampshades and changing their colour. Continue Reading…

How To's, Sewing Projects And How Tos

how to make an envelope cushion

How To make an envelope cushion

Cushions! We all love them. They are the finishing touch to a room. Adding not only comfort but texture. They somehow bring a scheme together. And make a room feel finished. But what if, like me, you don’t have an endless budget to achieve the look that’s in your head? It’s much cheaper to make your own. Fabric can be bought very cheaply on the internet. And you can often pick up an off cut of designer fabric on Ebay large enough to make a cushion for a fraction of the cost from the manufacturer. So today I’m showing you how to make an easy peasy envelope (no zip required) cushion. I mean these are so easy my dog Buster could make one. Well if he had thumbs that is!! Continue Reading…

How To's, Sewing Projects And How Tos

How To Make A Star Cushion

How To Make A Star Cushion

 

Everyone loves cushions right? I mean what’s not to like? In much the way that pearl earrings compliment the little black dress and complete the outfit. The finishing touch to interiors just has to be cushions. They can change the feel of a room in seconds! And utterly transform an interior from cold and clinical to warm and cosy. They add depth and texture. And they’re one of the most versatile interior accessories out there. But boy can they cost the earth! Especially Star Cushions, so I thought sod it, I’ll have a go myself. It came out so well I thought I’d share with you how to make a star cushion. Continue Reading…