Lesson Category: Sewing

Video tutorial: How to sew a two zip pouch

How to make a two zipped purse

This tutorial takes you through the steps to make a nify little two zipped pouch.. perfect for anything. Aimed at beginners upwards. REMEMBER that if your zip is way too long, and a plastic coil zip,  you can just sew over the end and chop off the excess.

Video tutorial: How to sew a hairband

How to sew a hairband

You may have read, or heard, that some frontline workers are now suffeirng from sore ears from constantly wearing their masks. It seems that a hairband with buttons sewn on is a good solution. So with this in mind I have revisited an old Childrens’s workshop project and upsized it. So here’s a quick video …

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Video tutorial: How to make a snap pouch

How to sew a snap pouch

Remember those purses from your childhood, the ones where when you squeezed the sides they popped open? Well this is a bigger better version and unlike other tutorials out there this one has no raw edges on the inside, it’s as neat as neat can be. You will need; Fabric & wadding 10″ x 16″ …

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Video tutorial: How to sew a vinyl pouch

How to sew a vinyl pouch

Would you like to know the best ways for sewing with Vinyl? Even if  you don’t buy the vinyl brand new you’ll be amazed at how much vinyl packaging there is that you can repurpose. Garden covers, bedding and lots more are often packaged in vinyl wrapping these days. You will need; 1 x 10″ …

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Video tutorial: How to sew a fabric basket

How to make a fabric basket

A brilliantly simple project with a multitude of uses. I’ve used them at home to store fabric scrapss, tissues, cover a pen pot, hold cutlery and napkins on a garden table and cover a less loved plant pot. You will need; Pretty much any decent size fabric scraps work but during this tutorial I reference …

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Video tutorial: How to sew a bag organiser

How to make a bag organiser

Ever carried around a big shopping bag, or a simple tote, and lost your keys and phones in those hidden depths? Yep I’ve been there too and this nifty 10 minute make will save you hours of searching. You will need; Pretty much any decent size fabric scraps work but during this tutorial I reference …

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Video tutorial: How to make fabric flowers

How to make fabric flowers

You are going to need 5 circles of fabric (5-6″ in diameter), some large buttons, some felt, a pipe cleaner or garden wire, a needle and some thread.

Video tutorial: How to sew a cutlery roll

How to make a cutlery roll

For your picnics and your socially distanced reunions… use the same techniques for make up rolls, crochet hook rolls or pencil rolls. I’ll show you how to use your quilting bar to make one but dont worry if you havent got one of those… You can just mark on the pocket stitch lines  manually.

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