It’s entirely possible to have spooktacular decorations for Hallowe’en without the plastic – and what’s better is that many of these are small projects which are great for scrap busting!
Happy New Year folks! I’ve spent the last couple of weeks planning out what I want to achieve with The Haberdasher Bee this year and so I thought this was a good way of laying things out.
There’s a wealth of wonderful patterns out there for women, teens and even children, but sadly fashion as a whole seems to ignore part of the population. Male and masculine bodies still need clothing, so why are there less options for making clothes to suit them than there are for female and feminine bodies?
Sustainable plus size clothing – or better, size inclusive clothing – is becoming a popular fashion market by the day, which is fantastic.
Digital downloads are one of those things that seem to divide people: you have folks who are used to using paper patterns and swear by them, then you have others who seem to only use PDF patterns. As someone who started with paper sewing patterns and is gradually moving towards buying and using more PDF patterns, I thought I’d have a look into what the benefits actually are for digital downloads over paper patterns.
This year I want to build upon what I’ve been learning over the past couple of years and see where that takes me! With that in mind, I’ve set out some sewing plans for myself and decided to join in with some sewing challenges on Instagram this month. I also intend to learn some new skills for sewing and crocheting, while developing what I’ve been learning about natural dyeing.
I decided to make something for my dad which involves crochet charts, which I’ve never used before. Overall it’s not been as difficult as I thought it might be – it’s simply been a case of ensuring I check and understand what the chart shows before I stitch a row.
Part three of the scrap project series is here in time for all your last minute Christmas gift making! We’re just two weeks away from the big day now, but that’s still enough time to make some quick projects as stocking fillers and gifts.
Just as there’s differing terms for yarn weight, the UK and US have different crochet stitch terms and it can get incredibly confusing – especially if it’s not clear from the pattern which terminology is being used.
I’ve not had as much chance to make things this past month; starting to work again for my filmmaking business meant I had less time to sew and crochet, but I’ve still made a couple of things.