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How to make a Beach Hut Inspired sewing kit

How to make a Beach Hut Inspired sewing kit-ironically no sewing required! This is the last of the Beach Hut Style makes for July 2018; it’s the easiest and the quickest and uses up all those little leftovers… You will need : remnants of trims left over from the-S box July 2018 a traditional Kilner… read more

How to : make a Beach Hut inspired appliqué tea towel (or two)

I was lucky enough to spend most of my childhood Summer holidays in Bournemouth. Almost every day, come rain or shine, off we all went to the Beach, where my Grandparents had a Beach Hut.   Collating this month’s craft subscription box, ‘Beach Hut’ the-S box July 2018, has brought back some lovely memories of those… read more

How to: make a drawstring denim backpack with a water-resistant lining

It’s not a secret how much this girl  loves swimming! Rumour has it that I’m a secret mermaid (I wish!) It all started early at Bournemouth beach (but these days you’re more likely to find me at Pells Pool in Lewes).   the-s box July 2018 -it’s all about the iconic Beach Hut; a brilliant… read more

How to : make double-sided, mini vintage, floral bunting

Wow! we made this gorgeous, super-cute, double-sided, mini vintage, floral bunting from the three fabrics included in the-S box June 2018 “Vintage Handmade” and another from the Fabric Special “Natural Rustics” which complimented the-S box April 2018 I have been promising that this summer I will sew, sew, SEW and yes! I’ve got my sewing-mojo back; HURRAY!… read more

the-S bag

How to make the-S bag : a reversible shopping bag (in a bag)

Have you recently bought the-S bag kit? here’s how to stitch it up… Included in the kit 50cms of printed poly-cotton poplin 50cms of gingham (or another poly-cotton) to make up the lining a small piece of plain poly- cotton (to form the cord channel) a small square of spot print cotton fabric to form the corner pouch… read more

no-sew ribbon charm

How to make a no-sew ribbon charm

OO! here’s a gorgeous no-sew ribbon charm that we made using a really useful ribbon clasp. This ribbon clasp was included in the-s box January 2108. What a perfect little pressy for your bestie or why not start planning a handmade gift for Mother’s day?   You will need : a no-sew ribbon charm clasp from… read more

Bust Dart

How to : sew a perfect dart

We are making the bust darts on the front of the camisole View E on New Look 6086 This versatile pattern is included in the-s box October 2017  ‘Neutral Metallics’    When staring any new sewing project, and particularly when stitching satin, it is advisable to change the needle before commencing and test the stitching… read more

French Seam

How to : sew a French Seam

We have opted to sew French Seams on the back and sides of the camisole view E on New Look pattern 6086 This versatile pattern is included in the-s box October 2017  ‘Neutral Metallics’   (We’re making it without the side-slits)   When starting any new sewing project, and particularly when stitching satin, change the… read more

How to : make a fabric journal cover

How to : make a fabric journal cover

We love, love, love this fabric journal cover! Practical AND gorgeous; we don’t know anyone who wouldn’t appreciate a version of this as a very lovely, hand crafted gift. We made the fabric journal cover in this stunning Kaffe Fassett printed cotton. This fabulous fabric is also included in the-S box September 2107 We used quite… read more

all tied up

How to make a tie/wrap roll-bag brush/tool-holder thingy !

We sure don’t know what to call it but this ‘tie/wrap roll-bag brush/tool-holder thingy’ is very practical and very pretty ! COMPETITION : If you are reading this blog in August 2017 head over to TheStitcheryLewes on Facebook for a chance to win this actual wrap roll for a friend and the-S box August 2017)… read more

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