Circle scarf Tah Dah!!!

Hello again!
I have been sewing away
STASH BUSTING
To be precise!!
I bought this fabric from Abakhan’s last time I was over… It is so yummy and warm. I think it will go with everything, don’t you think?!?!?!
This is gonna be a fabric you’ll see a few times more…. I have made a tutorial for copying a pair of curtains. I now am planning a tutorial for a bow cushion!
I am gonna wait till this tummy bug leaves me though. I feel like I have washing machine for a tummy!
Anyways time to attempt a cuppa.
Traci
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Tutorial ~ How to mend a rip OR tear!

Hello there peeps
I have been working a few tutorials.
First up
How to mend a tear
These are my boys fave pj’s so needed a little attention!
Here goes!!
What you’ll need
~ A item with a hole (of course!!)
~ Scissors OR Pinking shears
~ Scrap of fabric (to cover said hole)
~ Thread
~ Pins
OK have you got your supplies… Yes, well lets go!
Here we have said fave pj’s!!
Press closed…
Now, cut your scrap, say 5/8ths bigger. I used Pinking shears, but you can just use a zig-zag stitch to save your scrap from fraying. There is also a this magic stuff called Fray stop, I have never used it but I have heard rave reviews..
Now, with the right side facing you pin said rip or tear…
Turn your ripped or torn clothing to the wrong side, and pin like so. I have the pins like this over the seams,  if you like you can sew over them without any bother….
Now go to your machine, remover the front. Like so….
With the front removed you have more space. Now place your item under you needle of your machine tucking underneath….
You should look like this…. Start sewing towards the next corner at 1/4 inch, taking care of the pins you put in the right side!
When you get to the corner, raise your foot and turn. Do this till you get all sides done….
Now, you need to go over the first corner and do a back stitch to hold….
Take out your pins, you should look like this….
Turn right side, remover pins…
Place your item under the foot, over the tear or rip…. NOW, you want to do a straight stitch here for about sat 3-4 stitches. Then do your zig-zag. This will prevent the zig-zag stitch falling out…
I went over mines twice, as the bottom part of my tear was wide. This is for you to judge!!
This is my wrong side…. I could have done with a little more scrap at the bottom, it’s better to have to much. You can cut it off then!!
That being said I do now have a very happy wee boy….
So there we have it…
TAH~DAH…
Fave pj’s sorted.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my first proper tutorial!!
Let me know in the comments!!
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FYI
This is the zig-zag stitch with the straight stitch for a visual!!
Till the next post…
Traci

My sewing cubby/nook… In order!!!

Hey there
HAPPY SATURDAY!!!!
I have spent this morning rearranging my living-room, To create a sewing space I want to be in. I am happy with result!
I now have my mannequin beside me, space for my iron board behind me. There’s a feeling of  aahhhhhh (But the nice kind!) I feel like I can breath in my newly found sewing space, I can breath there. My ideas might begin to flow again!
Do you have a fave place to craft?? Please share!
Traci

Sewing~room revamp!

Hello there peeps..
Again with the MIA!!
I have been studying for my Accountancy & bookkeeping Level 1 exam. It’s all very hectic and to be honest surprising. I managed to get a 97.8% I am so happy the hard work is paying off. I’ll be sitting the REAL EXAM on Thursday, so 2 days of revision to keep all the information in!!
Then it’s a week off
YYYYAAAAAHHHHH
After that I shall be sewing, first off I shall be finishing all the WIP so I have a new slate…
And talking of new slates
CHECK THIS OUT
My sewing~room is sorted, I have a floor and everything!!! As luck would have it, my camera ran out of battery just after this picture. Oh well it just means I can do another post later on 🙂
Anyways, it’s wind down time for the boys and I should be doing the dishes!
Till the next post.
Traci