My jeans are too short…again! One of the disadvantages of being fairly tall at 176cm (roughly 5′ 9″). It’s great being able to reach things on the high shelves and being able to wash the roof of the car easily, but I do wish I could wear high heels without towering over everybody. Oh and often than not ready to wear pants are just to short.
This gorgeous little Baby Nappy & Wipes Travel Pouch will fit into your regular handbag for those short trips. When my two were still little I used to drag around a rather large baby bag (diaper bag) everywhere we went. When they got a little older I so wanted to use a regular handbag that I ended up putting a nappy and a packet of baby wipes in with my regular handbag contents. Not a great look standing at the counter to pay trying to find your wallet hidden in between the nappies! One of these Baby Nappy & Wipes Travel Pouches would have been perfect. Too late for me now but I’m sure I have a few friends that would like one…and of course plenty of you here will have a use for the pattern too!
It’s that time of year again, school swimming. Which is great for them, the weather has been hitting 30°C regularly and they could use the cool off. But the wet togs and towels crammed into their school bags soaking everything else…not so much. I am not a plastic bag fan, I prefer to use re-usable when possible. So here we have a super easy tutorial for waterproof swim bags! It is very simple you only need to know how to sew straight lines on a regular machine, which I have a tutorial on if you need it.
These gorgeous bloomers are the very same as I sold in my online shop (now closed). I looked high and low for a perfect bloomer pattern but just couldn’t find what I was looking for. So I went for the closest thing and altered it to suit. I chose the McCall’s M6912 for its simple design, even though I didn’t particularly like the way the original looked. Since I am no longer selling these I thought you might like to be able to make your own!
As part of my Learn to Sew tutorials for beginners I have updated my Joining Elastic 3 Ways post. Now it matches the new formatting and should be a lot easier to read and use. So if you need a little help with joining elastic, then check out the updated post!
Do you want to learn to sew? Think it is too difficult? I have been told by so many people that sewing is just too hard…well I thought I would start addressing that by making tutorials for the absolute beginner. I will be bringing out a series of very basic and easy to follow tutorials to get you started on your learn to sew journey.
Ok just one more Hot Dish Caddy to go with the original I made a couple of weeks ago (link here)! I love my circle one but thought some handy carry straps would be a great little feature. I also needed a larger rectangle shape to carry my large rectangle dish out to BBQ’s, picnics or pot luck dinners. A double layer of flannelette was the lining of choice this time, rainbow stripes none the less!
The Hot Dish Caddy is just the thing for taking hot dishes out to pot luck dinners or BBQ’s. In New Zealand we would say ‘bring a plate’ which means a dish/plate of food to share, and has confused many visitors over the years who actually turn up with a plate to eat off. I believe we even did that once when we first moved to NZ from The Netherlands! With this tutorial and free printable pdf pattern you can make your own Hot Dish Caddy to easily carry your hot dish from the oven to wherever you are going. Not to mention it will help keep it nice and warm in the process too!