Occasionally it seems that world is in pure chaos with nothing making sense, but that doesn't matter as long as I can sew. Sewing is a form of art, or at the very least creativity, and a form of expression. A great outlet for the tension of everyday life. Also you can make cute things. The craft revolution is truly taking place, old skills are being revived by a new generation, but with a seriously modern twist.

I've made Mario pillow cases, a giraffe print background, and turned duvet covers into summer dresses. I enjoy making something unique, special, and me- then I like wearing it and watching it fall to pieces or not fit properly. Then I enjoy (slightly less) fixing it.

One day I shall have a room filled with glorious fabrics and boxes of notions, and on that day I will have found my nirvana. But until then this blog will exist as my virtual haberdashery and sewing room. Hopefully you'll enjoy looking at my creations as much as I enjoy looking at other blogs, and you'll be inspire to make something of your own.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

How to: Cute Bat Halloween Decorations

It's still a bit early but I whipped up a couple of cute felt bats to hang up in my window over the halloween festive period, thus showing to the world how festive and halloweeny I am.

I drew an outline of a bat shape, no point in adding detail as this will be lost when it's cut from the felt, also I only drew half the shape- split in a straight line down the middle.  I think pinned this to folded felt with the fold meeting that middle edge of the bat.  This helps it be more symmetrical. 

Then you cut the bat shape out- duh. Twice.

Then I pinned the two bats together, and hand sewed around the edges.  When I got to the head I inserted a small piece of ribbon inside and then sewed it in place- I'll use this to hang up the bat.

Before the bat was stitched all the way around I stuffed it with toy stuffing, then closed up the gap.

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