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.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Wedding Bunting

I've made bunting before but I did it the sensible one-sided-edges-cut-with-pinking-shears way.  However for sisters wedding apparently only double-sided-properly-seamed will do.   So with my week off work I spent about 5hrs bunting making.

First get a template- the white one is the template and the card one includes a 1cm seam allowance.

I drew around the template in biro which I find to be the easiest and most precise marking tool.  It washes out of most fabric, and anyway you only write on the back so it isn't seeable.  Although it can get a bit confusing when trying to figure out how to fit the pieces on the fabric.  Anyway it was a fairly simple job to sew them together (right sides together).  Then I trimmed the seams and mitered the corners (snipped into the corners), then turned them the right way around.  Really I've only made bunts not bunting because I haven't attached them to the string- leaving that for fussy sister.

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