Month: August 2016

Make a fab kids drawstring sports kit bag in an hour

My daughter has a whole heap of PE kit to keep at school – trainers, football boots, shin pads, shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts… there’s loads! She wanted a fun big bag that could keep everything all together rather than an array of carrier bags, so we got sewing and made this in under an hour. It’s super easy so a great project for kids or novice sewers. My fabric is by Michael Miller Bam Boy about £13/m Here’s how you make it: Decide how big you want the bag to be. Cut out 2 pieces of fabric this size plus 3cm at the width and 6cm on the height. Pin the fabrics right sides together…  Put pins as markers at the side seams 4.5cm from the top edge and stitch starting and finishing at these pins down the sides and across the bottom of the bag (use a 1.5cm seam allowance).  Remove the pins.  Press the seams open and continue the pressed seam allowance up to the top edge. Stitch these seam allowances down (these will be …

Check out my work in this month’s magazines!

The new September issues of two lovely magazines have dropped on my door mat this morning and I’m delighted to say there’s lots of my work in print this month – hurrah! I have three makeover shoots – take a look at Style At Home & Your Home… Firstly, a beautiful classic bathroom that shows where to spend and where to save to stretch a budget to allow marble tiles and a gorgeous Utopia bathroom cabinet… And a cosy cottage living room that is right on trend with botanical and industrial accents (and on a budget too – lots from the fab Dunelm) Plus a pretty little cottage kitchen Next there are some fab holiday-feel makes in Style At Home – all easy to do to add some tropical cheer to your home And step by step instructions on how to make a hair pin leg table… And then I am really really pleased to say that the recent images I created for British Ceramic Tile are now released to press and here are two already in …