Friday, 27 June 2014

Vogue Sewing

Mark found this Vogue Sewing book for me at the second
hand book shop at Jimboomba.
I love reading through it.
Some of the photos are a bit dated, but the techniques are always useful.
Have you noticed that often patterns tell you to do something,
but don't actually tell you HOW to do it?
That's why you need a fantastic reference book like this.
( Or you come to class and I'll show you how of course)
The latest version is quite expensive, so keep your eyes out for old versions at second hand shops. I also have a McCalls and Simplicity version too.
The picture of the sewing machine features is quite basic, but those important features haven't really changed.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Custom Embroidery

A few special embroideries this week.

The giraffe is a raffle prize at

My cousin was 7 on the weekend and had a fairy party,
complete with Kate the face painting fairy,
and James the Magician.
I couldn't be there, so unfortunately I don't have other photos.

Filthy Beast badges for saddle cloths.

And Tia is being baptised next month.

for all your embroidery needs.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Wedding and Pre-Wedding Embroidery

Robes for the Bridal Party, or Bride & Groom

Hens Party fun - tees and singlets

Something fun for the Bride & Groom -
knickers and boxers

Supper cloths for the cake cutting table
Also perfect for Anniversary celebrations.

Or use you imagination...

Embroidered Towels

I carry a supply of good quality towels in a range of popular colours.
You can also supply your own towels.
Choose from a  variety of fonts, designs and colours.
Coming soon ... luxurious towel range.
Stay tuned...

Embroidery ideas

Caps (min 10)
Badges (for items that can't be embroidered directly)
Wedding or Memory Quilts
Sleeping Bags
Quilt Labels
Lunch Bags
Christmas Stockings
Horse  Rugs
Sport Jerseys for Presentations
Sports Bags
Badges for Saddles Clothes

If I can fit it in a hoop safely, it can probably be embroidered.
What would you like done?

A few finished projects in June

Natalie made a starry diary cover featuring pintuck waves

Ellen finished her Weekender Bag this week

Juanita appliqued initials onto a library bag for her grandson

Sue is making the scalloped borders for her daughter's quilt

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Learn to Sew Classes coming soon ...

Small Class size - maximum of 4 students

Friday evenings 6.30 - 9.00 (6 lessons)

Saturdays 9.00 - 1.30 (4 lessons)

This  course enables beginner or refresher students to start
reference samples & sew a pair of pyjamas featuring
a collared shirt and elastic waist boxer shorts. 
Students will also learn about the use and care of your machine, the importance of quality, needles, threads, fabric choices, selecting the correct pattern size, anatomy of patterns, and basic pattern adjustments.
 Techniques covered may include hems, seams, zips, gathering, buttons and buttonholes, corners and curves, basic stitches, collars,
pockets, sleeves, elastic casing, & patch pockets.
During class, students will also learn to use an overlocker for basic overcasting.
Students will need to bring their own sewing machine and supplies.
Details available upon registration.
Students must be able to attend all classes.
Due to the format of the course catchup classes can not be offered.
I am taking expressions of interest, before confirming start dates.
Minimum numbers are required for classes to proceed. 


Friday, 20 June 2014

Recent Classes

Sue is working on a SweetNSassy quilt for her daughter in shabby chic pretties
Ellen made a cupcake apron for her cousin's birthday
Juanita made 2 pair of shorts for her grandchildren in New York
Marg made a spidery vest for her son's stage performance

There's always variety in casual sewing classes
What would you like to sew?

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Bags in class

Ellen's Roomy Denim Bag

Juanita's giant library bag
Ellen finished her Roomy Denim Bag today.
The lining fabric is just divine. She pattern matched the inside pocket
with the postcard on the print.

Juanita has finished another library bag, this time for her daughter.
She also added a giant zippered pocket on the outside because when
is a bag used for just one purpose?

Saturday, 14 June 2014

ASG June Meeting

For our June meeting, Gay had us in stitches.
If you know me you'll know I'm not a fan of hand stitching, but it was fun to have all of us sitting and stitching together.
Next month we are making Mug Rugs for Meals on Wheels, or
working on our own projects.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month to
"share and further the art of sewing"

There is a new Group in Boonah called Common Threads who
meet on the first Tuesday of each month.

New members are always welcome
Check out the website

Teddy Bears in Progress

Teddy Bear Classes are going to continue on a fortnightly basis.
You can join at any time and make your own furry teddy.
All requirements are supplied for your first bear.
Mob 0402 309 047

My Roomy Denim Bag

I came up with this bag design while sitting at soccer one night
waiting for a message on my phone.
I didn't want to be holding my phone waiting for the message,
but couldn't see it when it was in my handbag. So I made external
zippered pockets from mesh. Problem solved.
It also has an internal mesh pocket and is big enough to hold all the sporting essentials - diary, phone, wallet, notebook, novel, pens, lip balm, sunglasses, reading glasses, scarf, light jumper, car keys, camera ...

CLASS - Wednesday June 18
9.30 - 2.30

Friday, 13 June 2014

Australian Sewing Guild

As a Group, the Scenic Sewers Beaudesert do some projects for charity.
Recently we made placemats for Meals on Wheels.
Meals sell them for $10 each which pays for 1 meal for someone in need during times of disaster such as the Bundaberg floods.

Margi & Pauline made 17 placemats between them.
They are pictured here with the post-op mastectomy bags made earlier in the year. These are donated to the Gold Coast Hospital as on ongoing project. The Hospital needs 100 of these bags each year.