Friday, December 17, 2010

Remember This

I did a post sometime ago (family tree) about a cushion for my mother in law.
Well I finally finished it.
Each branch and each leaf represents a member of the family.

Check out our branch
very heavy lol

My Brother in Law was killed in a road accident about 3 years ago so his branch has a little blue bird on it.

I'm giving it to her for Christmas, hope she likes it :D

Monday, December 13, 2010

Note Book Tutorial

Here goes my first sewing tutorial :D

Things you will need
Wrapping paper 1 sheet 24cm x 19cm
Card stock 1 piece 22cm x 17cm
Copy paper 10 pieces 21cm x 16cm
Sewing machine
Before we get started please note that all my seem allowances are the side of my machine foot.
Lets get going.

First place the wrapping paper picture side down.
Put the cardboard on top in the centre.
I just do this by sight it doesn't need to be perfect.
Fold up the top and the bottom like you are wrapping a present
Using a medium size straight stitch sew along the top and bottom.
Do this with the print facing up the stitches look nicer that side.
Do check before you start sewing that the cardboard is in the centre and not to one edge.
Now wrap the sides like a present.
I fold the corners then fold the sides.
Sew like the top and bottom, remember print side up :)
Now mark the centre of your card at the top and bottom.
This is your guide for sewing I do use a ruler for this :)
Put your sheets of copy paper on top.
The outside should line up with your stitches :)
Now just sew down the middle.
Fold in Half
Now you could stop there and it would be great but I do have one final step
I then sew down the spine to make it really flat.
I have made a note book with 20 sheets of paper but if you are going to use more than 10 sheets you can't sew along the spine as the machine doesn't like it :(

These are so fun to make and really quick.
I can make one in around 10 minutes how about you?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Something quick

I have been busy sewing gifts and so forth for Christmas ( will show you at some point) but I felt like a needed a quick project.
So I picked books.

(I tried to look for the page where I first got the idea but can't find it oops)
These are so much fun to make.
It is much easier to sew paper than material lol

size b5 pink

size b5 green

size b5 black

smaller ones using scraps.

Seeya going to make some more :)

Answers to a couple of questions
1 Are there pages? Yes between 20 and 40 they are blank.
2. Are the covers material or paper? They are paper 
3. Do you make them from scratch or just cover them? I made them from scratch and they are so easy!!!!!

Maybe I will do a tutorial, I'll think about it.