Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Fabric teabags

After fiddling around with a few different styles, I settled on the most realistic teabag of all that I tried. I ended up deconstructing an extra large teapot bag and used that as my template. A teabag is just a long tube really. Once I had a bundle of the tubes, I moved over to the ironing board. I pinched in the bottoms, then with a hot iron, I firmly ironed over the folds. The next step is to decide how to fold over the tops. There are a number of ways of doing this (I will apologies in advance for my next explanation, I'm not up to speed on sewing terms and how to clearly explain what I have done!). I chose to fold the tops over (seppartly) to the inside, then I sewed some teabags along the entire top edge, adding in the cord as I went. With other bags, I tacked the two outer corners together, then a tack top center to attach the cord....Does that make sense!!?????
Again, please excuse more poor explanation, I am so new to both hand and machine sewing, I'm learning as I go!

For little people who understand that its more than just a cup of tea.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Felt pasta

Last week a purchased a lovely little Singer sewing machine. Yes! I have my first ever sewing machine! It maybe the poor-mans Singer, the most basic and cheapest of the bunch, but for a first time sewer like me, I'm super impressed with it.

I also had pinking shears on my wish list, so I completely broke the bank this week and forked out more cash for a brand new pair. So despite feeling sick about handing the money over, I am quite chuffed with my new prize possessions!

I've wanted to make felt pasta ever since my daughter was a toddler, she is now 6!  Both my kids still love to play 'kitchen' nearly everyday, so what better way to kick off my sewing adventures than with some felt pasta.

Because every little person needs a pot of pastel coloured pasta.