Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sewing, Stitching & Quilting Fun

What a great time we've been having here at Urban Sewing
During the school holidays 
and after school
Above is one young student's first embroidery! Isn't it wonderful. 
We made it into a needle book.
The embroidery design is by Australian Designer Anni Downs
 from her little book Simple Pleasures available on-line from Hatched and Patched

More stitching. These gorgeous hanging lavender sachets are called Lavender Girls  
they came from and make very welcome gifts. 
The kit comes beautifully packaged in a calico bag.

Karen made these car cushions for her nephews from panels by 
Prints Charming

How cute is this! Abi's little dog loves this cushion.
Pattern is a Claire Turpin Design " Cushion Stack"
Available as a PDF download

Here's another one. They are so big and soft and retro and the perfect thing to use up scraps.

Dream up some beautiful bunting.
Print up some large letters on paper and trace them onto vliesofix. Use free motion stitching to outline them. Perfect!

I love the leafy tree. 

I find myself ironing little left over bits of vliesofix to little fabric scraps and cutting out leaf shapes. I have a bagful just ready for a rainly day. Add some beautiful varigated quilting cotton and feature stitching.What was once waste can now become a cushion to make anyone smile.

(Not sure you could give me a bigger happier smile than Jasmine)

 I-Pad carriers in 3 colours
From the book Handprint and make your own Bags
Jenny McCabe 

A bird themed european pillowcase & a heatpack for  
a Dad who is a star
variations of designs by Anni Downs &  Claire Turpin

Smirky is from the big book of softies
and is made from polar fleece

This gorgeous elephant is for a little friend.

 More big smiles for a pair of custom made shorts.

A wonderfully creative cushion with crazy patches, hand embroidery and piping.

Finally below is another handmade gift. A baby mobile made with great love and attention to detail