How to sew 50s rucksack

Making a 1950s duffle and tote bag

Making a 1950s duffle and tote bagOne of the benefits of designing and printing your own fabric is that you always have a plentiful supply on hand for those little craft projects that you’ve always been wanting to make.A while ago I bought a pattern from Etsy seller ‘My vintage wish’ for a 1950s tote[…]

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Vintage dressmaking waistband

Memphis Noir Circle Skirt

Memphis Noir Circle Skirt Still trying to keep things simple I made another skirt – this time though a circle skirt. I chose Butterick 6167 from my pattern stash, it only has 3 pieces so couldn’t be that difficult! Cutting it out proved to be one of the most difficult parts – although there are[…]

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Fall For Cotton Sew-Along

Fall For Cotton Sew-Along Last month I took part in my first ever online ‘Sew-Along’It was organised by Natasha of www.bygumbygolly.com and Rochelle of www.luckylucille.com To take part we had to choose a decade between the 20s and the 70s, choose a pattern and a cotton fabric – it HAD to be 100% cotton, hence[…]

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