Easy kids stretch pattern, Brindille and Twig – Ringer Tee

The ringer Tee by Brindille and Twig is a fab pattern if you want to dip your toe in sewing childrens-wear with an overlocker. You don’t need to use a sewing machine at all. Its quick to throw together and uses half a metre of fabric for baby and toddler sizes. Start to finish, IContinue reading “Easy kids stretch pattern, Brindille and Twig – Ringer Tee”

Working with stretch fabrics

It occurred to me earlier that I’m sharing all these posts about baby clothes and how easy they are to put together but what is needed is a reference to on how to handle stretch fabrics. Rule one – stretch stitch Generally when stitching most garments together, you use a regular straight stitch. Most electronicContinue reading “Working with stretch fabrics”

Inserting jacket/coat zip

Continuing on from my previous post about jet pockets on a dinosaur jacket for Leon, here is the tutorial on finishing the jacket with an open ended zip. This is the technique for most open ended jacket zips. If the zip you get is too long, not a problem, better too long than too short.Continue reading “Inserting jacket/coat zip”

Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Inside leg poppers, part 3

Here is final part of this little romper I’ve been making from my old pyjamas. Click here for part one about cutting out. Click here for part two about inserting a lapped zip. This final part, instructs on adapting baby clothes to insert an inside leg popper opening. This technique can be applied to anyContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Inside leg poppers, part 3”

Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Lapped zip, part 2

Following on from my post last week about using some old pyjamas to make a new romper, here is how I inserted the zip. The techniques shown can be used for any garment which is why it’s having it’s own post. For the zip, I found an old closed end zip. It is lilac butContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Lapped zip, part 2”

Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Simplicity 8614, part 1

As you know, I love to recycle fabric, clothes, etc wherever possible. I had this old pair of pjs that I have been wearing for years and I just love them. The cotton is so soft but the ties are disintegrating, there’s a food stain on the knee and the fabric is worn through onContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Simplicity 8614, part 1”

Pink dinosaur romper

There’s so many romper patterns around and I’ve managed to accumulate a few over the years but there’s always something about each one I’m not particularly keen on so I decided to create my perfect pattern on what I like to sew and as a mum, what I think is best. Brindille and Twig doContinue reading “Pink dinosaur romper”

Single jet pocket

I’m making a retro jacket for Leon using Brindille and Twig‘s zip jacket pattern with French terry and sweater fabric from Frumble Fabrics. The pockets in the pattern are curved patch pockets but I don’t like the shape, getting a nice even curve using stretch fabric is so tricky. I thought thick single jets wouldContinue reading “Single jet pocket”

Baby bandana bibs

Rather than buying new bibs, making your own can be really quick and easy. It took me just over 2 hours to trace a pattern and make 14 bibs, I think it worked out as 10 minutes a bib. They are great stash busters and if you make a set and package them beautifully, aContinue reading “Baby bandana bibs”

Baby vest – Kwiksew 2433

As I mentioned in a previous post, this is one of my favourite baby patterns. Its really simple to put together and all experience levels can make it look good and people will be amazed that its homemade. I managed to teach this vest via zoom to a complete beginner. When I gift this babyContinue reading “Baby vest – Kwiksew 2433”