A ladies hat is always a good idea. Or better said: it's always nice to have a hat, or a few hats, at home for special occasions. A wedding, garden party, business occasion or festival. a hat offers protection against the bright sun and completes an outfit.
This hat above is made of lace and felt. And silk on the inside, which is very comfortable to wear and does not ruin your hair. Can you make the hat yourself? Well, it is not a project for beginners, but with a little sewing experience and patience, it will certainly work.
The tutorial is in the dutch language, but the pictures will be enough to follow the step-by-step process.
A ruff, is a historical garment worn in Europe during the late Middle Ages and the early modern period, particularly in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is a distinctive part of fashion from that era.
The ruff is an ideal item for Cosplay, LARP events and Comicon. It is very clever designed and looks luxurious! It is also a beloved item for portrait photography.
some men can't go through life without their caps. They have a favorite cap that they wear for years. How do you make a new favorite cap?
In this tutorial you will find a link to the BERNINA blog with an extensive photo tutorial.
Column translated from Dutch by Google translations
What do women have with bags anyway? Precisely. Everything. I don't have a single girlfriend who goes through life bag-less. The bag is generally a permanent fixture in a woman's life and more permanent than her partner. Men are sometimes traded in for a better version. But that bag is irreplaceable.
The quilted, elegant and easy bag is a beginner's project and you can easily make this bag in just an eve. Really! Great last minute Mothers Day Gift!
On a news feed is a message about a Chanel copycat bag for sale at Primark. Everyone on TikTok is very excited. What seems? The bag is only 6 pounds and looks like a real Chanel bag from one of the latest collections. That is quite a price difference, because an average Chanel bag easily costs about 3000 euros and the classic 2.55 more than double.
Or.... just make them yourself. An unique bag that just happens to look like a Chanel bag. A Chanel-Style bag! And the good news: two sewing patterns for free, the others for just a little bit of money!
Let's talk about caps! Caps are one of the most versatile and functional accessories that exist. They serve a practical purpose by providing shade from the sun, keeping hair out of your face, and protecting your head from the elements. But caps are also a fashion statement that can elevate any outfit with style and personality.
In this blog, we'll explore why you should wear caps, how to style them effectively, whether or not they can be considered luxurious items, and even how to make your own custom cap. A beginners guide!
It is not difficult to make a folding bag. Read this blog and you can see how to make this folding bag and where to buy the fabric. And the sewing pattern of course!
Specially made for the BERNINA blog as a gift. Open the 15th door of the advent calendar and you will be on the blog for this beauty.
Difficult to make it? Not at all. All you need is the embroidery patterns (we will show you the way), a frame, a piece of fiberfill and some ribbon.
A few hours later you will have a perfect gift for a Chanel-lover! And do not worry; the embroidery patterns are free or to buy at some of the biggest embroidery-websites on the Internet. It is copyright free as long as you do not start to sell it.
Going on a short city-trip or a holiday? We have made the perfect Weekend Bag for you. BERNINA blogs offered a nice sewing pattern: The Tom Weekend Bag. But we have created the Chanel-Style Weekend Bag.
The work-description is in the Dutch language, but there are plenty of pictures to help you through all the steps to create the bag. It is actually a very simple sewing pattern. And the result is great: the bag is big, very spacey and it makes traveling light.
The concept of a picnic blanket is often as follows: it is a nice thick blanket, you roll it up and take it with you on the back of the bike or you hang it under your backpack as a folded roll.
But this idea, originally from an old 1997 BURDA, is much better. And more chic! Fold this picnic blanket three times in length and twice in width and voila: it's a bag. How is that possible? It's quite simple: the bag is sewn to the picnic blanket! Country Chic!
The ideal bag for the garden center; a Garden Tote Bag! This is an XL shopping bag that is strong enough to transport pots with plants, and yes, also a bag of potting soil! The bag has a nylon lining and can get dirty. It is easily cleaned with a wet cloth. The bag is very useful and is fun to make.
A Beginner's Guide to Bag Making is an English-language book written by Estelle Zanatta and Marion Grandamme. The subtitle reads: 20 Classics styles explained step by step. It is an amazing book to learn to make THE classics among the bags. But despite the beautiful bags, the beautiful photos and the joy of making these bags, we do have some questions...
Everyday essentials is an English sewing pattern for a bag, two toiletry bags and two wallets by Noodlehead, Anna Graham. It is a sewing pattern that is unlike any other: it is a beautiful magazine! But the result is very mundane and above all practical. A lovely bag and accessories that stand out because of their simplicity and yet a beautiful finish.
And as Anna says in the introduction: "I've always had a passion for making useful items", and they are!
Do you want to make something beautiful for Valentine's Day? A padded or puffed scarf is a greaty choice. A padded scarf is the must-have for this winter and easy to make yourself.
This Valentin's Red scarf has a zipper pocket as you see a lot on the padded scarves of the Big names- fashion brands. It gives the scarf something extra. It's an another nice reason to add this zipper pouch especially in case the scarf becomes a Valentine's Day gift! Simply because you can put something into it: a card, a giftcard, a heart or some money.
Heavy-Duty Sewing is an English book by Anton Sandqvist, who is known for his outdoor brand: Sandqvist. In this book you can read everything about making products that are robust and strong, because they are made of heavy and sturdy fabrics. We mention: canvas, leather, strong cotton and heavier woven wool fabrics. Anton Sandqvist 'does magic' with these fabrics and is making beautiful backpacks, bags, toiletry bags, baskets and practical holders for knives and kitchen utensils.
It is a beautiful book in terms of design that exudes Scandinavia in every photo. And it is a big challenge to go for sturdy, stiff fabrics and to make usable stuff from them.
But we do have a little bit of criticism, and we'll explain that in this blog.
Have you already heard about Tyvek fabric? Or also called: Tyvek paper? It is the latest fabric and it is slowly entering the fabric world. As a seamstress you will be surprised if you have bought this 'fabric'. It looks like paper and comes in a roll! Help! Did I made a mistake with the order? No, you can do more with the fabric than you thought. You can sew and even iron the fabric or paper.
In this blog: What is Tyvek and what can you make from Tyvek fabric?
Grace Patricia Kelly ((November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who married Prince Rainer III of Monaco in 1956. She died at age 52 of a fatal car accident in 1982. Grace Kelly is an icon to this day because of its style, which is characterized by elegance and timeless class.
Hèrmes even named a handbag after her: The Kelly Bag. The bag is extremely expensive, has waiting lists for potential buyers and, like Grace Kelly, is 'sophisticated' in every little detail.
Do you want to be as stylish as Grace Kelly? That seems almost impossible, but it is certainly not. There are many sewing patterns available that work well with the Kelly-Style. We have made an overview.
In a world of Kardashians,
be a Grace Kelly!