More cushions made, this time with fabric from liberty, to give the cover more support I used light interfacing and added fusible fleece.

Liberty cushions

I love the flying geese , which I used for my cushion pattern. The top is quilted with just a few lines, because I didn’t like to cross the main pattern.

Recycled running belt

The small running belt are made from waterproof material and a wide elastic band with a big plastic belt. Recently the material deteriorated, but the rest was in good condition, so I fixed it.

running belt

Running belt repair 

Workshops with a friend

Envelope cushion including paper piecing!

Two weeks ago a friend and I worked on a paper piecing (the flying geese), which we then turned into an envelope cushion!

With the rest of this lovely Laura Ashley fabric we created a shopping bag for her.

Shopping bag

She choose green colours and I love the touch of quirkiness to it.

The handles are made in the same way as you see in Straps from scraps !

We stitched the front and back with the a French seam together.

with a pocket in the front and the long straps her designer bag is complete

Pretty cushion and lovely bag!  

Today I ‘turned’ my very old jeans into a waistcoat.

After cutting the trousers into pieces and sewing them patchwork style (to four big pieces) together, I started with the New Look 6036 pattern.

Nevertheless I adjusted the pattern to make it two inch longer, which worked better than expected.

For the lining I used a lovely yellow mustard solid fabric(moda) and for the bow and the self made button a nice greyish fairy tale fabric.

Following the pattern was very easy and it didn’t take me long to stitch the parts together.

The patchwork took more time than sewing the actual waistcoat. I had to puzzle them together , so that the pockets are in the front and I liked the pieces equally on all parts.

I recommend to try this out using clothing you want to recycle.

Rucksack passion

Two of my big rucksacks (not only for the spring) with lots of pockets, made from a lovely canvas (cotton and steel).

The left rucksack is my prototype. I love a little bit of flower power. The jungle rucksack (made for a customer) is so vibrant colours. I believe these colours are very inspiring.