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This is quite a special project, again in continuity with 2017. This is the hat I knit for the birth of my niece last May. It still fits her, but isn't long enough to cover her ears anymore, so I'm lengthening the ribs to make a folded cuff so that she can wear it a little longer. It's quite emotional working on a garment she wore on the first few days of her life.
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Yarn: Albertine by @dererumnatura.
Pattern: Korrigan hat by Solenn Couix-Loarer
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#knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #knittinghats #knittingforbabies #dererumnaturayarns #dererumnaturaalbertine #korriganhat
This is quite a special project, again in continuity with 2017. This is the hat I knit for the birth of my niece last May. It still fits her, but isn't long enough to cover her ears anymore, so I'm lengthening the ribs to make a folded cuff so that she can wear it a little longer. It's quite emotional working on a garment she wore on the first few days of her life. . Yarn: Albertine by @dererumnatura. Pattern: Korrigan hat by Solenn Couix-Loarer . #knitting  #knittersofinstagram  #knitstagram  #knittinghats  #knittingforbabies  #dererumnaturayarns  #dererumnaturaalbertine  #korriganhat 
This January I feel a strong pull to get out all of my fabric scraps and sew them. My first projects this year are made with leftovers from past projects. I find that it's the best way for me to ease slowly into the new year, a time of year which I sometimes find a bit overwhelming. I'm particularly happy with this simple drawstring pouch I just finished, and I have a few more planned!
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Fabric: organic double gauze by @amandinechadessolier, from @wefiletik.
Pattern: self-drafted.
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#sewing #sewingscraps #sewingproject #organicfabric #organiccotton #frenchfabric #wefiletik #filetik #lestrouvaillesdamandine #drawstringpouch
This January I feel a strong pull to get out all of my fabric scraps and sew them. My first projects this year are made with leftovers from past projects. I find that it's the best way for me to ease slowly into the new year, a time of year which I sometimes find a bit overwhelming. I'm particularly happy with this simple drawstring pouch I just finished, and I have a few more planned! . Fabric: organic double gauze by @amandinechadessolier, from @wefiletik. Pattern: self-drafted. . #sewing  #sewingscraps  #sewingproject  #organicfabric  #organiccotton  #frenchfabric  #wefiletik  #filetik  #lestrouvaillesdamandine  #drawstringpouch 
My best nine this year. :) It's lovely  seeing the projects that come up and reflecting on another year of making and sharing. I hope the end of 2017 is kind to you and your families! I'm slowing down my making and posting for the holidays, but I'll be back in 2018. ;)
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#2017bestnine
My best nine this year. :) It's lovely seeing the projects that come up and reflecting on another year of making and sharing. I hope the end of 2017 is kind to you and your families! I'm slowing down my making and posting for the holidays, but I'll be back in 2018. ;) . #2017bestnine 
I'm making a tailor's sausage today! I don't have sawdust to fill it with, but I do have loads of tiny knit scraps that work just as well. I've kept them around just for this purpose, so it's lovely putting them to use. ;)
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Free pattern and tutorial by @victorypatterns on the @tillybuttons blog.
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#sewing #sewingproject #sewingwithknits #sewingscraps #sewistsofinstagram #tailorssausage #freepattern
I'm currently working on four pouches with leftover fabrics. I've done pouches before, but it's the first time I'm following a proper pattern and I love the tricks I'm learning along the way. I'm especially fond of this neat way to cover the end of the zippers, and I can't believe I never thought of doing that before. ;)
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Pattern: Petal pouch by @noodlehead531 .
#sewing #sewingproject #sewistsofinstagram #petalpouch #noodleheadpatterns
I'm currently working on four pouches with leftover fabrics. I've done pouches before, but it's the first time I'm following a proper pattern and I love the tricks I'm learning along the way. I'm especially fond of this neat way to cover the end of the zippers, and I can't believe I never thought of doing that before. ;) . Pattern: Petal pouch by @noodlehead531 . #sewing  #sewingproject  #sewistsofinstagram  #petalpouch  #noodleheadpatterns 
Yesterday, new lace and elastics arrived to replenish my dwindling stock of materials for lingerie sewing. I love prepping them for storage by carefully wrapping them around reclaimed bits of cardboard. I think it sets them off quite nicely and keeps them from tangling! On the cardboard I write the quantity I bought as well as the store they came from, so I can keep track easily. (In this case, it's @la_piqueuse). ;)
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#sewing #sewingproject #sewinglingerie #sewistsofinstagram #sewingstorage
Yesterday, new lace and elastics arrived to replenish my dwindling stock of materials for lingerie sewing. I love prepping them for storage by carefully wrapping them around reclaimed bits of cardboard. I think it sets them off quite nicely and keeps them from tangling! On the cardboard I write the quantity I bought as well as the store they came from, so I can keep track easily. (In this case, it's @la_piqueuse). ;) . #sewing  #sewingproject  #sewinglingerie  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewingstorage 
I just finished sewing a very red dress which fits perfectly with the holiday atmosphere. That wasn't my original intent though; I just really like this colour. ;)
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Pattern: Heather Dress by @sewoveritlondon 
Fabric: red oeko-tex jersey from @cousette
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#sewing #sewingwithknits #sewistsofinstagram #soiheatherdress #heatherdress #instacousette
I've been posting quite a few of my projects using fabric scraps lately, but this is my favourite. A few months ago, I noticed a small tear on my favourite pairs of pyjamas and as I set to repairing it, I noticed how thin the fabric had gotten from intensive use (I keep my clothes a very long time) and I knew repairing the tear would weaken the fabric even further. I really didn't want to throw it away, so I put a fabric patch with sashiko, and another and another. I couldn't stop and before I knew it I had used every single woven fabrics I had made garments from so far. Now my PJs feel extra special when I put them on. ;)
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#sashiko #sashikoembroidery #visiblemending #sewingwithscraps #fabricscraps
I've been posting quite a few of my projects using fabric scraps lately, but this is my favourite. A few months ago, I noticed a small tear on my favourite pairs of pyjamas and as I set to repairing it, I noticed how thin the fabric had gotten from intensive use (I keep my clothes a very long time) and I knew repairing the tear would weaken the fabric even further. I really didn't want to throw it away, so I put a fabric patch with sashiko, and another and another. I couldn't stop and before I knew it I had used every single woven fabrics I had made garments from so far. Now my PJs feel extra special when I put them on. ;) . #sashiko  #sashikoembroidery  #visiblemending  #sewingwithscraps  #fabricscraps 
I finished my Blackwood Cardigan and I really like it! It's going to have to wait for warmer temperatures though, as it's literally freezing outside, so I'm cozying up in wool instead. ;)
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Pattern: Blackwood Cardigan by @helens__closet 
Fabric: Black oeko-tex jersey from @cousette.
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#sewing #sewistsofinstagram #blackwoodcardigan #helensclosetpatterns #instacousette #oekotex
I've been too shy to post my underwear sewing until now, but it's something I love making because it's so useful and is such a great way to use all those jersey scraps! 
So this is what I spent my Friday on: cutting 5 pairs of underwear all out of leftovers from other projects. ;) One's already all done and I'll probably finish the others tonight! I didn't plan it that way, but it also happens to fit perfectly with the #greenfriday challenge from @amandinechadessolier
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Pattern: Watson bikini by @clothhabit 
Fabrics: plain jerseys from @wefiletik and print jersey by @artgalleryfabrics from @thedrapersdaughter. Lace and elastics from @la_piqueuse
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#sewing #sewingproject #sewistsofinstagram #watsonbikini #sewingwithscraps #filetik #wefiletik #organiccotton #artgalleryfabrics #LTAgreenfriday
I've been too shy to post my underwear sewing until now, but it's something I love making because it's so useful and is such a great way to use all those jersey scraps! So this is what I spent my Friday on: cutting 5 pairs of underwear all out of leftovers from other projects. ;) One's already all done and I'll probably finish the others tonight! I didn't plan it that way, but it also happens to fit perfectly with the #greenfriday  challenge from @amandinechadessolier . Pattern: Watson bikini by @clothhabit Fabrics: plain jerseys from @wefiletik and print jersey by @artgalleryfabrics from @thedrapersdaughter. Lace and elastics from @la_piqueuse . #sewing  #sewingproject  #sewistsofinstagram  #watsonbikini  #sewingwithscraps  #filetik  #wefiletik  #organiccotton  #artgalleryfabrics  #LTAgreenfriday 
I just finished embroidering the second panel of my project bag! I'm going to line it with cotton I dyed with avocado stones. It'll make it even more special. I don't have an adequate zipper though, so I'm going to have to wait a bit before I sew it all together. ;)
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#sashiko #sashikoembroidery #patchwork #sewing #sewingproject #sewistsofinstagram
I'm a very slow sewist (which I don't really mind as I get to enjoy the process more that way), but I've made some progress on my cardigan and sewn the pockets on. I was a bit nervous the fabric would stretch out under the machine, but it ended up going really smoothly with my new walking foot. Now I want to sew pockets on everything. ;)
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Pattern: Blackwood Cardigan by @helens__closet
Fabric: Black jersey from @cousette
I'm a very slow sewist (which I don't really mind as I get to enjoy the process more that way), but I've made some progress on my cardigan and sewn the pockets on. I was a bit nervous the fabric would stretch out under the machine, but it ended up going really smoothly with my new walking foot. Now I want to sew pockets on everything. ;) . Pattern: Blackwood Cardigan by @helens__closet Fabric: Black jersey from @cousette
This is a skirt I made a few weeks ago and has since become my cold weather staple! The quilted cotton keeps me quite warm and the bright colour always brings a smile to my face. The perfect fall and winter skirt. ;)
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Pattern: Zephyr skirt by @deer_and_doe_patterns
Fabric: organic quilted cotton by @wefiletik
This is a skirt I made a few weeks ago and has since become my cold weather staple! The quilted cotton keeps me quite warm and the bright colour always brings a smile to my face. The perfect fall and winter skirt. ;) . Pattern: Zephyr skirt by @deer_and_doe_patterns Fabric: organic quilted cotton by @wefiletik
I'm making a Blackwood cardigan, and the pockets are ready to go. ;) I don't often sew black, but it's such a handy colour to have in the wardrobe, that I've been making an effort to buy more black fabrics lately.
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Pattern: Blackwood cardigan by @helens__closet 
Fabric: Black jersey from @cousette
I'm making a Blackwood cardigan, and the pockets are ready to go. ;) I don't often sew black, but it's such a handy colour to have in the wardrobe, that I've been making an effort to buy more black fabrics lately. . Pattern: Blackwood cardigan by @helens__closet Fabric: Black jersey from @cousette
I finished my pile of fabric wipes. :) I didn't do it all in one go to make it more manageable. They're quick to do individually, but twelve of them take a little while!
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Fabrics: @wefiletik
I finished my pile of fabric wipes. :) I didn't do it all in one go to make it more manageable. They're quick to do individually, but twelve of them take a little while! . Fabrics: @wefiletik
Just finished these two drawstring bags, again from fabric leftovers. ;) I find it easier to do scraps project in batches! They're planned to store shoes while traveling, but they could be used for anything really.
Just finished these two drawstring bags, again from fabric leftovers. ;) I find it easier to do scraps project in batches! They're planned to store shoes while traveling, but they could be used for anything really.
Just a little peek at my current knitting project. ;)
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Pattern: Siv socks from @laine_magazine, Issue 1
Yarn: sock yarn by @johnarbontextiles from @lainedesiles
Just a little peek at my current knitting project. ;) . Pattern: Siv socks from @laine_magazine, Issue 1 Yarn: sock yarn by @johnarbontextiles from @lainedesiles
I'm getting started on the second panel of my embroidered project bag. I love seeing the gradual transformation from standard patchwork to embroidered patchwork. It completely transforms the way you see the textiles.
I'm getting started on the second panel of my embroidered project bag. I love seeing the gradual transformation from standard patchwork to embroidered patchwork. It completely transforms the way you see the textiles.