Upcycled Baby Clothes

Upcycling is basically making new from old (a bit like recycling) but this site is not just about upcycled baby clothes I'll also be giving money saving tips and how you can earn extra, let's face it, we all like to save/make money! There are lots of different ways to upcycle, from re-using old clothing, curtains and bedding, to turning old furniture into something useful again. Subscribe for your free book and be the first to get the latest updates!

Here’s one I made earlier.

As I mentioned on the “About” page, I ‘ve a grandaughter due (6 days and counting UPDATE –  SHE’S ARRIVED!) and I’ve been making baby clothes for a few months now, hence the title “Here’s one I made earlier!” I found a simple pattern for a baby dress to start me off, free here A […]

Sewing for Charity Projects

Sewing for Charity Projects   If you’re anything like me and many others who enjoy sewing, you’re going to end up with a large stash of extra fabric and embellishments. Do you go to the craft store and buy reels of ribbon from the bargain bin, off cuts of fabric at 75% off? Charity shop bargains you […]

Plush Baby Toy

  Yesterday I had an idea about making my own plush baby toy but wasn’t quite sure how I would implement it. I did a Google search (don’t you just love Google!) and found this tutorial.…..DING……the ideas started coming in.     Now I had some fleece left from the booties I made in a […]

Bernina 330 Review

Bernina 330 Review I am a HUGE fan of Bernina sewing machines and still use one that was made in 1969, the Bernina Record 730. Bernina is still a family run business who build their own quality machines. This is my Bernina 330 review, a domestic sewing machine and part of the Bernina 3 series. […]

Sewing Machine for Kids

Kids are quite capable of using a sewing machine from an early age, my Granddaughter was 8 when I taught her on my Singer Featherweight! It’s hard to find a suitable sewing machine for kids that actually sews effectively but I’ve managed to find 2, both on a special offer, perfect for a kids Christmas or […]

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jack and jill market

Jack and Jill Market

Not a new concept, selling and upcycling second-hand goods but, with daughter and I having used the Jack and Jill Market to purchase most of the items baby Lilly has needed I decided to write about the experience. this is a great way to make some money as a seller or save money as a buyer. […]

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dress for sewing

Dress For Sewing

Not quite what you think! Not a dress to sew but a question, do you dress for sewing? Do you prepare yourself mentally? In the 40s and 50s, a woman’s place was very much in the home and there were lots of articles and advice on how a housewife should comport herself. Some of the […]

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upcycled baby clothes

Upcycled Clothing Blogs

I’m always looking for inspiration for sewing and new ideas for upcycling so I thought I’d share my favourite upcycled clothing blogs. I’ve also got a few sewing and upcycling blogs I’ve subscribed to too, love the newsletters and free patterns that drop into my inbox! One of the first projects I made for this blog […]

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easy make burp cloths

Easy Make Burp Cloths

Baby Lilly needs burp cloths, she goes through so many! I made this project up as I went along but they really are “easy make burp cloths!” I followed the same simple method that I used for the taggie blanket, only difference being I didn’t add the tags. I made 2 and it only took me […]

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How to Patchwork Quilt – Part 3

We finished How to Patchwork Quilt – Part 2 with the patchwork completed and now it’s time to move onto the quilting part. There are many different ways to make a quilt but, for the purpose of this tutorial I’m doing it the simplest way. Making the quilt. A quick note here….I decided to add […]

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How to Patchwork Quilt - Part 2

How to Patchwork Quilt – Part 2

In How to Patchwork Quilt – Part 1 we finished by having fabric squares prepared ready for piecing together. How to Patchwork Quilt Part – 2 Lay out your squares in the pattern you want. I decided to put the cream squares down the sides, I liked the look of it better.       […]

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