Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Just for ME January! An Introduction to the month's event

This month is going to be soooo much fun!!! I hope you will all participate and Sew the Theme with us! Of course it will be worth your while to check this months newsletter out  if you need some patterns from the shop ;) and subscribe to future ones while there (top left corner).

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A look at the 2014 sewing!

A friend of mine added up how many items she's made this year and the number blew me away! THEN she said she didn;t know why I was so shocked as I've likely made a similar amount...

So here it is a photo collage of all the Scientific Seamstress/Sisboom patterns sewing I've done in 2014! 

I must admit I'm kinda shocked by the amount .... and all the tutorials can be found here on the blog!

Did you count as you went? well the number is 82 (3 items not pictured because it was exactly the same as the one pictured - the fun of 2 girls) 

How many items have you sewn in 2014? 

I'd call that a pretty successful 2014! Now.... Will I be able to outdo that number in 2015 ???

All the patterns can be found in our shop here 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Adding Pockets to the Easy fits!

I don't know about your menfolk, but my husband was very insistent his Easy Fits HAD to have pockets for his phone when I made them.... and I think the next pair I make myself will get pockets as well ... I mean why not right.... I have a phone too .... 

To start with grab a piece of paper (A4/ 8.5x11)  and draw yourself a square with the measures in the corner and cut that out. These measures sare for the ADULT easy fits pattern. You can of course adjust and scale as needed or seen fit :)

Now use the large piece as your pocket pattern and cut 4 pieces, 2 mirror image pairs. 

Pin them right sides together and you will sew along the bend sides as shown below

Snip those corners and then turn and press.

Fold the short end edge over

The top of the pocket I serged and the short end is folded in from the previous step. Now pin and top stitch the inside bend edge and down the side.

Now you will just sew the fronts together or fold your piece in half like you cut and pin the pockets on the halfway line along the straight edge of your cut out. I did an inch from the top for more hand room and right along the edge you sew along all 3 edges. the top, down the long bend and up the side.

and now sew the pants together as per the pattern, and there you have it, pockets on your easy fits!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays folks!

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Giving Christmas with a FREE pattern

Today we are a part of the blog tour happening at Paisley Roots, a giving Christmas, where kids are getting into the crafting and giving spirit of the season.

My girls both love to do crafts of all kinds, but I prefer sewing related crafting, so our project today is the FREE Beauregard bear pattern from Sisboom

This free pattern comes in 3 sizes, small, medium, and large. We did the small size since that is easier for their little hands to work with and less time consuming to sew and stuff with fluff.

The kids each picked their fabric from the scraps pile and pinned on the pattern piece. I did all the cutting. then they helped me sew at the sewing machine (which pretty much means sat on my lap and watched)

I tried getting them to stuff their bears, Berry did GREAT and got all the fluffy inside, Cheeks however, was a little confused on where the stuffing was meant to be located haha.  

and in 30minutes time we had two cute little bears for the girls to give big squishy hugs too and wrap up for a friend/relative!

Will you be crafting with your kids this December and making some handmade gifts?