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Joggers to shorts

We start with full length joggers worn once for a Mr Bump dress up for World Book Day & a child in need of shorts. I wanted some shorts to fit just below the knee so decided 20 cm was

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Posted in baby and Kids, Crafty Kids, DIY Clothes, Recycling, Upcycling and Scrap Busting, Refashion, Sewing, Tracy's Tutorials

Heart & Bunny with free pattern!!

So yet another kids party. I normally make felt stuffed letters but I thought I would make something that requires less time & a bit different. You could also try Sammy’s car caddy as a gift for boy. Or Danielle’s

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Posted in baby and Kids, Crafty Kids, FQ projects, Gift ideas, Gifts, Recycling, Upcycling and Scrap Busting, Sewing, Tracy's Tutorials

Shorts Tutorial

I used the Essential Pants Pattern from Etsy shop Jocole. This is a top bargain PDF pattern you get pattern for shorts, capri trousers & full length trousers for ages  stated. Its a very easy pattern to use with a

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Machine feet know how & reviews

So I tested out 2 feet Rolled Hem Foot & Overlocker Foot. You can read Sammy’s how to’s on Buttonhole Stitching Foot & Button Stitching foot.  Previously I did a free machine tutorial so you can also pop over to that

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Posted in machine feet, Product Reviews, Sewing, Tracy's Tutorials, Tutorials By Other Bloggers

Sewing roll

So pondering what to make for a present I decided a sewing roll would do the job so here’s my tutorial First I decided on a size of the main body. Mine was 30 x 20 cm I added 3

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Posted in Gift ideas, Gifts, Jewellery, Recycling, Upcycling and Scrap Busting, Sewing, Tracy's Tutorials

Fimo magnets

      I found some fimo shapes I had made years ago so decided to do a quick project with them to brighten up my fridge. I chose which I wanted to use & laid them out. Apply glue

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Posted in Embellishment, Gift ideas, No sew, Other Arts and Crafts, Recycling, Upcycling and Scrap Busting, Tracy's Tutorials

Play tent canopy

Originally posted on Red Spotty Blog & Patterns:
So I wanted to make my children a canopy. I’d seen girly ones & liked idea of a quiet corner so set about finding tutorials which there are plenty but they confused…

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Posted in Sewing, Tracy's Tutorials

Hair Oils Treatment

Brilliant post By Tracy – The Red Spotty Mushroom The hair treatment I tried was olive oil. It is meant to help make hair super shiny so was excited to try. At this point I totally forgot to do before

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Posted in Beauty Treatments And Nail Art, Handmade Beauty Treatments, Tracy's Tutorials

Sugar Scrub

I suffer a lot with cracked heels. I dislike socks so believe this doesn’t help. I looked after my feet but the cracks appear so quickly & so dramatically its difficult. It was suggested I try mashed up banana but

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Cut out appliqué rug

Bloglovin So a lot of you have probably heard about appliqué You sew a cut out shape onto fabric! This is my first cut out appliqué project. It’s basically the opposite of standard appliqué rather than cut the shape to

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Posted in baby and Kids, Embellishment, Recycling, Upcycling and Scrap Busting, Sewing, Tracy's Tutorials