Monday, October 19, 2009

Sewing Machine cover

My so cool vintage sewing machine was taking dust between two use.

housse machine cover

So I made a sewing machine cover with a home decor cotton fabric from Ikea.

Housse sur machine
I bought cording to create my own piping.
It was really easy to make it with the zipper foot so I might become a piping addict.

passepoil piping
More details:

details housse cover

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Vogue 8527 Clutchbag

patron sac vogue 8527
For this Vogue handbag 8527 model C, I chose a purple plaid fabric and a purplish grey rayon-polyester fabric for lining.

Sac Vogue 8527
I used an old jean and a sheet to underline respectively externals and internals pieces of plaid fabric.
The jean allows the bag to stay straight but added some difficulties for sewing.

Sac Vogue
I'm really proud of my bag, even if the zipper is not really well sewn nor the internal pocket.
It wasn't so easy for me, but not so difficult either so I will do it again!

d├ętails Bag Vogue 8527
I made a longer review of this pattern on Pattern Review.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vogue 8581 Top

This Vogue pattern 8581 is my first realization.

Top Vogue 8581
I made the top with a blue two-way stretch cotton knit. The pattern is easy but I had some difficulties to sew the knit fabric. It's probably because it's not a good idea for a beginner to start with a stretch knit!

The only modification I made was to use a 1/4" elastic instead of a 3/4".
I will probably use this pattern again!
I made a longer review here:

Sewing top Vogue pattern 8581

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Hi y'all,

Welcome to my new blog!
Today, August 11st, 2010, I'm creating the english version of my french/english sewing blog [Kikuyu]
To keep trace of everything I've done until now, I will put all my sewing with the same date than the [Kikuyu] blog.

On this blog, there will be all my sewing with english comments, and on the "older" one will become a french-only version.
plus, the older one will also have all my sister (KiKou) sewing, so if you're interested you can still check it out, even though it's only in french!

Good visit