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Unsponge ~ eco living

The unsponge meaning: Unsponges are little reusable sponges made from natural cloth. Used on kitchen bench tops to wipe up spills, wash dishes and to clean sinks or stoves.

I’ve made a few different cleaning clothes or sponge alternatives over the years and this is by far my favourite.

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Wrist Pin Cushion Pattern

When I’m sewing I get a bit absent minded … concentrating on my creation and not where I’m putting things! Back in 2014, when I started teaching, I had to get out of the habit of holding pins in my mouth …not only was it dangerous ~ I could accidently swallow one ~ but totally unhygenic too!

I came up with this wrist pin cushion pattern, using a milk bottle top to stop the pins from pricking me!

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Jaimie Pyjama Pattern Review ~ Tilly and the Buttons

Jaimie Pyjama’s

Oh I thoroughly enjoyed sewing these Pj’s up, for quickness I made the shorts version plus it’s summer here now too. Tilly has created another fabulous sewing pattern with the Jaimie’s, coupled with her how-to video they make a wonderful starting point to introduce you into sewing. There’s been an extra size added for teens / tweens too so no excuses not to get started here!

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Recess Zip Tutorial

A recess zip can be made and added to any bag, whether it’s lined or not.

It’s a handy technique to know, use your off cuts and bright fabrics, break out that stash of unloved zips, make loads of them. It’s great for practicing your topstitching. Either go bold with contrasting stitching or stealth with perfectly co-ordinated thread. Why not use up all you thread ends and have multi-coloured stitching.

Here’s the DOWNLOAD for the PDF tutorial to make your recess zip. If you make some please share, we’d love to see yours!

Whilst our pattern is FREE, if you wish to continue to SUPPORT OUR WEE BUSINESS especially through these times of having our doors closed, we would be most appreciative, click on this link to make a donation of £3.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts …

Marice & Fiona xx

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Tote, Pocket Add-On Pattern

So you’ve made your Tote bag and discovered it’s so basic, there is NO pockets!

We’ve put together a wee free pattern for you, to make a removable pocket you can loop around the handles.

You can download our pattern instructions and photos here.

If you make this we’d love to see photo’s!

Whilst our pattern is FREE, if you wish to continue to SUPPORT OUR WEE BUSINESS especially through these times of having our doors closed, we would be most appreciative, click on this link to make a donation of £3.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts …

Marice & Fiona xx

Not made the tote yet? You’ll find the original post here.

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Tote Bag : our free pattern

Tote bag or ECO shopper, simple enough for beginners to create and a great starting point for improvers to modify, adding pockets and closures.

The humble tote bag is a staple in everyone’s life now. Whether you are here to sew it for the first time, or to adjust it to make the size to suit you, we hope you find the instructions easy to follow.

If you are not brave enough to cut into your ‘good’ fabric this is the perfect project for old duvets and curtains.

Download the INSTRUCTIONS here, there’s a written guide and accompanying photos.

As always we would love to see your makes, you can share via our facebook page or tag us on Instagram #sewweefab … Marice & Fiona xx