Category Archives: quick sewing project

Pointy kitty softie

I made a third Pointy Kitty. This is my favourite free softie pattern I’ve found online so far. It’s cute and it turns out great every time. Thank you Hillary Lang from Wee Wonderfuls.

This time Pointy Kitty turned out a bit small. I must have added 1/4 inch allowance to the pieces previously but I forgot this time. As warned in the tutorial, turning the cat inside out is difficult though I’d say it’s only the tail that it’s hard. I had no problem with the legs or the ears.

Download free pattern by Wee Wonderfuls.

iPad accessories: 6 free sewing tutorials

I have now made 6 iPad accessories for my 2 iPads. Most of them are easy and quick to make.  Most tutorials can be adapted to e-book or ipod sizes.

Just in case you missed the tutorials here they are again:

iPad stand

This is the second stand or iPad beanbag I made. Useful when you need to use the iPad for long periods of time.

iPad carry bag

When you want to take your iPad with you.

iPad holder for the car

This iPad holder can equally be placed on the headrest of a car.

Patchwork iPad beanbag

I use my iPad stands for reading mostly but they´re useful to watch movies or for when you are following a recipe.

iPad slipcover with wrap around pocket and iPad slipcase with pocket

Choose your design. The first one opens on the side and the second one through the top.

Quilted tea cozies round up

Tea cozies are quick to make and they are great gifts for any occasion.

Here you have three different tutorials to make 3 quilted tea cozies which have been embellished in quite different ways using embroidery, felt shapes, ribbon and a matching border for the floral quilted cozy.

Small projects like these ones will allow you to improve your skills such as free motion quilting or embroidery without overwhelming you.

  1. Embroidered fabric tea cozy tutorial.
    The fabric in this tea cozy has been embroidered though it is not noticeable in the small picture. Also the petals on the top are a nice touch to the cozy.
  2. Felt embellished tea cozy tutorial.
    Use store bought die cuts to make this tea cozy. Attach the die cuts using some simple embroidery stitches or buttons.
  3. Floral quilted cozy.
    Add a matching border and some ribbon to embellish this very simple cozy.