Sneak Peek Into Sandal Making Book

sandal making book

Here is another sneak peek into my now really soon to be available e-book “How To Make Unique Leather Sandals”. I finished the book itself and am now working on creating a landing page. It’s all new to me, so it’s taken me some time to find out exactly what I needed to do to self-publish an e-book.

I’m getting there now, a bit late for the summer in the northern hemisphere, but think of all the summers still to come…

sandal making book

The above sandals are the first project of the book, they are easy to make as there are no straps to cut or buckles to attach, and they offer lots of space for decoration….

Here are sneak peeks 1 and 2 of the sandal making book.

Update

The e-book How to make unique leather sandals is available now. This link leads you to a post I wrote about it when I published the book.

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Making A T-Shirt Out Of Fabric Scraps

Making a t-shirt out of fabric scaps

I must confess I have a huge collection of fabric scraps. Every once in a while I get a bag out and think I have to make something out of them or why am I keeping them. Clothes for little ones are a great way to use up fabric scraps as you don’t need as much fabric.

The t-shirt is hand sewn, with the seems  on the outside for extra interest. I used five different colours of organic cotton jerseys from Organic Textile Company.

Making a t-shirt out of fabric scaps,detail

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Embroidery On Clothes – Stitches Can Make Your Clothes Pop

Embroidery on clothes is a wonderful way to embellish plain clothes or fabrics. Once you know a few embroidery stitches, you can transform a boring piece of clothing into something awesome and very special.

embroidery on clothes

Compared to other craft forms, embroidery doesn’t require much tools or materials. All you need is thread, a hoop, a needle, some scissors, a tailors pencil for drawing a design onto the fabric or some transfer material if you want to transfer images to fabric.

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Design Your Own Unique T-shirts

handprinting t-shirts

Why not design your own unique t-shirts? Now that I have started I don’t want to do anything else this summer! A pity summer in the UK just doesn’t last long enough!

Of course, there are many ways to decorate a t-shirt. Here I used stencil printing to transfer a design onto fabric. It’s an easy and simple printing technique that can produce stunning results.

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Make Your Own Summer Trousers

Blue linen summer pants

I remember the days when I went from shop to shop to find a pair of trousers that were beautiful and fitting, it could take me hours to finally end up exhausted with something quite expensive and nearly always a compromise. I’m so glad I don’t have to do that anymore.

I learned to make proper trousers (I mean the ones with zips, pockets and belt loops) with this book Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe, which has detailed instructions on all the steps involved in creating the trousers. I’ve used this pattern for years, only changing the width of the legs from the knees down, I like legs that flare at the ankles…

The fabric I used is from Dragonfly Fabrics, it’s a linen/rayon mix called Brussels Washer, I chose the colour ocean, there are many more colours available.

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