Author: Punno

July Sew Along – The Tic Tac Toe Cushion by Blossom Heart Quilts

I am so excited to announce the next sew along! The Tic Tac Toe Cushion by Blossom Heart Quilts! This time around we have a gorgeous pattern supplied by Blessington, the parent company of Singer, Husqvana, Pfaff and SO many more amazing brands and, most importantly for us, AccuQuilt. Blessington are generously providing the prize for this sew along, an AccuQuilt cutter, the A GO! Baby with a Pink Carry Tote Bag, valued at $288!!! From Blessington about the Tic Tac Toe Cushion Pattern: The Tic Tac Toe cushion is part of our support for the McGrath Foundation, where Blessington...

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Rebecca Page Circle Cardie Sewalong – That’s a Wrap

And so our wonderful Rebecca Page Circle Cardie sew along comes to a close and what a month it has been. We took this perfect opportunity to look at the different kinds of appropriate fabric for your Circle Cardie. Madeline Young, the genius behind Hey Penny Fabrics, gives us a run down of her favourite fabrics for this pattern. We’ve published a few posts with hints, tips and hacks for making your Circle Cardie unique and perfect for you. These have included a post with a solution to those pesky hems with a No Hemming Hack. Also an easy hack for adding length to your cardie. Lastly, and personally my favourite, I did a quick tutorial of how to add flouncy sleeves to your cardie, because flouncy sleeves are life. Finally, my absolute favourite part of any sew along is the chance to see all of the amazing creations that our beautiful members sew up and this sew along has been absolutely no exception!   Finally, it gives me great pleasure to announce the winner of our sew along and the recipient of a $100 gift voucher for Hey Penny Fabrics, Katrina Williams. Katrina sewed up not one, but TWO Circle Cardies out of a gorgeous blue minky dot fabric for her beautiful granddaughters. The team over at Rebecca Page take their hats off to you, Katrina. Thank you for...

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Rebecca Page Circle Cardie Hacks – Flouncy Sleeves

I wanted to start out by saying how brilliant I think this pattern is. Its quick, easy and can be dressed up or down for all occasions. I love how quickly it comes together but… there is always a ‘but’ isn’t there. For me it is missing something. Of late I have come to the realisation that there is something every garment needs. Perhaps more than pockets… Flouncy Sleeves. They are fun and super fancy, also really, really easy to add to any pattern. Today I will walk you through how I add them to the Rebecca Page Circle...

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Circle Cardie Sew Along

I am SO excited to announce that we will be partnering with Rebecca Page and Hey Penny Fabrics to bring you another amazing sewalong! As has been done in the past, it will be loosely structured sewalong. Participants can feel free, and are encouraged, to post in the Aus Sewing group as often as they like, using the hashtag #JUNESEWALONG so we can all keep track of everyone’s progress. Final garment pictures need to be submitted to the sew along album in the group for judging.   This month we will be celebrating the turn of the season by sewing up the stunning Circle Cardie from Rebecca Page. This pattern is such a quick, easy (and addictive) sew that results in a beautiful and cosy cardigan. It is perfect for fabric that drapes beautifully, and also the comfy, cosy fabrics, making it a truly dynamic garment. It ranges from XXS-5XL and also has a matching girls version, or a bundle with both ladies and girls. Rebecca Page has been generous enough to offer a 25% discount on both the girls and ladies versions, also on the bundle of the two. To take advantage of this amazing discount, use the code CCSEWALONG25 at the checkout. Rebecca Page is also offering a $30AUD voucher to the winner of the sew along to be spent on the Rebecca Page website!     Hey Penny Fabrics...

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Australian Sewing Advice and Inspiration Auction

The handmade community in Australia is a very close knit community. We band together, boosting each other up and helping where we can. We have a strong spirit of camaraderie, mateship, and support. Recently Ann Matin, the brains behind One Puddle Lane, shared the news that her daughter, Kate, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. A battle that many, many Australians face on a daily basis. Ann reached out to the handmade community, spreading awareness and offering a discount on her patterns to assist in raising money to cover the cost of Kate’s treatment. The community responded in kind,...

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