Sunday, 11 November 2012

The Onesie!

I have a feeling this item, or similar versions of this item is going to be this Christmas's must have gift from Sew Much Fun! We have now tried and tested our All-in one PJ or 'Onesie' patterns for 9/10 year olds, (see below) 12 year olds, 15, 17 and 19 year olds with great success! we can offer a guarantee that once made it will be worn every day for relaxing at home, walking around to the local shop and of course going to bed in! They are easy to wash and care for and personalise as you see fit!

Proud makers and owners Eva (age 10) and Stella (age 9)!
Here (below) are the selection of fabrics we are working with at the shop and I feel they will be a great favourite at this Christmas Sewing Machine Holiday Class.

Web site will be coming very soon......I promise!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween

Our jolly pumpkins lighting up the doorway!

Chalcot Road seems to be the centre for all trick or treating in NW1! In an hour and a half we got thru 400 sweets! but it was lovely to see everyone in their costumes and especially well done for all of you ho made your own costumes. Next year I promise to come up with even more ideas!

I was commissioned to design a fun but not too frightening bunting for halloween and I am delighted with the result. I decided to use orange 3mm check and design 6 different shapes for each flag co-ordinating the felt colours. The bat, the ghost, the black cat, the pumpkin, the witches hat with green hair and the moon with a rather sinister dark grey cloud all add to the halloween spirit without scaring any member of the family too much! there is lots of work in it but once made it can come out again every year. This design with its instructions and materials will be available next year in the shop ready for next halloween!

Monday, 1 October 2012


For those of you who were vigilant watching Location, Location, Location last Thursday at 8pm you will had seen a brief glimpse of the shop window and some arty shots of me teaching sewing through the window! Not quite my 15 seconds of fame but it did remind me to post up my ideas for an Autumn decoration that I now have hanging in the window. Last Autumn was beautiful in Regents Park and I picked up my favourite leaf shapes, conquers and mushrooms to inspire my Autumn Bower.

I then made patterns from these shapes.

I then cut out the shapes in a variation of Autumnal colours in felt and then grouped them together in an attractive way using a strip of calico to attach the shapes on to.

Then I also used stitching lines to accentuate the leaves shapes and add movement and energy to the whole piece. I made an across row and two down rows as if it would hang around a fireplace.

You could use this principle to make all sorts of bower decoration and the great thing is you can put them away and easily get them out again next year.
Happy creativity! 
Here are my favourite Echino seasonal fabrics available in the shop today.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Olympic Fever!

At risk of upsetting the Olympic ring police my Olympic window is going down very well with the locals and all the Olympic visitors walking along Chalcot Road. We couldn't resist using our penguin kit as our Olympians and adding three gold medals and a sewn Olympic Stadium. Yesterday we had a hand sewing party and they all made the mini penguins with mini gold penguins! The opening ceremony has gone down brilliantly! and I think we can all say we are proud to be British! Good luck to everyone!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

We are all going on a summer Holiday!

Need something fun to make this holiday? Well our doll kits are great for kids o make themselves or for Mum's to make for their little ones! I have been assured that hey are all hand washable because I have been told that once you make one of these character 's for your two year old they tend to take it with them everywhere!
For those who have been desperate for the VW - Van as a rather special cushion (with over twenty pieces in it and a mammoth cutting exercise before you even get to the sewing part! ) has finally arrived at the shop in pattern form and written instructions. This is an absolute must for any VW camper van enthusiast !

Spare bits of liberty print!

I am sure you are all textile hoarders and of course one of the best hoards is a stash of liberty prints! So in the sale season we have been out an about buying bargain tee-shirts and converting them into stylish designer tee-shirts with a bit of liberty print trimming, around the cuff, neck line and breast pocket. Everyone makes complimentary comments on them and they are very nice to wear. Here is Georgia my daughter wearing one of hers!

Monday, 28 May 2012

Two Tone Animal Shapes

With more orders coming in requiring personalised baby grows and kindergarten smocks this week we have come up with a range of two tone animal shapes with simple black embroidered faces making them simple to sew onto anything you like. At present these are available by commission but I plan to pre make the shapes for purchase and of course sell you the patterns! On Saturday the hand sewing class fell in love with them and we made them into badges which were proudly worn home!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Jubilee Mania!

As red, white and blue bunting is all over our shop windows for the jubilee and the Olympics I wanted to come up with a slightly different decoration idea and the result  is a jubilee sash which these two models proudly wear in our shop window. Its been very popular with the kids designing and making their own and we have taken orders even for dogs to wear over the jubilee weekend! 
For a smaller project we have come up with hanging crown decorations which will be great for the festivities but they can also come out at Christmas to decorate the tree. These kits are available at the shop and cost £6.50. 

 London Tourist walks

It has more recently come to my attention that Chalcot Road in Primrose Hill is featured in a tourist walk along the canals and incorporating Camden Market. So this week we have created a new design, again linked to the queen and providing a very traditional English image that young boys will love to have as a momento of London!

Doesn't he just make you want to smile!