I had originally made an origami leaf tree necklace way, way back when I started making origami jewellery and had just moved on from folding more than cranes. Since then my skills and knowledge have increased (read: I’m better at making leaves more precisely and better glued); so I decided I wanted to upgrade the leaves on the necklace so it will be worn more and not waste the reusable elements.
This is an easy skirt that does not use as much fabric as some other designs: this good when using random fabric that’s been waiting years to be put to use! And you can make it with just a little sewing and maths calculations. I know this, because it is the first item of clothing I have ever sewn (that’s not a costume), and it is cute and awesome and I currently feel very accomplished!
(This skirt pattern is not a brand new idea; there are posts out there that describe the same kind of skirt. Some just make it sound more difficult than it needs to be. This really is an easy beginner skirt to get that confidence boost to do more sewing! )
*The hardest part for me: cutting fabric. Once it is cut it can never be whole again!
There’s nothing like mixing interests for special gifts 🙂 So I used family history research to create a canvas present 🙂 Handmade gifts are so much more special and specific.
Sometimes I just want a cute little carry bag to carry a couple of things. This project makes a bag large enough for a couple of A4 notebooks, or a few novels.
This project is a great way to use small scraps of fabric – particularly the scraps that are too small or skinny for fabric button earrings!
Using fabric ink and fabric glue makes the ink and gluing permanent and washable. I.e. You can wear them and not worry about the weather! Let it rain fabric earrings!