DIY Jackets – FREE Sewing Patterns

DIY Jackets - FREE Sewing Patterns So I've called this post - DIY Jackets - FREE Sewing Patterns. Following on from last week, when I did a recap of some of my FREE Dress Sewing Patterns and Tutorials. This week it's - DIY Jackets - FREE Sewing Patterns. Hope you find...

Large Winter Shawl

Large Winter Shawl Not sure why I'm posting this large winter shawl as it looks like we're never going to have winter here in Cape Town. Our city gave estimates projecting how temperatures here are going to rise in the next few decades. Downright scary. Ah well, I...

Poncho + FREE Sewing Pattern

Poncho + FREE Sewing Pattern It's winter at the bottom of the world. And Cape Town is known as the Cape of Storms for a very good reason. The weather gets hectic - howling gales and driving rain. It's a wet cold. Yet few homes have central heating or double glazing....

Easy Pouch for Rain Poncho

This pouch was made to store the rain poncho I made last week. See that tutorial and FREE sewing pattern for the rain poncho - on this link. Leopard print nylon pouch And here are two more tutorials for pouches or cloth toiletry bags - drawstring toiletry bag - and...

Easy Shrug + FREE Sewing Pattern

How to sew a shrug Shrug I have a big fat list going on in my head of things I want to make. As I've said before, there are things I am never going to make. Shoes and hats. Nada. But some things are so super easy that I can't NOT make them. Shrugs are bang on trend....

Kimono Jacket + FREE Sewing Pattern

How to sew a Kimono Summer Kimono jacket I'm in love with these gorgeous Kimono jackets. They are light and cool, but provide cover from the sun. Most of them have almost no sleeves or at best a half sleeve. Right now in Cape Town we have clear blue...

Kimono Jacket + FREE Sewing Pattern

How to make a Kimono style jacket + FREE sewing pattern Kimono Jacket I have been wanting to make a kimono style jacket for soooo long. It's a more time consuming than most of my projects. And not as easy. My husband and I have done a fair amount of traveling this...

DIY Chanel Inspired Jacket

How to add trimming to a jacket for Chanel effect Chanel inspired jacket I seriously think every woman must want to own a Chanel jacket. There's so much to like. No collars that wear and never sit properly. They are soft as a cardigan but still pack a whole lot of...

Adding Lace Applique to a Cardigan

How to upcycle a cardigan Lace trims and appliques My other half spends a LOT of time up north. Sigh! Whenever he comes home, he brings me a mega stash of fashion magazines.  He came home day before yesterday. It's mid winter in the northern hemisphere and mid summer...

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My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.

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