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Batik Shorts Tutorial

Hi, here I am going to show you how easy it is to make a pair of shorts without a pattern. After all summer is just around the corner (it’s actually snowing outside!). I chose a lovely batik fabric which used to be my grandfathers sarong when he lived in Indonesia and I chose some…

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How to make a fabric book cover

Hi, its me, Sam and I am going to blog about how to make a fabric book cover. I am making mine for my summer diary. First you need to measure the length and width of your book. Close the book and use a tape measure to go round the book including the binding. You…

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How to make a superhero cape

My mum told me about www.iamsupercapes.co.uk, who are making super hero capes for sick and disadvantaged children in the UK and the rest of the World. So I thought I would make one too, and show you how to do it, so you can make them at home as well. I cut the fabric out using…

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Avril Cosh Sewing Debut

Two weeks ago, my Mum and I made our way down to Hemel Hempstead, from Scotland, leaving straight after school. We arrived at Saskia’s at nine O’Clock. The next day Saskia taught us how to make pin cushions and we sewed squares together. After that we went shopping and I bought some zips, elastic and…

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Patchwork Envelope Cushion Tutorial

Today I am going to show you how to make a patchwork cushion. Firstly you have to cut your squares. All the squares need to be the same size. It doesn’t matter what size square you use so long as they are all the same. I have used a square that is 4 1/2 inches…

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Bambino Bobbin Hair Scrunchie Blog

Hello,  my name is Annelies and I am going to show you how to make a hair scrunchie (well I am making two at the same time). Firstly we measure out our fabric. I used the measurements shown above which are: 13cm wide by 50cm. After you have measured it you need to cut it…

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Baby Clothes Peg Bag

From the charity shop or in the loft ask your Mum for the smallest denim dress or dungarees. You can also use baby suits or whatever you fancy. With the denim dungarees I first stitched up the trouser leg. I found it too difficult to stitch the popper section so I cut it off and…

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How to make an envelope cushion by Annelies, aged 7

  Hello, this week I am going to show you how I made my lovely envelope cushion for my bedroom. Firstly put the cushion on top of the fabric. You need to measure the width of the cushion  and add an extra 4cm to get a 2cm seam allowance on each side. Measure the length by…

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Boys Camouflage Waterproof Poncho

Hello Sam here, with my second blog. This week I have made a waterproof, camouflage poncho. It even doubles up as a waterproof blanket to sit on when you have your picnic.  It is very simple to make, all I used were two identical squares of fabric, one was waterproof, the other was camouflage. I…

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Bambino Blog 9th January 2014

TOP IDEAS FROM ANNELIES Hello my name is Annelies. I am 7 years old and I love sewing. My favourite thing to sew is dolls clothes. I have got lots of ideas to sew and share which is why I am doing a blog. Today I am going to give you an idea to get…

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