“Life-Long-Budo” Sweater

I’ve just been to Japan where I attended a week-long Karate training course. As always, there was a t-shirt and I usually looove these shirts. But this time it was made of some sort of synthetic┬ámaterial that was just a complete “no way” to me. So what to do? Throw it away? Give it away?…

Awesome Bandana Tutorial

Sooooooo… I’ve been wanting to make one of these for ages. My very favorite one has a lot of holes in it, so I took it apart and figured the whole thing out – and it’s really quite easy. So here’s my tutorial for an awesome no-tie bandana… for bad hair days! ­čśë    …

Purple Dream

So, I finally got around to sewing something for myself again. I’ve had this pattern for quite some time – since the day when I went crazy and ordered about 8 patterns from farbenmix.de. This one is called Florina. The cutting and sewing was amazingly fast, but the neck took hours on end – as…

Why make it plain?

I finished this jacket a while ago but never got around to taking pictures. Might be because the weather was so terrible. ­čśë The pattern is called┬áLady Bella by Farbenmix. They have a wonderful website (also in English) with beautiful patterns and lots of pictures of sewn examples – though in this case they all…

Sewing machine mendhi and a beautiful top

A while ago the lady from my favorite sewing blog┬áposted a tutorial for┬á “mendhi” on the┬ásewing machine. Mendhi is the traditional form of hand painting used by Indian women – beautiful patterns drawn with henna. For sewing machine mendhi you use the patterns your machine has to offer to create┬ábeautiful designs.┬áI’ve finally managed to try…

Can’t live without it: wrist pincushion

Right, so I already had one. And I used it all the time. But it was bought at Aldi and – let’s face it – it was a piece of junk. It was uncomfortable and impossible to close with one hand. I looked for quite a while in stores and online, but didn’t see anything…