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Hoot, hoot!

3 Apr

If you like owls, you will love this project.

I made this a while ago for my two nephews as a Christmas present. They started a pillow fight with them as soon as they unwrapped them.

You can use mink, fleece, quilting cotton, corduroy or any fabric that is used for making stuffed toys. I made mine with some kind of artificial suede, cotton and felt for the eyes and the legs. I also used ric-rac trim for the bodies. Then used the stuffing from two cushions to fill them up. The final size is quite big and cudly.

If you want to make your own, you can get the pattern and tutorial here: http://weallsew.com/weallsew/files/2011/07/BERNINASnugglyOwl.pdf

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What to do with all those trousers legs.

29 Mar

Hi everyone. Have you ever wondered what to do with those trousers that you can’t wear anymore because the seam between the legs got ripped? Don’t throw them away! The rest of the trousers are perfectly good usable sturdy fabric.

Idea 1: Make a case and heat mat for your flat iron. I used bias tape reps tape and check linen for the lining. There is a pocket to hold the flat iron on the inside and a small pocket for the cable on the outside in case you need to store the iron while it’s still hot.ImageImage

Idea 2: Go over the Martha Stewart and check out this page http://www.marthastewart.com/265802/crafters-apron for the instructions and the pattern for the crafters apron. I used one of my husband’s old trousers, self made bias tape and a remnant piece of fabric for the border and the ties of the apron. ImageImage

So, have fun sewing and recycling. I hope you find the post useful!

Why my blog is called happysewingcat

27 Mar

The reason is my cat Nin. He has been living with my husband and I for the last 11 years. He keeps me company while I sew and seems absolutely fascinated by the movement of my hands when I am hand sewing. I believe there is quite a lot of people who like both sewing and cats, judging by the amount of people who sew and live with cats.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Recently he had a serious health problem that started with a liver problem and developed into multiple organ failure. I thought he wasn’t going to make it but after almost a month of medication he is back to his old self. I feel so relieved. You don’t realize how much our pets mean to us until we are about to lose them. He is getting so spoiled now!

Half Moon Bag

4 Mar

This is one of the first handbags I ever made. It is a very feminine bag, small but big enough for all your necessities. It was made using a Keyka Lou pattern. It  was made with first quality cotton fabric bought in a fantastic Japanese fabric shop in the district el Born in Barcelona.

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