General Topics · Sewing

What to do…?

I love this material. It’s a print my parents picked up in Singapore, I think, maybe 30 years ago. And I don’t know what to do with it. I’m long gone since the age I could have gotten away with it hanging on a wall. Yet it seems a crime to cut it up. Suggestions?… Continue reading What to do…?

General Topics · hand sewn · Sewing · Weaving

Friday Roundup #23-20

Beautiful! From my garden. Sorry, but I can’t resist this. Pictures from Pixabay Remind you of a song? Anyway, enough frivolities. Another week gone by in a flash. This weather has been quite changeable. We were about to go out for a walk tonight, but I hadn’t quite finished work. Ten minutes later and it… Continue reading Friday Roundup #23-20

Leather · leather sneakers

Leather Sneakers: The Stitch-up, Part 2

Following on from Part 1, where I explained how things went wrong for me, in this part I start the sneaker stitching again; the right way! Here we go. Threading the needle. This is the best way to start your stitching. The last thing you want to is have the thread pull out of the… Continue reading Leather Sneakers: The Stitch-up, Part 2

General Topics · Leather · leather sneakers

Leather Sneakers: The Stitch Up, Part 1

Do you like the title? I probably had about five or six different ones, before settling on this. So, in this post, I hope to convey how the process went for stitching these sneakers together, problems or roadblocks I came up against, and how I moved past them to the final completed pair of sneakers.… Continue reading Leather Sneakers: The Stitch Up, Part 1