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It has been more than 2 weeks since i have made something until yesterday.

I finally made the tissue box cover which was intended for the last Sew IT tutorial which i missed because i was in Dubai.

This is how mine turned out

Tissue Box Cover

The tutorial was easy to follow however, this was not perfect. I think i need to make a couple more. The good thing is now i dont have to search high and low for a tissue box cover i simply make my own for every room!

The fabric looks familiar?! I used my IKEA fabric which was intended for curtains for my previous craft room.

You can make this and other cute things too by simply joining Sew IT 🙂 and dont forget that i have moved to Sew Chic and Unique

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It dawned on me when Magnolia one of my readers asked if i could send her the contact info for Aunty S (the lady i used to go for sewing lessons) that i had not covered the basics of using a sewing machine!

I know how could i have forgot to cover blog about such an important topic ? i apologise espcially for thoes who want to join Sew IT and have never sewn before.

I would have liked to make the tutorial myself but that will take a couple of days so i am already late i dont want to prolong it any longer.

Plus i found a great site called Craft & Fabric Links

Craft & Fabric Links

This site is great for novice sewist they have covered everything. They even have a free sewing book just for beginners!

Chapter 5 covers setting up the sewing machine i really advise any beginner to take some time and read through that book as it has helped me when i was just starting and i am sure it will help you too.

Here are other sites which i found useful

How to sew using a sewing machine from Wiki How (with pictures)

How to sew using a sewing machine from Instructables

My machine has become my best friend you can read all about my machine here

I hope you found those links helpful 🙂

Just a reminder that i have moved to Sew Chic and Unique so please visit me there

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What day is it?

Its Wednesday so it means its Sew IT time 🙂

Sew IT

I thought we would try to move away from things for the home and make something for us, we deserve it 🙂

I am excited about this tutorial because we are going to be learning from the crafiest lady Martha Stewart of course!

This is what we are going to attempt to make

Reversible purse

A reversible bag!

Martha says this is a beginners project, so its perfect for Sew It 🙂

Here is the link with all the information you need and there is even a video to see how its actually done.

Have a look at what Small Fry and Co made from the tutorial and she personliased it too.

Remember once you’ve completed the tutorial:

  • Take a picture of your creation
  • blog about it on your blog (if u have one) featuring my Sew IT button (grab it from my side bar) and linking to me and send me the link.
  • If u dont have a blog send me the picture via email to sewchicandunique [at] gmail [dot] com before Tuesday.

I will feature all creations on feature it wednesday (which is when we show off our creations) i will link up to your blog (and have all the participants creations in one place)

Anyone can join in the fun all you need is your creativity and remember take it a stitch at a time

Happy Sewing and dont forget that i have moved to Sew Chic and Unique

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For Sew It last wednesay i posted a tutorial on how to cover a tissue box so it can finally match the rest of the room 🙂

This is what Nima from Made to treasure made

I unfortunately havent been able to participate this week cause i have been away and didnt manage to sew the tissue box cover 😦 however, I plan on sewing it once i get back – i promise

I have added Nima to my crafty mama list as well as other women who sew in Oman. Check out the list here

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 This week we will be making covers for our tissue boxes. We all have tissues boxes lying around the house and most of the time they dont fit with the decor of the room.

This is an easy tutorial which is prepared by Ashely from Make it and Love it I love her blog as she posts lots of easy tutorials, i have my eye on a couple more to use for Sew IT.

This is what we aim to create

What i like about this tutorial is that you are not limited to use the square tissues boxes (shown in the pic) you could use the regular rectangle ones.

So ladies here is the tutorial i really hope you enjoy it i already know what fabric i am going to use.

Ashley advises to use  upholstery type fabric as its thick and will hold better. However, you can use cotton too but just use some fusible interfacing.

Interfacing is used to make the fabric stiffer and there are two types the one you iron on and the one you sew onto the fabric. Both are available from Al Hadhramy, keep in mind you dont want it to be too hard so choose medium strength.

Remember once you’ve completed the tutorial:

  • Take a picture of your creation
  •  blog about it on your blog (if u have one) featuring my Sew IT button (grab it from my side bar) and linking to me and send me the link.
  • If u dont have a blog send me the picture via email to umhadeel [at] gmail [dot] com before Tuesday.

I will feature all creations on feautre it wednesday (which is when we show off our creations) i will link up to your blog (and have all the participants creations in one place)

Anyone can join in the fun all you need is your creativity and remember take it a stitch at a time

Happy Sewing Ladies

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Today is Feature it Wednesday which means you get to see what we have created for Sew It.

Last Wednesday i posted a tutorial on how to sew a pillow slip cover.

The first and only participant for this week Nima from Made to treasure made this

Click here for more pictures because she made not 1, not 2 but 3 pillow covers lol good on you Nima 🙂

I would like to thank Nima for participating in Sew It as she was the only one 🙂 apart from me of course. ( Thank you so much for your support )

This what i came up with

Sew IT 01

You can read more here

Stay Tuned for next Wednesday for another tutorial for Sew IT

I hope this encourages some of you to try sewing 🙂

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Here is my slip cover for Sew It 

Sew IT 01

I made it last night and it took me about an hour to do. I think i would have taken much less had it not been going up and down for the iron.

As i moved upstairs the iron is not so close anymore lol

This lovely pillow and its new cover will go to my niece’s room (which reminds me i need to show you her room which i recently painted)

I like the fact that i now can very easily make my own slipcovers so need to hunt down for that perfect shade lol just buy some material and sew it up 😉

Dont forget to check back tomorrow for  feature it wednesay too see what others have made

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