teaching sewing confidence, tip by tip

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Sofa Sampler Cushion

Sofa Sampler Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Do you have fabric samples lying around?  I sure do, including samples from a sofa company that have been taking up cupboard space for several years now.  During a recent tidy out, I decided it was time to put them to good use.

Monday, 11 December 2017

International Association of Quilters



Have you heard of the International Association of Quilters (IAQ)? 

The brainchild of Becky Jorgensen of Patchwork Posse, IAQ has hundreds of members all over the world, it's like joining a Quilt Guild but you do it all from the comfort of your own home.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

By Special Request: iPad Case + Cable Storage

iPad Case and Cable Storage by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Earlier this year, during one of our weekly Skype chats, my Mum did something she's never done before, she asked me to make something for her.  More specifically, she asked me to make a case for her iPad, something like my daughter, Flicky, had made for her Mac using one of my tutes.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Free Tute: Point To Point Runner

Point To Point Runner Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Measuring approx 48" x 13", the Point To Point Runner protects surfaces while making sure your table, sideboard or dresser look great.  Whether you're creating focal interest on bed ends and over the back of sofas and chairs, there are so many ways you can use it.  This clean, crisp design is a showcase for all fabric collections, modern and traditional, and is an easy way to ring in changing seasonal themes in your home.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Free Tute: Drawstring Back Pack

Drawstring Back Pack Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Measuring approx 12" x 15-1/2", the Drawstring Back Pack can be worn by small children, teenagers and adults simply by changing the length of shoulder cord used.  Fully lined and quilted, my design features a trimmed front pocket with optional faux popper embellishment, side tabs, and a drawstring top channel that's constructed separately to the main body of the bag.