Thursday 1 December 2022

Tutorial: Teeny Tiny Tote

Welcome to "A Season of Kindness" sewing with Sip Tea and EPP party and its hosts Irina and Larisa. Last year I shared with you Gift Tags and Postcard Coster tutorials and Irina shared her sweet Christmas Bauble Coaster and Scandinavian Christmas Ornament. This week Irina also shared darling Mini House Gift Box tutorial.
This year I have designed this cute tiny tote that can be a lovely addition to any gift. You can put a few small treats in it or a gift card or a small toy. From my own experience I can tell that small children love to carry around tiny totes. You can easily use it in your sewing room for storage of some sewing notions as well.

Sunday 31 July 2022

Denim Kindle Sleeve. Part 1

If you have been following me for a while, you might know that I love simple makes. Makes that take little time to finish, makes that can be used and makes that can be beautify with cute details. I have been working with denim this week as a part of Sew Easy Summer Sew Along for Sip Tea and EPP and it's been fun. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it is to sew with denim.

Monday 18 July 2022

Get your Stash Ready

I am happy to welcome all of you to the first week of our Summer Sew Along. It feel a bit strange writing Summer as it is Winter here in Australia. :-) I hope you had a chance to go through your textiles and select a few items that you think you might use for repurposing during the Sew Easy Sew Along "Ideas and inspirations for working with recycled materials" for Sip Tea and EPP with Irina @nordiccrafter and Larisa @stitchingnotes.

Monday 11 July 2022

Summer Sew Along for Sip Tea and EPP

Sew Easy: Summer Sew Along for Sip Tea and EPP. Ideas and Inspirations for working with recycled materials.

It’s that time of the year when Irina and I are ready to host another easy, relaxing and fun Sew Along for our weekly Sip Tea and EPP party. It’s summer in the northern hemisphere and many of you are busy enjoying the warm lazy days of the summer holidays so we decided to keep this Sew Along even more relaxed and undemanding for you. We hope you can join us again to learn something new and get inspired.

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Spring Mystery Project Sew Along: Final Week

Welcome back to the final week of the Spring Mystery Sew Along with Irina @nordiccrafter and I (Larisa @stitchingnotes)! We are delighted to see so many of you working on your pouches and adding the final finishing touches. We absolutely love seeing your creativity blossoming and your desire to challenge yourselves with new skills.

Tuesday 12 April 2022

Spring Mystery Project Sew Along Week 2

Tips for using fusible foam and quilting.

Welcome to the second week of Spring Mystery Project Sew Along for the Sip Tea and EPP party with Irina @nordiccrafter and Larisa @stitchingnotes. We are absolutely smitten with all the delightful tumbler arches you have been making during the past week. Once again, we would like to thank you all for sewing with us and trusting us to lead you on this mystery adventure.

Thursday 31 March 2022

Spring Mystery Project Sew Along

The long awaited Spring Mystery Project Sew Along for Sip Tea and EPP will start next Thursday, April 7th, 2022 and we hope you can join us this time as well and have some fun sewing together with us.

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Fabric Grain

What is fabric grain? What does it mean to cut the fabric on the straight or cross grain? How to find the right grain especially if you work with tiny pieces of fabric without a directional pattern? Why do you need a bias binding? Keep reading if you would like to know the answers to these questions and hopefully by the end of this post you will learn something useful and helpful.

Thursday 13 January 2022

Hexagon Templates

Welcome to the Sip Tea and EPP party! Irina @nordiccrafter and I are very excited to start our new adventures this year with a Mystery Hexagon Project. And as the name suggests, you will need hexagons for this sweet item that we are going to sew in unison.

I have put together a one page file for your convenience. All you need to do is to print this page out and cut out your own shapes. Please check the 1" square to make sure that the hexagons are of the right size. And one more thing - don't forget to use a separate pair of scissors for this step! :-)

Happy partying! Larisa xo

Thursday 6 January 2022

Sip Tea and EPP 2022

Welcome to Sip Tea and EPP! It's the fourth year that our weekly party has been running on Instagram and Irina @nordiccrafter and I are very happy and excited to be sewing together with you.

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Little Town Stitching Pattern

When I just stated sewing years ago, I designed this simple stitching pattern that is done with only backstitch, almost like a pencil sketch, and a few small patches of colour. A couple of years ago I stitched my Little Town again, but left it unfinished. I am ready now to turn it into something special, but I need to add a few more touches to it first.