About Nomes

I like to sew, cook. I use a vintage Singer Sewing machine to make the clothes and crafts shown on this website. Be sure to check out my Etsy online shop where you can purchase some of my items www.madebynomes.esty.com and my Facebook page www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes

Made By Nomes Etsy Shop Vacation

www.madebynomes.etsy.com online shop will be closed for 6-8 weeks (from June 1st to mid-July 2013) as I am moving house and my sewing machine is getting packed away. Be sure to find me on Facebook to stay up to date with news and adventures – www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes or I can be contacted at naomi[at]madebynomes.com Here is a selection of items, some of which are available in my shop (subject to change – some items may have already been sold)

Swing tags

Happy Easter Monday and hello April 2013 – oh how the the time is flying this year! It’s that time of the year when one feels they need to have a spring clean and de-clutter the sewing studio space. Whilst trying to do a tidy up, I found plenty of small pieces of wonderful African print fabric that I couldn’t quite bring myself to part with. Handmade swing tags: With a bottle of glue in one hand, fabric pieces and luggage tags in the other hand, I created these new swing tags for my Etsy items. I think they look pretty … Continue reading

ShweShwe fabric currently in stock for custom designs

My boy has just returned from a trip to South Africa, and he bought me some more ShweShwe fabric. Isn’t he a good boy This new ShweShwe fabric is slightly different to the fabric I bought in January … this new fabric has a double sided print. So cool, it means that the fabric can be used either side…. or both! Custom orders are available: You can enquire about custom orders through Etsy conversation www.madebynomes.etsy.com  or contact me via naomi[at]madebynomes.com Thanks, Nomes x Shwe-shwe  fabric has a long standing history in South Africa. It was introduced to South Africa with … Continue reading

Fabric currently in stock for custom designs

I have recently received a few enquiries about fabric I have for skirts and custom design orders through my Etsy shop. Below you will find a selection of fabrics that have been purchased in London, UK and are considered African or Holland Wax print designs.  These are available at the moment for use in custom design orders. Just mention the name of the fabric in your enquiry and I’ll check if I have enough in stock for your design. Custom orders are available: You can enquire about custom orders through Etsy conversation www.madebynomes.etsy.com  or contact me via naomi[at]madebynomes.com Thanks, Nomes … Continue reading

Recipes and cookbook

So here’s a post about a non-sewing topic. It’s all about cooking! I enjoy cooking and baking … and eating the home cooked goodies as well. I have recently been spending time arranging some family favourite recipes into a recipe book. In order to make this something really special I have decided to also cook the recipes and photograph the finished product in the hope to create a book with delicious recipes and photos too. Check out my Recipes – MadeByNomes page where I will be updating the recipes as I cook them. Let me know if you have a … Continue reading

Made By Nomes 2012 Sewing

I set myself a task last year to make homemade gifts for my friends and family. I think I did a pretty good job of making gifts – now let me think back to some of the wonderful handmade gifts I gave as presents: Party ¾ shorts, Girls dresses, Girls skirt, Boys shorts, Boys waistcoat, Waistcoat, Party shorts, Party trousers, Party pants, Ipad covers and a couple of Tote bags and numerous purses and make up bags. You’ll find more photos on madebynomes.com and www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes My online shop MadeByNomes.Etsy.com had it’s first sale and also finished with 14 items being … Continue reading

African print goes tech – ipad covers

I think is was only a matter of time before I started using my African Print fabric to make covers for phones, iPads and accessories. I did some research on the internet to get some ideas for size, shape and closure styles. Liberty Blog has a simple tutorial for an unlined accessories cover – http://www.liberty.co.uk/blog/12177/sewing-project-liberty-print-ipad-case/ So here are a few pictures of my iPad cover. Do let me know what you think of these. x

African print cushion covers

I had some fabric left over from the lengths Dylan gave me to make his Party Pants…. so what better way to make use of the fabric than to construct some African print cushion covers for Dylan’s sister in South Africa. These covers fit cushions of 60cm x 60cm, have 6 ties on the back to secure the covers – makes for interesting back design and also very functional. I think these look great – What do you think?