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    Madiba Cushion Covers

    I was given this Madiba Shweshwe fabric almost a year ago and I really wanted to make something special out of it. After a few measurements and plans, I decided to create 2 cushion covers. To make the most use of the fabric, I cut 1 length of fabric for each cushion  -50cm x 100cm. Added an invisible zip on the 50cm length side and then stitched together the 2 side seams. Total sewing time less than 1 hour. The zip will be either at the top or bottom of the cushion, depending of how the cushion is placed on sofa. Front and back of cushion are the same print…

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    I Couldn’t Bring Myself to Throw Away the Scraps of Fabric

    My boy calls me a hoarder, but I don’t think I am. I’m happy to depart with items of no use, clothing that is too small but when it comes to my fabric. Well that’s a different story! I find it very difficult to throw away any remnants and smalls pieces left over after cutting out a pattern, as I know I will find a good use for them, no matter how small. so here are a few things I have been constructing to make use of those fabric scraps. I drafted a pattern for a luggage tag to use up some of the “bigger” scraps of fabric. I used…

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    It’s Crafting Time

    As I have a few more hours “free time” during the day, I’ve been planning sewing and craft projects. I’ve had a couple of busy weeks sewing  items for my Etsy shop, and I still feel like there isn’t enough hours in the day. So many plans…. never enough time to get them finished! So my plans for the next 2 weeks are: – create a couple of interesting purses using this fabulous South African Shwe Shwe fabric to sell on Etsy – MadeByNomes.Etsy.com – Design and plan the construction of my first ever patchwork quilt using this beautiful Liberty fabric, which I bought in London before I moved to…

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    Prague Fabric Shops

    Goodbye London … Hello Prague. I’ve been living in Prague now for almost 2 weeks. The time has flown by! I’ve spend my time  exploring the city and trying to get to know the place from the perspective of someone who lives here, rather than a tourist visiting. Our furniture and boxes are still in storage, and wont arrive for another 2 weeks.  It’s strange to be without some many loved items.  I’m missing my sewing machine and sewing paraphernalia, especially as I have free time when I could be doing lots of sewing! So if I can’t sew, I should start investigating where I can buy fabric and other…

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    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) [mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/2″] [/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”1/2″] [/mantra-column] [/mantra-multi]

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    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 interesting, and a nice new ending place for the small…