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

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blue, brown yellow double sided shweshwe durban
Blue, brown, yellow double sided ShweShwe African fabric from Durban, SA

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green, blue black double sided shweShwe group
Green, blue, black double sided ShweShwe African fabric from Cape Town

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Shwe-shwe  fabric has a long standing history in South Africa. It was introduced to South Africa with German settlers in the 19th century, but over time Xhosa women, who took a liking to the stiff indigo-dyed fabric, replaced their animal skin clothes with Shwe Shwe. It is said to be named ShweShwe after the sound the skirts make when you walk.

More information about the History of ShweShwe Fabric – http://www.dagama.co.za/

Custom orders for skirts, accessories and home-wares can be made through www.MadeByNomes.Etsy.com

ShweShwe A-line elastic waist skirt
ShweShwe A-line elastic waist skirt

 

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 x

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Butterfly fabric in green, orange and brown
Butterfly fabric in green, orange and brown
Geometric print in green, yellow, pink
Geometric print in green, yellow, pink SOLD OUT
Abstract bird print in red, yellow, black
Abstract bird print in red, yellow, black SOLD OUT
Blue squares, green circles and yellow
Blue squares, green circles and yellow points
Abstract ying yang in green, orange, blue
Abstract ying yang in green, orange, blue
African print blue black white
African print blue black white SOLD OUT

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Safety pins print in orange, green and mustard
Safety pins print in orange, green and mustard
Dark and light green large flowers fabric
Dark and light green large flowers fabric SOLD OUT
Orange, black and white waves
Orange, black and white waves
Abstract yin yang in green, orange, blue Holland wax print cotton
Abstract yin yang in green, orange, blue Holland wax print cotton
1 blue green orange peanut shells  / 2 Blue orange S shapes
1 blue green orange peanut shells / 2 Blue orange S shapes
blue orange yellow geometric
blue orange yellow geometric – SOLD OUT

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And now a few clothing designs, handmade in Wimbledon by Nomes

SOLD Abstract bird a-line skirt
SOLD Abstract bird a-line skirt

A few links to items in my etsy shop: –
Bead inspired African fabric. Fitted knee length skirt with zipper

Orange, black and white wave summer shorts with elastic waist

Fully reversible elastic waist African Print skirt

Thanks for looking. Please leave a comment if you like these fabrics. x

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.

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Mini Gingerbread People with choc buttons and skittles
Mini Gingerbread People with choc buttons and skittles

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Chocolate Caramel Slice
Chocolate Caramel Slice

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Family favourite - Choc Chip and Walnut Biscuits
Family favourite – Choc Chip and Walnut Biscuits

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Check out my Recipes – MadeByNomes page where I will be updating the recipes as I cook them.

Let me know if you have a favourite recipe you’d like me to cook. x Nomes

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

Jasmine dress green pink front
Jasmine dress green pink front
3 purses with pocket and heart lining
3 African print purses with inside pocket and heart lining

My online shop MadeByNomes.Etsy.com had it’s first sale and also finished with 14 items being sold, including 9 pairs of Party Shorts.

my first sale on Etsy - green orange purple African print shorts
my first sale on Etsy – green orange purple African print shorts

So what will 2013 bring – well I am hoping for lots of sales on MadeByNomes.Etsy.com as I have a few new pattern ideas and exciting new fabrics. I’d also like to see more Likes and comments on my Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes

Wishing you all the very best for 2013.

Thanks to all my customers, friends, family. X 

Party Pant and Party Waistcoat
Party Pant and Party Waistcoat

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.

safety pins ipad cover  - Christmas present for my cousin
safety pins ipad cover – Christmas present for my cousin

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.

3 cushion covers
3 cushion covers

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?