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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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    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…

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    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 [mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/2″] [/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”1/2″] [/mantra-column] [/mantra-multi] And now…

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    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