• craft

    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…

  • craft

    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…

  • for sale

    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]

  • Fabric

    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 [mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/2″] [/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”1/2″] [/mantra-column]  [/mantra-multi] Shwe-shwe  fabric has a long standing history in South Africa. It was introduced to South Africa with German settlers…