• Sewing

    Sewing: Week Forty One: Fall Flannel Blanket Cape

    Fall flannel blanket cape is week forty one of the 52 weeks of sewing project. Although it’s snowy here in Northern Alberta, it’s still technically fall. Time to pull out the plaid and let the leaves turn colours. This project is easy and will take about 20 minutes max. Let’t get started! What You Need 1 double sheet or 2 yards of 50 inch wide fabric serger machine scissors matching thread iron ironing board fray check First, gather your fabric. I used a flannel plaid…

  • Tutorials

    Tutorial: Picnic Blanket

    Who doesn’t want summer to get here fast? One of the lovely things about summer is spending so much time outside and that means picnics! Make this homemade picnic blanket to match your style, decor, or as a lovely summer housewarming gift. What You Need 4 yards of fabric that is at least 60 inches wide coordinating fabric – 1/4-1/2 a yard 8 inches of tongue and groove velcro matching thread machine Step One Your first step is to wash and dry your fabric. This…

  • Projects

    Project: Heavy Blanket

    Heavy blankets are key for comfy couch time – especially in the winter! I usually buy the discount fabric in the back of the store – it’s about 3$ a meter (I pick only fabrics that are 60 inches wide) and I get 2 meters of 5 different fabrics. So, it’s roughly a 30$ project – not bad for keeping warm! Pick out 5 fabrics that aren’t necessarily matchy-matchy but simply look good together. Different textures work well, too. As you can see above –…