Great Sewing Project

Guess what?

Little ol’ me found, started and finished a sewing project in ONE evening! I know, I can barely believe it either!

Ruffles, yellow and polka dots, could it get any better?!
Honestly, I’ve never done this before; I felt and still kinda do a great sense of achievement. It’s really made we want to crack on with the projects I have started and not finished.

I was randomly blog hopping on Friday, and found a fantastic blog called 2 little hooligans, I would highly recommend you pop over and have a look.

With my shopping bits and pieces
Whilst reading the great posts, I found a pattern for a cute shopping and coupon organiser, which will definitely come in handy. The tutorial is so well written and has great photos at all stages, for most sewers this project would take between 1 hour and 1.5 hours to complete, it took me more like 2.5 hours, But only because I did a few steps wrong and had to improvise slightly, I didn’t have a zipper so after umming and ahhing I decided to just use bias binding to make the pocket, this works just fine for my needs.

Another, pic, just 'cause I love, love love it!
I would definitely advise you to buy a rotary cutter for your fabric, I don’t have one yet and in the process of cutting my fabric I actually cut my PJ bottoms twice!

I love sewing machine at the moment, my Singer is my new BFF!
So now I’m on the look out for some practical, simple sewing tutorials, any suggestions?

Linking up to


Craft Link parties

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


  1. Congrats on the finish. If you have a kindle pop on over to . I made the kindle cover in an evening. Keep up and the good work, get yourself a rotary cutter and slice AWAY from your and your jammies:^)

  2. great job!! im so glad you gave it a shot. i love mine and use it all the time:) you have to buy a rotary cutter though, save those j's:) thanks for link and your kind words, christina

  3. That looks really cute and useful too.

  4. Thanks for joining me this week. Great project to share with the gals.

  5. I really need one of these. Great job!

    Stop on by!

  6. Congrats on finishing your project - looks fabulous well done! Scarlett x

  7. Mary@redo101.blogspot.com21 March 2011 at 12:10

    Saw your link at Keeping It Simple - I totally need one of these, my shopping items are helter skelter and it makes me kinda crazy! Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing. I hope you stop by DIY Home Sweet Home and link up to More The Merrier Monday.

  9. great job! :)

    Stopped by from Debbiedoos.

    Have a great Spring day :)

  10. I love it! Great job! Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

  11. hiya visiting from debbis newbie party x that organiser looks grea and simlpe too , i know the feeling of stating and finishing something in one go ,,,, bliss oh and i am a city girl gone rural (still city girl at heart though )x tfs hope to see youat mine soon x

  12. That is a great idea. And very practical! I might have to try that out!

  13. Looks very organised. And you did it all so quickly.

    Thanks for visiting my blog

  14. You won an award!!!! Hop on over to to pick it up.

  15. I found you on Tip Junkie. Lovely stuff!

  16. Oh, sweetie, you kind of cracked me up over accidently snipping your pj's, but only because it has happened to me more than once! This is really a cute idea & you should be proud of yourself. I do have some sewing blogs listed in my blog list on my side bar. I have the blog list organized into groupings. Sewing related are toward the bottom with "S-" in front of the name. Take a look if you're interested. I'm a follower & hope you might follow back.

  17. I love this! Nice upcycle :) Thank you for linking up at Ten Buck Tuesday!

  18. This is SEW cute...see how i did that? yeah that is pretty much the extent of my

    I love what you created tho, CUTE!

    Stopping by via Debbiedoos Blog. I love love love the idea of a newbie blog hop, so fantastic.

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  19. I love this! I'd love if you linked this up to my very fist link party!

  20. this looks great!! and good improvising! thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings

  21. It's fantastic, I love your improvising. And don't worry, it would have taken me WEEKS to make it! Try The Long Thread for tutorials, she does an annual list of the best tutorials in blogland. It should get you started!

  22. This is adorable. Thank you so muchf or linking upo tp the handmade hog

    xoxo Hanna

  23. So so cute thanks for sharing I may have to have a go at one! I have done a phone case tutorial over on my blog and that only takes about half an hour to make (and only scraps of fabric) if you fancy giving that a go Tina x x

  24. How cute, and helpful! I love when I can start and finish a job in one go!! Thanks for lining up:)

  25. You did a great job. I love it. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  26. Haha, had to laugh at your intro. I'm the same way- my sewing room is usually in messy mid-project state! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

  27. Looks great! Fantastic job!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  28. How cute! I just found your blog through Debbie's linky party, I am now your newest follower. Come check me out if you get a chance.

  29. that's a darling little project and yay for you for finishing it in one evening! thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded.


    stuff and nonsense

  30. I looks great! I just love your fabric choices, so cheery! I'm new to sewing, and easily intimidated at this point. My first non embarrassing project is a bow tie for my 1 year old. Not sure if I'm ready for this yet. I'll bookmark it for future use?

    Thanks for sharing!

  31. Amanda this is so cute! And I've just finally unpacked all the sewing stuff in my house from moving last month. Yay. Thanks for linking up to the VIP party =) See you next week!

  32. This is seeewww adorable! Love that colors! Congrats on finishing a sewing project.. I am sooo jealous as I have several that are still incomplete. Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!

  33. Very cute. Thanks for linking up to Craft Couture Monday!

  34. Love the fabric choice and the ruffles :)
    thanks for linking up to thrifty thursdays!

  35. Ha... so funny about your PJs... err I mean bummer! Now you'll have to tackle some PJ pants as your next project!


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