Thursday, 8 May 2014

Blossoms Boutique - Using Glitter

I would like to introduce you all to Blossoms boutique who have been using our glitter fabric along with felt to make these fabulous hairbands and decorations!
Jenna of Blossoms boutique uses mermaids, bunnies and unicorns to feature as her motifs with a gorgeous use of colour and hand stitched detailing. All made in Yorkshire, UK.

Take a look at the Blossoms online shop here on Etsy, there are plenty of gifts for girls and ladies alike.

Thank you so much for sharing your super cute accessories Jenna! x

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

DIY - How to Hem a Full Circle Skirt , Quickly

Today's DIY is a quick tip on how to finish the hem of your full circle skirt. There are many ways to do this.

The long way is to let your skirt hand for a week or so in case it stretches anywhere, use crinoline/horsehair braid, had gather it and then hand stitch it.

The very quick way is with an overlocker / serger  and simple top stitching.

If you want it to look a little nicer or don't have an overlocker and if you don't have a spare day to hem your full circle skirt this will take 15 minutes and looks lovely.

The key to hemming a full circle skirt is that if the stitch line is going to be visible, it needs to be close to the hem. Approx 1cm or under.

You will need:

Bias binding
Thread (wind your bobbin full)

1. Bind the entire hem of your skirt. Here's the bias binding DIY just in case. 

 2. Turn under and stitch down with a parallel line so you have two on the underside and one neat stitch on the outer.

That's it!