Category Archives: Projects for Magazines

Customising Project Number 3 for Sewing World Magazine

If funds are a bit tight after Christmas but you still have the urge for something new in your wardrobe, how about customising a plain old grey sweatshirt?  We’ve all got one lurking at the back of the wardrobe and you could turn this……

sweatshirt customising sewing world

……into this……….

sweatshirt customising sewing world

…….or this……..

sweatshirt customising sewing world

Pages 60-62 in the January issue which is available now at the bargain price of £4.95.

sweatshirt customising project sewing world magazine

Next month, another thrifty project; I’ll be showing you how to turn jeans into a skirt.

My Next Cutstomising Project for Sewing World Magazine

Look what I just found on Sewing World Magazine’s Facebook page…..

sweatshirt customising sewing world magazine

A nice little project to while away the Christmas holidays….?!

Customising Project Number 2 for Sewing World Magazine

It’s party season!  If you need a party outfit but don’t want to go out and buy something new, my customising project in the December issue of Sewing World magazine (on sale now!) may be just what you need.

Start with a plain old skirt…….

skirt customising

Add a few frills and ruffles……….

skirt customising……and ta-dah a party-worthy skirt!

skirt customising

In January’s issue I’ll be reviving a tired old sweatshirt…….

Start of my Series for Sewing World Magazine

I’m really pleased to be writing a series of monthly projects for Sewing World magazine.  The first one is out now in the November issue which is currently on sale.  In the first project I show you how to use stencilling and shirring to customise a plain t-shirt on pages 60-62.

Both techniques are quick and easy and give really professional results.

customising-tshirts-web

Here’s some more pics of the finished samples:

stencil print t-shirt customising

shirred t-shirt customising

If you need a bit of help with designs for the stencilling, you could always treat yourself to a pack of my new stencils to use for appliqué, fabric painting and quilting designs.

stencils

They’re available for £5 a pack from my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MIYcollection

In the next issue of Sewing World I’ll be customising a skirt with ruffles…………just in time for the party season…..!