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Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Part 2

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Part 2

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by Andrea I came across so many awesome crochet patterns last week, that I had to share the crochet love and bring you a second selection of patterns this week.  Let’s have a look! VTG 1969 McCALL’S CROCHET LESSONS FASHION & HOME PATTERNS MAGAZINE~BEGINNERS~# 3 This one is fantastic if…

Retro Pattern Review – McCalls 2893

Retro Pattern Review – McCalls 2893

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by Andrea I’ve got a retro pattern review for you today, McCalls 2893, which dates back to 1971.   Rather than doing one allover print, I decided to break it up a bit and use a print and a solid.  I used Sanctuary – Orchid Feng Shui by Michael Miller…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Edition

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by Andrea It often seems that crochet doesn’t get the same love that knitting does in the crafting world.  Which is too bad, as it’s really easy to learn, projects usually work up quick, and you can make some really awesome projects!  Here’s some great vintage crochet patterns I found.…

Chair Upholstery: A How To! Part 4 – Finishing Your Chair Up

Chair Upholstery: A How To!  Part 4 – Finishing Your Chair Up

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By Andrea So exciting!  I finally get to reveal my finished chair for you this week!  If you’ve missed parts one, two or three,  you can find them at their respective links. Here is my lovely dog, Diablo – with a previw of the finished chair!  Read on to see…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holding Your Sewing Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holding Your Sewing Edition

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by Andrea Sewing definitely generates a lot of small equipment – and you need some place to store it all!  Here’s some great mid century sewing baskets to help keep you organized! VINTAGE 1960s MAX KLEIN SEWING BASKET BOX W TRAY SINGER NOTIONS AVOCADO GREEN I love avocado green –…

Chair Upholstery: A How To! Part 3: A Little Bit of Sewing and a Lot More Stapling

Chair Upholstery: A How To! Part 3: A Little Bit of Sewing and a Lot More Stapling

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By Andrea If you’re following along with parts one and two of our tutorial, you’ll know we’ve got the pieces cut out and ready to go.  So, let’s get started!  First  things first, we’re going to get the sewing done.  There’s not a lot of sewing to do, but there…

Chair Upholstery: A How-To! Part 2: Cutting Your Fabric

Chair Upholstery: A How-To!  Part 2: Cutting Your Fabric

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by Andrea Last week, we covered the removal of the old upholstery from your chair, which we’re going to use for pattern pieces.  You’re probably now left with a pile of pieces that look something like this:   Never fear, we’re going to sort these out and get our new…

Retro Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holiday Fabrics Edition

Retro Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holiday Fabrics Edition

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by Andrea Now that summer is finally here, I am thinking holidays and camping.  Here’s some super cute, retro style camping and holiday prints from Etsy!   Alexander Henry – Nicole’s Prints – Vinyl Vacation – Dk Tea Love this holiday themed print from Alexander Henry – everything about it…

Chair Upholstery – A How-To! Part 1: Getting Started

Chair Upholstery – A How-To!  Part 1: Getting Started

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By Andrea I am pleased to report that my cast is off and that means I can finally bring you the chair upholstery tute that I have been promising for half of forever!  Let’s get started!     As seen last week, when I did my chair leg rehab mini-tute,  this…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – 60′s Designer Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – 60′s Designer Edition

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By Andrea   Vogue Patterns have always been considered to be on the cutting edge of fashion – and the designer editions have always been a great way for the home sewist to get the latest designer look. Here’s some awesome examples from the 60′s.   VOGUE COUTURE DESIGN BY…

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