I covered a couple of IKEA chairs using fat quarters from Aldi and I had a few bits left .... so I made a bag. I used my own modular tote design and used a simple applique design in place of the zipped pocket and the flap pocket. I made the handles with f
This is a block I digitised to piece in the hoop. The 4 blocks were also joined ITH. The back of the cushion was added on the sewing machine. If I had decided at the outset that it would be a cushion, it would have all been done in the hoop.
As you may know, I love to push the boundaries of the possibilities for ITH designs. These are my latest.<br /><br /> All are made with just the bare minimum of straight sewing when they come out of the hoop. (Shoulder seams on the waistcoats, sides se
Cheese cloth top (as we are having a heatwave!) I digitised a simple neckline and added the designs from Urban Threads. This went in the middle of a rectangle of fabric. My design added a facing. Then I hemmed the sides (4mm rolled hem foot) and the botto
"Chaos Theory" - when I began making this, I wanted it to be ugly! I chose genuine scraps which were no use for anything else and didn't go together. (It was paper pieced on scrap paper and I used up random thread left on bobbins.)<br /><br /><br /><br
This quilt was hand stitched with contributions from 30 or so people. The fabric was 3 FQ packs from Aldi. plus quite a lot of Ditte from Ikea. I assembled it, backed it with fleece and quilted it using my embroidery machine and a hexagonal flower design
Edited to show both sizes. This was another idea I was brewing while I was away. The design is now in Engineered in Stitches. 160 x 260 and 200 x 300.<br /><br /> All made ITH except for a small gap to hand stitch. Extra inspiration came from the fa
I've been away from home for a few weeks so when I had time after doing all of the washing, I had to try some ideas I'd had while I was away. The necklines on these two tops were made in the hoop (including adding the facing.) I've shown a close up of
Anyone up for some colouring in? The artwork for these new art deco style designs was supplied by my lovely friend Lynda Martin. The plaques have a CD inside, but the design could also be used as an applique. My J-club ladies are going to make these at ou
I was challenged to make this by a good friend i have never met (yes, another Cutie!) I'm not even sure what to call it.<br /><br /> Any way, it was made entirely in the hoop with the exception of one seam in the lining and the final closure on the pi
Following quite a few requests, I have revised my cat and dog ITH purse designs. They are now available from Engineered in Stitches for 130mm x 180mm and 160mm x 260mm hoops. There is an option to have a concealed zip or an exposed one.