Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The Sewing Bee Effect...






Since the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee started a couple of weeks ago, I have wanted to do some sewing. I was exactly the same last year! I am enjoying this series so much and have once again been inspired to buy pretty fabric and dust down my sewing machine!


I bought some ditsy floral fabric from Fabric Rehab online - a metre of soft cotton lawn. It was £7.20 per metre which I thought was pretty good. I love the print and the fabric feels like good quality. 


Today I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours making myself a scarf. It only took me a couple of hours from start to finish and was a simple project to get me used to using my sewing machine again. I wear a scarf everyday and I think this one will become a new favourite! 


Even better, I still have half a metre of the fabric left! Any ideas what I could make with it? It has to be simple as my sewing skills are pretty basic!


Are you enjoying the sewing bee too? 

X



31 comments:

  1. I love the lace trim, it's the little details that make the difference - Gorgeous!

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  2. I love the sewing bee, really enjoy sewing, as for idea's mini cushion cover?

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    1. I love making cushions! So could be a plan...
      Marianne x

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  3. Love scarfs, this one is so pretty, well done you!

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  4. Cushion cover?! Scarf looks good M x

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  5. I love the Sewing Bee, it always makes my fingers feel twitchy! Your scarf is gorgeous. How about some trim to boots and gloves for a matching ensemble :-) xx

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  6. It's very pretty, I like the trim you attached.x

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  7. Hi,love your pretty scarf that trim is lovely.I LOVE the sewing bee and like you itch to sew,my sewing skills are VERY basic,I can manage a cushion cover hee hee.As for ideas a sewing machine cover,place mats,needle case,pot holder.Very pretty fabric.xxps.I have bought Nicki Trench Seaside Crochet,posted on my blog.x

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  8. We all love the sewing bee in our house! It is very inspiring,I am in awe of what the contestants can achieve in the time given! I love your fabric, it is so pretty and spring like. I would probably use the remaining half metre for little fabric hearts or similar.X

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  9. Scarf is lovely. I have a little machine like yours. Surprisingly good for its size. I am watching the sewing bee too. Hope the out come will be more fair than last times. I thought the winner was judged more on the accessories than the actual sewing. Very good so far.

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  10. Such a pretty scarf! fab for the spring and the colours match well :) the trim gives it that extra vintage finish xx

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  11. I am really enjoying the sewing bee - and not just looking at Patrick! - your scarf is very pretty and I like the trim a lot. I am sure that you will make something beautiful with the rest of the fabric! xx

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  12. I'm loving the Sewing Bee! It reminded me that I bought some fabric and patterns last year and still haven't got around to making them. Lovely scarf and the lace trim is so pretty. Is that a new haircut too? x

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    1. Thanks Julie! Yes it is a new haircut, I had it chopped last week. Thank you for noticing :-)
      Marianne x

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  13. I love the Sewing Bee and look forward to watching it. It inspires me so much... I just wish I had better sewing skills too, though your scarf is lovely xx

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  14. Beautiful scarf; that fabric is gorgeous. I'm just getting into the Sewing Bee too - I'm not sure my sewing skills are up to making something I'd actually wear though! Have fun with the rest of the fabric, whatever you decide to make with it. x

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  15. I'm really enjoying the Sewing Bee! Such a pretty scarf, I bet it feels lovely! xo

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  16. Your scarf is so pretty. I love that fabric, it's very springy and feminine. The scarf looks lovely on you. I'm so glad you're feeling inspired to sew, can't wait to see what else you make!

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  17. It's a lovely scarf. I like the little lace trim you added at both ends. So pretty! The remaining half metre will make a nice simple tote bag for spring, I think. X

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  18. Very pretty material, and I love the green lace.edging. Oo yes, I like Marion's idea of a tote bag
    Caz xx

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  19. I am thinking about making a similar one in Liberty scraps. How about a pencil case for your little one with the other half to ease you into putting in a zip in a low pressure situation!. Jo

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  20. your scarf looks lovely ,ive just made some liberty bunting with strips,or you could make a little bag and line it with a plain fabric,or a little needle case ? have fun xx

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    1. Great ideas Michelle, thank you.
      Marianne x

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  21. The sewing bee makes me want to sew too :) x

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  22. We love the sewing bee too! It's got me wanting to sew as well. I'm in the middle of making a new peg bag as my old one is falling apart. xx

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  23. I think the sewing bee inspires lots of people to sew, which is a lovely thing! Your scarf is gorgeous, such pretty fabric!
    Happy weekend, Marianne.
    Helen xox

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  24. Looks good on you! I have heard there will be a German version of the TV show. Looking forward to watch it!

    Take care
    Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

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  25. It's addictive isn't it!! I used to work with Deborahs husband Terrance (he keeps appearing in vox pops talking about her sewing) which is so weird! I've started a top but I'm taking my time (unlike the poor contestants) and doing it properly.

    Really love the scarf, I've got the book too but only made the bag so far. With your leftovers you could make a cushion to practice inserting a zip :-)

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  26. Love the sewing bee.... I have a couple of metres of fabric that I am planning to use to make my daughters a couple of summer shirt / tunics for the summer. I have been searching for ideas/patterns on Pinterest.... And can't wait to have a bit of free time to get started....! I have only made 3 things before but am planning to sew more this spring....Pati x

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