Sewing sensation.

Hi everyone. 

So I have started my sewimg classes and wanted to share how I am getting on so far. 

My New Years resolution was to learn how to sew so at least I have finally started. 

My first creation is this floral shabby chic cushion. 

My teacher told me to pick fabric that I really like so that if I mess up il be more willing to finish as il want to salvage the fabric. 

The fabric I picked is from hickeys and it was roughly €10 for the metre but I did get it when they had there sale on.

I used half a metre of fabric to make my cushion. 

I got this singer sewing machine for my birthday as it was on special offer in Aldi. 

In my class I use a sewing machine that’s from the school. It’s a really old retro machine but they all do the same job. 

I finally took mine out of the box and found it easy to thread and thread the bobbin. 

I decided to practise making another cushion and I made this cushion below using a tea towel from pennies (primark) that I got for €1.50.

I used white cotton fabric for the fold on the back. 

Next week in my class I will be making a little cotton tote shopper bag. Iv picked some pink polkadot fabric and can’t wait to start it. 

I do my sewing class in my local secondary school and it’s great value at €90 and it will run until April. 

This week I didn’t get to make much shabby chic crafty items aside fromy cushion but I did re do my hall display to freshen it up. 

The little vintage bicycle is from homestore and more and on special offer for the month of February! I can’t wait for payday to buy more for the garden. 

Don’t forget to follow over on Instagram for more daily pictures xx and don’t forget to tag me in your crafty posts. 


Chat soon. 




  1. The dainty dress diaries
    July 6, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Aw thanks john! If your on Instagram let me know your intsa name and il follow, I post and interact a lot more over there x

  2. John Carter
    July 6, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    his is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the leisure here! Keep up the excellent work. best sewing machine

  3. The dainty dress diaries
    March 3, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    Thanks so much for your kind comments,So sorry for only seeing your comment now xx

  4. Anonymous
    February 21, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    I really love your blog and your IG gallery.I add your blog to my blogroll!!Bisous from Paris.Queen_shabby_kitsch (IG user)

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