Friday, 23 October 2020

Max and Meena's Mega Max Raglan Top Sewing Project - Butterfly


With a bright and colourful print and contrasting plain sleeves these raglan shirts really stand out from the crowd. Children love the striking prints whilst parents love how comfortable and easy care they are.

This top is availible to buy through my NuMonday shop.  

If you're interested in how it's made and how you can make your very own raglan top (it's really easy I promise!) scroll on down to find out how.

You'll need the following supplies:


Plus some lovely cotton Lycra stretch fabric.

I earn a small commission when products are purchased through the links I post here (at no additional cost to you). 

Basic Construction


Raglan patters tend to start with the front and back sleeve seams.  The top starts to take shape immediately which is really satisfying.


The side and sleeve seams are sewn in one continuous seam.  I love this technique, it always makes for such a nice neat finish.

Neckband


I stitch the neckband with a straight stitch as it allows the neckband to lie fatter than it would with a stretch stitch which is quite a wide stitch.  


I also press the seam open so it lies as flat as possible.  


When turning my neckband I find a tailors ham very useful for accurate pressing.


I carefully pin the neckband into place making sure it fits evenly around the neck edge.

For the final step I finish the hems and stitch them in place with a twin needle for a really professional finish.


This top is availible to buy through my NuMonday shop.  

If you're interested in how it's made and how you can make your very own raglan top (it's really easy I promise!) scroll on down to find out how.

You'll need the following supplies:


Plus some lovely cotton Lycra stretch fabric.

I earn a small commission when products are purchased through the links I post here (at no additional cost to you). 

Linking up to:


Please feel free to use my handmade clothes to inspire your own creations, pin it to your Pinterest for later.

Here are some of my other designs using the Max and Meena Mega Max sewing pattern:


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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

NHS Heros Thank You Handmade Card - Nurse


Show your gratitude to the super star doctors and nurses working in our NHS.  

This beautiful card is availible to buy form my NuMonday shop.

If you're interested in how it's made and how you can make your very own cards (it's really easy I promise!) scroll on down to find out how.

You'll need the following supplies:


   

    

  

  

    

I earn a small commission when products are purchased through the links I post here (at no additional cost to you). 


The digi image I have used is by Polkadoodles and it's currently completely FREE!!


Click on the image to get the full set.


Weather it's a friend who works within the NHS, a stranger or someone who's cared for you personally this care is the perfect way to say thank you.


Let them know how special they are with a glitzy glittery handmade card that's sure to stand out on anyone's mantle piece.


The two layers of premium papers really shine for their high quality.  You will really feel the exceptional quality as soon as you touch this card, it's heavy weight speaks for itself.


The two layers of premium papers really shine for their high quality.  You will really feel the exceptional quality as soon as you touch this card, it's heavy weight speaks for itself.


The inside is beautifully decorated with coordinating papers and a glittered star design.  There's a generous 10cm square left blank for you to add your own message.


This beautiful card is availible to buy form my NuMonday shop.

If you're interested in how it's made and how you can make your very own cards (it's really easy I promise!) scroll on down to find out how.

You'll need the following supplies:


   

    

  

  

    

I earn a small commission when products are purchased through the links I post here (at no additional cost to you). 


The digi image I have used is by Polkadoodles and it's currently completely FREE!!


Click on the image to get the full set.


If you prefer to buy through Etsy, my handmade cards and children's clothes are now availible in my Etsy shop.


Please feel free to use my handmade cards to inspire your own creations, pin it to your Pinterest for later.

Here are some of my other handmade cards:


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