When our drawers are bulging with clothes, as they are at the moment, I turn my sewing attentions to homeware.
Caroline at CJ made sent me some Cath Kidston fabric in a giveaway and it was a little stiff for making clothes so I knocked up some place mats. I had my reasons. I knew the little pockets would encourage my girls to lay the table and I wanted to try out my new bias binding foot which came with my new sewing machine.
The plastic holder is adjustable depending on the width of the bias so it makes adding bias a breeze in one machine pass. Gone are the worries that I might have slipped off the edge on the blind side.
My new machine is working really well. Here is my little tip to share today. I use washi tape to stick the needle packet to the side of my machine so that I always know which type of needle is in the machine. I don't want to sew stretch with a jeans needle or quilt with a normal needle and I could never remember what I had last left in it. Now I just check on the side!
Happy crafting. Jo xxxx