Guess who’s back?

Hello all,

This year a lot has changed and I thought I’d begin to document things I learn at University etc!

To catch you all up, so far this year I have got a new puppy called Coco, I’ve been to Paris with my darling boyfriend, Ben and finished my first year at uni! I have also started to sell quite a few things on Depop if you’d be interested in taking a look, all things are posted first class and are either brand new, or good as! My username is @lana1122

I am aiming to post at least once a month at the moment until I get a few more followers

Watch this space, exciting things to come!

Lana x

Bunting and being busy!

Hello all 🙂

I’ve decided to do another guide to keep you all busy 🙂 this week it’s bunting!

I made a set of this for my grandma’s birthday and she was very pleased with it. This isn’t too hard to make, you just need time and patience, especially if you’re new to sewing 🙂

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You will need:
Sewing Machine
As many different types of pretty fabric (or just one type, it’s completely up to you!)
Threads
Fabric Scissors
Tape Measure
Cardboard
Pins
A long piece of ribbon, or fabric

First things first, create yourself a template out of cardboard. I chose to create an isosceles triangle shape so that my flags looked more like flags, rather than triangle blocks. I used a scrap bit of paper for this, but I’d advise cardboard so you don’t cut your fabric wrong 🙂

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Next lay your template on the fabric, pin it and began to cut out the shapes. I double sided my bunting but you can do single flags. Again, it’s completely up to you how many you cut out, I was working to a specific number to fit my grandma’s dresser 🙂

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Then you need to start sewing. Turn your fabric ‘pretty’ side in, and just start at the ‘top’ point of the triangle then work your way down both of the long sides. Remember to leave a 1cm gap round your fabric. Leave the Base of your triangle open because we’ll make this tidy in a later stage 🙂

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Once you’ve sewed all your flags together, it’s time to roll them right-way-out! You should have nice neat edges and be ready to now attach it all together!

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Because I didn’t have any ribbon, after using it at easter, I chose to cut strips of fabric to make… A ribbon. Begin to sew these together after folding them in on themselves but with the tatty base of your triangle inside, and pinning! Consult the images below if that’s as confusing as it sounds to me!

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Excuse the awful flash. So effectively you’re tucking all the ugly raw fabrics inside so it’s secret. After you’ve done that just sew on top of this ribbon to seal it all in and you’re done!

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I then folded it neatly and kept it safe till my grandma’s birthday 🙂 you could make any type of bunting, any size and any theme! Although it’s a little fiddly at least it looks lovely afterward 🙂 I hope you all have enjoyed this guide and if you get around to making any then I’d love to see it!

Take care and I shall speak to you all soon!

Lana x

Simple Gadget Case Guide

To celebrate a new blog, I decided to share with you a little guide on how to make a simple Gadget Case 🙂 I’d say this takes around an hour to make, but that really depends on how handy you are with a sewing machine! But don’t worry, take your time and don’t rush 🙂

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You will need:
Fabric Scissors
Sewing Machine
Tape Measure
Threads
1/2 meter of fabric

First things, first. Choose a pretty fabric, you don’t want an ugly case! Measure out your fabric, I have at 10.1″ lenovo tablet with a case already on it, I created this purely as an easier way of taking my tablet and keyboard around with me. My zip was 14″ long, so that’s how wide I made my pouch. I also measured my pouch 12″ long so everything fits in snug.

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Then, cut your fabric accordingly, then neatly line up your zip with the fabric, if you are not confident then do a little slip stitch and pin just to be extra sure. When you are happy with the look, line it up on your machine and go for it! Don’t worry about going wrong as you can always unpick it 🙂

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After doing the other zip, turn your fabric right-side-in (so the pretty sides are touching each other) and start by doing a straight stitch down either side of the pouch. Try to get these straight as it gives a nicer finish 🙂 Then make sure you unzip the zip before sewing the bottom up as this will make it easier and less fiddly to wrestle with your pouch when youre done.

Finally, stitch the bottom line and turn the right way out! You should have the prettiest gadget pouch around! I hope you enjoyed this guide and let me know if any of you would like others 🙂

Have a good day!

Lana x

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