This week for Diva Loves, we have chosen our new skull buttons, these buttons are metal and come in 2 colours, antique gold and silver. They are very fashionable right now, so why not jazz up an old blouse or top by changing the buttons! To view the buttons please click here.
Diva Loves week 24! This weeks pick is the new wooden embellishment watering cans, these are 4cm tall and have a sticky dot on the back and are great for your papercraft projects! To view them please click here.
You will need: fabric (we've used calico for the tutorial, but you can use anything), matching thread, pins, scissors & a sewing machine
Step 1: cut 2 pieces 25cm tall x 33 cm wide, cut 2 straps 30cm x 8cm and cut one gusset 90cm x 10cm. (you could overlock or zig-zag stitch the edges if you wish).
Step 2: Take one side of the bag and the gusset, pin the gusset to the top and machine, easing the corners as you go. The gusset will need trimming slightly when you've finished. Attach the other side in the same way.
Both sides attached:
Step 3: Take the straps, fold one strap in half, then fold the edges to the middle, machine down both sides, repeat for the other strap.
Step 4: Find the centre of your bag and pin the straps, take note of the way the straps lie. Machine over each strap to secure.
Step 5: Turn the bag the right way, and make a hem on the top ( approx 2cm) and pin, making sure the straps are pinned correctly, then machine around the top of the bag and also at the bottom of the hem. And then all you need to do is decorate, or add embellishments!
This bag would be a fab gift filled with items for a new baby, or fill with wool & needles for a knitting fan. Or even fill with fabric and a sewing pattern to get a friend into sewing!
Diva Loves week 23! This week we have chosen our new pirate fabric. With a fresh blue background this pirate fabric would be great for any boy who wishes to be Captain of his own ship! This fabric is perfect for curtains and cushions. To view the fabric please click here.
Diva Loves week 22 has arrived! We have chosen our Bertie's Bows ribbon this week. We have 4 pretty ribbons in the "love" range, Baked with love, Handmade with love, love to sew and crafted with love. These create ribbons would be a fab finishing touch to any handmade item, you could sew it in to a garment or tie up cake pops with them! To view the ribbons please click here.