Category Archives: sewing

DIY: Simple Summer Skirt

Want to learn how to make a fun summer skirt at little expense and using only basic sewing skills?

Welcome to the first of my new summer DIY series.  Summertime feels like it is made for DIY, the long days, minimal responsibilities and amazing summer energy gets my creativity going.  If you are looking for fun little projects to make over summer, keep an eye on Fizzle Out over the next few months.

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DIY: Ombre Shirt Cushion Covers

Uni holidays see DIY projects that have been bubbling away in my mind come to fruition.

I was chatting to a girlfriend who is into home decorating on a budget and she mentioned that she had used an old men’s business shirt with buttons as the back of a cushion cover, rather than bothering with extra material and zips.

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Starting out Sewing

I have always wanted to learn how to sew.  On trips to the op shop I tend to return with items that are perfect, except that they are just a little too big, or could use the hem shortened – and as much as I have good intentions of hand-sewing alterations, they sit in my cupboard unworn until the next closet clean out when they are donated back to charity.

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