• My Sewing Room


    Hello sewing fans! I haven’t shared photos of my sewing room on the blog in years, and there have been a few tweaks here and there. So I am excited to share new photos with you. Here it is in all of its glory (after days and days of tidying/cleaning/hoovering like crazy!). I don’t think it’s ever going to be this tidy ever again! I’ve tried to credit suppliers of various pieces in these shots, but please leave a comment below if there is something specific you have a query on and would like to know where it is from. Lots of sewing love, Jen x

    Sewing Machine & Overlocker - Brother Sewing UK; Pegboard & accessories - Block Design; Thread rack & Kit-Cat Clock - Amazon; Trestle table - French Connection Home; Adjustoform Dressmaking Dummy - John Lewis; Orange chair and orange picture frame - Habitat; Desk lamp - Ikea

    Clothes rail - Ikea; Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious print - Oliver Bonas; Copper hangers - Amazon

    Chest of drawers - Ikea; Replacement handles on chest of drawers - Marks & Spencer

    Storage Unit - Ikea; Sewing Box - Stoff & Stil

    Magazine rack - Cox & Cox; Magazines - La Maison Victor, Suzy Magazine, Lisa Comfort, and an old Betty magazine

    Plant Lover Print - Em Makes & Bakes; Dog Pincushion - Beyond Measure; Sewcialist Patch - Like Sew Amazing

    Book storage unit - Ikea; Chest - Habitat

    My collection of old printed By Hand London patterns!

  • Ironing Board Cover Makeover

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    So I’ve been busy nesting lately. Except not with preparing a nursery or anything… instead I have been tarting up my sewing room. Obviously. Got my priorities sorted!

    I made this jazzy ironing board cover following this fab tutorial on the Tilly and the Buttons website. It was so quick and easy to stitch up! It basically ends up like one big shower cap which fits over the ironing board. Threading the string around the edge took a bit of patience, but I did it sat on the sofa in my PJs watching Nashville, which eased the pain!

    The fabric I used was a remnant on sale at Backstitch. I was obsessed with the colour and pattern as soon as I locked eyes on it. You might also recognise this fabric from inside the pockets of the Guise Pants I made recently (blog post here).

    Fitting the cover to my ironing board was a 2-man effort to get it perfect, and tied up nice and tight (shout out to husband for helping with this!).

    Et voila! A new ironing board cover which didn’t cost much at all to make, took very little time and skill, and adds colour and prettiness to my sewing room. Maybe this will mean that I will have a new found enjoyment of pressing now… or at least it will distract me from swearing when I inevitably burn my fingers in the future…!

    Happy pressing people!