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Little Sewing School: Lesson two

Aimee Randle

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Little Sewing School: Lesson two

My girls hairstyle of choice this last year has been the side ponytail - or the Si-Po as we now affectionately refer to it as. Now my eighties ladies (ok, ok, I was 7 when the eighties ended but I WAS there for the whole seven years!) what goes better with a Si-Po than a scrunchie? That's right, nothing! So our first sewing project will be none other than the eighties classic - the Scrunchie! Can you smell the Aquanet already? Alright then, lets get started - and after this project you're going to want to fill your Caboodle full...


Little Sewing School: Lesson One

Aimee Randle

Tags little sewing school

Little Sewing School: Lesson One

Today we are kicking off our very first lesson in our 12 part series Little Sewing School! This course is aimed at teaching your little one how to use the sewing machine and then creating a different and fun project each week. We will start out very simply, learning the basics of the machine and then we'll move on gradually to new projects, developing their skills and confidence along the way. This course is designed with you guiding your child through each lesson and is not meant or recommended for your child to go at it alone. Children should be supervised...


Little Sewing School

Aimee Randle

Tags Little Sewing School, puzzle patterns

Little Sewing School

We're starting a new project over here at Puzzle Patterns that I'm really excited about! We're launching a sewing school for the little ones in your life! A step by step course you can follow along and teach your babe how to join in on one of your favourite hobbies, creating great memories and teaching lifelong skills. We'll start off with teaching the basics, getting your little comfortable with the machine, teaching them how to sew a stitch and how the functions work. From there we will have a weekly sewing project we'll walk you through with pictures and tutorials.  My...


Puzzle Patterns - Merry Go Round & Flying Fox

Aimee Randle

Tags flying fox, merry go round, puzzle patterns

Puzzle Patterns - Merry Go Round & Flying Fox

As you may know, Puzzle Patterns are designed to be interchangeable - like puzzles. At the end of each pattern is a few pages of instructions that walk you through the steps to mash up patterns to make new designs. This is a fun way to be the designer yourself - BUT I thought it would be more exciting if I walked you through it in blog posts with lots of visuals and more detailed instructions. So here you have it, our first Puzzle Patterns series and in our debut we will be mashing up the Flying Fox dungaree pattern...


Back to School Blog Tour - Odeline Dress.

Aimee Randle

Tags blog tour, odeline dress, project run and play

Back to School Blog Tour - Odeline Dress.

It's back to school time in the Northern Hemisphere and all the cute outfits and adorable first day of school photo shoots are taking over my Instagram and Facebook feeds. I love it, it reminds me of growing up in the States, posing in my fresh new school clothes in front of the house I grew up in. The smells of summer and freshly cut grass infiltrating my senses while my mom takes an embarassingly long time to take a photo of me standing next to my little sister, smiles plastered to our little faces. You better believe I'm doing...