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I'm Gaynor, welcome to my blog!

I'm a textile designer, sewing tutor and sewing blogger. I absolutely love what I do and I am so fortunate to have been able to follow my creative dream. 

On my blog I'll be sharing creative projects together with sewing hints & tips, as well as my personal creative adventures. I hope you'll join me! 

 

5 quick and easy things to make using fabric scraps...

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...even the tiny ones!

We all save the small pieces of fabric from our makes don't we? You know the tiny scraps that you can't bear to part with, the ones that "will come in one day"!

The trouble is, we collect them, but then we tend to either forget about them or keep pushing them to one side because we can't actually think of anything to make with them. 

Scrap busters

I've gathered together some inspiration for you. These are things I've made over the years and can make really sweet little gifts. 

Hoop art and lavender hangers.

Create a simple house shape using two simple oblongs and applique onto your base fabric. You can either use your sewing machine for this or hand stitch, both give beautiful results.

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lavender_hanger

Pincushions.

Pincushions are always a popular make because they only use small pieces of fabric. You can make them any size you want, it's your choice.

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Fabric covered buttons.

Buttons are a great way to embellish a project, especially a bespoke button that totally matches or co-ordinates beautifully. They are also a brilliant way to use up those smaller faric scraps you may have in your stash. Check out my tutorial here.

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 hand_made_buttons

 Stitched greetings cards.

 This is a very easy project. Cut out your shapes and stitch onto a card blank. This doesn't harm your sewing machine, but I would recommend keeping a needle specifically for stitching through card as it is likely to blunt the tip making it unsuitable to then use on fabric.

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stitched_greeting_card_hearts

I hope you find these ideas useful. Feel free to share your photos over on Instagram using #gaynormdesigns I'd love to see them.

Until next time...

Gaynor xx

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