Sewing Projects

Here we feature sewing projects from Duckcloth and our uber-talented readers.

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Cloth and Hemp Asymmetrical Skirt

This is a skirt I made some time ago and have just got around to taking some photos. I wear this quite a lot and often get comments on it. It's trans-seasonal and works equally well with long boots as it does with sandals. And it's super-comfy to wear! The Pattern I used the same pattern here as for the Woodblock..
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Luca’s Awesome Pocket Pants

One of lovely customers, Reannon, sent us these photos of her gorgeous little boy, Luca. She made him these pocket pants from panels of Echino fabric and denim (the denim is a lovely blend of hemp and organic cotton). I think the combination of the denim and the bright quirky Echino is a winning combination. S..
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Jo’s Gorgeous Liberty Scrap Quilt

This beautiful quilt is a sewing project submitted by Jo, one of our lovely customers. I love how this quilt is the star of the bedroom. There's nothing else competing with it. The supporting cast of the vintage cushion, I think, complements it perfectly. Thank you so much Jo for sharing this project! Here's ..
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How to Sew a Scarf: A Super-simple Tutorial

This is a super-easy way to sew a scarf. It makes a scarf that is two metres long so you can tie it however you'd like. Step 1: Choose the right type of fabric You'll need one metre of fabric. Choose a fabric that is light, soft and drapes well, such as cotton lawn, voile, silk, double gauze, muslin, light we..
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Mustard Woodblock Pocho Skirt

Here is the skirt I whipped up with the Nani IRO Woodblock Pocho in mustard. I used Simplicity 4966 which is an awesome pattern, but alas, it's been discontinued. I don't know why. This is the second skirt I've made with this pattern and I love it. If you're looking for a pattern for an irregular hemmed skirt, I've..
Organic cotton cot quilt

Organic Cotton Cot Quilt

  One of our lovely customers, Marcia, sent us these photos of a beautiful cot quilt that her mother made. It's made from a Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric. Marcia's mother said that she absolutely loved sewing with it. We often hear this about sewing with organic fabrics as they are softer than normal..
Liberty Fabric

Children’s Fabrics

The April issue of House & Garden magazine has this great little display of children's fabrics. They made up some cushions from the fabric we sent them. Cushion 6 is a Liberty fabric - Liberty Fairford in pink, and cushion 5 is an Echino Flower Bed fabric. I love the way the whole scene has come together!..
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Nani IRO Kaftan

Here's a sample project made from the Shearwater Kaftan pattern. We've made it up in the Nani IRO Stripe fabric in grey which makes it really soft and gorgeous to wear. I wanted to add a litte bit of detail with some hand stitching around the neck. So instead of using bias to finish the neckline, we mad..
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Fabulous Christmas Tablecloth from Sheeting Fabric

Christmas lunch anyone? This gorgeous Christmas table setting was created by Kaye (our also-gorgeous customer service person). Kaye used the striped design from our range of  sheeting. This range is super-wide: a whopping 240cm! Although it's been designed for sheeting and doona covers, it's just a really nice, si..

Echino fabric bean bag

Christina, one of our lovely customers sent in these gorgeous photos of a bean bag she made out of a couple of Echino fabric prints. I love it! ..
Nani IRO versatile skirt

Nani IRO Versatile Skirt

Yet another Versatile Skirt in a quirky, abstract Nani IRO Fuukei print. The basecloth is a linen/cotton blend. You'd never know it was partly cotton though, it looks like 100% linen and the slightly open weave makes it drape beautifully. It was fun playing around with this print to decide which bits of the prin..
Market skirt

Market Skirt Pattern

Here's a sample of the Market Skirt pattern made up in Amy Butler's Water Bouquet in the Midnight colourway. This is a nice simple pattern with a gentle a-line shape. It's super-easy to make. No zips or waistband. Just elastic casing around the waist. Very comfy! It also makes a great early pregnancy or postnatal..
Echino Birdsong Skirt

Echino Birdsong Versatile Skirt

This truly is a versatile skirt! The Make It Perfect Versatile Skirt is by far our best selling skirt pattern. It's a simple wrap skirt that is super-easy to make: no zips, no buttons, no clips, no hooks and eyes, no fuss. It's great for both summer and winter skirts. We've made this one from the Echino Birds..
Upholstered chair in Ink & Spindle Fabric

Before Birch. After Birch.

I love a before and after photo. Of anything really. Renovations, botox, weight loss.... So, here's a little chair that's actually gained weight and style. I picked this up ages ago on eBay for $3.50 and had it reupholstered in Lara Cameron's Birch print in Dusty Pink fabric. I'm really pleased with it! It lo..
Amy Butler fabric Quilt Inside Out

Amy Butler Water Bouquet

We sent off some of our Amy Butler Water Bouquet fabric to Inside Out magazine a while ago. And, here's the result - a beautiful contemporary quilt all styled up! ..
  • Lisa Edwards
  • May 6, 2010 10:55 am
  • Quilts
Retro Echino fabric couch

Retro Vespa Couch

How fabulous is this retro couch? Ana, one of our lovely customers sent in this photo. She found the couch for $10 at the local tip and had the cushions covered in Echino Scooter fabric. The couch works brilliantly as part of their playroom. Thanks for sharing these Ana! ..