Liberty AW20 Dress

Lara from the studio has made this gorgeous Liberty AW20 Dress using ‘Star Anise A’ from the new AW20 collection.  Louise (also from the studio) is modelling the dress here.   I asked Lara about the sewing project.   What fabric did you use and why? “The main body of the dress uses ‘Star Anise A’ which is a hand painted design with ditsy flowers.  My contrast fabric for the sleeve and pocket edges, as well as for the neck binding and lower band is a grey dotty Makower fabric from Hobbycraft.  I really liked the ditsy fabric and the sunny …

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Beautiful Liberty Kimono Top – AW20

Anna JP from the office has made this beautiful Liberty Kimono Top.  She’s used a Elm House Tencel fabric from the new AW20 collection – Private View.     This is what Anna had to say about the make.  “I was so happy to learn that Liberty’s new seasonal collection included some prints on the Tencel fabric base, and even more excited when I saw that my favourite print from the whole collection was to be one of them. I love Tencel – it’s the stuff of my favourite shirt – and so Alice and I agreed we’d give the …

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Liberty Dog Coat

Kathy has made this super sweet Liberty Dog Coat for her gorgeous Buzz.  She used some of the Felix & Isabelle PVC coated fabric and lined it with an old cashmere jumper.  Lucky Buzz! I asked Kathy about the project. What was your inspiration for making it and does Buzz love wearing it? “Buzz my furry baby needed a waterproof coat for the crazy amount of rain we had last winter.  He wasn’t keen at first and just stood there not wanting to move.”   Did you use a pattern? “I used a Simplicity pattern number 8824 but tis was …

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Beautiful Liberty Cards

Anna JP from the office has been making Beautiful Liberty Cards using our 5″ charm packs.  We are launching charms on the Hochanda TV channel this week.  We were all thinking about how we could showcase the versatile use of Liberty charms and so decided to make gift cards.   You can find a tutorial of how to make these beautiful Liberty cards below. Anna’s written a handy tutorial of how to make these lovely cards. You will need: A Liberty Tana Lawn 5″ charm pack Card, colour of your choice Graph Paper Glue – Pritt Stik or Coccoina Sewing …

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New Liberty Sewing Patterns

Exciting news – we’ve got some New Liberty Sewing Patterns available.  Kathy from the office has made the Bertie Shift Dress using one of the fabrics from the SS20 collection. Kathy has used the new ‘Dreams of Summer C’ fabric from the SS20 From London With Love collection.  The pattern design was originally painted in oils and showcases a magnificent display of high summer flowers.   The SS20 collection is inspired by love stories which began in London, from royalty to artists and poets.   The pattern uses the Bertie Shift Dress. It’s a new Liberty Fabrics dressmaking pattern which draws inspiration from …

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Re-Usable Liberty Ramekin Covers

Laura has made these lovely Re-usable Liberty Ramekin Covers.  they are so cute and will make fabulous presents for her loved ones.     I asked Laura about the project: “This is just a secret between you and I: I’m going to be gifting various desserts to my lovely village neighbours for Christmas. Sshhh, please don’t tell! 😉   Various brands in the UK like Bonne Maman and Gü sell their desserts in glass ramekins which is so good because you can recycle and/or re-use them so easily. I have lots of these ramekins due to frequent supermarket creme brûlée …

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Liberty Children’s Pyjamas

Kathy from the office has made these super sweet Liberty Children’s Pyjamas.  She has made them for Albert, her niece’s son using a Simplicity pattern (1574).  I’m completely smitten with these gorgeous PJ’s – in fact I quite fancy making a larger pair for myself! I asked Kathy about making the pyjamas.   “I chose the fabric because its just perfect for jammies for a child. The vibrant red is such a great colour and I loved the animals too.  I chose the buttons to match the lion as they are a similar colour and wanted to bring out the …

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Liberty Christmas Wreath

This lovely Liberty Christmas Wreath is a super easy sewing project.  It’s the prefect embellishment to your front door during the festive period.  Maddie who came for work experience a few weeks ago made this lovely wreath.  Thank you Maddie!  The tutorial is below.   You will need: Foam wreath – available from lots of craft stores. Ribbons of Liberty fabric approximately 1.5″ wide in Christmas colours.  You can find a selection of ribbon strips here. A sewing machine and matching thread. A selection of ribbons, buttons and other haberdashery for embellishment. Pins Step 1:  Sew your strips of Liberty …

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Peace and Joy this Christmas – Liberty Craft Project

I’ve got a lovely Liberty Craft Project for you today.  I love a simple make at Christmas time.  Life seems so busy, that a bit of easy crafting can help to relax into the joy of the festive time. How to Make: Step 1:  Buy some letter shapes from any crafting shop, buy some PVA glue and get some Liberty scraps here Step 2:  Cut the fabric scraps into small pieces (the right size depends on the size of your letter) – random shapes is fine. Step 3:  Glue the cut pieces of fabric onto the shape making sure you use …

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Liberty Christmas Baskets

Dawn and Julie have made these beautiful Liberty Christmas Baskets.  They both belong to a sewing group and made them during one of their festive sews. Julie chose ‘Capel B40‘ for her basket.  I asked her about the make.  “I thought this fabric was lovely and Christmassy and would coordinate really nicely with the Scandi items I made last year.  I’ve used my basket for napkins but you could easily use them for condiments, cutlery or even pine cones in front of the fire. I used Frosty Silver X for the contrast fabric as I wanted the Capel to really stand …

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