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Fat Quarter Inspiration

Fat Quarter Make; Lanyard

Fat Quarter Make; Lanyard

A lanyard is one of those practical items that everyone can find a use for - whether it’s to hold your work pass, your keys or even your snips while you’re sewing! 

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Fat Quarter Make; Make Up Bag

Fat Quarter Make; Make Up Bag

I first made this style of make-up bag a few years ago and it’s something I have given as gifts many times - in fact just last week I made 6 of these for my son’s nursery staff as a thank you gift when he moved up to the next room. 

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Fat Quarter Make; Gardening Apron

Fat Quarter Make; Gardening Apron

s soon as I set eyes on this month’s fat quarters, the perfect project sprang to mind! Now, I’m not very green-fingered myself, but a gardening apron will definitely help me to feel a little bit more organised when I do venture outside to do a few jobs. This would also be super useful around the house, or perhaps even at work. Anywhere that you need to keep a few important tools to hand!  

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Fat Quarter Projects; Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Fat Quarter Projects; Mothers Day Gift Ideas

With Mother's Day just around the corner - 27th March in the UK - I thought I'd put together a little round up of gift ideas to make with your stash of fat quarters from your SewHayleyJane boxes. These quick and simple projects won't take much more than an hour to whip up and are beautiful as well as practical.

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A Moment Of Monochrome: Inspiration

A Moment Of Monochrome: Inspiration

It's that time of the month again, where I get to spend a glorious few hours browsing all the gorgeous patterns and dreaming up lovely new garments!

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Harriet’s Fat Quarter Makes

Harriet’s Fat Quarter Makes

I used to be exactly the same, squirrelling away those little squares of loveliness in the hopes that one day I'd find something to do with them – lo and behold, that day has finally come! Here are some ideas of how you can use the ever so snazzy fat quarters that come in the Sew Hayley Jane boxes.

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Sail Away; Fat Quarter Inspiration

Sail Away; Fat Quarter Inspiration

I absolutely love this collection of fat quarters, they have me dreaming of a little bathroom re-styling project. I know, a nautical themed bathroom isn't exactly ground-breaking, but when it works, it works!

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Spring To Life: Fat Quarter Inspiration

Spring To Life: Fat Quarter Inspiration

Today however I thought I'd share a few ways you can use them in your dressmaking.

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Love Is Sweet: Fat Quarter Inspiration

Love Is Sweet: Fat Quarter Inspiration

I've been following Lucy from https://smileandmake.com/ over on Instagram for a while and have also been reading her blog for the last few months and I find her to be an incredibly inspiring person. I'll leave you to read more about her over on her website in her own words but she campaigns to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity after sadly loosing her husband last year. As well as raising money for the charity through the Michael Barry Fund she also sews the most incredible, colourful, dresses I've ever seen... seriously they are gorgeous!

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