2CV Peg Bag

My parents’ old peg bag has seen better days; the handle was too long and the bag itself too deep so I made them a new one from my 2CV fabric. peg bag, bag, home made, craft, digital printing, pattern, 2CV, fabric, textile design, home sewing, needle work, home made, car, textile, material, surface illustration, illustration

Luckily I had a length of cream canvas tape stashed in my sewing kit which matched the canvas 2CV fabric perfectly, so I used it as a handle and to bind the edge.

 peg bag, bag, home made, craft, digital printing, pattern, 2CV, fabric, textile design, home sewing, needle work, home made, car, textile, material, surface illustration, illustration

A super quick and simple craft project that’s made hanging the laundry out a little bit more fun.

 peg bag, bag, home made, craft, digital printing, pattern, 2CV, fabric, textile design, home sewing, needle work, home made, car, textile, material, surface illustration, illustration

2CV Tea Cosy

My parents are big tea fans so their tea cosy (left) has taken a bit of a battering over the years.

I decided to spruce it up with a layer of my 2CV fabric (below).

 

2CV, fabric, textile design, home sewing, needle work, home made, car, textile, material, surface illustration, illustration

2CV, fabric, textile design, home sewing, needle work, home made, car, textile, material, surface illustration, illustrationtea cosy, tea pot, 2CV, fabric, textile design, home sewing, needle work, home made, car, textile, material, surface illustration, illustration

And here’s the revamped tea cosy, resplendent with its little cars!

Cockerel Dress

cockerel, fabric design, textile design, surface pattern, digital printing, woven monkey, illustration, dress making, home sewing, made to measure, cotton, rooster, bias binding, home made, dress
cockerel, fabric design, textile design, surface pattern, digital printing, woven monkey, illustration, dress making, home sewing, made to measure, cotton, rooster, bias binding, home made, dress

For my latest foray into textile design and home sewing I  made myself a cotton dress to wear to my dear friends’ June wedding in London.

As usual I had the fabric digitally printed by Woven Monkey in the UK having made a white, red and pale green version of one of my cockerel variations; as my dad once said I’ve certainly got a lot of mileage out of that cockerel! 

Click here to see how the original cockerel came to be…

cockerel, fabric design, textile design, surface pattern, digital printing, woven monkey, illustration, dress making, home sewing, made to measure, cotton, rooster, bias binding, home made, dress

I decided to finish the hems with red bias binding to match the cockscombs….

cockerel, fabric design, textile design, surface pattern, digital printing, woven monkey, illustration, dress making, home sewing, made to measure, cotton, rooster, bias binding, home made, dress

…and luckily enough found a pair of my favourite Fly London sandals in the exact same shade…

cockerel, fabric design, textile design, surface pattern, digital printing, woven monkey, illustration, dress making, home sewing, made to measure, cotton, rooster, bias binding, home made, dress, fly london sandals

…and finished the ‘look’ with white nails and sunglasses…cockerel, fabric design, textile design, surface pattern, digital printing, woven monkey, illustration, dress making, home sewing, made to measure, cotton, rooster, bias binding, home made, dress

 

The dress stood up well to the festivities – just a couple of armhole stitches popped during the disco phase!

 

And the wedding was absolutley wonderful.