Working from home means my bedroom is not only my little escape but can also double as a desk late at night or on Sundays.
Going from the chaos of my ink-covered home studio， the rest of my house is always kept simple， relaxed and clean. linen pillow covers
When it comes to styling my bedroom I have a few must do’s.
Texture is everything.
I like love natural fibers such as 100% linen &； cotton chambray for my bedding and pair them back with a chunky throw such as the Haden Throw in Blush. Linen and chambray cottons such as the Reilly Quilt Cover in Reed are the best way to create that effortless looking undoneunique gifts for men， relaxed vibe.
Focus on tones rather than patterns.
Working with varied hues in your bed linen is the perfect way to create a layered feel. Instead of sticking to one colour， mix it up with another muted tone to create variation. In my case it is always a more subtle tone like Fog (grey) or Reed (Latte) with a hint of nude pink paired back with white. The textural contrast of the gentle cotton chambray of Reilly in Reed works perfectly with the blush tones of the Abbotson 100% linen pillowcases.
Add indoor plants. They add great height variation to the room as well as adding life and colour.
Less is more.
The bedroom should be clutter-free and have as much open space as possible. Opt out of bedside tables and stack your favourite magazines / books instead. I guarantee you will end up reading more and it will create a more airy feel to your room.
What a difference adding some indoor plants to your space can make. They bring height variation to the room as well as adding life and colour. My personal favourite is a the coveted Fiddle Leaf Fig. They are easy to take care of and love the shade.
If you can’t seem to keep an indoor plant alive， Australian natives will be your friend. They will last for weeks on end and always smell amazing.
Breakfast in bed.
Nothing is more relaxing than making yourself an amazing breakfast and then hopping back into bed. Plus， the bed always looks better when it comes with fresh coffee and waffles.
Hope these few bedroom musts help you create your own little slice of bedroom heaven.
Jasmine is a stylist and letterer， based in Brisbane.Follow Jasmine @jasminedowling
In November we showed you how a ruffle attachment works, tucking little pleats into the fabric just before the needle stitches them in place. So what’s the different between a gathering foot and a ruffle? Right away you’ll notice that the gathering foot it just one piece, whereas the ruffle has many different pieces working together to pleat the fabric, and adjustments for setting the depth and frequency of the tucks. A gathering foot, such as BERNINA Gathering Foot #16, doesn’t have moving parts. But look closely and you’ll see that the sole of this foot doesn’t rest evenly on the feed dog. This causes the fabric to feed unevenly, forming gathers as it passes under the foot and is stitched by the needle. The amount of gathering is adjusted by changing the stitch length and needle tension, and is also affected by the weight and stiffness of the fabric. You may have noticed that the sole of the gathering foot has two layers; this is for stitching ruffles directly to a flat piece of fabric. Place the fabric to be gathered under the foot as usual, face up, and place the flat piece face down on top, through the slot. The fabric against the feed dog gathers, and the fabric in the slot stays flat. This foot is especially good for making ruffles for garments and heirloom sewing projects.
Rebekah from A Bit of Sunshine is here to share this ADORABLE Pony Silhouette Hoodie Tutorial with us! And since I predict that horses are the next hot animal trend (watch out foxes!) I’m especially excited. So grab your plain boring hoodie with zero appliqued ponies and prepare to make it fabulous.
Hello fellow sewing-enthusiasts! I am so excited to share this quilt-a-long project with you here at WeAllSew. I learned to make quilts from my mom when I was growing up. About fifteen years ago I began doing it in earnest and took classes to broaden my skills. I have since worked in a quilt shop where I taught beginning quilting classes. I still love to teach quilting basics?on my blog, Diary of a Quilter, which I have been writing for over five years now.