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You can expect posts about repurposing adults clothes into kids wear, sewing tips and tricks, sewing tutorials, articles about environmental and social issues of the fashion industry and everything in between.
Maternity pants can be quite expensive and if you add up to the fact that you will also need extra tops, blouses, dresses and so on, you will be soon spending money that could be better spent on baby clothes, diapers, baby bed, puf! the list goes on and on. This tutorial for making your own maternity pants is meant for ultimate beginners. It is really quick and easy if you follow these simple step by step instructions. All you need is a pair of your own pants or jeans and a color matching t-shirt, or any elastic fabric.Read More›
This baby dress has a very special story. The baby for whom is it for is still in its mommy’s belly, in India. The future grandmother in Belgium is travelling there for the birth of her first grandchild, and she wanted to give her a special gift.Read More›
When I bought my sewing machine it came with all the extra tools needed; like needles, a little screwdriver, a brush and different types of feet. All those little pieces come in a white plastic pouch, which I didn’t really like. Since I love leather bags, I though to make one by re-using an old leather jacket that I found at the second hand shop.
The leather jacket that was used as material for the pouch was a jewel. Its shape was gigantic, like out of an eighties video of Wham, but it had very soft leather and nice details in the sleeves that inspired me for the design of this pouch.Read More›
Do you know who made your clothes?
Have you ever wondered how the clothes you are wearing today got made? Imagine you could track the whole process from growing the cotton and the machines making the fabric, the people cutting and sewing them, the boxes for packing them shipping them so they can finally get to the shop where you bought them.Read More›
Following the vision of The Minimi Project we have started writing a sewing book!
We want to share our experiences about the writing process, the creative journey from thinking of the concept to developing the sewing patterns, deciding on colours, fonts, ways of presenting the final pieces and getting all the material ready.Read More›