PLANETARYsewalong – STAGE 4

We’re in full Planetary swing now and this post will go through Steps 9, 10 and 11 of the main Planetary Backpack tutorial which will bring us up as far as getting the outer bag assembled!

PLANETARYsewalong – STAGE 3

Let the real fun begin!
This post will follow Steps 5-8 of the main Planetary Backpack tutorial, and will talk through how I added piping to both the Front Mountain Panel and the Front Flap.

PLANETARYsewalong – STAGE 2

Fabrics selected? Interfacing options figured out? Hacks decided? Well let’s get going so!
This Stage 2 post of the PLANETARYsewalong will focus on prepping & cutting out your fabric, applying any interfacing and working as far as Step 4 of the Planetary Backpack tutorial.

PLANETARYsewalong STAGE 1

I’m very excited to get this Planetary Sewalong up and running! I know it’s prime holiday time now as we enter August and engagement might not be high. Nonetheless I hope a few of you enjoy either sewing along with me as I go through the making of this Planetary Backpack, or at least get a bit of insight into my sewing process and perhaps a little inspiration?

PLANTme!!

Over the past (busy) while my go to special little gift to make has been these lovely fabric plant pot covers to go with a beautiful indoor plant. They are super fast to sew up and who doesn’t like a gorgeous plant as a gift? Even better when clothed in some special fabric and handmade with love.

Ready for SUNrise?

A really quick post to give you a little sneak peek and to let you know that the SUNrise, the next pattern in the SUNseries, is nearly ready to go and will be released this Saturday, 5th June 2021!


I know I’m not so good at keeping in touch here on the blog, but I hope to change that and let you know about all the releases, testing calls, discounts and giveaways here! To start as I mean to go forward; you should keep an eye out for all the tester makes and giveaways over on Insta, starting on Thursday 3rd June!

xx Sarah



The SUNrise is a versatile pouch pattern. It comes in two heights, cropped and tall, with LOTS of options. It has a simple modern aesthetic with a circular graphic forming a PiecedSUN, a Front Pocket SUNflap or a Fold Over SUNflap. It can be made as a simple pouch but offers lots of playful options and SUNhackability!



And because I know we all love a bit of matching, the SUNrise has of course been designed to sit neatly into a MidnightSUN bag.

To celebrate the release of the SUNrise pattern there will also be a store wide sale starting on Thursday 3rd June, along with the release giveaway fun!! OK, time for me to get back to the final pattern tweaks and tutorial adjustments!!

See you on the 5th June!

TrapBEAG TrapMOR

A versatile bag pattern with a modern, relaxed, asymmetric aesthetic that comes in two sizes – TrapBEAG (small) and TrapMOR (large), with three style options; tote, crossbody and backpack.

Beep Beep! One Thimble!

A couple of months ago One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine put out a call for sewists/bloggers to contribute to their Issue 22 (out tomorrow, 13th November) in the form of tutorials/hacks. I thought I’d give it a shot and applied, and here we are! Well, it would be more correct to say over there we are…

An Appliqué Addiction Brewing…

A few people have expressed an interest in how I recently went about creating three animal themed appliqués. So here is a little insight into my very limited appliqué experience to give a bit of context, finishing with some of the steps I took to make my favourite piece to date