LJ Stitch and Sew

I’ve just set up a Facebook page as a dedicated place to showcase all of my crochet and sewing pieces. I’m trying to develop my skill set and offering pieces at low cost before I potentially start to sell things more regularly!

This hobby has helped me through a lot of stress and is currently keeping me sane through my teacher training, so any encouragement, feedback and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Please use the link to connect with me on Facebook!



Strawberry Skirt

I love looking for new fabrics to sew with and spontaneous shopping trips always make me smile. Recently I came across this fabric which imstantly stood out to me on the shelf. It’s navy blue with cute red strawberries and tiny white polka dots – three of my favourite things – SOLD!


I knew I wanted to turn this into a simple skirt with an elasticated waistband, however I really wanted to minimalise wasteage. I purchased a meter in the hope it would be enough, and with some trial and error I learnt it was more than enough!

I wish I had taken some pictures of my working progress so I could write a simple tutorial post but I completely forgot so you get the finished product photo.

This is a great motivator to make more skirts and finish some unfinished projects lurking in my craft cabinet.