Here at Gone to Earth Fabrics we love to craft, sew, patchwork, quilt and make bags,  Using beautiful fabrics makes it an even more enjoyable activity.  If creating beautiful things is something you like to do too then you've arrived at the perfect place.

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How to cover a 'self-cover button'

October 02, 2014

I love self-cover buttons.  They're so versatile.  It's always possible to have the perfect button for your sewing.  No more wasted hours spent searching for the perfect shape size, colour .... This is a little tutorial to share how I cover self-cover buttons.  Not everyone does it the same way but I've grown to prefer this method. When I'm covering larger buttons I often use a piece of wadding cut to the same size as the button top under the fabric. I think it softens the look of the button slightly and it just feels nice. If you're using a metal button kit it also stops the metal shining through, particularly if your fabric has a more open weave. Really though it's... Continue Reading →

How to make a fabric yo-yo

October 02, 2014

This is a little tutorial about how to make a fabric yo-yo.  They're very simple to make and although you can buy Clover yo-yo makers in various sizes from very small to extra large sometimes you don't want to wait for the Postman to deliver one to you and sometimes you just want a different size. There is no disputing that Clover yo-yo makers to make yo-yo making easy. They're great if you want to make a great many yo-yo's or you need them to be a consistent size, but sometimes it just seems silly to invest in another sewing gizmo when you just need the one yo-yo because it would be just perfect, right here.... just to add a little.....  (I wonder if... Continue Reading →