26 May 2013

DIY: Felt iPad Case

I have been looking for an iPad case for a while and after buying too much felt for another DIY project (coming soon) I thought that I should just make one instead.

 - Felt (I used a wool blend from Spotlight))
 - Faux Leather (here)
 - Iron-on Interfacing (Lincraft)
 - Neon Zipper (here)

Step 1:
Draw around your iPad on the felt leaving about 1-2cm on each edge.

Step 2:
Cut out the felt so that you have one piece for the front and one for the back.

Step 3:
Cut out the interfacing to the same size as each of the pieces of felt. Put the interfacing on the wrong side of the felt. Pin the interfacing down so that it doesn't move when you iron it.

Step 4:
Using a hot iron, iron the interfacing with the felt side on the ironing board and a damp cloth on top of the interfacing. The extra steam helps the interfacing to adhere. Hold the iron in the one place for 15-20 seconds before moving until you have done the whole piece. Remove the damp cloth and take out the pins and go over the interfacing with the iron again.

Step 5:
Cut 2 triangles the same size out of the faux leather and place on the right side of the felt so that they will match up when sewn together.

Step 6:
Pin down the 2 edge sides and sew down the diagonal side by hand using a long stitch. I used a white thread as a feature but you could use any colour you want.

Step 7:
Place the 2 right sides with the faux leather together making sure the faux leather matches up. Pin and sew down the bottom and 2 long sides.

Step 8:
Sew the zipper into the open end, making sure the top of the zipper is on the inside to that when you turn it inside out the zipper is the right way up.

Step 9:
Trim up the edges and turn your iPad case the right way out. Iron the zipper flat being careful not to iron the faux leather.

And you're all finished! I hope you enjoy making your own iPad cases!

23 May 2013


I have had a roll of Washi Tape in my cupboard for almost a year now and have had no idea what to do with it. Well now it's definitely time for some Washi DIY decorating....

Show it off

I recently bought a glass dome here as I have always wanted one but when I got it home I realised how hard it was to decide what to put in it. I'm still not 100% happy with the display so I thought I would share some inspiration with you in case anyone else was having the same problem!


A few weeks ago Canberra hosted its very first fashion festival, FASHFEST. My sister was one of the beautiful models who walked the giant u shaped catwalk over 4 nights, and as always she looked amazing! My boyfriends sister, Alice Sutton, was showcasing her EDITION collection which featured draped fabrics and her signature zero-waste sustainable principles. EDITION was definitely one of the standouts of the night! Here are a few photos from the night x

FASHFEST entry at the Airport

From Left: Diana Lawrence, Marney Sutton, Alice Sutton (of EDITION) and myself
All wearing EDITION

Me and my beautiful mum


My sister, Kate Cooper, modelling for EDITION


My favourite dress of the night by Anthony Capon