Sewing Adventures – Whale Softies

By Susan | February 11, 2014

Stash busting once again.

whale softies

I keep all of my fabrics in large plastic tubs. Some are neatly organised and some are filled with who knows what? An amalgamation of fabrics that maybe don’t suit, odd shaped pieces, scraps, leftovers etc. A fortnight ago I opened up a tub and started cutting. I had a stack of patterns and I was determined to get that tub empty.

These whale softie pattern is from Craftiness is not Optional and consists of 2 panels and one line of stitching. So crazy simple. A few fabrics were cut out using the pattern and then sewn up later in the week. Including hand sewing each one may have taken 15 minutes?

They were so easy and such a great useful stash buster I am sure they will not be the last softies appearing as part of the great stash busting efforts of 2014. You may recognise the floral as appearing in yesterdays pleated playsuit. I swear this is the fabric that never stops. I’ve made a tonne of stuff out of it and yet still miles left. Expect to see more of it to come.




Hi, I'm Susan. A designer living in Sydney, Australia.

Here I share tales of my sewing, my pattern collection and insights into what it's like to work as a professional fashion designer.

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