The Empire Strikes Buttons

It’s been a busy few weeks here so not much blogging I’m afraid! But there has been some sewing – less than I would have liked but some is still better than none.

The most exciting project was a collaboration with my husband who has recently bought a 3D printer. I bought a selection of Star Wars fabric at Spotlight and wanted to make some pyjamas for my nephew for his birthday. My husband created and printed some custom buttons of the Imperial logo for the pyjamas.


The pyjamas themselves are based on the same pattern as my previous posts but these are the summer version.


I’m quite excited by the possibilities for more cool custom buttons and other things that are only limited by our imagination and our speed at learning the intricacies of 3D printing!

Michael’s First Fathers’ Day

Michael is a wonderful husband and father. He was already pretty amazing and then our daughter was born and I’m in awe of how natural he is as a father.

I really wanted something special for him for Father’s Day and I was already planning on making the Messenger Bag for him so decided to get my act together and make it for Father’s Day.

The vote came in at Star Wars being the appropriate nerd fabric to use on the bag. I ordered the storm trooper and Darth Vader fabric at Spoonflower and got plain black canvas at Spotlight. I chose blue quilting cotton for the lining and buckle flaps because it was an appropriate Star Wars colour. Of course, Spotlight brought out Star Wars themed fabrics the week before Father’s Day which would have saved me from having to order from Spoonflower but I guess that is life!

Once again, the cutting out took the longest time by far! Once all the cutting was done I had all the sewing finished in one night (after putting Baby Girl to bed, getting and eating dinner and before Baby Girl woke up for her next feed – so about 2.5 hours I guess).


I added a little inscription to personalise it further.


We gave it to him along with some books and framed photos of the little one and he has been using it since. Abigail thought it was very tasty!


I am going to make him some matching accessories such as an iPad cover. I made one for his dad for the day but forgot to take photos!