handmade gifts · mini quilt · mug rug · Tutorials

Happy Scrappy Coasters

Happy Scrappy Coaster Tutorial If you’ve been following my Instagram account, last month you will see I started a #scrapbasketchallenge as my scrap basket is stuffed to the max and overflowing. So, I decided to give her some breathing room, every month I plan to challenge myself to make one project entirely from my scraps.… Continue reading Happy Scrappy Coasters

handmade gifts · PDF patterns · pretty patchwork · pretty pouches

The Patchwork Snap Pouch

I love pouches and they are a go to make. I never get sick of sewing them, they’re fun, can be customised in so many ways, and not to mention are super useful too and make the best gifts. Pouches are something everyone of all ages can use one way or another and for many… Continue reading The Patchwork Snap Pouch

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How To Install Plastic Fasteners-KAM Snap Tutorial

KAM Snap Tutorial KAM snaps or plastic fasteners are this great invention that make the perfect alternative to buttons. Not only are they bright, colourful and fun. They are quick and easy to install once you have the technique down pat. They require no sewing, no complicated buttonholes and can be installed in less than… Continue reading How To Install Plastic Fasteners-KAM Snap Tutorial

applique · baby bibs · Easter sewing · PDF patterns · sewing for baby

Bunnies & Strawberries

It's April already and it seems I have been a little absent around here in the last two months. Opps! I have still been doing plenty of sewing behind the scenes though and what feels like just as much unpicking too! I have a new pattern coming very soon, I’m just working on the final… Continue reading Bunnies & Strawberries

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Welcome to 2022!

Hello everyone and welcome to 2022 at Ma & Me Designs! I hope you all had a happy and restful Christmas and new year.   My year here has been off to a slower start than I planned, but I’ve still managed to squeeze in some sewing time of course. Including this toy train storage… Continue reading Welcome to 2022!

christmas sewing · handmade gifts · mug rug · PDF patterns

Apple Patch Mug Rug + FREE Printable

Who loves apples!? If you do your going to love my new pattern, the Apple patch Mug Rug. Apple because, well, its an apple and patch because it involves cute scrappy patchwork. For those of you who don’t know what a mug rug is, its this great little snack mat that’s bigger than a coaster… Continue reading Apple Patch Mug Rug + FREE Printable

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Sewing For My Little Ones

I’ve been a little MIA lately, but life has been full (in a good way), and I haven’t had as much time for sewing as I would like. One of my favourite things about sewing is making things for my little ones, which is one of the reasons I got into sewing in the first… Continue reading Sewing For My Little Ones

applique · handmade gifts · PDF patterns · Uncategorized · zipper pouch

The Strawberry Coin Purse

I have been so busy lately with most of my time taken up with caring for a newborn and a toddler, among many other things, that I almost forgot to tell you about my latest pattern over on Esty, the Strawberry Coin Purse. Juggling everything lately feels a bit like a marathon, but I’m hanging… Continue reading The Strawberry Coin Purse

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A New Addition To The Family & A New Pattern

It’s been a bit quiet here lately, but that’s because we welcomed the newest addition to our family, a baby girl just two weeks ago. Claire Edith is her name, and we are all smitten, including her big brother. I have been enjoying lots of new-born cuddles and haven’t exactly found the time to do… Continue reading A New Addition To The Family & A New Pattern

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Rainbow Appliqué Pouch

Oh how I love pretty fabric, and sweet rainbows. As you can probably guess by now, I love raw edge Appliqué and my latest appliqué pattern was inspired by my need to use a better array of colours in my sewing. Not just my usual pink, aqua and yellow. I’m particularly loving orange and purple… Continue reading Rainbow Appliqué Pouch