Raw Edge Appliqué- Don’t Fear the Fray

Raw Edge Appliqué, is a fun technique I keep coming back to because I love it so much. It’s a simple, quick and easy-to-grasp technique that gives amazing results. Raw edge appliqué is simply the process of making patterns or pictures with fabric. Fabric shapes are layered on top of a background/base fabric to createContinue reading “Raw Edge Appliqué- Don’t Fear the Fray”

Pencil Bookmark

I love back-to-school time. My children aren’t even school-aged yet, but I can still remember the magic from my childhood and I still enjoy it until this day. The aisles of notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, glue sticks and everything in between. A couple of patterns I’ve been working on at the moment have me onContinue reading “Pencil Bookmark”

The Pixie Pencil Pouch

If you’re a sucker for all things sweet and cute, look the other way or scroll as fast as you can. This is my latest pattern the Pixie Pencil Pouch. Pixie because it’s small and sweet, something like the Pixies would have made and the Pencil Pouch part just has a nice ring to it.Continue reading “The Pixie Pencil Pouch”

Sweet Iced Donuts

It’s no secret I love a good simple appliqué pattern. Something that can add a little extra lift to a project and customise it in so many ways without any hard-to-grasp techniques or too many fancy fabrics. It was one of the first ever sewing ventures I tried and fell in love with. I loveContinue reading “Sweet Iced Donuts”

Happy Scrappy Coasters

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.  Last month I sharedContinue reading “Happy Scrappy Coasters”

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 manyContinue reading “The Patchwork Snap Pouch”

How To Install Plastic Fasteners-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 1 minute forContinue reading “How To Install Plastic Fasteners-KAM Snap Tutorial”

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 finalContinue reading “Bunnies & Strawberries”

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 storageContinue reading “Welcome to 2022!”

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 coasterContinue reading “Apple Patch Mug Rug + FREE Printable”