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Vintage Fabric Ham & Sausage


Handmade Tailor's Ham & Sausage

Recently I made up a tailor’s ham and sausage using the free pattern by Kristiann Boos available from Tilly and the Buttons. I used some of a vintage fabric that I picked up (for £1) while in Brighton. Given that it is a vintage fabric and a little more delicate I stabilised it with interfacing before sewing it together.

In order to personalise it and make it more unique I printed an image on the front of each. I especially like the little pig.

Handmade Tailor's Ham & Sausage
Handmade Tailor's Ham & Sausage

I also put some of the fabric to use making peg bags. These are based roughly on a Cath Kidston pattern from the book Sew. I modified the pattern – using French seams around the edges of the bags for extra strength in place of bias binding.

Handmade Peg Bags in Vintage Fabric
Handmade Peg Bags in Vintage Fabric

Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

8 thoughts on “Vintage Fabric Ham & Sausage

  1. This is lovely! I love the fabric!!

    • Thanks, I love it too and it was such a bargain. I was going to make a skirt out of it but didn’t dare as parts of the fabric are a bit delicate due to age. It’s perfect for small items though.

  2. Oo very cute – I never thought of making my own tailors sausage, I might have to do that soon! x

  3. It may be childish of me, but putting a picture of a sausage on the sausage, and having the words Taylor’s Sausage written on it makes me laugh in a slightly Carry On kind of way. Love the added detail on both!

  4. The ham and sausage look great! What did you use for stuffing?

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