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Find out what we have been getting up to and our thoughts on everything sewing. Learn new skills and techniques with our free instructions and YouTube tutorials.

Pattern Matching Tips

4th April 2018

Are you struggling with pattern matching your fabric? Or just want to learn a new skill to create some stunning garments? Learn how to pattern match w...

A little inspiration for Easter…

30th March 2018

Making gifts or decorations this Easter? In need of a little inspiration? Join us, and learn how to sew these cute hanging birds or Easter eggs. Per...

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Hello Copen… (shift dress/top)

11th July 2017

Say hello to Copen, a free dressmaking pattern for a simple shift dress or top. Download here: Copen Top & Dress. Copen is a simple yet stylish s...

Make Easter Eggs

14th April 2017

Continue the Easter theme and make these Easter Eggs, perfect for hanging on trees and decorating your home. A great way to use up scraps of fabric. W...

Make Easter Birds

10th April 2017

Learn how to make these cute birds in time for Easter. Make in your choice of fabrics, a great way to use up scraps! Follow our detailed YouTube tutor...

DIY Leather Purse (Bow)

19th March 2017

Hopefully you have seen the tutorial for creating either the plain or frill leather purses and want to know how to take your sewing further and learn ...

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DIY Leather Purse (Frill)

15th March 2017

As part of the series of leather purses I wanted to share the techniques for a purse with a frill feature on the front. If you are new to sewing leath...

DIY Leather Purse (Plain)

9th March 2017

Make one of these cute purses and learn techniques for sewing and working with leather. In the latest YouTube tutorial (How To: Leather Plain Purse ...

Valentine’s Day Sewing

5th February 2016

Get creative this Valentine’s Day, follow along with one of our YouTube tutorials and make something! Knock up a series of lavender hearts (DIY...

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Beginners Dressmaking 2

1st February 2016

Take your beginners dressmaking to the next level. Learn how to draft a waistband for the McCall’s Skirt 3830 pattern and introduce a lining. In...

Beginners Dressmaking 1

21st January 2016

Learn beginners dressmaking tips and techniques following our tutorial for constructing the McCall’s Skirt 3830 pattern. In this video we will b...

DIY: Appliqué Towel Letter

13th January 2016

Personalise your towels or garments with letters and motifs by following our appliqué tutorial. Start by choosing a product of your choice to person...