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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.

Separate Embroidery Thread

23rd October 2015

Learn how to separate embroidery floss effectively without getting your thread twisted and knotted with our short YouTube tutorial: How To: Separate E...

How To: Sewing Blanket Stitch

12th October 2015

Learn how to sew a simple blanket stitch in our latest tutorial. The blanket stitch is most commonly used as a hemming stitch on the edge of blankets ...

Sewing with Silk / Slippy Fabrics

9th October 2015

Working with slippy fabrics such as silk can be troublesome. The fabric can have a tendency to move during the cutting stage, which makes neat edges ...

How To: Sew Invisible Zipper

8th October 2015

The invisible zipper is one of the most used fastening techniques. So I wanted to share the method we use to install an invisible zipper and to achi...

How To: Appliqué (3 stitches)

29th September 2015

Learn how to decorate and personalise a garment or product with appliqué. The perfect way to up-cycle some clothing, decorate bunting for a new born...

Sewing Oil Cloth

24th September 2015

Sewing with oil cloth and other similar fabrics can be a daunting task. How should you work with them and what is the best way to feed them through yo...

How To: Invisible Stitching

30th August 2015

Learn how to sew an invisible stitch, often referred to as a slip stitch or ladder stitch. Check out our YouTube tutorial: How To: Invisible Stitching...

How To: Quilt Fabric

28th August 2015

Learn how to quilt fabric and add beautiful bespoke details to your products and garments. Quilting can be a wonderful way to update an item and take...

How To: Back Stitch (Appliqué)

16th August 2015

What is a back stitch? The back stitch is a hand sewing stitch with a variety of uses. The hand stitches are sewn backwards, over themselves (this is...

How To: Rolled Hem

3rd August 2015

What is a rolled hem? The rolled hem is a teeny tiny hemming technique that finishes all of the seam allowances inside the hem. It is suitable for us...

How To: Sewing French Seams

24th July 2015

When should you use a French seam? French seams are perfect for use on lightweight or sheer fabrics, encasing all of the fraying fabric edges inside a...

Sewing Threads & Uses

22nd July 2015

Different sewing threads and their uses… With a large variety of different threads available it can be a minefield finding the right thread for ...