Sewing Tips, Tutorials, Projects and Events

  • Sewing Q & A October 2020

    Sewing Q & A October 2020

    This week on the vlog I'm answering some more of the fantastic questions you've been asking. I talk about my love of sewing, the most challenging dressmaking project I've ever worked on, how I choose buttons and lots of other sewing and dressmaking chat.

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  • How to Finish a Neckline Facing without Overlocking

    How to Finish a Neckline Facing without Overlocking

    Last week I learned a great little tip for finishing a neckline facing without overlocking the raw edge. It is a super simple technique and takes a little more time, but if you're a sucker for a neat finish like me or making something special it might just come in rather handy.

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  • New Season New Look Sewing Patterns

    New Season New Look Sewing Patterns

    This week I'm sharing my picks from the latest New Look sewing pattern release. I've picked out my personal favourites and have paired them with our gorgeous fabrics focusing on styles that will transition well between Summer and Autumn including dresses, tops and skirts plus we've included a slide show of the full range at the end of the video so stay tuned for that.

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  • More Dressmaking Projects September 2020

    More Makes September 2020

    After a much needed holiday I've been sewing up a storm and dressmaking like mad again. This week I'm sharing the Shelby dress and romper pattern by True Bias and a Tilly and the Buttons Nora Tshirt both of which are on constant rotation in my handmade wardrobe. Continue reading

  • My Latest Makes September 2020

    My Latest Makes September 2020

    Recently I've thoroughly enjoyed sewing shirts and blouses to pair with jeans for a put together smart, casual look. For those days when I'm feeling more casual, casual I've been sewing up some simple Tshirts. Let me show you what I've made, covering fit, construction, fabric and everything in between.

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  • Beginner's Guide to Reading and Understanding a Sewing Pattern

    Beginner's Guide to Reading and Understanding a Sewing Pattern

    So you've decided to have a go at sewing your own clothes, but sewing patterns look scary and difficult to understand. Let me help you with everything you need to know from how to choose a suitable sewing pattern through to reading and understanding the information on the packet, in the instruction booklet and on the pattern pieces.

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  • New Style Arc Sewing Patterns

    New Style Arc Sewing Patterns

    We've recently added the Style Arc sewing pattern range to our website and I'm super excited to share them with you today. With 31 designs to choose from and some additional body measurements not usually featured on most sewing patterns I'm keen to give these a go. I've picked out my six favourites and there's a little slide show of the rest of the collection at the end of the video so stay tuned for that, plus I'll suggest gorgeous fabrics you could make them up in too.

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  • My Latest Makes August 2020

    My Latest Makes August 2020

    After lots of easy sewing projects during lockdown I decided it was time to stretch my sewing muscles and make a tailored shirt. I really fancied getting my teeth into those traditional shirt details including a stand up collar and cuff plackets and the process of making was an absolute joy.

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  • How to Machine Sew a Shirt Yoke - the Burrito Method

    How to Machine Sew a Shirt Yoke - the Burrito Method

    Sewing a yoke on a shirt or dress creates some interesting detail and a professional looking finish, but what about the inside? Some sewing patterns suggest sewing a yoke on the inside and outside, usually hand stitching the internal yoke. Well here's a technique that allows you to machine stitch the whole shebang and feel like a total sewing ninja.

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  • My Latest Sewing Makes July 2020

    My Latest Sewing Makes July 2020

    This week I'm sharing my latest sewing projects with you on the blog/vlog. I stitched up two easy to sew tops that I've been wearing on strong rotation ever since I sewed the last stitch: the Adrienne blouse by the Friday Pattern Company and the Rowan Tshirt by Megan Nielsen. As always I'll talk you through fabric choices, size and fit and construction techniques - enjoy!

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