Sewing Tips, Tutorials, Projects and Events

  • How to Start Sewing

    How to Start Sewing

    Nothing excites me as much as the ever increasing number of people who want to start sewing and dressmaking. Thanks to a thriving online sewing community, craft and sewing focused TV programmes and a wider understanding of how these activities can benefit your mental health and general wellbeing more and more people are getting the bug. Ok, you're sold, but just how do you start sewing?

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  • Sewing the Hudson Pants by True Bias

    Sewing the Hudson Pants by True Bias

    There was a time in my life when the Hudson pants would never have been on my to sew list. The most comfortable thing I had in my wardrobe was a pair of skinny jeans. These days I'm still a lover of dressing up, but when I get home after a long day I neeeeeeed comfort. The Hudsons well and truly tick this box and (I think) they look great too - yay! Read on to find out all about this perfect cosy loungewear pattern and why I love it so much.

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  • Top Tips for Sewing with Sequin Fabric

    Top Tips for Sewing with Sequin Fabric

    Let's cut straight to the chase - my biggest tip for sewing with sequins is to just go for it! Every girl needs a little sparkle in her wardrobe and it isn't anywhere near as difficult as you might imagine. Follow our top tips and you will be taking the world by storm in your dazzling handmade outfit in no time.

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  • What Sewing Tools Do I Need To Start Sewing?

    What Sewing Tools Do I Need To Start Sewing

    You've decided you'd like to start sewing (yippee!) but what sewing tools do you need? Like any new hobby you want to have the necessary equipment to make it easy and enjoyable, but you don't want to spend a fortune in case it doesn't work out (trust us, it will!) Here's our no nonsense guide to getting that balance juuuuust right.

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  • Sewing the Cielo Dress and Top

    Sewing the Cielo Dress and Top

    The day we started stocking the Cielo dress and top pattern by Closet Case all sewing plans went out of the window! I knew I needed the dress version in my life, which I loved so much I ended up making the top too and that almost never happens! Read on to find out why I loved it so much.

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  • Sewing the Trends Autumn 2019

    Sewing the Trends Autumn 2019

    Autumn has officially arrived so it's time to start sewing the key trends of the new season. I've picked out six Autumn trends from the High Street plus the sewing patterns and fabrics you can use to recreate the looks. You can even mix and match the individual pieces to create a capsule wardrobe. Get ready for some autumnal tones and seriously cosy vibes. Continue reading

  • Sewing a Jersey Playsuit McCalls 7755

    Sewing a Jersey Playsuit McCalls 7755

    We're drawing to the end of summer here in the UK and an odd time to be sewing a jersey playsuit. However, with a winter sun holiday just around the corner and a need to top up on those poolside garments it was just the ticket. A lovely quick, easy sew, massively comfortable to wear and available in full length trouser versions too.

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  • 7 Easy Ways to Fix Stitch Quality Problems

    How to Fix Stitch Quality Problems

    As a specialist sewing machine dealer for over 15 years we've helped many customers to overcome stitch quality problems. In our experience the vast majority of problems can be easily resolved at home by following these 7 tips.

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  • Sewing the Penny Dress by Sew Over It

    Sewing the Penny Dress by Sew Over It

    I've been talking about sewing a shirt dress since time began and the Penny dress by Sew Over It was always on the shortlist. A super simple sew it was a great way to test the water in the shirt dress world and I'm pleased to report I love it!

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  • My Top Five Sewing Machine Feet

    My Top Five Sewing Machine Feet

    Having the right tools for the job can make such a difference to any sewing task, especially when it comes to sewing machine feet. Ok it is possible to complete most tasks with a very limited selection of feet, but use the feet designed with the specific task in mind and they can take it from tricky and time consuming to fun and easy. Here I share my top five sewing machine feet, which save me time and my sanity! Continue reading

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