Vlog

  • 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

  • Fabric Haul July 2019

    Fabric Haul July 2019

    It's time for some fabric loving folks! This month I've picked out a few of my favourites for summer and, as always, I make suggestions for sewing patterns to pair them with.

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  • How to Raise and Lower Bust Darts VLOG

    How to Raise and Lower a Bust Dart VLOG If you're going to the trouble of making a garment it's worth taking the time to achieve a good fit from your sewing pattern. One of the key areas of focus is the bust and by learning a few simple sewing pattern adjustments it is easier than you might think. In this week's video I show you how to raise or lower a bust dart and explain why you might want to do this.

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  • Fabric Haul June 2019

    Fabric Haul June 2019

    It's time to get excited about fabrics this week - I have some real beauties to show you in this month's fabric haul. In fact I love them so much I've sewn two of them up into gorgeous dresses already with a third washed and ready to cut out.

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  • How to Make a Small Bust Adjustment

    Small Bust Adjustment How-To

    This week on the vlog I show you how to make a small bust adjustment to your sewing patterns. The basic principles are the same for a full bust adjustment so it is useful for anyone with those issues too.

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  • Q&A #3 Sewing Tips Vlog

    Q&A #3 Sewing Tips Vlog

    This week on the vlog we hosted a Q&A session with our wonderful followers and customers. It was your chance to tell us what you'd really like to know - here's a round up of the questions and answers. Thanks for taking part everyone and if you'd like to take part in a future session just leave your questions in the comments of the YouTube video this time. Continue reading

  • Fabric Haul May 2019

    Fabric Haul May 2019 VLOG

    This week on the vlog I'm sharing some of my favourite woven summer fabrics. Beautiful viscose prints and crepe plus ideas for patterns you can pair them with. We also have a stack of new fabrics ready to go on the site too and I'll be sharing the love with those in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

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  • Sewing Tutorial: How to Insert a Shoulder Dart

    Sewing Tutorial: How to Insert a Shoulder Dart

    If you have protruding shoulder blades or a rounded back you may find that garments never fit properly in these areas. They can feel tight across the back and you also may notice that the armholes gape at the back. Our simple tutorial for adding a shoulder dart can make the world of difference giving you a more comfortable and flattering fit in this area and eliminate those gaping back armholes too.

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  • Exciting New Simplicity Vintage Collectables

    Simplicity Vintage SewingCollectables

    If you love sewing you're going to love our new Simplicity Vintage Collectables. Delightful vintage sewing themed stationery, home-wares, bags and sewing goodies sooo pretty you will want to collect them all. The impeccable style of the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s immortalised on keepsakes you will treasure forever. Who knows you might even decide to treat a friend too.

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  • #makenine 2019 Sewing Plans

    #makenine 2019 Sewing Plans Last week I looked at how I fared against my #makenine sewing plans for 2018. This week I've taken on board the lessons learned/thoughts provoked/startling realisations and used them to make my plans for 2019. Grab a cuppa and settle down for some sewing pattern and fabric excitement!

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