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How to Choose Your Sewing Pattern Size

How to choose your sewing patterns size How to choose your sewing pattern size? Good question! Here is a classic scenario which may sound familiar to many of you :-)  You've got yourself a brand new sewing pattern and you're excited about making it up. FAB! You eagerly [...]

2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Seventies Dress to Forties Tea Dress Refashion

Garment upcycling classes sneak peek Garment upcycling  classes are such a fabulous way to learn great sewing and alterations techniques. Some may also add that garment upcycling classes are the way forward in sewing and dressmaking, as well as fashion and the way we look at and value [...]

2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Refashions|0 Comments

How to Clean a Front Loading Sewing Machine

Believe it or not, regular cleaning and maintenance of your sewing machine is an essential part of keeping it running smoothly, reducing your servicing bills and trips to the sewing machine repairs centre and ultimately extending its overall life. So what's there to be cleaned in a sewing machine you [...]

2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

How to Choose the Best Thread for your Project

When you learn to sew there are many questions and doubts that go through your mind..one of them being- What thread is best to use for my sewing project? Well that's a very good sewing question to ask and despite some differing opinions, I believe that when you learn to [...]

2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|2 Comments

How to Turn your Sewing Machine Hand Wheel

I first started sewing on a 1970s mechanical machine I borrowed from a friend. She quickly run me through the basics of threading it, winding the bobbin and sewing straight stitches, before wishing me luck as I left full of excitement and anticipation at the thought off all the sewing [...]

2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|5 Comments
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