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Monthly Archives: July 2012

  • Costume patterns can help get into the historical spirit at MCDC

    If you're heading to Manchester Craft & Design Centre to celebrate its 30th anniversary, you might want to get into the spirit of things by following costume patterns to sew your own outfit. There's a whole itinerary of works taking place at MCDC ...

    I certainly feel frayed this month  - which reminds me in a serendipity kind of way of a sewing technique I saw at a quilt expo – seams were sewn with wrong sides together and then washed vigorously and tumble dried so that the edges, which were o...
  • Take care if adding Olympic emblems to sewing patterns

    One of the best things about sewing patterns is that they allow you to tweak the final design to suit your tastes. However, if you're planning on producing something special to wear to an Olympic event, you might want to look to generic sporting sew...
  • Dolls' clothes sewing patterns can take inspiration from lost treasures

    While dolls' clothes sewing patterns can make sure you get the shape of your toys' outfits correct, more ambitious crafters can veer away from the sewing patterns themselves, to add unique embroidery elements based on long-lost items. The Royal School...
  • Stuffed toy patterns can help allay health fears

    Stuffed toy patterns can not only allow you to create something special for your child; they can also put your mind at rest regarding several specific health concerns with mass-produced toys. By following stuffed toy patterns, you can make sure that o...
  • Just itching to stitch!

    I enjoyed a day of sewing with my mum recently – she was making a Simplicity jacket (Simplicity 4014) and I was doing some customising and alterations. It was a fabulous day and has got me itching to stitch some more. So it is very fortunate that I...

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