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Monthly Archives: September 2012


    I’ve just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable Creative Sewing Weekend at which I spent many happy hours with a group of like-minded ladies all enjoying a pleasant couple of days – sewing! What could be better… I was teaching a class on embelli...
  • Costume patterns can provide Halloween inspiration

    If you don't know where to start when dressing up for Halloween, costume patterns can help to provide you with a little inspiration. Research conducted in the US for the National Retail Federation reveals that, while Halloween costumes top the list fo...
  • Unique stuffed toy patterns could help brain development

    Stuffed toy patterns can be tweaked to produce something truly unique for your little ones - but you might not expect this to have a physical impact on their brain development and lifelong cognitive health. However, research conducted at the Children'...

      I was recently asked for some tips on sewing without stress so thought I’d share some of the tips I’ve found most useful. I’ve only included a few that will get you started, but I’ll add some more in a later blog. 1. Choose an easy-s...
  • Men's sewing patterns can unlock £238m in textile savings

    Men's sewing patterns often take a back seat, as crafts and textiles are stereotypically seen as a female pursuit - but for thrifty male Brits, the prospect of a combined £238 million extra in their bank accounts could be enough to have them reaching ...
  • Sewing patterns can keep baby clothes costs down for Gen Y families

    With restricted incomes during the recession, and a generational tendency to prefer brand-name products, Generation Y families might want to look to sewing patterns as a way of keeping their costs down when providing their children with baby clothes....

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