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Monthly Archives: May 2013

  • Summer Sewing

    We’ve had a hint of summer – hip, hip hooray! So now is the time to look for some simple styles to make quickly to make the most of the good weather. Easy skirts and stylish shift dresses are perfect summer wear and can be easy to make. I’ve been...
  • How sewing patterns and machines speed up smock creation

    With the advent of sewing patterns, and electric sewing machines, it is easier for modern-day handicrafters to run up a smock in the space of a few hours, compared with the significant investment of time and effort that would have been needed in genera...
  • Are you Slim, Curvy or Average?

    Sorry to keep harking on about it, but I do think that the Great British Sewing Bee has been great news for sewing. However, fitting patterns was a problem that all the contestants encountered at some point or other and indeed, it was partly Tilly’s ...
  • Learn to sew and offset living costs elsewhere

    With over half of young Britons concerned about affording their cost of living, you might want to learn to sew, allowing you to mend much-loved clothes that are not yet past their best, and create striking new garments of your own by following simple s...
  • Costume patterns leave fabric choice in your hands

    Costume patterns give you the instructions you need to make the garments you want, but with total choice over the fabrics you use. This was highlighted perfectly at the recent Sewing for Pleasure, Fashion Embroidery & Stitch and Hobbycrafts shows at ...
  • Stuffed toy patterns can help kids learn to sew

    Give your children some stuffed toy patterns and, with a little supervision when working with needles, you may find you can sit back and watch as they learn to sew. Stuffed toy patterns can be a little more forgiving than clothing sewing patterns for ...

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