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Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • Learn to sew and satisfy the four priorities of clothing purchases

    If you find it hard to shop for clothes, you might want to learn to sew, as sewing patterns give you full control over the final fit of your garments, as well as the fabric you use to create them. You might not think it should be hard to buy clothes t...
  • Simplicity dress patterns let you transform your clothes

    Simplicity dress patterns can allow you to transform your wardrobe, whether you are working with large quantities of new material, or giving a new lease of life to existing garments. June 17th-23rd is Recycle Week 2013, and while many of us are well a...
  • Make dog clothes for a stylish summertime pooch

    Dressing your dog has become a much-loved hobby for many people, and for their pets too, and if you learn how to make dog clothes from scratch, it doesn't have to be an expensive pastime. Sewing patterns can be sized to suit your dog, whether you've g...
  • Classic Cover Up

    I must share with you this fabulous little jacket, shown here in lightest organza (Simplicity 1621). It makes a great cover-up for cooler evenings or to conceal tops of arms. I like to cover the tops of my arms when wearing strappy dresses in the day o...
  • Cabinet Office helps social groups learn to sew

    Social action groups are being helped to learn to sew thanks to funding from the Cabinet Office. The Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund has already allocated nearly £10 million to social groups nationwide, with a further £16 million in fun...
  • How to learn to sew without any problems

    If you're keen to learn to sew, there are plenty of ways to go about it, without encountering some of the common problems that face newcomers. First of all, decide whether you want to learn to use a sewing machine, or whether you'd prefer to begin by ...

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