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Monthly Archives: July 2013

  • Simplicity dress patterns feature on Female First

    Simplicity dress patterns are a great way to start learning how to follow baby sewing patterns - and our simple A-line patterns were one of the first suggestions made by our sewing specialist Wendy Gardiner in a recent feature for Female First. Basic ...
  • Oh Baby - time to sew

    With the fabulous news that Kate and Prince William have had a baby boy, I thought it a good time to take a look at the baby patterns in the Simplicity range. There are some lovely vintage patterns from 1940s – 1950s – reworked so that you get th...
  • Sewing patterns at the ready for Autumn Fair 2013

    Autumn Fair International 2013 is due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on September 1st-4th, and everything from sewing patterns and yarns to stationery and accessories will be on display. The Craft & Hobby Association UK has announced it wi...
  • Wrekin College sixth-formers 'will learn to sew'

    The prestigious Wrekin College has been making headlines in recent days after revealing that future sixth-formers will learn to sew as part of its Life Skills curriculum. Learning to sew falls under Domestic Life Skills, a strand that also includes la...
  • Sewing patterns add patriotic handmade items to your wardrobe

    One of the great things about sewing patterns, as we always say, is that they give you plenty of flexibility in terms of your choice of fabric, decoration and final fit. By choosing patriotic colours and designs, you could ride a trend that has been g...
  • On a roll – get sewing with quilters' rolls

    I’ve recently prepare for and done a TV show using templates designed for use with ‘jelly roll’ fabrics – which then made me think of all the other ways to use these lovely fabric pieces. I always drool over the lovely quilter’s rolls of fabr...

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