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Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • Sewing patterns are a first step towards fashion design

    You might not imagine that following sewing patterns can help you to unlock your own inner creativity, but in fact they could represent the first step for fledgling fashion designers. We often suggest tweaking a pattern to suit your personal tastes - ...
  • Christmas is coming

    I hate to be thinking of Christmas so soon, and I know that I am probably even starting to talk about it before the shops have decked the halls, but my excuse is that I’ve been doing Christmas shows on Create and Craft TV lately, and I’ve been as...
  • Learn to sew and live in a material world

    We frequently look at the benefits you can realise when you learn to sew, and how sewing patterns give you the ability to make clothes whenever you need them, quite cheaply, and closely suited to your personal tastes. But now research published in the...
  • Costume patterns can keep you on trend

    We often speak of how costume patterns - and sewing patterns in general - give you a good degree of control over the finished product, allowing you to follow current trends or create your own unique style as you see fit. But learn to sew at the mome...
  • Hats off to Simplicity!

    MakingI am about to go off to Alexandra Palace and then Harrogate to teach at the Knitting and Stitching shows (10-13 Oct and 21-24 November respectively) and one of my classes in Harrogate is Fabulous Flowers – where I will be teaching how to make...
  • Aviva SME Pulse could inspire entrepreneurs to learn to sew

    Yet again, research has shown that when you learn to sew, you add an extra potential income stream to your household budget - which in some cases could lead to a new full-time career. The Aviva SME Pulse report is published on a biannual basis, and lo...

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