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Monthly Archives: March 2014

  • Baby sewing patterns make a great gift for new mums

    With Mother's Day upon us, it's the perfect time to think about the new mums in your life - whether they are friends or family - and baby sewing patterns could be a thoughtful way to congratulate them on their new arrival. For some new mums, the tim...
  • Curtain sewing patterns help support spring cleaning

    Springtime is finally here, and although the weather has not yet caught up in some parts of the UK, there's plenty you can do to get a head start on your spring cleaning. If you find your interiors are still looking drab even after you've eliminated a...
  • Sewing Special Fabrics

    Last night’s Great British Sewing Bee certainly tested the skills of the contestants who were asked to sew with slippery nylon, plush velvet and leather! But ‘didn’t they do well’ as Bruce Forsythe would say. I’ve been very impressed with t...
  • Simplicity dress patterns can replace unworn garments with 'heritage pieces'

    Simplicity dress patterns can help you to transform your wardrobe so that, rather than almost half of your garments going unworn, every item becomes a 'heritage piece'. This is the term used by Mark Shayler, founder of environmental consultancy Ticket...
  • Could sewing patterns help save the world?

    Sewing patterns have the potential to surprise and delight - either with the satisfaction of a job well done, or the joy of a thoughtful gift you have made yourself to give to a loved one. But can sewing patterns, and sewing in general, have a more fa...
  • Sewing with Knit Fabrics

    Simplicity 2369, made for stretch knit fabrics I love to sew with knit fabrics so was delighted to see these fab fabrics being tackled on the Great British Sewing Bee. Garments that are suitable for stretch fabrics are quicker to make (as stretch fabr...
  • Why animal lovers should learn to sew

    It's not always easy to find clothes to suit your style, and it can be even harder if you are vegan - unless, of course, you learn to sew. Sewing patterns do not force you to use a certain type of material, allowing you to substitute an animal-friendly...

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