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Valentine Fabric Envelopes

I have a soft spot for Valentines Day. Maybe it’s the colours and maybe it’s just a great excuse to spread some love around. I like to go beyond romantic relationships and include family and friends, sewing buddies, co-workers, teachers, even the post mistress! Valentine fabric envelopes are one way to show gratefulness to the …

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Celebrating St Lucia’s Day

Did you know that Scandinavian countries will be celebrating St Lucia’s Day next Tuesday? St Lucia’s Day is a Swedish Festival of Light celebrated on December 13th. In the old Julian calendar December 13th was the date of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Lucia or Lucy means light. Although it’s a …

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Straight-Line Quilted Christmas Postcards

Send a hug through the post with these straight-line quilted Christmas postcards. This straight-line quilting technique is super satisfying. And it doesn’t need special equipment. Anybody can stitch these Christmas postcards on their regular sewing machine. What you need festive fabrics fleece or wadding pretty thread + 100/16 Topstitch needle ribbons or rickrack printed postcards …

Marie Lawlor wearing her memade McCalls 7969 dress
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Marie makes McCalls 7969

Marie Lawlor shares about her make of the ever-so-popular McCalls 7969 dress. Happily, a favourite fabric finally found the perfect pattern. The Pattern This McCalls pattern has been a sewing community cult favourite for over 2 years now, and I can finally understand why!  I will admit, that when I first saw it, M7969 wasn’t …

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Marie sews silk chiffon

The Fabric Sewing with crinkle silk chiffon is possibly the most challenging substrate I have sewn with to date. I am the kind of person who can become bogged down in minor details, talk myself in circles and procrastinate on a seemingly difficult (or new) task. I was extremely lucky to have the opportunity to …

Jen Hogg's vintage tablecloth top with Nuno fabric buttons
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Jen’s Upcycled Tablecloth top with Japanese Nuno fabric buttons

This May we saw the opening of a new Japanese sustainability and textiles exhibition, Making Nuno, at Japan House, London.  It features innovative fabrics by Sudo Reiko, one of Japan’s foremost textile designers who combines Japanese traditions with new engineering techniques and unusual combinations of materials including silk, handmade paper, nylon tape and thermoplastics. The …

Christmas bunting flags
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Christmas Bunting that’s Naughty & Nice

This Naughty & Nice Christmas Bunting is a fast and fun last minute Christmas project. It’s naughty because it’s just TOO easy! It’s nice because the double sided flags look lovely from every angle. Using the air threading JUKI MO2000 overlocker to stitch the bunting together is fast, fun and fabulous. The extra weight of the double sided flags …