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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 First find some festive fabrics I’ve got a lovely selection of Christmas fabrics in my stash. …

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Back-to-School Lunch Bag

It’s school time again. I get nostalgic when September rolls around and wanted to celebrate with a re-useable back-to-school lunch bag. So here’s a back-to-school Lunch Bag tutorial. The fun thing about this lunch bag is that it’s upcycled from a Tesco shopping bag. You know, those bags by the check out for when you …

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Sewing Machine Maintenance

There’s no place like home! And while all the rain is keeping us out of our gardens, it might be fun to tackle some sewing machine maintenance to keep our sewing machines in good running order. Let’s begin with some general sewing machine maintenance that applies to most machines. There are two equal and opposite …

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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 …

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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Making Knickers with Mercedes

Mercedes has a knack for Nickers! You can visit Mercedes and lots of other sewing celeb’s in Birmingham this month at Sewing for Pleasure. Juki is hosting a series of Sewing Celeb Workshops. Mercedes is offering workshops on her Fold Over Elastic techniques on Saturday and Sunday at 3:15. Making Knickers with Mercedes will help …

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Festive Christmas Napkins

Hi. Martha here. I’ve been stitching some more festive Christmas napkins! There are NEW Rifle Paper Company Christmas fabrics this year. Our family is growing as our grown up kids keep bringing more and more people home for Christmas! We can always use more napkins. And I was desperate to add them to my collection. …

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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 …