Mercedes from the Great British Sewing Bee series 5

Making a machine cover with Mercedes

Mercedes walks us through making a machine cover. Transformations are one of the big challenges for contestants on the Great British Sewing Bee. Mercedes, a favourite on GBSB Series 5, shares a bit of magic as she transforms a basic plastic cover for her Juki overlocker into something special. When my new Juki overlocker was …

Retro Claude on Sewing with a Disability

Meet Claudia @retroclaude. While researching Accessibility, I stumbled across a YouTube video by Claudia aimed at making sewing more accessible for people sewing with disability. Claudia has a penchant for period costume and she produced the video for COCOVID, a weekend of online costuming content last June. Although Claudia sews period costumes, we think her …

Christmas bunting flags

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 …

Festive Christmas Napkins

Hi. Martha here. I’ve been stitching some festive Christmas napkins and tablecloths to go with my Christmas plates. We have special Spode Christmas dishes that we save until the week before Christmas. Then we enjoy using them until the New Year and on into Epiphany, which is sometimes called Little Christmas or Twelfth Night. I …

Stitching Christmas Postcards

Home stitched fabric postcards are like sending a hug through the post. This year connecting with family and friends is more important than ever. It’s a good time to stitch something special. Stitching Christmas postcards is easy. We’ll show you how. All you need are some festive Christmas fabrics, pretty thread and fleece or wadding. …