Sewing Tips

Step by Step – Lily Linen Dress Pocket Tutorial

I have had a few emails and enquiries from sewers who have bought the Lily Linen Dress pattern, asking for more details on the construction of the feature pockets. They’re certainly not your conventional patch pockets, but a twist top…

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Side Invisible Zipper Tutorial

Without a doubt, invisible zippers give a much cleaner and more professional finish to garments – particularly for side and back openings on all types of garments. Because they are a very different application to your standard zipper, they may…

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Feature Fabrics Of The Week

Our latest shipment of beautiful Italian designer fabrics have arrived! The most coveted fabrics are these latest striking summer weight Italian knits, ideal for cardigans, tank tops, pull-on straight skirts and dresses. As the knits tend to move when sewing…

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Sewing Tip: Tear-Away Vilene Shields

Want to know what Vilene shields are? If you end up with necklines, armholes and waistbands stretching whilst you’re handling/sewing your garment, a very unsightly mess, read on! In sewing classes, sewing reference books etc we’ve all been told to stay-stitch…

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Block Fusing is the best!

When it comes to starting a new sewing project, I enjoy the cutting process ( I really do!) and of course sitting at my machine to start sewing. But the bit I find truly tedious is ironing the fiddly interfacing…

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Silk Organza Ironing Cloth

Here’s a great tip I got recently from my classes with Bernadette: When pressing open seams, darts etc, use a piece of silk organza as an ironing cloth. It’s ideal and also very handy to see that you aren’t ironing…

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