Patch Your Stash – Surry Hills Sewing Class

If you’re based in Sydney and looking to de-stash your scraps, check out the latest addition to our Sydney sewing class timetable!  Patch Your Stash is a two day sewing workshop run by Frances who’s been sewing since she was…

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Introducing our latest warm weather staple – the Sonia Shorts. Casual yet stylish, comfortable yet chic, we’ve designed this pattern to tick all those wants/needs for a summer wardrobe essential. The Sonia Shorts are a wide-legged, high-waisted style and feature…

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Fabric Feature – Reformed Two Way Stretch

In our early blogging days, we were partial to posting something we called ‘Fabric Feature of the Week’. Not sure why we stopped doing that but it was most likely the (over) commitment to a weekly blog post. Maybe we…

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Meet the Ophelia Dress!

Introducing our very first pattern of the new year – the Ophelia Dress! We think it’s summer in a garment –  lightweight, loose, cool and very, very comfortable. Ophelia has been designed to be fitted (but not too fitted) above…

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New Sydney Classes – Learn to Sew a Kaftan

We’ve just added a new sewing class to our timetable and it’s a summer dream! In this class, you’ll learn to sew the Isabelle Kaftan, designed by sewing instructor Nikki. It comes in five design variations (pictured above) and is…

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Pattern Review: Simplicity 9326

It’s been a few years since I made an ‘occasion’ dress and our staff Christmas dinner provided the perfect opportunity to make a pattern I’ve had my eye on for a while. The pattern is Simplicity s9326 and just when I thought…

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Our Kate Top Pattern: Updated & Expanded

We’re slowly working on expanding the sizing on a selection of our existing Tessuti patterns and here’s the latest one – the Kate Top. Originally released eight years ago, this sewing pattern continues to deliver everything we want in a…

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Introducing our new Jensen Pants pattern

Introducing our latest pattern, the Jensen Pants! These pants have been on the the pattern to-do list for a long time. Five years in fact, so let’s make that a really long time. And that really is a testament to their timeless…

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