What are Continuous Zips? A Product Guide

Ever wondered what a continuous zip is?

Does adding a zip pull to zip tape seem daunting?

We’re here to help!

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A Fabric Guide To: Flannel

Flannel – think cosy sheets, pyjamas, blankets, baby clothes and even shirts on rugged lumberjacks! 

This sturdy yet soft fabric is relatively inexpensive and easy to work with, but we have a few tips in this flannel guide to help you perfect your projects!

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A Fabric Guide To: Viscose

Viscose, also commonly known as Rayon or Rayon Viscose, is one of the most commonly used fibres in the world!

You’ll find it in your local high street stores sewn up into flowy summer dresses and blouses. 

It can even be used to make household items like bedding and carpets! 

In this guide, we won’t be advising how to run up a new rug (we’re not quite clued up on upholstery!) but we’ll be giving you tips on how to use this popular tree pulp-based rayon material, which is known for its silk-like properties! 

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13 Tips For Sewing With Bamboo Towelling Fabric

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable sources on the planet, but did you know that it can be used to produce a soft, strong and eco-friendly textile that is perfect for keeping cosy, mopping up spills and a variety of re-usable projects?!

Non? Well!  In this guide we’ll be talking aaalllll about bamboo towelling fabric, sharing how this super-fabric is made and giving you 13 sewing tips for handling this fluffy little fella of a fabric…

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New pattern alert! 🚨 Wanna make your own custom IKEA KALLAX storage boxes?

Do you have cube storage units around your home? We absolutely love them here at The Studio, crammed full of haberdashery goodness!

Ready made storage boxes can be quite boring & might not match the decor in your home. We were super excited to team up with Makower to bring you the pattern for these beautiful boxes! 

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Sew a Water Bottle Carrier that’s too cool for school!

September has only just gone and I bet the kids have lost a few school essentials already!

We have a brand new project for you that will make sure the reusable water bottle will come home every day so you can be more eco-conscious and stop using plastic disposable bottles.

This project features a cool multi-way strap that you can

  • Snap onto the front of a scooter
  • Attach to a book bag
  • Strap to your wrist
  • Wear crossbody
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The Plush Crochet-Along: Day 7


Hey crocheter! Are you proud you have managed to learn to crochet your very first granny square? 

If you’re feeling totally hooked, you’ll be wanting to make some more so we thought we would go through how to attach squares together, to make a granny square blanket. 

Also I’ll be going through jargon busting all the crochet abbreviations and sharing the final PDF pattern for the heart granny square so you can make some more! 

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The Plush Crochet-Along: Day 6


Hey there! Thanks for joining us on day 6 of our crochet for beginners challenge. Are you loving what you’ve made so far? 

So far you should have an almost completed heart granny square and today we will be finishing it off so you have a completed crocheted square.

You should have all of the crochet stitches in the bag but if you need a refresher, check out our YouTube crochet series. All you will need today is slip stitch, double crochet and chain stitch.

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The Plush Crochet-Along: Day 5

Hi, we’re back with another crochet for beginners lesson! 

Are you hooked on crochet yet? If you have completed all of the days so far, you have learnt all of the stitches needed to complete our heart granny square project! 

Today we will be completing row 4 of our granny square with chain stitches and double crochet, which together is known as the granny shell stitch. If you need a refresher on any of the stitches, you can check out our Crochet YouTube series here. 

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The Plush Crochet-Along: Day 4

Hi there!

Wow, can you believe we are on day 4 of our crochet for beginners challenge already?

Still struggling to learn to crochet?

Don’t worry!

We’re waiting for you in the ‘Plush Crochet-along’ Facebook group if you’re stuck or need to ask any questions.

Equally if you’re super proud of your progress, we’d love to see that too! 

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