It’s no secret that a good rotary cutter is an essential tool for any sewist or quilter. But as we all know, those blades can get dull pretty quickly if they’re not taken care of. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure your rotary cutter blades stay nice and sharp for as long as possible. Read on to find out nine tips that will extend the life of your rotary cutter blades saving you time, and money, whilst reducing waste!
Autumn is definitely here! And so are pricey energy bills, so there’s no surprise many of you are sewing up hot water bottle covers to help keep you keep toasty in bed whilst saving energy by avoiding putting the heating on. We’ve had lots of people get in touch to ask what is best wadding for a hot water bottle cover so I made this quick video to talk you through some options…
What’s the best wadding for a hot water bottle cover?Continue reading “What’s the best wadding for a hot water bottle cover?”
Welcome to post number 3 in our Care & Repair Series! Hands up if you love a pocket?! 🙋♀️ Pockets are a complete joy to dressmakers everywhere… but what if your pocket wears out? Or are too small? In this post we’re going to walk you through how to repair a pocket, not in one but TWO ways!
This method can also be used to extend a pocket in a shop bought garment if the original pockets are too small for your needs. The joys of DIY, eh?!
Read on to learn how to repair a pocket… it’s easier than you think. We’ve even got a no sew option for you…
Have you ever wondered if you can repair bra hooks when they get mangled in the wash? Or how you can save a bra that’s perfectly fine, but needs its bra clasp replacing? Keep reading and we’ll give you instructions on how you can quickly & easily complete a bra hook repair.
In this post you’ll find a full colour tutorial on how you can replace a bra back – it’s really not that tricky either. Yay!
This is the first post in our new Care & Repair Series…. we hope you find the series useful
Swedish Tracing Paper is a type of dressmaking pattern tracing paper that is fairly translucent, drapeable and best of all – it’s pattern paper that is sewable! This makes it an incredible choice for making muslins or toiles whilst dressmaking.
In this guide we’re going to talk you through the product, as well as offer a tutorial on how to use this amazing dressmaking pattern paper & how using it can save you both time AND fabric!Continue reading “What is Swedish Tracing Paper and How Do You Use It?”
Ever wondered what a continuous zip is?
Does adding a zip pull to zip tape seem daunting?
We’re here to help!Continue reading “What are Continuous Zips? A Product Guide”
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…Continue reading “13 Tips For Sewing With Bamboo Towelling Fabric”
In this comprehensive guide to sewing with Chalk Cloth, you will learn 10 tips for sewing with chalk cloth fabric. In addition, you will also learn the benefits of using it for your different projects.
Look at our amazing Chalk Cloth it is so much fun to stitch with.
It works exactly like a traditional chalk board but it is a fabric. You can write on it, draw on it and the great thing is, it’s wipe clean, so that you can use it again and again.Continue reading “10 Tips For Sewing With Chalk Cloth Fabric”
Are you intimidated by patterns? Not sure how to read a sewing pattern?
Confused by the back of the envelope? Not sure what the symbols mean?
We’ve got you covered!
Grab a cuppa, read on & let us demystify how to read a sewing pattern!
You will learn how to use Odicoat fabric coating gel in this tutorial. In addition, we will be guiding you on its various benefits and uses.
Ever found the perfect fabric with the wrong composition for your project? If the missing element was waterproofing then we have discovered a brilliant solution; Odicoat. This clever gel gives fabrics a waterproof coating that is machine washable.
This isn’t the only use for this clever product, Odicoat also works as a fabric glue; Fabric can be applied to objects for decorative purposes.Continue reading “How To Use Odicoat Fabric Coating Gel”