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!
I recently found this fab vintage bag in a charity shop but the strap was too short for my liking… I decided to replace the strap so I could wear it cross-body, whilst adding a pop of rainbow at the same time ✂️ So here’s a quick post on how to make an adjustable bag strap!
This is a really easy project – knock one up in less than 30 minutes ⏰
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 4 in our Care & Repair Series! Today we’re offering a solution to an annoying problem – how to enlarge a collar that is too tight… without any sewing! We’re going to be talking about how to use use a collar expander in this quick product guide.
We wanted to bring these little wonder products to your attention – who knew they were even a thing?!
These nifty little extenders are NO SEW and a great little temporary fix that can even be switched between garments.
Have you heard about fold over elastic? Ever wondered what this product is, where it can be used and how to apply fold over elastic?
You’re in the right place! In this product guide we’re going to shine a light on all things fold over elastic so grab a cuppa and read on!
Welcome to post number 2 in our Care & Repair Series! Today we’re offering a solution to a common problem – how to really quickly and easily extend a waistband… without any sewing! We’ll highlight this little wonder product and run you through why you might need them and how to use these waistband extenders.
Let’s be real. The pandemic has meant that many of us have put on some extra pounds and clothes might have become a little snug!
Or perhaps you’re in the early stages of pregnancy and could do with an extra bit of room before buying some maternity clothes?
And let’s not forget – some days we’re just bigger than others… This can be due to our monthly cycles, or perhaps eating certain foods can make you bloat.
You might need some extra comfort post-surgery, or just after a jolly good meal! Or perhaps something has shrunk in the wash (that old chestnut…!)
Our bodies can even fluctuate in size from day to day so a quick temporary fix can help ease discomfort.Continue reading “How To Use Waistband Extenders – No Sew! Care & Repair Series #2”
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
Do you want to make a quick and easy Valentine’s decoration?
You’re in luck! This is a super simple project you can whip up in a flash and is perfect for spreading the love this Valentine’s Day & we think the heart garland will look great in your home.
Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to make this quick and easy Valentine’s Day felt garland. You only need handful of a few basic supplies!Continue reading “Make A Quick and Easy Valentine’s Decoration”
Ever heard of manilla pattern card and wondered what it is, and how it’s used in the sewing industry?
This special card is used extensively by industry professionals, pattern cutters, dressmakers & couture houses alike. It is specifically manufactured for making dressmaking pattern pieces and pattern cutting blocks more durable.
But why leave this amazing product for the professionals to benefit from when the home sewist can find so many uses for it?!
If you have a “Tried & Tested” dressmaking pattern you might want to consider investing in some Manila pattern card to preserve the life of your perfect pattern pieces, as well as making them easier for you to trace around.
If you are pattern cutting at home or tracing standard blocks, using this card means they can your pattern pieces be used over and again as a starting point for all basic garments.Continue reading “What is Manilla Pattern Card?”
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?”