Sew A Spa Set Series #2: Bath Mitt Sewing Tutorial

Welcome to the first tutorial in our Sew A Spa Set Series! This post is the first of 6 tutorials of our Sew a Spa Set Series to help you sew some handmade items to pamper yourself of a loved one… We’re kicking off with a Bath Mitt Sewing Tutorial.

Our bath mitt even has a pocket for your bar of soap! You’ll need the free pattern to make this one, so request the Spa Set templates here

This washable bath mitt would make a fabulous handmade gift, especially if paired with the other items in our Sew a Spa Set Series

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Sew A Spa Set Series #1: Handmade Gift Idea

Are you in need of a handmade gift idea? How about if that gift made the recipient feel super pampered? Or perhaps you need to gift this to yourself and maximise your self-care routine?

We’ve got you covered!

Welcome to the first post in our Sew A Spa Set Series. Over the next week or so we’ll be publishing our fab Sew A Spa Set Series Stay tuned as the individual tutorials drop every day or so!

The Spa Set includes everything you need for a relaxing day or evening pampering yourself, or a loved one. And nothing says I love you like a handmade gift, right?!

And with Mothers Day in the UK being just around the corner, I’m sure this Spa Set would be a treasured handmade gift this Mothers Day.

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Free Pattern For A Hot Water Bottle Cover

Hands up if you need a free pattern for a hot water bottle cover?!

A hot water bottle placed in your bed throughout autumn & winter will not only give you a lovely “warm hug” feeling as you slip under the covers, but it will also help save energy which both your purse AND the planet could benefit from right now ♻️

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Make A Quick and Easy Valentine’s Decoration

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!

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What is Manilla Pattern Card?

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.

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What is Swedish Tracing Paper and How Do You Use It?

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!

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Sew Your Own Appliquéd Christmas Bunting Tutorial

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, tra la la la!

There’s still time to top up your bank of Christmas memories & sew some fun festive bunting for the family to enjoy year after year…

This easy project is a brilliant little scrap buster. We’ve provided some cute (and FREE!) appliqué templates for you which can can request here

We’ve gone to town with the applique shapes & you can choose from Rudolf, a Christmas tree, present, a stocking, some holly, a bell, a gingerbread man, a bauble, a star – will you use them all?!

We’ve also suggested 2 finishes for your flags – pinked & stitched or turned & top stitched… choose whichever tickles your festive pickle!

We have used calico for the bunting flags- it’s economical & a great neutral background to showcase any colour scheme to help your scraps sing!

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9 Quick Homemade Gifts You Can Sew In Under 30 Minutes!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have decided you want to make some last-minute gifts & you’re on the lookout for some quick & easy homemade present ideas

Am I right?!

I’m going to help you out here….

This is a round-up of some of our quickest & easiest sewing tutorials so you CAN whip up some homemade presents in a flash!

Nothing says I love you like handmade… right?

Check out our round-up of some of our speediest sews that make quick handmade gifts ⤵️

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How To Make Your Own Pyjamas: Part 2

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Hello Seam-Stars! Thanks for joining me again for the second post in our “Make your own Pyjama Bottoms” series

Yesterday’s post gave you instructions on how to make your pyjama bottom pattern. If you’ve not done that yet – you need to hop over and make your pattern pieces – otherwise this post won’t make any sense at all!

Don’t be daunted… there are videos and everything!

In this post we’re going to talk about the fabrics you can use to make your own pyjama bottoms, as well as a sewing tutorial on how to sew them up once you have created your pattern

Make Your Own Pyjama Bottoms
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Create Your Own Pyjama Sewing Pattern: Part 1

We all have that perfect pair of pyjama bottoms – just the right combination of comfiness, cosiness & enough room to account for a mini tea & biscuit feast on an evening! You could try to find a sewing pattern to recreate them, or you can follow our tutorial to create your own pyjama sewing pattern to exactly replicate your favourite PJs!

And the best part is this tutorial can be used to make any size pyjama bottoms. Sewing these is straight forward and definitely possible for a beginner…

Create your own pyjama sewing pattern
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