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Sustainable Fabric: What is Tencel and Lyocell?

Sustainable Fabric: What is Tencel and Lyocell?

When it comes to sewing sustainably, the choice of your fabric can make a big difference. But it is a minefield.. One of the reasons I started to sew was because of the lack of sustainable clothing choices I found on the highstreet. It’s crazy how many retail ranges...

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Projector Sewing – My Quest for A Portable Solution

Projector Sewing – My Quest for A Portable Solution

I am a gadget junkie through and through so when I first heard about projector sewing I was instantly eager to learn more. The thought of having paperless sewing, not having to cut out/trace out the patterns and being able to have a pdf pattern ready to sew the...

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Sewjo…. how to cope when it vanishes

Sewjo…. how to cope when it vanishes

I lost my Sewjo!It totally completely vanished. It felt really odd, but I had absolutely no desire to sew, cut fabric, choose patterns etc. Since I finished up my first dress in about June 2020, my sewing habit has been fairly relentless. My obsession with sewing in...

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Scrap Busting: My new co-ordintating door stop

Scrap Busting: My new co-ordintating door stop

I  recently heard a stat via Patrick Grant on the Great British Sewing Bee that home sewers waste 30% of their fabric. That astounded me. I understood that as a general rule of thumb RTW clothing production wastes around 15%, and so how can home sewers waste so much...

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MAKING YOUR OWN JEANS: MY TIPS AND TRICKS

MAKING YOUR OWN JEANS: MY TIPS AND TRICKS

You know, making jeans is not so scary..Imagine having the perfect pair of jeans. Perfect fit, perfect shape, perfect denim.. all of those things because they were made just for you! Since the sewing bug really took hold of me, I have been lusting after all the...

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Making Jeans – Halfmoon Atelier 101 Jeans

Making Jeans – Halfmoon Atelier 101 Jeans

Jeans. Good fitting jeans... the holy grail right? I have always been a jeans a tee kind of a girl. Growing up I never wore dresses and even as a younger adult you would always find me in my default denim favourites. Fast forward to age 34, baby number 1 came along....

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1 Year on… my sewing journey

1 Year on… my sewing journey

Today marks my 1 year sew-iversary...I started out 2020 with a New Year’s resolution to teach myself to sew a dress. No specific dress, just a dress good enough to wear that didn’t look ‘home made’  At this point in time, Covid-19 was ‘just coronavirus’ which was in...

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Buying Fabric Online – my tips for avoiding disaster!

Buying Fabric Online – my tips for avoiding disaster!

You know, I have  never been to a fabric store...I recently met up with some sewing friends for a coffee and I was really surprised when we got onto the topic of fabric stores. It turns out that I was the only one who shopped online. In fact, they had never fabric...

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