Using washi tape when sewing

  [responsive][/responsive] We have decided to start selling a range of pretty washi tapes as washi comes in so useful in so many ways when you are sewing. We’ve round up our favourite uses for it below, if you have any others please do comment and let us know.   To hold pattern pieces onto fabric when cutting out If you have issues with you pattern pieces shifting whilst you are cutting out, or don’t…
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Pattern Storage Envelopes

I cannot tell you how long I’ve been looking for a simple, stylish way to store my sewing patterns! So I am stoked to bring you our newest product.. The Pattern Archive Envelope. Study, stylish and with room for you to get creative. No more struggling to get your sewing patterns back into the original envelope.  Best of all is the opportunity to add the pattern artwork to the envelope! A chance for a little…
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Maker’s Box

[responsive][/responsive] This spacious fabric storage box will hold your sewing tools, fabric and haberdashery plus it also fits our Maker’s Workbook into the side too to help you keep track of your projects. I managed to fit over 10 metres of fabric into my Maker’s Box. The Vlieseline Style-Vil gives it really good body which means it can hold it’s shape even when empty. It has padded handles to make it easy to carry even…
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What are SpoolPods?

[responsive][/responsive] One of our most unique and bestselling products is SpoolPods so we wanted to let you know more about them. SpoolPods are a silicone case perfectly designed for storing or transporting your spools of thread, with the matching bobbins too. Clare invented them after getting frustrated trying to find the matching bobbins for her thread when sewing. So she came up with the perfect solution for keeping them together, in an easy to store…
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SpoolPod Pouch Tutorial

[responsive][/responsive] SpoolPod Case Tutorial This quick to make pouch is big enough to hold 4 SpoolPods at a time, and because it’s clear you can easily spot the spools inside. You can even fit your Maker’s Workbook or Garment Planning Notepad in it too.  Don’t be daunted by sewing vinyl, it’s not as scary as you think, I’ve included some tips below.   Materials: 1 fat quarter of fabric 1 fat quarter of medium iron…
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Project Planning Tips

[responsive][/responsive] Spending a bit of time planning your projects out can help to save you time and stress in the long run. Sometimes it can be hard to decide what to make next, so many ideas and so little time! Our tips below will help you focus and prepare for future craft projects. Think about how much time you have –  If you haven’t got a lot of time in the next few weeks then…
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Benefits of using Swedish Tracing Paper

[responsive][/responsive] Swedish tracing paper is made from eco-friendly abaca fibres which makes it more tear resistant than regular paper but at the same time keeping a transparency which allows you to easily trace your sewing patterns.  We wanted to share with you 12 great reasons to use Patterntrace, our Swedish Tracing Paper: 1 – It is fibrous, like a light interfacing, so easier to manipulate than paper. 2 – It is translucent so you can…
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Expanding your Maker’s Workbook

[responsive][/responsive] Do you ever wish there were a few more pages in your Maker’s Workbook?  Do you want to write about more than 25 projects?  Do you have a large stash and require more stash pages? Good news!  We’ve just made some of the workbook pages downloadable so you can print extras and add them to your workbook.  Find all our downloads here. If you’re wondering how to store these extra pages, we have a…
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How I draft patterns with Patterntrace

[responsive][/responsive] Using Patterntrace (Swedish Tracing Paper) to draft sewing patterns means I’m not wasting fabric, but can make a 3d version of my pattern and check all my measurements are correct. It lets me ensure I like the size and shape of it, and to make alterations, before making it in fabric. Patterntrace can be sewn together like fabric, or to save time you could tape it. [responsive][/responsive] I used it to make a trial…
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Gifts for Stitchers

Gifts for Stitchers [responsive] [/responsive] We’ve got a great selection of Christmas gifts either to add to your wish list, treat yourself to for Christmas or buy for a sewing loving friend. We have linked to other small businesses to purchase these products, as what better way to spread Christmas cheer than supporting small businesses?    [responsive][/responsive] Rose Gold Shears These stunning 21cm rose gold dressmaking shears from Hemline would make a great gift for…
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