TJ Girl


The Perfect for Work Dress pattern – free

Easy to sew, comfy to wear dress. You don’t have to make yours as figure-hugging. If you made this in a softer fabric with more stretch,… continue reading

Reversible Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Vicky @ Mad For Fabric
Learn how to make this reversible drawstring bag. It would make a great gift bag or to hold your small items. … continue reading

Fold over clutch bag pattern

Whats not to love about a simple clutch? Perfect for holding keys, wallet and mobile they are so quick and easy to whip up you can easil… continue reading

15 Easy Projects for Beginning Sewers

You'll love these 15 easy sewing projects that are perfect sewing machine projects for beginners!  If you're ju… continue reading

Selling what you sew – how to price your work

Sadly some people just don’t recognise the value of ‘hand-made’ goods these days so you can’t always achieve the price you need. Many p… continue reading

Empire of the Sun-Dress

Summer is here! Time for more summer dresses and here is my Empire of the Sun-Dress. It has a cross-over bodice front and back, and an e… continue reading

Best sewing books as recommended by our readers

Here are some essential reading and the books that every sewer should have on a shelf in their sewing room. If nothing else, a shelf fu… continue reading

Vintage envelope zipper pouch – print your own fabric

Two PDF files for a vintage envelope to print on fabric and sew your own vintage envelope zipper pouch. Front and back supplied, or use… continue reading

How, when and why to clip seam allowances

If you have ever read instructions from a sewing pattern which included any curved seam, you’ve certainly been asked to “clip (or notch)… continue reading