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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

Things to sew for eating outdoors – National Picnic Week!

Picnic blankets, first aid kits and wine bags, whatever you could dream of for your picnic, there’s a tutorial here for you. Bring your… continue reading

15 Cutest Free Dress Patterns for Little Girls

These dresses usually take little time to sew, take little fabric and the result is sooo sweet! So, with summer approaching fast, I sele… continue reading