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May 2014 Sewing World Magazine

The new issue of Sewing World magazine is out now and it’s had a fresh new makeover which looks great! I’m so pleased to have one of my bag projects … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Fabrics from Dashwood Studio: Prairie and Christmas Wish

Dashwood Studio have some fabulous, new fabric collections coming soon! The Prairie collection and the Christmas Wish collection are lovely, my mind is already brimming with project ideas for them. … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Sewing Book in the Making…

Things have been a bit quiet around here for a wee while… why? Well, I’ve been busy going through my edited book manuscript which I received back in the post … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 8 Comments

The Millie Nappy Bag – another fantastic customer creation to share!

I couldn’t wait to show you this amazing nappy bag, handmade by Shannon of The Bryer Patch. Shannon used the Millie Nappy Bag sewing pattern to create this wonderful bag, … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

New Printed Sewing Patterns Now in Stock! Special Introductory Discount Code

Finally, I have news of my new printed patterns range! If you didn’t already know, I’ve been busy getting some of my popular PDF bag-making patterns into printed format. It’s … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meet my new sewing friend – the Lady Valet Dress Form

I’ve been wanting a dressmaker’s dummy for some time now and, finally, I have one! Despite being obsessed with making bags, I’m keen to have a go at making some … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 8 Comments

Bookazine Giveaway! Pro Guide to Sewing

Have you seen the new bookazine Pro Guide to Sewing? I was so pleased to receive a review copy last week, courtesy of Future Publishing, and I can honestly say … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 34 Comments

Millie’s Big Sister Nappy Bag – Customer Make

Look at this amazing nappy bag, handmade by Alicia Sellers. Alicia used the Large Nappy Bag Sewing Pattern – Millie’s Big Sister to make this gorgeous bag. I love the … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sewing Tutorial – Sewing Buttons with a Sewing Machine

Using your sewing machine to stitch buttons in place is so quick and easy. If you hate hand sewing buttons, this little tutorial is for you. Practice these steps on … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Sewing Tutorial – Using the Automatic Button Hole Facility on a Sewing Machine

Here’s a little tutorial on how to use the automatic button hole facility on your sewing machine. With a little bit of practice, it’s fairly easy and even quite fun! … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Love Patchwork and Quilting – Review and Special Trial Offer

A while back, I spotted some trial issues of a new quilting magazine and really liked the look of it. So, I promptly signed up for a subscription offer. I’m … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

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