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Self Covered Buttons Made Easy

We saw the contestants of the Great British Sewing Bee tackling these nifty buttons, some of whom had a little difficulty. So here are my tips for simple success. I just love self covered buttons, they come in various sizes and mean that you can match a button to your latest project without having to…

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Top tips for Reuse, Repurpose and Recycling Garments

Last night we saw our intrepid contestants of the Great British Sewing Bee turning a mix of garments into a bomber jacket and the final challenge, turning sweater knits into a winter dress (which seams incongruous whilst we are having such sunny weather, but of course, this was filmed last year!).   Re-purposing old, previously…

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Sewing Bias-Cut Lingerie

This week on the Great British Sewing Bee, we saw the majority of contestants making their sleep sets from bias cut fabrics. Bias cut garments will follow your curves beautifully and are comfortable to wear, but sewing on the bias can have some tricky issues to contend with. I’ve put my top tips below.  …

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Boned Bodice – aka The Great British Sewing Bee

We saw the contestants of The Great British Sewing Bee tackling a boned bodice in their first challenge of week 5. It can be a tricky garment to make and so I’ve got my ten top tips to share.   Check the size you are to make and make sure it suits your measurements as…

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Easiest Facemask Ever!

I have just, super quickly, made a facemask from a pattern by one of our Knitting & Stitching talented tutors Katya Essery, Sew Pretty. She has designed three sizes of this simple mask for women, men and children, which is made with minimal fabrics and really is easy and fast to make. The only difference…

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Make a Super Quick Cosy Throw

This super quick cosy throw is the perfect solution to a wedding gift dilemma. Deciding what to get as a wedding gift can be tricky, especially when the couple have been living together for a while and there is no wedding list to choose from. So knowing the couple like cuddly things, I decided to…

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