Lets talk Sewing Machines – Janome MC6700P

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It is amazing to think, the first sewing machine dates back to 1790! That is 228 years ago! Of course things move on and things get better (well usually), and that is the case with sewing machines. We have moved from mechanical hand/treadle power into electric power. We have gone from 1 stitch to hundreds […]

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Janome – UK 50th Anniversary

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On the 1st of October 2018, Janome Sewing Machine Co. turns 50! Well, here in the UK. Janome are world leaders when it comes to making excellent quality sewing machines and if you sew, you will have heard of them? Of course Janome have existed for a lot longer than 50 years! To celebrate they […]

Bridal Alteration Techniques – Book Review

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There comes a time in every sewers journey when they will be asked do some alterations. “Just a little off here” or “taken in a bit there” and often, thats exactly what they are; simple, quick adjustments. Then comes the trickier alterations that involve a lot more effort and time but the person asking, still […]

Sewing books – Hidden gems

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There have been hundreds of books written about sewing over the years; some good, some bad but more importantly, some hidden gems. The techniques used in sewing have hardly changed from one decade to another. Apart from the sewing machine, all the other tools of the trade have remained practically unchanged. This creates a problem […]

Creative Calico – William Gee Product Review

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It has been around since the 11th Century and one of the most versatile, yet underrated fabricsĀ ever made. A simple plain weave of (normally unbleached) cotton with a firm hand, Calico has more uses for crafters than you might think. From making ‘toiles’, cheap bags, aprons and for backing quilts, you will find Calico in […]

Moon 120 Thread – William Gee Product Review

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If you sew, you will almost certainly have heard of William Gee haberdashery; well certainly if you are in the UK. The family run business in London has been trading since 1906 and is certainly one of the biggest haberdasheries in the UK. With over 9000 products in stock, you are sure to find the […]