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Free Great British Sewing Bee Tickets!

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Following on from my last post I have an amazing give-away. Free tickets to The Great British Sewing Bee Live event. September 21st to 24th at ExCel London. You know you want one of these!

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The Great British Sewing Bee – Live

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I know we have all been missing this years instalment of the Great British Sewing Bee on television but…… Something exciting is happening! Something you can be part of too. A new sewing and dressmaking show ‘The Great British Sewing Bee Live‘ is taking place from 21st to 24th September at ExCel in London. Sewing […]

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Latest Minerva Crafts Bloggers Make

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So as you know I blog as part of the Minerva Crafts Bloggers Network. Well here is my latest make – Camouflage Trousers: Click the photo to read the story in full     Until next time……..Happy Sewing!

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BHF – The Big Stitch

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A while back I blogged about the true cost of fashion: Highlighting the impact of cheap clothing and looking at the huge waste generated around the world. I also looked at how you can do something by using charity shops. Well the BHF (British Heart Foundation) is launching a new campaign and competition – The […]

Sewing rather than Blogging

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Well I have been very bad, I have not Blogged since April! I’m not going to give you any excuses apart from the fact I have been busy sewing. Yes thats it, I have been making lots of different things and honestly, became caught up in it. As you know my blog posts are, generally, […]

Rolled Hem Overlocker tutorial

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I have been a little busy lately finishing off some lovely chiffon dresses for a special client (photos coming soon) but posted a little video clip on Instagram showing the hem being rolled using my overlocker. A tiny rolled hem in sheer/light fabrics is beautiful and doing them on the overlocker is pure joy. I […]

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Singer 14SH754 Overlocker Tutorial Part 2 – Different seam finishes

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Following on from my last post and video, here is part 2. This video will introduce the main seams you can create with your overlocker. It looks at 4, 3 and 2 threads (including how to convert the machine into 2 thread stitching) and includes the Flatlock and Super-stretch. I hope this helps you and […]

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Singer 14SH754 Overlocker Tutorial Part 1 – Threading

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So a little diversion as I present another video tutorial; this time about an overlocker. The Singer 14SH754 has become a bit of a thing in the UK since the grocery store Lidl started selling them cheap. The machine in question is actually very good (actually very very good) but many people buy one and […]