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Pattern Spotlight: Linda Trousers from Our Loungewear Ebook

Pattern Spotlight

As we begin to spend more time at home again, what better than to make loungewear your next sewing project? We love the Linda bottoms from our loungewear edit, which can be made as shorts, trousers, or basically any length you want! As a super versatile pattern that’s also perfect for beginners, we’ve put together a list of ways to design, fit, hack and style your Linda trousers, as well as how to move them from loungewear to daywear! Design Your Linda Trousers Linda works well in a range of fabrics, and its in the fabric choice where you can...

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Beginner's Guide: Rotary Cutters vs Fabric Scissors

Beginner's Guide

Beginner's Guide: Rotary Cutters vs Fabric Scissors

Whilst fabric scissors have always been an essential item in any home-sewer's kit, the rising popularity of rotary cutters has seen many people contemplating the switch. Rotary cutters (as seen, for example, in the Great British Sewing Bee) appear to be much faster for cutting your fabric, however do require more practice to cut accurately. That, coupled with the additional costs using a rotary cutter requires, may put people off ditching their trusty scissors. But what really is the best tool for cutting out your pattern pieces? We've compiled a list of the pros and cons of both rotary cutters and scissors to help people...

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Beginner's Guide: Basic Machine Stitches

Beginner's Guide

Beginner's Guide: Basic Machine Stitches

Starting on a machine? With the sheer amount of features and options available on even the most standard of sewing machines it can be hard knowing where to begin, so we've put together a short guide to the most basic - and versatile - machine stitches that are key to the construction and finishing of garments. We've also included ideas on how to alter the features of each stitch in order to get the most out of your machine! Straight Stitch If you’ve sewed using a machine before, you’ve likely come across a straight stitch - its the most basic stitch used...

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Pattern Spotlight: Sarah Wrap Skirt

Pattern Spotlight

Pattern Spotlight: Sarah Wrap Skirt

Sarah is a gorgeous draped wraparound skirt with a flattering tied waist that makes for the perfect fit! Being one of our easiest patterns, she's perfect for beginners - all you need is your fabric and some bias binding. To help you along the way, we've compiled a list of our favourite ways to design, fit, hack and style your very own Sarah skirt! Design Your Sarah Wrap Skirt Sarah works best in lightweight-medium fabrics, especially in fabrics that drape well like crepe or viscose. Making Sarah in something like this black crepe makes for a super versatile wardrobe staple that will go...

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Beginners Guide: Cutting Woven Fabric

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Beginners Guide: Cutting Woven Fabric

Whilst fabric cutting is one of the fundamentals of garment making, it can often be tedious and confusing. Follow our beginner's guide below for simple instructions on how to cut your woven fabrics, both on the straight grain and on the bias for more drapey garments.

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