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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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Pattern Spotlight: Lucy Dress

Pattern Spotlight

Pattern Spotlight: Lucy Dress

Our Lucy dress is the perfect all-rounder. Able to be made as a mini or midi dress, with sleeves or without, Lucy can be made to suit any occasion, whether it be a summer day out or a winter date night! With so many options, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite ways to design, hack and style your Lucy dress!  Design Your Lucy Lucy works best in softer fabrics with a good drape. For an easy, understated look, why not try making Lucy in our classic black crepe? Lucy also works well in a pattern, especially a floral print!...

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