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26 Independent Sewing Pattern Stores You Need to Know in 2019

26 Independent Sewing Pattern Stores You Need to Know in 2019

Sewing is your thing? In that case, I’m sure you’re familiar with the big sewing pattern stores out there, such as Burda or Simplicity. However, did you know that there has been an exciting movement within the pattern landscape recently? Small, independent pattern companies were shooting up like mushrooms during the last few years. And they are truly mastering their field with the release of their zeitgeisty and modern patterns. Jazz up your wardrobe with patterns from these super cool independent companies!…

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Summer Dress Sewing – My Simplicity 8635 Garment

Summer Dress Sewing – My Simplicity 8635 Garment

At long last, summer finally arrived in London☀️ If you’re still looking for a cute summer dress pattern and a matching fabric, I know the perfect dream team for you: the Simplicity 8635 dress combined with the John Kaldor Floral Print Crepe fabric from Minerva Crafts💕 The Pattern: Simplicity 8635 This pattern has it all! You can choose between 4 different options: a long dress, a romper, a short dress or a jumpsuit. But there is more! On top of…

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Sewing Decoration: How to Make Your Own Bunting

Sewing Decoration: How to Make Your Own Bunting

Are you also a bunting lover? This little piece of decoration really can make a big difference in a room or on a balcony. It gives it that special something and sparks colour and happiness🤗 To make your own bunting is a really easy and quick sewing project. It’s great for beginners plus a fab occasion to use up any fabric leftovers you might have at home. Let’s get started🙌 What You Need to Make Your Own Bunting Fabric(s) – maybe…

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Special Occasion Sewing – My Brand New Eve Dress

Special Occasion Sewing – My Brand New Eve Dress

Are you looking for a beginner-friendly sewing pattern which will give you a beautiful dress for a special occasion? You’ve come to the right place. This was exactly the position I’ve been in a couple of weeks back. A close friend of mine was getting married in Switzerland and I wanted to attend this special occasion in a handmade outfit. However, I just had roughly 10 months of sewing experience🙈 An ambitious goal, I know,  but I really wanted to…

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How to Make Lavender Sachets in 2 Different Ways

How to Make Lavender Sachets in 2 Different Ways

The smell of lavender sachets probably brings back childhood memories for many of us. Placing them into our wardrobes to prevent moths attacks is a household tip that has been handed down from one generation to the next one and still is a common trick nowadays. If you, like me, realise that the little sachets are missing in your wardrobe, why don’t you make them on your own instead of buying some? It’s a super easy sewing project which allows…

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5 Invaluable Things Sewing Teaches You for Life

5 Invaluable Things Sewing Teaches You for Life

Let’s put out the obvious first: when learning how to sew, you develop many skills such as understanding a pattern, operating a sewing machine or getting to grips with the specialist terms🙂 But there’s so much more to sewing! Think about it. Besides sewing specific skills, there are some invaluable life lessons you learn along the way too. Don’t believe me? Well, keep on reading! Below are the 5 main things sewing has thought me for life👇 1. Planning Is…

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Sewing Denim – A Timeless Classic is Back in 2019

Sewing Denim – A Timeless Classic is Back in 2019

Photo by Cedric Wilder on Unsplash Denim is back and it’s great. It’s been a while since I wanted to make this post. Today, I’ll talk about denim, how it’s making a comeback and how you can add your personal, feminine touch to it including a lovely project I made for my sister! I hope you’ll enjoy it! Why is Denim Back? Well, to be honest. Ever since denim was first used it’s always been fairly popular but there have been ups and…

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35 Dressmaking Sewing Blogs You Need to Follow in 2019

35 Dressmaking Sewing Blogs You Need to Follow in 2019

Fun fact: did you know that the first generally recognised blog has been created in 1994 by a college student called Justin Hall? Fast forward to today and there are more than 500 million blogs out there with 2 million posts a day🙈 So how should you find your top dressmaking blogs in the world wide web?🤔Don’t despair, I’ve got you covered and was on a mission to create the ultimate list of 35 dressmaking sewing blogs you have to…

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6 Brilliant and Useful Hobbies to Help You Switch Off from A Busy Work Life

6 Brilliant and Useful Hobbies to Help You Switch Off from A Busy Work Life

Life can sometimes feel overwhelming. There are so many different stakeholders in one’s environment that 24 hours just doesn’t seem like enough to get it all done⏰ You’ve got a 9-5 job which is taking up most of your day, a family that usually gets the worst of you when you finally get back home in the evening and friends you barely manage to see. Not to mention any time for yourself🙄 Why Is a Hobby Important to Achieve Work-Life…

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Getting Started With Sewing Trousers

Getting Started With Sewing Trousers

Not sure about you, but I always struggle with finding trousers that fit. The bottom part is too tight, the waist too big, the legs too short – you name it 🙈 After getting some first sewing experience with dresses and skirts, I felt ready for a new challenge which would hopefully solve my ‘buying-tousers-issue’: sewing my own ones👖💪 The Online Course Solution With zero experience, I felt that a bit more support than just a pattern would be needed in…

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