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10 Free Sewing Patterns to Keep Your ‘Sew-Jo’ Working

10 Free Sewing Patterns to Keep Your ‘Sew-Jo’ Working

Are you on the lookout for new sewing projects but on a tight budget? Good news: there are some beautiful sewing patterns out there which you can download for free. Here’s a list of our fave ones. Enjoy! 1. Frankie Skirt  This beautiful Frankie Skirt pattern from Made Label is a must-have for a holiday wardrobe. Get back your inner wanderlust by imagining yourself walking along the beach in this gorgeous wrap skirt. 2. Valley Knit Skater Dress Make yourself…

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Lockdown: 5 Tips How To Keep Busy & Sane

Lockdown: 5 Tips How To Keep Busy & Sane

What unusual times we are in. It feels like the entire world suddenly came to a halt. For many of us, this is the most impactful crisis we have ever experienced. My thoughts are with everyone affected by this situation and I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are well.  I’m lucky. All my family and friends are fine. I still have my job, which I love, and a cosy apartment where it’s nice to spend time in. Also,…

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Guest Post by Helen – How Not to Sew: 10 Mistakes Sewing Beginners Make

Guest Post by Helen – How Not to Sew: 10 Mistakes Sewing Beginners Make

Dear readers, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Helen from HelloSewing, the author of this post. Helen loves crafting, drawing, decorating and creating something beautiful from scratch with her own hands. She started her own blog as she is passionate to help more people learn the basics of sewing and shares her knowledge on HelloSewing. Make sure to check out her blog! When you are a beginner at something, you are bound to make mistakes, that is normal. Or…

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29 Independent Sewing Pattern Stores You Need to Know in 2020

29 Independent Sewing Pattern Stores You Need to Know in 2020

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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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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36 Dressmaking Sewing Blogs You Need to Follow in 2020

36 Dressmaking Sewing Blogs You Need to Follow in 2020

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 36 dressmaking sewing blogs you have to…

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