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Up-cycled dolls cot

I don’t normally write about this kind of thing but I’m feeling rather smug after finishing this little up-cycle project which was Edith’s Christmas present. Last month I was trawling through facebook market place and came across a listing for a free vintage doll’s cot that had seen better days. Andy tells me off forContinue reading “Up-cycled dolls cot”

Free pouch patterns

You have probably realised, I LOVE making bags. They’re relatively quick to make, there’s no fitting/adjustments and its perfectly acceptable to just stare and stroke your bag when you’re pleased with the outcome. So I think it’s about time I mentioned some free pouch patterns to interest a new wave of bag makers. Ida ClutchContinue reading “Free pouch patterns”

Its all in the preparation – Tailor tacks and notches

This week I’ve been teaching the students about the importance of tailor tacks and notches. A number of students have been sewing years but want more refinement. They have often done a commercial pattern but they’ve just winged it and it’s never occurred to do what they considered as boring excessive extras. The thing isContinue reading “Its all in the preparation – Tailor tacks and notches”

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