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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 14:46

Little Girl's Reversible Pinafore Dress

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Little Girl's Reversible Pinafore Dress


Tutor - Wendy Turner

A lovely project to make a little girl's reversible pinafore dress. Ages 2-6 yrs.

You will learn to -

Join side seams

'Bag out the neck and armholes' and grade the curved seamsto allow a smooth curve.

Add a decorative top stitch to neck and armholes.

Apply a hem binding correctly.

Make buttonholes.


Materials needed:

70cm main fabric (maybe needlecord).

70cm contrast cotton.

1.20m x 3cm matching bias binding.

Matching thread.

2 buttons.




Wednesday, 03 June 2015 12:27

Try something new!

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Cross Stitch is being taken more seriously as an art form thanks to people like Mr X Stitch, who promotes contemporary embroidery and needlework, and proves that you don't need only x chromosomes to X Stitch!

A prerequisite to sewing clothing for yourself, is being able to take your measurements accurately, but we are often left to our own devices to figure out how to do this properly. Or, worse, we simply buy the pattern size we think we are, and then are unhappy with the resulting fit.

Friday, 26 June 2015 10:27

Beginner Handbag Class

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If you are new to sewing handbags, this is the class for you!  Learn to make a beautiful, lined bag with stiff handles, bag feet and a magnetic popper.  Skills you can apply to many more sewing projects.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 10:19

10 Top Beginner Sewing Tips

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Good sewing habits make for happy sewing time.  You know the old saying 'a bad workman blames his tools', well unless your machine has a problem and is in need of some TLC from a sewing machine mechanic, the problems generally result from your end!  Get into these good habits and avoid some frustration.