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The Great British Sewing Bee is Back!

fabric discount offer sale

Celebrate with a fabric discount offer ‘When is the Great British Sewing Bee on?’ has been my top Google search since Easter. I’m exited to discover that is back on our tellies on Tuesday! It is my favourite show and I love to watch it live. My husband and I have to choose who we think is…

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Sewing Subscription

sewing gift in a haystack digital pdf sewing subscription

I’m in this month’s Haystack Pack! Sewing subscriptions are a fun treat to receive each month. I do worry about the sustainability aspect of them as you probably won’t like every pattern and fabric that you receive. At this year’s fabric swap we were inundated with unwanted dressmaking patterns that came in subscription packs and…

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25% off cotton barkcloth vintage fabric

25% off barkcloth Ludo pattern (1)

To celebrate the launch of Maven’s new Ludo capelet pattern Barkcloth is traditionally a soft furnishing fabric popular in the mid-century. Who said you can’t use soft furnishing fabric for dressmaking? This beautifully versatile fabric works perfectly in boxy shapes. Maven’s new capelet pattern is a prime example! Sharon is the founder of Maven patterns…

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Craft Central: Thanks for the memories

Last week I locked the door to my studio at Craft Central for the last time. With a heavy heart it was time to say goodbye to a fun couple of years. Thanks to Craft Central for supporting two fabric swaps and the Sew Sustainable Fair. The team office never moaned when I spread out…

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How to organise a fabric Swap

how to organise a fabric swap

I’ve organised two fabric swaps at Craft Central in London’s Docklands and I am so pleased with how they both went. Thanks to the friendly and collaborative nature of sewists along with a bit of organisation. Yvette from Stash Hub helped me organise the swap in January 2024, we have pulled together some tips to…

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Textiles saved from landfill

London fabric destash swap

London Destash Fabric Swap Is your fabric stash getting out of hand? Maybe there are fabrics you have fallen out of love with. Or someone might have given them to you and they were not your taste. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure and that is certainly true at the London Destash Fabric Swap.…

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London Destash Fabric Swap

London fabric swap at Craft Central Docklands

Thanks for coming! Thank you for coming along to the fabric swap and making it a blast! A swap only works with lots of participants donating their fabric and haberdashery supplies, so it was great to see 200 of you come along on Saturday. Thank you for your generosity and bringing such amazing fabric and…

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How to Destash Your Fabric Collection

London destash fabric swap

December is a great time for going through your fabric stash and deciding what to keep and what to destash. It can be a busy time with social gatherings, shopping for gifts, cooking, preparing for guests…There doesn’t seem to be much time left for sewing. I find it difficult to focus this time of year,…

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