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Sewing gifts for vintage fabric fans

What do you buy the sewist who has everything? How about a pattern set to help them use up small pieces of fabric that are left over from dressmaking. I’ve curated an edit of gifts ranging from a small pack of vintage fabric with patterns at £5 to a large gift box at £50. The large gift…

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Sewing Workshop and Winter Market

20 + 21st November | Craft Central | The Forge, 397 Westferry Road, London E14 3AE I moved into a studio in Craft Central in the summer and I love being there. I have small and cosy studio decorated with some of my vintage fabrics. I really enjoy being surrounded by other creative businesses and…

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Vintage sewing inspiration with Seasons of East

I’ve teamed up with Seasons of East for some vintage sewing inspiration. I discovered this new indie dress pattern company at Knitting and Stitching show. I was drawn to their vintage inspired designs and beautiful reusable packaging. Sign up for my newsletter for an exclusive discount off Seasons of East patterns Seasons of East was created…

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The Knitting & Stitching Show

Thanks to everyone who visited my stand at the Knitting & Stitching show last week. If you couldn’t make it, thanks for opening my emails and liking my posts on social media. Every little bit helps small businesses like me. It was great to be out chatting to vintage fabric fans again. Working on my…

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Vintage Fabric at The Knitting and Stitching Show

Find me in the Textile Galleries for a wide range of vintage fabric, suitable for all kinds of dressmaking and tailoring. Soft barkcloth in mid-century designs, bright graphic jerseys from seventies, chunky boucle coat fabric from the sixties, soft drapey viscose from the 80’s and pretty floral poplin’s from every decade. Most of the fabrics…

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Watch me on Hochanda

Thanks to Hochanda for inviting me along yesterday. This is my third time on the craft channel and I always have a great day. Everyone there is so friendly and put me at ease. I forget that I’m sewing on live TV. Thanks to presenter Fiona Egan for doing a great job describing my products.…

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Sewing with Vintage Fabrics

I’m super excited to contribute to The Pattern Pages (out on Monday 2nd Jan). Get this great magazine to read my top tips on how to work with narrow vintage fabrics. The whole issue is vintage style themed including vintage style patterns. Buy the issue as a one off or subscribe for the year for…

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Shop Ethical Instead

I’m feeling smug as I’ve finished my Christmas shopping this year. Our inboxes are full of Black Friday deals but as a considered consumer I have to ask myself are they worth it? Are the cheap prices persuading me to buy something I don’t need? Can I buy the same item second hand? I do…

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