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Vintage sewing inspiration

Olive Road customer makes We all love a fabric stash, a collection of fabrics we can fold, re-fold and admire. Amazing as they all look together, fabric really is there to be used. My business is created from buying people’s fabric stash. So when a customer sends me a photo of their creations from my…

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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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Five Reasons to Visit The Stitch Festival

Find me at Stand H37, The Business Design Centre, Angel, Islington. Book Tickets Here Use promotional code XHIB41 for £3 off the regular ticket price. I’m really looking forward to The Stitch Festival next week. As an online business, it gives me the chance to meet and chat to my customers. Plus I can immerse myself…

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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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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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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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How to Make Bunting

An Easy Fabric Scrap Busting Project Bunting is a fun way to use up odds and ends of vintage fabric and dressmaking offcuts. A great project for beginner sewers. Materials Apx half metre of fabric, or use up fabric scraps to make bunting in various sizes, shapes, prints and colours3m (9ft) of bias binding, 2.5cm…

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