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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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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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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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Three Reasons to Visit The Stitch Festival This Week

Find me at Stand H49, The Business Design Centre, Angel, Islington. 1. My Biggest Ever Collection of Vintage Fabrics I’m bringing along my biggest ever collection of vintage fabrics to The Stitch Festival this week. Barkcloth, conversational prints,and even some 1980’s swimwear jersey. Fabrics ranging from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. I’ve hunted high and…

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