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The Simplicity Pattern Hackalong with The Eve Appeal

This week we are excited to be taking part in the Simplicity Pattern Hack-along to raise awareness and funds for The Eve Appeal Charity. The Eve Appeal is a charity is the only UK national charity funding research and raising awareness into the five gynaecological cancers. Along with lots of other makers from the sewing community each […]

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The Sewing Weekender 2019

On the 31st August – 1st September 2019 we hosted the fourth Sewing Weekender in Cambridge, UK at the Murray Edwards College. It was a wonderful inspiring weekend where 100 makers came together to sew, chat, make friends and hear talks from designers in our sewing community. We thought it would be nice to look […]

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Sewing patterns that use under a metre of fabric!

Ok team… let’s be honest we’ve all amassed a fabric stash, whether a box under the bed, or and entire room, we’ve all got the odd metre kicking about. We thought it would be really fun to gather some of our favourite indie sewing patterns that use a metre of fabric or less. This way […]

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Q&A – ask us anything!

Well this is something we didn’t think you guys would want.. but you asked and here we are.  We have a load of really fantastic questions about the business, sewing patterns as well as whether Rachel and I are an item! So if you want to find out a little bit more about what goes […]

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The Sewing Weekender 2019 – Sewing speakers and workshops!

It’s now only a month until The Sewing Weekender! We are very excited to announce all the talented Sewing speakers and helpers who will be joining us over the weekend. We are also excited to announce the New Craft House workshop available to attendees during the weekend, sponsored by Spoonflower. To find out more about this […]

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Top Sewing Tips

This week on the blog we are sharing some fantastic sewing tips with you. From a beginner maker to a sewing whizz there is something in here for you.  Sewing is a hobby where you are constantly learning and the the best thing about this community is that everyone shares what they’ve learnt.  These are […]

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The New Site – What you need to know..

  You may have noticed that we’ve been hinting about major changes on the site and they are finally here.. oh yes we’ve got a new website and most exciting of all a pattern shop! We have spent the last 6 months getting the site rebuilt as it’s three years old and it definitely needed […]

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The Sewing Weekender 2018 round-up

The Sewing Weekender 2018 was so much fun and we wanted to share with you a round up of the event and everything attendees have written on their blogs and vlogs. First up if you’ve not come across The Sewing Weekender, you can find out more about it here. It’s a weekend sewing retreat in […]

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The Refashioners – 2018

The Refashioners is back again this year and we are delighted to be taking part. After the strict themes of the last couple of years, this years loose title “inspired by” let’s us choose an iconic outfit or look from anywhere and recreate it by upcycling clothes. To see some of the other amazing makes […]

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Shoemaking Workshop

  Last weekend Rachel and I spent a delightful couple of days learning how to make our own shoes!  Amanda who runs the I can make shoes in East London got in contact and asked if we’d like to join one of her classes. We spent a long time picking which one we wanted to do and […]

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