19 Reasons to Sew It Yourself

19 Reasons to Sew It Yourself

19 Reasons to Sew It Yourself For those of us who like to make stuff, we know that where we can, it’s often best to sew it yourseIf. But even if you don’t need convincing, how do you explain this to other people? Sometimes sewing things yourself might not seem to make any sense. Fabric can […]

Why Are Pattern Sizes Different to Ready to Wear?

Why Are Pattern Sizes Different to Ready to Wear?

Why Are Pattern Sizes Different to Ready to Wear? If you’ve ever made clothes from a pattern, you’ll have probably noticed that pattern sizes don’t seem to correspond very much with clothes that you might buy on the high street. I think probably lots of us have experienced this at some point. We’ve bought a pattern […]

Easy Flower Arrangement

Easy Flower Arrangement

Easy Flower Arrangement I was recently sent a box full of goodies from the Oasis flower foam people. As the end of term is fast approaching, I decided to put it to good use and design an easy flower arrangement for my boys’ teachers and the cub and scout leaders. When I was a teacher, I would […]

Sewing For Survival: How Sewing Caused the Survival of the Human Race

Sewing For Survival: How Sewing Caused the Survival of the Human Race

Sewing For Survival: How Sewing Caused the Survival of the Human Race One of my favourite sewing bloggers recently wrote a post about her blog and how she doesn’t want to become a faceless tutorial writer. As I have a nasty feeling that I might be at risk of becoming a faceless tutorial writer myself, I’ve […]

5 Best Places to Buy Fabric Online in the UK

5 Best Places to Buy Fabric Online in the UK

5 Best Places to Buy Fabric Online in the UK There’s such a huge choice when you want to buy fabric online that it can be difficult to know where to start. What kind of stuff do they sell? Is it just quilting cottons or do they sell dressmaking fabric too? Do they sell haberdashery or […]