How to avoid the dreaded pristine hem when you take up a pair of jeans

Sewing a prestressed jeans hem

Shorten the leg – but keep the original stressed hem We love our favourite prestressed, prewashed jeans. It’s so hard to find a pair that fits well – and you want to ensure that everything is just so when you wear them. BUT – there’s a common problem. What if, having just found your dream […]

Winter coat DIY: how your sewing machine can keep you warm this winter

Winter coat DIY how your sewing machine can keep you warm this winter

Do you think that sewing a coat is too tricky a project for you? Well maybe it’s time for a rethink… It’s only just starting to get colder after what proved to be one of the warmest summers in recent years. But now it’s time to begin preparations for the onset of winter (don’t blame […]

39 top sewing hacks, tips and how-tos

Sewing hacks tips and techniques

Goodies to make all sewists’ lives easier! Forgive us if we look a little smug with this one: we’re rather proud of how much sewing usefulness with all these sewing hacks that we’ve managed to cram into one article! The conversation here started off with a chance remark “what is that little knobbly bit on […]

Our top tips on avoiding those dreaded sewing mistakes

How to avoid sewing mistakes tutorial

Sewing techniques – a list of “how-not-tos” It’s important to make sewing mistakes – or so we’re always being told. It’s supposed to be how we learn. But when you bog up your latest potential masterpiece, that’s not much consolation. So much better to let others make mistakes on your behalf LOL. The playwright George Bernard […]

Sewing tutorials: how to banish those dreaded zip fears!

Zips and zippers sewing tutorials

Now zippers need hold no fears for any of us! The whole world of zips is one that conjures up fear and dread, even amongst some more experienced sewists. But fear not! Help is at hand in the form of some of the best how-tos and zip sewing tutorials in internet land. We start off […]

Easter bunny sewing projects for you to try

Easter bunny sewing tutorials

Cute, fun and rather addictive. Welcome to the strange world of the Easter bunny… You might just have a few days to spare over the Easter break. Hurrah! The trouble is, the weather forecast isn’t as good as it might be, so what better way of indulging in your favourite pursuit than getting out the sewing […]

Favourite Easter sewing projects

Easter sewing projects

The perfect time to get that sewing machine up and running! We love Easter! The clocks have changed, the evenings are lighter and we’re all generally feeling a bit more cheerful.  All in all, this is the perfect time to get stuck in with some enjoyable sewing projects, so we thought we’d share some of […]