November 22, 2016

New Bra Making Workshop Dates

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Always wanted to make a bra? Now’s your chance! We’ve just announced two brand new dates for our Bra Making Workshops in February 2017 – just three months away. Each workshop will be a full day of sewing led by us and you’ll be using a Madalynne x Simplicity pattern. You’ll come away with a fully formed, beautiful bra and have…

November 11, 2016

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore Dress

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Can we talk about how great Tilly’s latest pattern is? The Cleo dress is a super simple and super wearable pinafore/dungaree dress that every wardrobe should include a few of. You can pick to have a mini or longer length, dungaree clips or buttons and a top centre or two hip pockets. I went for the…

November 7, 2016

Feeling Chilly? Get Your Mitts On Our Knitting Kits

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Can you believe how cold it’s got these past few days?! Thankfully, our knitting kits have got us sorted. You might recognise out mittens from last year but now we’ve also got a gorgeous ribbed bobble hat kit to match. Buy two or more of any of our knitting kits and you’ll also get free…

November 3, 2016

Top 10 Places to Buy Fabric Online

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Here’s our list of the best shops to buy fabric online. Obviously we always prefer to get fabric in person where you can stroke everything and spend hours choosing but it’s just not always practical. Need something for this weekend’s sewing project that you can buy whilst stuck at your desk? These sites will sort…

October 30, 2016

Behind the Business: The Foldline

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For the fourth instalment of our Behind the Business series we chatted to Rachel, one of the founders of The Fold Line. For those of you who don’t know what The Fold Line is all about, essentially it’s a website for people who love sewing. The website provides a place for sewing enthusiasts to search…

October 26, 2016

Bra Making with Madalynne – Simplicity 8228 and 8229 Bra Making Kits

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Our two most recent fairs nearly wiped us out completely of bra making kits. The response we had was so incredible that it’s taken us until this week to be able to re-stock the shop! We’ve got some brand new laces up now though – we’re talking whites, blacks and pastels, all ready to shop….

September 20, 2016

Bestival 2016 Tie-Dye Workshops

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If you follow us on social media you’ll have seen our posts from Bestival two weekends ago. We were at the festival for our second year running tie-dye workshops and maybe even had more fun than last time. This year we were set up in a Tee-Pee (tipi?) which was more in the centre of…

August 26, 2016

Win Tickets to The Handmade Fair

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The Handmade Fair is back for it’s third year and for the first time we’ll be there exhibiting! Held in Hampton Court Palace between September 16th-18th, The fair has everything you need for a brill crafty day out. There are over 100 designer makers and craft companies selling in the shopping village, lots of workshops…

August 16, 2016

Cath Kidston Back to School Crafts

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We’ve teamed up with Cath Kidston to bring you a couple of simple craft projects that are just perfect to while away a Summer holiday afternoon. Cath Kidston have two great new collections out for their Back To School campaign and we came up with these two craft projects that go perfectly with them! They’re…