July 10, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Fabric Shopping in London


As I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, we’re both fabric hoarders and love hunting around our favourite London shops for the perfect fabric. Yes, we have too much fabric and did recently impose a rule of ‘use two, buy one’ (which may or may not be going to plan…). Sometimes you do just need to…

July 4, 2016

Behind the Business: Fall For DIY

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We’re back again with one of our favourite new features, Behind the Business. Today we have Fran from Fall For DIY and We Make Collective chatting about her business. Fran is based in Birmingham and her blog is packed full of tutorials. So, over to Fran! Hello! I’m Fran. I live in Birmingham in the…

July 1, 2016

Mellow Cardigan in Gold Rowan Silk Twist

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Oh my beautiful Golden Fleece, how I love you! This cardigan is the fastest knitting project I’ve ever completed and probably ever will. I’d started and finished it within a month, probably mostly due to the fact that it felt so bloody beautiful to knit. The yarn is Silk Twist by Rowan and is soooo…

July 1, 2016

How to Knit a Buttonhole in 2 x 2 Ribbing

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After making my Mellow Cardigan and finally mastering the buttonhole I thought I’d share a tutorial for making buttonholes in 2 x 2 rib. This method works really well and results in perfect holes for your pretty buttons! 1. After having picked up the stitches you need along your front opening edge, knit in 2 x 2 ribbing…

June 23, 2016

Blogtacular 2016

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So you may have seen instagram go crazy last weekend with Blogtacular shots, we were lucky enough to be there running a creative workshop in all of the breaks called ‘Make a Bracelet, Make a Friend’. This was our first time attending and I can’t believe it has taken us to year three to get…

June 12, 2016

Father’s Day Discount and Giveaway

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There’s only a week until Father’s Day – aah the pressure’s on! Have you got your Dad anything yet? If not we might just have the thing. Our Bow Tie Sewing kit is a super easy project, takes only 1-2 hours and will brighten up your Dad’s day (and wardrobe) endlessly. As a special Father’s Day…

June 9, 2016

Two Wedding By Hand London Dresses

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Last weekend was a bit of a blurry mess. The kind of blurry mess you should experience when your sister marries your friend from uni and the wine is endless and all your friends and family are there and you dance dance dance until your feet rub off. The day was amazing, the party even better…

June 2, 2016

Bra Making With Madalynne

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We contacted Maddie back last Autumn about coming over to London to run her first non-US bra making workshop and were so excited when she said ‘yes, yes, YES!’. We didn’t know when or how but we thought it was a great idea all those months ago and last weekend we had two truly amazing…

May 29, 2016

Making a Patternless Gathered Skirt


Last month Hannah and I went to Goldhawk Road for the first time. Absolutely no idea how we hadn’t managed to go earlier, it’s incredible. So many shops with all the fabric you could want. We’re talking cottons, silks, mesh, knits and lots of designer stuff – loooooads of Liberty and we even spotted some…

May 27, 2016

Traditional Upholstery at The Goodlife Centre


We spent last weekend webbing, bashing and stitching our way through an upholstery course at The Goodlife Centre. We had no idea that there was so much involved in traditional upholstery but we loved it and both ended up with a footstool that we’d made ourselves, pretty impressive huh? The Goodlife Centre is in Southwark…