Sewing Tricky Fabrics

Hilary Pullen Great British Sewing Bee, Tips & Tricks, Tricky Fabrics 0 Comments

Do you steer clear of tricky fabrics in your sewing? We really enjoy watching the ‘transformation’ challenge on the Great British Sewing Bee, we’re always so surprised by what the sewists manage to create! The sewing bees are often faced with tricky fabrics and we thought it would be good to go through a few fabrics that you may never …

Wool Cocoon Coat by Simple Sew: Top Tips

Lorna Malkin Tips & Tricks, Tricky Fabrics 0 Comments

Warmth and simplicity meet in this super-wearable, oversized Cocoon coat. With its minimalist style, it’s a cinch to make too! Use our tips on sewing and caring for wool fabric for the ultimate wool, Cocoon Coat by Simple Sew   Pre-washing your fabric We know how tempting it is to dive into a new project. However, preparing your wool first …

Looks Like I Made It’s Shannon Shorts

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I’m always over-buying fabric. This month I found myself with a surplus of black drill from John Lewis that was too full of potential to stuff in a bag and worry about later. It’s shorts weather and I’ve been wearing my Denim Simple Sew Shannon Shorts every weekend. The sturdy structure of my drill fabric lends itself to another pair, the …

Béa ‘s Sewing Adventures Shannon Dress

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The Instagram Takeover Dress The Simple Sew Bloggers team have had a ball during May, taking over the Simple Sew Instagram feed, for Me-Made May. My turn was on Sunday 13th, and I had already planned ahead what I was going to post, but then I changed my mind on the day absolutely on a whim! I’d introduced myself in my first post, wearing one of …