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 …

sewing bee book offer

GIVEAWAY! Win the new GBSB Book and a years subscription to Love Sewing Magazine – worth over £118! (winner announced)

Hilary Pullen Competition, Great British Sewing Bee 0 Comments

We are giving one of you the chance to win not only a year full of receiving the UK’s number one Dressmaking Magazine but you’ll also get a copy of The Great British Sewing Bee’s brand new book written to accompany series 7! WINNER ANNOUNCED – Vicki Atkinson Secure your copy of The Great British Sewing Bee’s new book, ‘The …

Simple Dress Pattern for Beginners

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Sew up this super simple dress pattern in no time at all! this easy-to-sew pattern is perfect for beginners looking to make a simple dress for the summer using cotton voile. Go bold with polka dots or choose a pretty summer pattern, this dress will work on the beach or add accessories for an evening look. Is dressmaking for me? …

how to sew a buttonhole on a sewing machine

How to sew a buttonhole on a sewing machine

Hilary Pullen Pattern Review 0 Comments

 Any fabric can have buttonholes made in it – from fine chiffons to stretchy knits. In this article you will learn The key to success is the right mix of new sharp needle, fabric and support such as interfacing. Wendy Gardiner, Brand Ambassador for The McCall Pattern Company shares her tips and tricks (first published in Love Sewing Magazine) Buttonholes …