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Dressmaking Fabrics for Summer Trends

This Summers Top Dressmaking Fabric Trends

Dress making has become a big trend in recent years! With so many fabrics and styles of dress to consider, we have broken down some of the top trends and styles for you to consider when making your new summer dress this year… Top Fabrics in 2022! There are so many different fabrics to choose…

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Crushed Velvet Trends

Crushed Velvet – Out With the Old, In With the New?

The Crushed Velvet Trend Crushed Velvet is back! This is a trend that never tires and often comes back into focus for autumn/winter seasons. It can be seen in the fashion industry and interior design, giving both sectors a luxurious upgrade during these seasons. Out with the Old, In with the New Crushed Velvet is…

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Sewing for Beginners

Sewing for beginners

Sewing for Beginners: What do I need to consider? If you’re just starting your sewing journey, you’re in the right place to gather all the knowledge we have for sewing for beginners.   It can be overwhelming to look up ‘sewing for beginners’ and be bombarded with information, so we’ve made it super-easy for you and…

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gaining inspiration from the great British sewing bee

The Great British Sewing Bee

The Great British Sewing Bee is a reality tv show that first aired on BBC two in April 2013, the show consists of 10 talented amateur sewers that are competing for the title of “Britain’s best home sewer” The TV show has had many good years on air, and coming into 2022 everyone is awaiting…

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cosplay costumes

Cosplay Costume Ideas & Creation

For a blog on cosplay costume creation ideas that usually inspire thoughts of superhero movie outfits, there’s only one opening line and tone of voice we can go for… *Adopts best movie trailer voice*…In A World, where superhero movies are revered and re-watched every single day, there is a niche, yet very popular craze/hobby –…

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Elastic Roll for Facemasks

Making your own Facemasks?

To get crafting all you need is elastic roll, dress fabric, sewing thread, a sewing needle, and some craft scissors. But first, you need to think about what the best materials are for your facemask. Your main points to consider should be breathability, comfort, safety and of course style. Why Dress Fabric? Dress fabric hits…

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covid under microscope

COVID 19 Update – PPE

PPE Is A Necessity Coronavirus has taken hold of the world and is spreading at an alarming rate. It first originated in Wuhan in December 2019 and has since continued to grow affecting 211 countries internationally. Coronavirus is also known as COVID-19 is predominately a respiratory illness that can lead to severe pneumonia accompanied by…

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National Sewing Machine Day

National Sewing Machine Day -13th June

Sewing Machine Celebration A day to celebrate the invention of the sewing machine Sewing machines have been used in the industrial setting for many years and have since become increasingly popular within the home environment. Sewing machines hold great importance as without them all garments would have been sewn by hand using the needle and…

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