Sewing Techniques

Whether you’re a beginner starting off on a hand-stitching journey or a professional wanting to brush up on your sewing techniques, you can become a better sewer by checking out these advanced sewing tips and techniques from the experts. If you’d like to contribute your own tips and techniques, please do get in touch – we’d love to hear your ideas!

how to use freezer paper

How to Use Freezer Paper

Freezer paper might be a strange bedfellow for crafters, but boy, is it a useful one! Having recently reviewed our haberdashery ranges, we’ve added Reynold’s Freezer Paper to our core stock, because we believe it’s one of the most helpful things to have to hand for applique and any sewing project where small templates are…

Easy Quilting with Chain Pieced Strips

Easy Quilting with Chain Pieced Strips

Chain piecing is a method of quickly stitching strips or squares one after the other on a sewing machine without stopping between each one to break the threads. This is a particularly good technique for using up scraps and it doesn’t matter how wide the chain pieced strips are. In fact, the more varied the…

Which Janome Sewing Machine Should I Buy?

Which Janome Sewing Machine Should I Buy?

You want to buy a sewing machine but don’t know which one to get? Whether you’re upgrading to another model or buying your first ever machine we’ve got advice on which Janome sewing machine is right for you. Whether you want to create perfect patchwork quilts or dressmaking is your thing, there is a machine…

Sew Fantasy Toys | Sneak Peek!

Sew Fantasy Toys | Sneak Peek!

Melly McNeice, the talented designer behind the Melly & Me brand, has a new soft toy sewing book out, Sew Fantasy Toys, and we are very excited to be able to show you a sneak peek. The book has 10 soft toy patterns for mystical creatures from mermaids to dragons, which will be loved by…

Free Machine Quilting | Easy Sewing Tutorial

Free Machine Quilting | Easy Sewing Tutorial

Free machine quilting is a technique everyone should learn – so read on and you’ll be able to add it to your repertoire in no time at all… Free machine quilting is a useful technique for countless projects as it allows you to sew together layers of fabric with decorative stitching. It’s incredibly easy to get started…

Sewing with Fat Quarters | Video Tutorial

Sewing with Fat Quarters | Video Tutorial

Sewing with fat quarters is so much fun. Choosing your favourite fabrics in little fat quarter parcels and then turning them into something useful or decorative or both! What could be better?! We’re are all about fat quarter sewing this week and what you can make from these flexible little fabric squares. They are perfect…

The Little Lady Liberty Blog Hop!

The Little Lady Liberty Blog Hop!

Alice Garrett’s upcoming book is a whirlwind of gorgeousness – with timeless Liberty prints being paired with the sweetest little girls’ projects. Hop along with us on the Little Lady Liberty Blog Hop to see more of this sweet book, through the eyes of our favourite crafty bloggers… The Little Lady Liberty Blog Hop In…