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!

Learn a New Craft | How to Quilt

Learn a New Craft | How to Quilt

New year, new craft? If you’d like to learn a new craft, how about patchwork and quilting? If you love fabric and enjoy playing with pattern and colour, this could be the craft for you! Learning how to quilt isn’t as difficult as it sounds — don’t be put off patchwork and quilting because you think…

Blanket Stitch Appliqu Technique

Blanket Stitch Appliqu Technique

Expert quilter, Lynne Edwards, shares her unique technique for creating beautiful blanket stitch quilts here. You can use Lynne’s blanket stitch appliqué technique to create stunning quilts using your choice of pattern and templates. Stick-and-Stitch Technique When using this blanket stitch appliqué technique which Lynne calls the ‘stick-and-stitch technique’, the appliqué shapes must first be reversed. The…

How To Make A Screen Print Stencil | Masterclass with Karen Lewis

How To Make A Screen Print Stencil | Masterclass with Karen Lewis

There are different methods to prepare your screen with your design in order to screen print. The simplest and quickest is cutting a paper stencil, and this masterclass with Karen Lewis from Screen Printing At Home will teach you how to make a simple screen print stencil… You will be cutting stencils out of newsprint…

How To Ladder Stitch | Masterclass with Melanie McNeice

How To Ladder Stitch | Masterclass with Melanie McNeice

Ladder stitch is an essential technique for making toys, as it is used for sewing up openings neatly. To find out how to sew a ladder stitch, as part of the Fun Of The Fair blog hop, we turned to author and toy-making expert Melanie McNeice for some advice… Ladder stitch is used to attach…

How To Sew a Gathering Stitch | Masterclass with Lisa Lam

How To Sew a Gathering Stitch | Masterclass with Lisa Lam

Gathering stitches are used when you want to insert gathers into your fabric, which are often required for dressmaking projects. To find out how to sew a gathering stitch, we turned to the Dance With Me Dress sewing pattern by Lisa Lam for some advice… You can set your machine to sew a long and loose…