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Pattern Weights – what do you use?

Pattern Weights – what do you use?

Pattern weights are a lifesaver for sewing. They weigh the pattern down allowing you to trace or cut around it without it shifting or using pins. Weights are beneficial in so many ways, here’s just a few of our favourite reasons for using them: Quicker than pins to use Easier to make adjustments if you […]

Tidy Spaces – Fabric Storage & Machine Set Ups

Tidy Spaces – Fabric Storage & Machine Set Ups

Having an organised and tidy sewing space has many benefits. It’s much easier to find things in an organised environment, your fabrics will stay in nice condition and it’ll be quicker to get actually sewing. We have blogged about keeping a tidy desk before – read that blog post here – but we didn’t touch […]

Which Sewing Thread To Use – The right thread for the job

Which Sewing Thread To Use – The right thread for the job

Knowing which sewing thread to use can be a minefield of information so we have put together this handy guide to make choosing the thread for your project a breeze. Some machines prefer a certain brand of thread and using a different brand can cause problems, this is very specific to certain machines so it […]

Smooth things over – Best irons and how to maintain them

Smooth things over – Best irons and how to maintain them Ironing and Sewing

Whether you love or loathe ironing, in sewing it is a must have to get that professional finish. A good iron can be the difference between perfectly crisp hems and a wrinkled mess despite ages of pressing. Knowing what is the best iron for sewing can be a minefield so we’ve put together a selection of recommendations plus top tips to look out for when on the hunt for a new iron.

Scissors or Rotary Cutter – the debate goes on…

Scissors or Rotary Cutter – the debate goes on… Scissors or Rotary Cutter - the debate goes on...

So many people have a strong preference to using either scissors or a rotary cutter. Others have only ever tried one type and are cautious to try doing things another way. Cutting tools can be a personal thing and no single tool is perfect for everyone, or for every fabric. Here we give you a […]

A Light On The Situation – Crafting Lamps

A Light On The Situation – Crafting Lamps A Light On The Situation - Crafting Lamps

Having the right type of light when crafting can make all the difference to the enjoyment and ease of your craft time. Low light, the wrong intensity and the wrong position can all impact on your crafting experience and can cause problems such as eye strain. The exact type of lighting you need will depend […]