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The three essential sewing tools for patchwork

The three essential sewing tools for patchwork

As a sewing shop that caters to both quilters and garment sewists, it warms our hearts when these crafts overlap. And the patchwork garments filling up our instagram feeds are magical! This patchwork dress by @mabelmade_ is the kind thing  patchwork sewing garment...

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Patchwork garment sewing inspiration!

Patchwork garment sewing inspiration!

We are very very very obsessed with the patchwork garments that are making their way into our instagram feeds right now! We are loving dresses and jackets repurposed from actual vintage quilts but the clothes that are stopping our scroll are most often the ones that were pieced by the maker herself. I have yet to find one hashtag to follow for all of this inspiration, so here are a few faves from instagram I've gone heart-eyed for. 

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Our Open Day on Saturday, 20 June: What you need to know!

Our Open Day on Saturday, 20 June: What you need to know!

For lots of reasons we've shared in (so much) detail in our instagram stories, reopening our shop to the public is going to be a SLOW process. We're going to start with an Open Day this Saturday to see what the demand is and try out our new systems to keep everyone safe. If you've been missing the shop, save the date! We will be open from 10am - 4pm.
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Future Fears & Coronavirus

Future Fears & Coronavirus

It’s been an incredibly stressful and emotional and manic time and I’ve never had so many reasons to cry, from fear, anger, empathy, exhaustion and hope.
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ANOTHER UPDATE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

ANOTHER UPDATE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

Based on the (vague) press briefing from the government about Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have updated our policies and wanted to share them with you. We also have some new shipping rates! And also sad news about our Mother's Day event. FREE SHIPPINGWe...

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Top tips: Sewing with PVC and laminated fabrics!

Top tips: Sewing with PVC and laminated fabrics!

We just love the super cool PVC fabrics we have in stock at the moment but sometimes they can be a little tricky to work with as they don’t respond in the same way uncoated fabrics do. We have put together these 13 top tips for you to conquer those laminated fabrics and make something amazing!
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Modern macrame plant hanger tutorial by Susana Cunha

Modern macrame plant hanger tutorial by Susana Cunha

Today we're so excited that Susana Cunha, a super talented macrame artist, is sharing her plant hanger tutorial with us on the blog today! Last November, Susana taught a private class for Caroline, Kym and I in the shop so we could make macrame plant hangers for a future shop window display. It was so fun, easy to learn and quick! You’ll be so delighted with what you can accomplish in just a couple of hours and it's a really relaxing craft to unwind with in the evenings, too. 
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