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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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Fold over elastic: what it is and what you can use it for!

Fold over elastic: what it is and what you can use it for!

After we posted a picture of our new stock of fold over elastic (FOE) on Instagram, we got a lot of questions about it! This fun, handy elastic is new to lots of our customers, so I invited Zoe Edwards of So, Zo… What Do You Know? – a FOE expert if there ever was one – to come on The Daily Stitch and give us some tips for sewing with it.
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Tutorial: Make your own bias binding!

Tutorial: Make your own bias binding!

A simple how-to/tutorial for making your own bias binding. It’s such a fun thing to do, and really helps give your sewing projects extra personality and swankiness! The variety of pre-made bias binding available is pretty limited, plus I find that the usual stuff can be pretty stiff, which is not great for garment sewing in particular. Whether you choose to make binding that perfectly coordinates with your project, or that creates a bold or pretty contrast, your garment making and quilting projects can be elevated to something even more unique!
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Fiona’s reversible bucket hats

Fiona’s reversible bucket hats

With this heat wave, every kid needs a bucket hat! We’ve had Fiona’s two cute hats on display in the shop for the past couple of weeks and have had dozens of offers to buy them. Today Fiona is telling you all about the hats she made her kids using the free pattern from Oliver + S.

 

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Emily’s frame purse tutorial

Emily’s frame purse tutorial

Coveting all of those adorable frame purses in blogland? This week, Emily from Strawberry Patch shows you how to draft a pattern and construct the purse of your dreams in her incredibly detailed frame purse tutorial!
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