Translate your passion for sewing to gift-giving

As the effects of the lockdown are being felt, and belts are tightening across the country, what better way is there to economise on gift-giving than to turn our talents for sewing towards home-making gifts for our friends and loved ones? As well as saving money and...

A guide to coverstitching

Maybe you are already a proud owner of a sewing machine, but you’re a little disappointed with the quality of the hems it is producing? A coverstitch machine may seem like a big purchase, but it promises to make your future sewing a far more pleasant experience. If...

How to choose the right type of knitting wool

To the inexperienced, all wool is alike, but if you're ready to get serious about your knitting projects, it's time to rethink the yarn you're choosing. But where to begin? Here are some factors you need to consider when finding your perfect match: Gauge The gauge, or...

Basic guide to embroidery stitches

Embroidery is a wonderful hobby as, not only is it relaxing and enjoyable, but you're able to produce beautiful pieces of art as a result. Getting started is easy once you know the basic stitches you'll be using, so take a look at this handy guide for an introduction:...

Coverstitch vs Overlock: What You Need to Know

Whether you are just getting involved in the world of sewing or are a seasoned pro, knowing which machines are best for each job can be difficult. Below we look at the differences between a coverstitch and overlock machine to help you understand the machines and their...

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How to save money and save the planet!

How to save money and save the planet!

With rising sea levels and heightened concerns surrounding global warming, more and more people are making a conscious effort to be more environmentally friendly. Of the vast majority of clothes which are thrown away, a whopping 70% of it ends up in landfill, and this...

With the change of seasons it’s time to work on your next project

With the change of seasons it’s time to work on your next project

As the season changes, it is the perfect time to get started on your next craft or textile project. In winter, making warm clothes or a new quilt can be a great activity. To complete winter projects, however, you might need to take a look at what fabrics you have...

Anything and everything to know about coverstitch

Anything and everything to know about coverstitch

What is coverstitch? Coverstitch is a sewing technique that creates a professional-looking hem through the combination of two stitching rows on the top and a serger-style stitch on the rear. What are the benefits of coverstitch? A coverstitch, first of all, looks very...

A guide to coverstitching

A guide to coverstitching

Maybe you are already a proud owner of a sewing machine, but you’re a little disappointed with the quality of the hems it is producing? A coverstitch machine may seem like a big purchase, but it promises to make your future sewing a far more pleasant experience. If...

A Beginner’s guide to quilting

A Beginner’s guide to quilting

Quilting is a craft that has been around for hundreds of years and has seen an increase in popularity recently with parents and grandparents making beautiful keepsakes for their children. Learning how to quilt is a relatively easy process, which you can then...

How to choose the right type of knitting wool

How to choose the right type of knitting wool

To the inexperienced, all wool is alike, but if you're ready to get serious about your knitting projects, it's time to rethink the yarn you're choosing. But where to begin? Here are some factors you need to consider when finding your perfect match: Gauge The gauge, or...