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Fabulous Dressmaking Shears

I’m often asked what I consider to be essentials for a sewing kit and of course, one absolute essential has to be a really good pair of dressmaking shears. But thinking about this right now was inspired by the Kickstarter promotion that Ernest Wright are running– so find out more about that once you’ve read and digested their useful tips on maintaining your shears!

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Fabulous Embroidery Threads

I have recently had the pleasure of trying out some new embroidery threads that Anne Roche, one of my regular students had bought to class and found superb for free motion machine embroidery on a bag she was making. So of course, I had to have some and have a go myself! The threads are by Simthread and distributed in the UK by embroideredjust4u.co.uk.

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Evening Elegance for the final show

It’s with a little sadness that I start this final TV show sewing blog – it’s been a rollercoaster of a ride for the plucky contestants and a joy to watch as they tackle a range of, let’s be honest, quite tricky challenges from the word go, but last night was the last episode.

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Beautiful Beccles Big Vintage Sewalong

I had the great pleasure of spending time in Beccles, Suffolk yesterday, meeting and teaching a bunch of lovely ladies at a Big Vintage Sewalong class. Organised by Steve and Sue Taylor of Beccles Sewing and Handicrafts shop the class had to be held in the local village church hall in order to accommodate the large group! But it was great as we had space to work, plenty of tables and a ready supply of coffee, tea and glorious homemade cakes!

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Going continental – The Great British Sewing Bee is inspired by international fashions

The first challenge of the week, a Chinese styled top with asymmetrical frog fastening and invisible side zip is not one for the novice then! Already the challenges are getting harder, and let’s be honest, they weren’t easy to start with.

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Bra Making on TV with the Great British Sewing Bee

Coming up with new and exciting challenges must be hard for the production team behind The Great British Sewing Bee, so it is no surprise really to see them dip their toe into the under world!

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Vintage Sewalong dress

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Oh Baby! Great British Sewing Bee for tots…

Exciting, frustrating (for the contestants) and with lots of cute factor, the second episode of the Great British Sewing Bee didn’t disappoint. It is lovely to see little tiny garments come to life and they all looked so cute on the baby dressforms at the end of the first challenge.

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Craftsy.com birthday special offers

It is Crafty’s fifth birthday so they are offering 50% off all classes for a limited time. Take your pick of tuition from international leading experts

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Time to dust off the sewing machine and get set to sew!

The Great British Sewing Bee is off and running. I am particularly excited about it this year because I have written the book that goes with the series (more of that later!). I wrote this blog for the Hemline Facebook page, so thought I’d share it with everyone here too.

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