How-to Tips

Top Ten Tips to Improve your Sewing






No matter how experienced at sewing, there is always something new to learn. These top ten tips are our suggestions to make it all as stress free as possible!

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How-to Tips

Machine Maintenance


We should all be aware of the importance of keeping our sewing machines clean. Each time the needle penetrates the fabric, tiny fragments are torn off which can build up under the feed dogs. We show here how to stay clean and healthy!

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How-to Tips

Customise and accessories - top ten tips

As we head for the festive season, we’ve tips from Sue Locke for adding glamour to evening wear and making cosy accessories

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Make Do and Mend!

Make over accessories into the latest looks following Sue Locke’s fashion tips and creative ideas.

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Top ten tips for a restyled winter

Get ready for a cosy winter following Sue Locke’s top ten tips for restyling your wardrobe and clothes.

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Pressing Pointers

Achieve an expensive, couture look to all your garments by using the right pressing equipment. Here’s what’s what of the pressing tools.

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How-to Tips

Determine Pattern Size

One of the main reasons to make our own clothes is to get garments to fit properly so the first step is to choose the correct pattern size and to do that we need to take accurate measurements. NB: Do not assume you are the same size pattern as you are ready-to-wear.

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