Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Sewing can be fun - we all need to start somewhere

I found this delightful book which I would like to share with you.

Great idea for a gift for a young person to develop new skills.

Monday, 23 March 2015

For all your sewing needs.

Sewing Machine Foot Controls all brands and makes, especially when you think it will go on forever, good to know you can get a replacement from a reputable shop.

Fashion Sewing Cabinets  I am looking for one myself

Jiffy Garment Steamers great idea.

Madeira Sewing Thread always looking for good quality.

Sewing Machines I think you will like this selection

Quilting Machines excellent choice.

Embroidery Machines for those of us who really do enjoy a good embroidery machine, it is great to learn a new skill.

Sewing Machine Bobbins  High quality, all types, just amazing how many there are for so many different makes.

Sewing Machine Power Cords  Always hard to find just the right one for your machine.  Look no further we have everything all in the one place.

Child Sewing Machines - teaching children to take care of their own clothes and developing great creativeness is essential especially in this day and age when we seem to live in a throw away society.  Learning can be fun.  I am glad that I taught my daughter to sew, knit, she loves to create things too.  At the moment she is knitting a lovely little teddy for us to put on our craft stall in the fall.

Miele Vacuum Cleaners this I have put in because I know how difficult it is to get those nasty bits that refuse to be budged.

$20 OFF For Order $199

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Sewing and Fabric Craft

Now this is really interesting if you are looking to expand your sewing and fabric craft ideas.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Wonder Web -

Regular-weight fusible bonding web. Washable and dry cleanable. Join fabric layers without stitching by inserting Stitch Witchery and ironing. Great for hems, trims, belts and more. 1 roll contains 20 yds of 5/8" wide web.

Thursday, 15 May 2014


Have now got the catalogues of VOGUE, BUTTERICK, KWIKSEW MCCALL with great new ideas for crafts, and amazing retro wear.  Wedding dresses galore.  I am surprised how beautiful they all are.

I have difficulty choosing which one is my favourite.  In the past I have used all of the above for one project or another and have found them great to work with.

However, I understand that money is tight for most of us just now being in a crises, so would highly recommend looking at Kwiksew as the prices are the best. They are selling them between 3.00€ - 5.00€ where as the others are selling at much higher prices.

If you are interested in having a look just email me to arrange a viewing of the catalogues.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Sewing Can Be Fun

Sewing can be fun, however I do get the odd question thrown at me regarding pattern cutting and using patterns.

For me, I see them as large jigsaws and I can assure you that is exactly what they are.

When you first buy your pattern, you take out the guide and have a good look at it, then you look at the tissue pattern and decide what size you are likely to use, I usually give myself an extra ¼ inch leeway that makes sure that if there is any errors in cutting it can be rectified easily also it avoids tears – that is for me anyhow.  However others may do it differently. It is your choice at the end of the day.  Even when cutting the pattern on the material I usually allow some extra just to give me room to manoeuvre – we are not exact sizes none of us, so it makes sense to give a little generosity for yourself.  You can always cut it down but you cannot add to it once it is cut out – it would need to be a complete new cutting on new material which can work out quite expensive.

For my rule of thumb I do tend to be generous with myself to date I have not made anything that has not fitted me to my shape, but perhaps not the size exact on the pattern as with all things you do need to consider your own shape.

For guidance on what kind of shape you are and what kind of clothes you could make for yourself and or buy for yourself I would highly recommend the Trinny and Susannah “The Body Shape Bible”.  I have found it to be a very useful tool. 

Learning to use your sewing machine can be tricky especially if you have never used one before, here is something that will really help you achieve your wonderful creations.  Do not be afraid to ask for help and always check the manual for any problems which may occur, I have found that it is usually the tension which can cause a problem and a badly threaded needle can also cause trouble. 
New skills are a challenge and fun.

I hope that I have been able to help you achieve a more open mind towards learning to be creative in your home, for your friends and family and of course you primarily. 

I have had hours of fun looking into what I can make and create and I really still enjoy being creative and look forward to many more years of creativity with my precious sewing machine.
The Dressmaker's Technique Bible: A Complete Guide to Fashion Sewing Techniques

How To Use Your Sewing Machine: A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners

The Body Shape Bible

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Liesure Art - be creative

All these great ideas and products can be bought from Leisure Arts a great creativity site I have discovered and chosen to share with you
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Friday, 28 December 2012

Modern Sewing Patterns

If you have a website and your website is related to Sewing Craft, Modern Fashion, Wedding/Tailor Services, Clothing Store or anything else you think is somehow related to our business then:

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I have found that their patterns are simple and straightforward.  I hope that you will be making use of their products. 
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Patterns to suit all sizes

Modern Sewing Patterns - online catalogue with more then 500 sewing patterns adjustable to any size.

So you think that you cant get what you are looking for in the shops then use your own imagination using a basic pattern to create your own style.

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