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    Jessica Sews a Cheongsam

    Jessica Sews a Cheongsam… Jessica came to me for one to one sewing lessons about 2 years after she had moved to the UK from China. She was missing certain aspects of Chinese culture and wanted to make herself a…

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    My Me Made May Pledge 2022

    Me Made May is one of those challenges that I really love to join. It’s low pressure as you can make it work for your own needs. It is a challenge started and co-ordinated by Zoe Edwards of the blog:…

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    Sewing Update & Challenges!

    Sewing update & challenges… Earlier in the year I wrote about my Spring Sewing plans. You can read the original post here. Well, as usual, nothing has gone according to plan! Sew Alongs Of course I’ve made the Sew Along…

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    Spring 22 Sewing Plans

    Spring 22 Sewing Plans. I’m not a fan of winter clothes. I must admit that. I’m a summer baby and much prefer the feeling and freedom that summer clothes bring. I love to feel the sun on my skin! These…

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    10 Free Patterns to Sew Gifts

    I’ve got some fab free patterns and tutorials for some! Some you can even make using scraps left over from other projects. Super It’s getting closer to Christmas… and if you’re feeling the pressure of teacher gifts or extra stocking…

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    Long Lasting Pyjamas for Kids

    I made my step-son Jack these long lasting pyjamas back in 2018 when he was just 8 years old. Jack is now about to turn 12 and these are still his favourite PJs. Despite the fact that they are a…

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    Voting Options for Sew Alongs – Jan/Feb/Mar 2022

    The questionnaire with the voting options for Sew Alongs in the Love & Stitches Club for January to March 2022 is coming soon. Each quarter Love & Stitches Club members get to vote on the upcoming sew alongs. I’ll give…

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    Gifting Handmade Clothes

    Gifting handmade clothes to those you love is such an exquisite thing. It takes thought and care and attention to get it just right. And that is part of the beauty of giving handmade; that it is so personal made…

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    Superstar Bra – Waves & Wild

    When the Superstar Bra pattern was released by Waves & Wild last week. I instantly knew that it had to go to the top of my sewing list. I promptly ordered the pattern from the Waves & Wild website (currently…

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    Should I Prewash my Fabric?

    Should I prewash my fabric before cutting out? This one of the questions I get asked a lot. I have 3 reasons why you should pre-wash your fabric. 1. Shrinkage So the first point is the risk of shrinkage. If…