All posts by Jen Skedd

Sewing jersey fabric

Sewing Jersey Fabric

Sewing jersey fabric can be fun and very satisfying.  You can make all types of clothes from T-shirts, leggings, dresses, tunics, pyjamas and more.  Jersey fabric is soft to wear, drapes well, and tends to crease less than wovens.

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Academy Awards – for Sewing Patterns

Academy Awards

The talking point of last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was undoubtedly the announcement of the wrong winner of Best Film.  But my attention as always was on the stunning gowns. So I thought I’d take a look at some of the sewing patterns around that are worthy of an Academy Award themselves.
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Beginners Sewing Patterns

Beginners Sewing Patterns

Beginners sewing patterns may not be the most glamourous or fashion-forward designs. But when you’re just starting out on your sewing journey, it’s easy to get carried away with your ambitions and take on too much.  Perhaps you aspire to design Oscar-red-carpet worthy frocks for A-list celebs. Just take a look at the gorgeous outfits worn by Emma Stone on the

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How to Make a Rag Wreath for Christmas

Making a Rag Wreath

Make this lovely rag wreath to add a personal touch to your festive decorations.  It can be made from fabric leftovers – just whatever you’ve got lying around. Also, it’s really easy so it’s a great craft project for children.
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Singer Overlocker 14SH754 Review

I’ve been an overlocker user for over 30 years, (25 of those have been using my faithful old Pfaff). Overlockers used to cost around £300  for the most basic models, with more advanced, robust machines costing £500-£2000. Therefore I was sceptical when I got a tip-off (thanks, Ann!) that Lidl would be selling this Singer overlocker model no. 14SH754 for £129. I immediately did as I usually do to check out gadgets and looked up prices and reviews online.  

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