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Academy awards for sewing patterns

Academy Awards – for Sewing Patterns

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

Beginners sewing patterns may not be the most glamorous 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 Golden Globes La-La-Land tour.  But Prada and Gucci gowns such as these are highly-technical feats of textile engineering requiring the very best of precision cutting and sewing techniques. My advice is to take a Beginners Sewing Course to learn the correct techniques.  Concentrate on learning foundation sewing techniques and doing them well. Then building up your skills by making simple shaped garments in easy-to-handle fabrics. Gradually, you’ll increase your repertoire until you can take on the more advanced projects.
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Christmas Rag Wreath

How to Make a Christmas Rag Wreath

Making a Christmas Rag Wreath

Make a Christmas 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

Singer Overlocker 14SH754 Review

Singer Overlocker 14SH754 Review

If you want to sew jersey fabric, then you can’t beat an overlocker. 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 £400  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 the Singer Overlocker 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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Learning to Sew: Read these 5 Top Tips!

 Learning to Sew: Read these 5 Top Tips

If you’ve just started learning to sew, read these 5 top tips to help.

Sewing can seem daunting to a novice. There is just so much to know. Well, here are a few tips to make learning to sew easier:
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