Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings

Here's a quick how to make Christmas stockings. Make one as a decoration for the tree or twenty-four and use them as an advent calendar. Enlarge the pattern and make a stocking for Santa to fill.
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Tips On Tuesday - How To Use Carbon Paper

Tips On Tuesday - How To Use Carbon Paper

We thought we'd give a quick 'how to' on using carbon paper and a tracing wheel as a method of transferring pattern markings. There's a few things to consider when it comes to deciding if this is the best method for your project.
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Tips on Tuesday - Sewing Bust Darts

Tips on Tuesday - Sewing Bust Darts

A few tips for sewing all darts, but particularly bust darts and avoiding the Madonna look!
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How To Shorten An Invisible Zipper

How To Shorten An Invisible Zipper

I love invisible zippers - I find them quick and easy to insert. They can also be shortened, which means as long as your zipper is longer (rather than shorter) that you need it will work for your project. Perhaps this is a good way of using up extra long zippers that you are wondering if you'll ever need.
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Cushions with Perfect Piping

Cushions with Perfect Piping

This year as Christmas presents for the in-laws I made some cushion covers with invisible zippers and piping around the edge. No pattern was needed and it was a super simple sew. Here's how...
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The support layer that could just hold your strapless dress in place!

The support layer that could just hold your strapless dress in place!

This year's Christmas dress challenge is creating a support layer to keep everything in place. It will be a fairly simple dress from the outside, but with a whole load of experimenting and engineering underneath to give the girls some extra support. If you're interested in finding out how I'm doing this read on.

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How to - Exposed Zipper on the Bebekins Polly Pinafore

How to - Exposed Zipper on the Bebekins Polly Pinafore

Recently I made the Bebekins Polly Pinafore and decided to use an exposed zipper, rather than a button closure. A few people have been asking how I did it - so here's how.

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Christmas Napkins - How To

Christmas Napkins - How To

This morning I decided whip up a few napkins for the table this festive season. If you fancy doing the same keep reading...

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