A Couple Of Gathering Tips!

A Couple Of Gathering Tips!

Here are few gathering tips to help get your gathers just so!
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Exposed Hong Kong Seams

Exposed Hong Kong Seams

Read on for a quick how to sew an exposed Hong Kong seam. Hong Kong seams do take extra work so why not put them where they can be seen. This is a great way to add a bit of individuality to your garments. Happy sewing!
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How to: French Seams

How to: French Seams

Read on for a quick run through on sewing French seams. A great option for sheer or lightweight fabric or if you don't own an overlocker and require a professional finish.
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Rouleau Straps With A Loop Turner

Rouleau Straps With A Loop Turner

Here's a quick run down on using a loop turner to create Rouleau straps. 

Rouleau straps can be used for a variety of projects, including (unsurprisingly!) spaghetti straps, loops and ties to name a few. 

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More Hemming! Using Horsehair Braid.

More Hemming! Using Horsehair Braid.

If you're wanting a hem to have structure and volume then why not try horsehair braid. Read on to find out how to insert it into your garments.
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Pattern Matching

Pattern Matching

Pattern matching shows real attention to detail and is totally worth it for those special fabrics (or just those people who pay attention to details!).

Here’s a quick run down on how to pattern match. 

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Using Ban-Rol For Narrow Hemming

Using Ban-Rol For Narrow Hemming

Ban-Rol is a great product to use for hemming shifty, fine or sheer fabrics. Read on to find out how.
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Meet Becky!

Meet Becky!

Meet our resident expert Becky who will be adding valuable tips and advice to our Tips on Tuesday blogs (from next week!).

Meet Becky... 

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Tips On Tuesday - Hong Kong Seams

Tips On Tuesday - Hong Kong Seams

A quick how to on creating Hong Kong seams. Perfect for creating neat and professional unlined garments.
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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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Bebekins Polly Pinafore - The Pretty Pictures

Bebekins Polly Pinafore - The Pretty Pictures

Here's a few pictures of the Bebkins Polly Pinafores I made recently. The only major change I made was to use an exposed zipper. You can check out my blog for instructions on how to do this.
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Marking Pens - What's Best?

Marking Pens - What's Best?

Not sure what you'll need for marking fabric?

Read this 'Marking Tool' blog to get the low-down on a variety of marking pens. 

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