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Finishing Seams - a tip from a vintage pattern

Hi stitching fans, I wanted to write a post about my recent discovery of an easy way to finish seams really neatly using a sewing machine. So often I don't bother finishing my seams, I really can't be bothered with all the extra work it takes, but my recent experience where my fully lined Joan dress frayed through my back seam because it was the one seam I'd forgotten to finish, was enough to convince me I need to be a bit more careful. I spent an hour or so correcting that e

Pom pom rug tutorial!

Hi stitching fans! Slighty less stitching and a bit more wooly activity on this one. For those of you familiar with my instagram feed you may have seen this rug in its very early stages as one of my first posts. It has taken a while to get it finished what with work and sewing and other things getting in the way - but it is now done! LOOK AT IT!!! IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!!!! Ahem. What started this whole enterprise was me trying to find a cheap option for a rug and faili

First Tutorial Video!

Hi stitching fans! I've finally done it - broken into the online video land. There's a new page up in the 'things I've made' section on my recent making of the Sew Over It Tulip skirt so take a look, here is the skirt for those of you who haven't seen it: I know! She's so pretty! (the skirt - not me). Anyway - as part of the construction process I got a bit discombobulated folding the lovely pleats, so I took up the challenge laid down to me by several friends to put up a tut