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Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

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How to sew a jacket at home

How to sew a jacket at home

Here are some tips on how to sew a simple straight forward jacket at home. I have recently sewn myself a jacket not long ago. The fabric I use is boucle fabric with nice glitter threads weaves into it. It looks great for a dinner […]

Making fabric cover buttons at home

Making fabric cover buttons at home

Here is a blog post on making fabric cover buttons. Ever wondered how those customise buttons are made? on clothes read further on. By knowing how to make these type of buttons it will give a home sewer wider range of buttons to use. I […]

Sewing sleeve lining how to sew at home

Sewing sleeve lining how to sew at home

This is a blog post on sewing sleeve lining. I have previously written on how to line a garment. And another blog post on lining the garment using the bagging method. In which I have omitted the sewing sleeve lining out just make life easier […]

Lining jacket using bagging method

Lining jacket using bagging method

Here is a blog post on lining jacket using the bagging method. Recently I have made myself a jacket from Burda giovane (young) and easy pattern. I have coats and jackets in the past but I do find it a struggle and still have yet […]

Bluff / seamless patch pocket how to sew it

Bluff / seamless patch pocket how to sew it

This a blog post sewing bluff patch pocket. It’s called a bluff as one can’t see the sewing lines on the pocket. It is also called in-seam pocket as it’s sewn inside rather than outside. Pockets are a great item to have in a garment. […]

How to cut bias strip and using it

How to cut bias strip and using it

Here is a blog post on how to cut bias strip and using it. Bias binding strips are commonly seen in dressmaking or sewing patterns. It simply means that it’s a thin strip of cloth cut in bias. The reason behind is that it allows […]

How to make an elasticated waistband

How to make an elasticated waistband

This post is on making the elasticated waistband. This is commonly seen in tights, gym, yoga, children’s and sleepwear clothes. It is also one of the easiest ways to make a waistband as it does not require a proper fit to be undertaken. Unlike like […]