My Top 5: Sewing tools

Today I’m bringing you the next of my Top 5 lists – sewing tools!   This was inspired by the Essentials post from Rachel of House of Pinheiro‘s #sewphotohop challenge on Instagram. I love a good gadget and I tend to buy a lot of sewing related paraphernalia that I often don’t end up using! […]

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My Top 5: Fabric shops

The next subject of my Top 5 lists is fabric shopping! Which, let’s face it, is one of the best bits about making your own clothes.  I’ve made a list of my go-to shops, be that online or physical stores, in case anyone has ever wondered where I get most of my fabric and haberdashery […]

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Fabric shopping abroad!

I love combining my two favourite hobbies – sewing and travelling, so any opportunity to buy fabric whilst on holiday always makes me happy! One of my favourite places to go for fabric is Paris of course! There’s an area at the foot of the Sacré Cœur in Montmartre which has a multitude of fabric […]

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Buying fabric online – a good idea?

Is it a good idea to buy fabric online? It’s a bit hit and miss to be honest. Unless you know very specifically what you’re buying i.e. it’s something you’ve bought before/ you know the brand and bought something similar, I don’t recommend it. Or at least I’ve not had a whole lot of luck […]

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Fabric shopping – Goldhawk Road

If there’s only one place you have time to go to for fabric shopping in London, this is it. On sheer numbers of shops this wins out!  I went there a few weeks ago with my sisters and bought quite a few bits for some new projects (you might’ve seen them in my Instagram feed […]

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Going overboard with supplies!

I need to stop buying in bulk! I get so carried away when I’m shopping for sewing supplies that I’ve ended up with this…    This is literally hundreds of metal zips! Where am I going to put them all? (Sigh). These were £1 a bag of 15-20 pot luck metal zips and if you […]

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I got my own labels!

Ok, ok, they’re nothing fancy but I love them! I splurged and got myself some customised clothing labels off Easy 2 Name. It’s just one of those sites where you can enter in the writing you want, font, colours etc and choose a little picture if you like, the type that people sometimes get kids […]

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Fabric shopping – Walthamstow market

  Getting supplies is one of the most fun things to do when you’re a home dressmaker. Wandering through fabric store and haberdasheries, diving into rolls of gorgeous materials and piles of zips… So much fun! It’s also important not to go too crazy to start off with. My mountain of unused materials will attest to […]

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