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Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Costume Capes and Cute Dresses

    How sad, the third and final episode of the Children in Need Celebrity Sewing Bee has come to an end. It is so lovely to see total novices get to grips with sewing and produce great results. Even Gemma managed to wow the judges with her feathered cap...
  • Make Easy PJs like Children in Need Sewing Bee

    Make PJs easily from Simplicity 2290 Last night’s Children in Need Sewing Been had the contestants making a pair of PJ bottoms as a starter project – an excellent way to get going with sewing as they are quick and easy to make. Simplicity has ...
  • How blogs can help young people learn to sew

    One US college professor is worried about the number of young people who learn to sew - and suggests that the internet could be a way to make sure important clothing care skills are not neglected in the next generation. In the US, many schools are dro...
  • Children In Need Celebrity Sewing Bee will boost Sewing!

    I’ve just caught up on the first episode of the Children in Need Sewing Bee in which four celebrities, new to sewing, made three garments. I was hooked from the outset as Wendi Peters from Coronation Street, DJ Edith Bowman, Embarrassing Bodies Dr ...
  • Men's sewing patterns can bring on the 'menaissance'

    Men's sewing patterns can allow masculine fashion trends to be expressed without being limited to what's available on the high street. According to the 2014 John Lewis Retail Report, the male gender are undergoing a 'menaissance', with an increased de...
  • Men's sewing patterns can help save heating costs

    The weather is well and truly on the turn, but with men's sewing patterns you can keep the male residents of your household away from the thermostat for a few weeks longer. Figures from MoneySuperMarket show that more than half of Britons would rather...
  • Recession inspires parents to learn to sew

    While many of us learn to sew as a hobby, for many other people it's a case of 'needs must', or at least a way to save money while picking up a new skill at the same time. Of course, saving money is higher on the agenda during a recession - so it may ...

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