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100 Acts of Sewing July - caught in neck facing

100 Acts of Sewing

100 Acts of Sewing July - caught in neck facing

The 100 Acts of Sewing Patterns often use bias tape for finishing necklines and this is a neat and cost effective way of finishing an edge. Once you get the hang of them, they can look really professional, but sometimes beginners can struggle to get them flat (take a look at this tutorial for some tips) and they don't suit all neckline shapes. It is no secret that I love a square neckline.  Although you could use tape to finish one, a neckline facing will give the stability and crispness you need when straight lines are a feature of your neckline. ...

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100 Acts of Sewing Week 2 Sponsor - Sara Buk Jewellery

100 Acts of Sewing

100 Acts of Sewing Week 2 Sponsor - Sara Buk Jewellery

So now it's time to introduce you to our second Week 2 sponsor of 100 Acts of Sewing July - Sara Bukumunhe Sara is a contemporary jewellery but she has a broad range of craft skills under her belt! Sara has very kindly donated a piece of her hand made jewellery this week - the winner will be able to choose from a silver pendant or earstuds from the Sewn Up Range.  Details of how to take part (and a very special discount for you) are below but first let's find out a bit more about Sara.... Can you tell...

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100 Acts of Sewing Week 2 Sponsor - Offset Warehouse

100 Acts of Sewing

100 Acts of Sewing Week 2 Sponsor - Offset Warehouse

Our Week 2 Sponsor for 100 Acts of Sewing July '19 is Offset Warehouse.  They have very kindly donated some beautiful fabric to me to make a garment (news of that later this week!) and also a prize of a 2m length of fabric for one of our Instagram prize winners this month (see below for more details of the luscious fabrics available to choose from).  It's been a pleasure to use these gorgeous fabrics and knowing they are kinder to our environment and the society in which they are made makes them feel even better. So let's find out...

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100 Acts of Sewing July - Tulip Cuff Pants No 1

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100 Acts of Sewing July - Tulip Cuff Pants No 1

So I'm pretty chuffed (as we say up north) with this little hack for two reasons: 1. It turned out pretty well first time 2. It took me back to my art college days when I'd see something I liked and then jump in fearlessly to try and recreate it.   I think that we are endlessly bombarded with patterns and possibilities these days.  A quick web search and we can usually find the pattern we want, or pretty close to it.  But back in my day, I could barely get hold of the big name dress patterns in a local shop, so...

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Scottish Linen - Week One 100 Acts of Sewing July Sponsor

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Scottish Linen - Week One 100 Acts of Sewing July Sponsor

WEEK 1 Sponsor – Scottish Linen have donated a £40 voucher for their online shop to spend on the fabric of your choice!  This will be awarded to the best 100 Acts of Sewing Hack on Pants No 1 or Skirt No 1 posted on Instagram between 9am Mon 1st July and 9am Monday 8th July 2019 – see this post for full details! I started to hear about Scottish Linen a year or two ago, mainly through Scottish makers such as Sarah from Woolly Originals who uses their cloth for the lining of her beautiful bags.  There’s nothing I like more...

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