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100 Act of Sewing July is back for 2019 !

100 Acts of Sewing

100 Act of Sewing July is back for 2019 !

I've been planning this year's 100 Acts of Sewing July since last year and I'm really excited to be bringing you an even bigger and better version this year! For those of you who don't know about the 100 Acts of Sewing patterns, they are a range of very simple, size inclusive garment sewing patterns by Sonya Philip that aim to get you making your own unique and hand-made wardrobe without too much fuss!  They are also great building blocks for boosting your confidence as they are easy to adapt and hack.  You can find out more about Sonya in...

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The Beyond Measure Open Weekend 2018 - Special Guests

The Beyond Measure Open Weekend 2018 - Special Guests

I'm so delighted to be welcoming my special guests to the Beyond Measure Studio this weekend!   Please note that not everybody will be here all weekend but I'm sue there will be enough to keep you happy, whatever day you come! On Friday and Saturday, we welcome Tillyflop Designs! TillyFlop designs is where yarn and graphics meet … it's a range of greeting cards, textiles, temporary tattoos, prints, bumper stickers, air fresheners and wrapping paper that celebrate knitting and stitching with gentle humour and a strong design aesthetic!  The brains behind it all is Julie Nelson-Rhodes and she'll be here...

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The Beyond Measure Open Weekend 2018 - Essential information

The Beyond Measure Open Weekend 2018 - Essential information

Just three weeks until our winter open weekend! If you haven't visited one of our events before, here is what to expect.... The Beyond Measure workspace is on the first floor of an old industrial building in the town of Todmorden (officially in Yorkshire now but very close to the Lancashire border).  The building houses many small businesses behind its doors - from a boat workshop to a glass bead maker.  I use my unit as a base for running my mail order business but it can also be a impromptu sewing studio and social space when time allows! For my...

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100 Acts of Sewing July – Adding cuffs to Shirt No 1

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100 Acts of Sewing July – Adding cuffs to Shirt No 1

I am going to share my method of adding a cuff to your Shirt No 1.  These are double sided cuffs so can be turned back if you like for a different look and a shorter sleeve.

Why would you want to add a cuff you may ask?  Well here are a few reasons:

  • To add a contrast design feature
  • To add length if fabric isn’t wide enough to fit the pattern.
  • To add a bit of substance to fine fabrics – the cuff can make your sleeves hang better
  • To add some adaptability to your Shirt No 1 – wear the cuffs down or up!

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100 Acts of Sewing July – Week 3 Sponsor is Faberwood !

100 Acts of Sewing

100 Acts of Sewing July – Week 3 Sponsor is Faberwood !

Today we are chatting to Fiona from online fabric retailer Faberwood, Week 3 sponsor of 100 Acts of Sewing July.  Fiona has donated 2m of one of her unique Ikat fabrics for the week 3 Instagram winner.  You can’t buy these fabrics anywhere else!  See this post for how to enter week 3.

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