SEWING WOOL FABRICS
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by JULIET UZOR
1y ago
No reason to be afraid of wool. It's really one of the most manageable fibre types to deal with. Wools may be used for clothing items such as suits, shirts, pants and, obviously, beautiful winter coats. The best part about wool is that it can come in any weight, from lightweight to heavyweight, both knitted (stretchy) and woven (not stretchy) and is often mixed with other fibre types. So fabrics can be worn in different seasons.  There’s no doubt that wool is a versatile fabric: it is long-wearing, looks pretty good, and suits many clothes and seasons.. But beginning sewists are always te ..read more
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SEWING TOOL REGRETS
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by JULIET UZOR
1y ago
If you're a beginner and annoyed by the vast array of sewing supplies, trust me, you’re not alone. We all know that it's great to invest in your hobby but it can be stressful trying to figure out what to and what not to get. I have my thoughts in this post to serve as a guide for you. Let me say this to you before starting: you don't have to have all the equipment, you just need a couple of the right ones. It really does come down to the manual skills and not the amount of equipment you have. Here’s my list of the sewing gadgets which I regret buying: Fork pins Ruffler feet Pinking rotar ..read more
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DIOR-INSPIRED RED COAT
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by JULIET UZOR
1y ago
If there was such a thing as a sewing bucket list, then this Dior-inspired red coat had to be right at the top of it. I’d had the coat on my imaginary list for what seemed like an eternity, but now, my friends, I can tick it off from my imaginary sewing bucket list. I chose to make this coat after visiting the Dior Exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in the year 2019. Thankfully, I had a book full of inspiration and garments, which gave me that extra push to take on the challenge, head-on. I made my Dior-inspired coat using Vogue sewing pattern 9040 amidst many ups and downs. S ..read more
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PLANS AND RESEWLUTIONS
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by JULIET UZOR
1y ago
This blog post is about some sewing resolutions you can make at any point in your sewing journey: Try out more sewing machine feet Earlier this year I set aside time to fully understand everything to do with my sewing machine and overlocker, and I’m glad I did it! Whether I actually remember it all now is another matter… I have since invested in a couple more feet, and am still interested in having other useful ones so that I can reach for them at the right moment. It’s certainly very satisfying mastering a new sewing technique on the machine, particularly when it looks like you have put a lo ..read more
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SUNNY IN WINTER
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by JULIET UZOR
1y ago
What a way to kick off my sewing this year!!! I managed to ruin my first sewing project of 2021. This top didn’t even make it out of the house, only two zoom meetings and guess what? I saved the situation. The Bakerloo blouse I made to kick start my 2021 dress making journey got stained after a washing machine session. But rather than pack it in a box, never to be worn again, I opted for the dyeing route. Sow I guess white today, yellow tomorrow would be a fitting headline. My one -time bright white top has turned into this gloriously yellow blouse to brighten up my days. I made the blouse ..read more
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Christmas Gifts 2020
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by JULIET UZOR
1y ago
For the longest time, I have wanted to share this list with the world to get ideas but I knew that something was missing from it. That was until I had a bit of an upper back strain this week that I realised that I would most definitely be adding a good quality chair to my list of Christmas gifts for crafters. Now that the list is complete, I have compiled this list of gift ideas that DIY lovers actually want and would most definitely appreciate. From a proper solid chair to a mannequin, there’s bound to be something for every crafter! PRESS PLAY SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL Ergonomic Chair ..read more
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Lockdown Sewing ideas
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by SPECIAL GUEST
1y ago
It’s getting rather chilly! The time of year when we look outside and think ‘I don’t need a scarf yet’, and 5 minutes later we’re jumping on the spot to keep toasty. It can also put me off using the sewing machine if I know it’s not the right season for light and floaty fabrics, so I’ve collated some ways to get you in the mood for some Autumn/Winter sewing! Embracing thicker fabrics  Thicker and heavier fabrics can often feel quite daunting to sew, and I admit that my handmade wardrobe is mostly ready for Spring/Summer. But the idea of utilising the properties of the fabric, whether i ..read more
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Princess seams: the easy way
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by JULIET UZOR
1y ago
Princess seam garments have a unique way of fitting the female silhouette. It sits so beautifully around the bust line when created accurately. But how do you go about converting a basic bodice with simple waist and side bust starts into a princess seam bodice? Well, do not worry because I have you covered; I even took it a step further by showing you two different methods of creating princess seams in a video. I do hope this video busts any myths that have been stopping you from creating Princess seam bodice-styled garments. PRESS PLAY SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL PRODUCT MENTIONED: Sew S ..read more
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Face mask for make up and glasses
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by JULIET UZOR
1y ago
Face masks have become part of our daily routines and that goes without saying that we have to ensure they’re chic, comfortable and functional. So rather than wearing tight masks that compress the nose and smudge your make up, why not give this 3D mask a try. Especially if you are a glasses wearer. I learned this techniques from Marie of http://www.astitchingodyssey.com. So after a few tweaks, this design has become my favourite. I have a video sharing step by step, how I went about sewing the face mask at home. Here’s a FREE pdf version for an average sized female face to be printed on a sin ..read more
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USING up leftover fabric
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by JULIET UZOR
1y ago
Do you ever feel a little sense of guilt when you discard of odd shaped bits of fabric after your magnificent sewing project has finished, and you’re not sure what to do with the scraps? Or perhaps you have a whole basketful of bits and pieces (*raises own hand*) to be used for something one day. Although more realistically you’re just going to end up with a fabric monster taking up all the space under your craft desk where you can’t even fit your feet anymore. Well here are some ideas for ways to make use of smaller pieces of leftover fabric, and you could even end up with a lovely accessory ..read more
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