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So many of my students have all the skills needed for dressmaking but are apprehensive about following a commercial  pattern because they look so complicated and wordy.  They are wordy, but only because they are trying to give you all the information you may need. Much of this information is general stuff or irrelevant to […]

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I have introduced a couple of one day sewing courses for those who find it difficult to commit to a weekly/monthly class.  Also, as my Sew Basic course is usually oversubscribed and there are often no places available in my Sew Club, I thought that these intermittent sewing days would offer an alternative option for some of you. They […]

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There is a Sew Basic Course starting soon so I thought it would be a good idea for me to tell you a little more about it. Sew Basic is a five week course designed to leave the student confident on a sewing machine and with enough skills to get going on some exciting sewing […]

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I have started a new sewing club for children above the age of eight years old who love sewing and designing. So, if you have a Little Sewing Bee in the making, then this is the perfect club for them. Learning how to make mini clothes is a fantastic introduction to dress making as they are quicker to make […]

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As you may know using an Overlocker is the fastest and neatest way to seam stretch fabrics but these are expensive and take up valuable space in your home. I have collected together some essential information to help make sewing stretch fabrics on a basic sewing machine a successful experience! First of all here are […]

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I have introduced a couple of one day sewing classes for those who find it difficult to commit to a weekly/monthly class.  Also, as my Sew Basic course is usually oversubscribed and there are often no places available in my Sew Club, I thought that these intermittent sewing days would offer an alternative option for some of you. They […]

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There is a Sew Basic Course starting soon so I thought it would be a good idea for me to tell you a little more about it. Sew Basic is a five week course designed to leave the student confident on a sewing machine and with enough skills to get going on some exciting sewing […]

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I have started a new sewing club for children above the age of eight years old who love sewing and designing. So, if you have a Little Sewing Bee in the making, then this is the perfect club for them. Learning how to make mini clothes is a fantastic introduction to dress making as they are quicker to make […]

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I feel so proud whenever one of my students emails me a picture of something they’ve made or brings it to a sewing session to show me, some Sew Clubbers have even done craft fairs selling various things they’ve made (mainly to fund their sewing habit!), but when a student goes into business using  skills they […]

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This month’s Sew Club project was a cube shaped Door Stopper. Of course we worked on getting nice corners and so on but mostly we chatted about what I had decided to fill it with.  The ones you buy in the shops have something heavy at the bottom to give it the necessary weight and polyester […]

The post BEST DOOR STOPPER FILLING TO USE appeared first on Sew School.

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