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Sewing Machines / Sewing with the bobbin thread
« on: January 06, 2020, 16:20:01 PM »
I've heard about sewing with the bobbin thread through the needle for use on delicate fabrics, has anyone tried this?

The Haberdashery / Rough pins
« on: December 04, 2019, 16:48:22 PM »
A few of my pins have 'gone rough' - they don't slide into fabric very well. What causes this?

In the wardrobe / Jersey Courtney
« on: December 03, 2019, 14:39:15 PM »
Finished this SA Courtney top today using BF discounted jersey fabric. The hem is an utter disgrace, it just does what jersey does  :S

I renew my vow to never sew with this type of fabric again  ><

I love the top though  ;)

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In the wardrobe / Floral robe
« on: November 29, 2019, 13:46:51 PM »
I've finished my robe  :)

It's in cotton lawn from Croft Mill, not quite the right time of year just now, but come springtime I'll be wafting around like a good 'un.

It's oversized and ankle length as I had hoped.

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House Beautiful / Butterflies & moths
« on: November 18, 2019, 16:15:26 PM »
Not going to win any prizes or owt but these cushion covers are what I did make today. One of my fave makes, quick and simple and make a nice change when one is needed  :)

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Got the paper pattern pieces cut out for my robe which will be my next project

Your Favourite Suppliers / Croftmill trouble
« on: November 07, 2019, 18:55:57 PM »
I ordered the fabric for my robe project - as well as some other stuff for a christmas pressie - a few days ago and consequently got a phone call the next day to tell me my robe fabric was out of stock. I requested a refund and said I'd get back to them. So I had a look around and picked an alternative and called them the next day to check they had it in stock before ordering online.

All good, ordered, and received today - 2 metres short :S  They sent me 3 metres each of my two different fabrics but for my robe I wanted 5. Anyway another telephone call and they will send out the remainder and more to cover it.

Now this wouldn't be so bad but the last order before this one was c*cked-up where they didn't send the quantity I ordered.

It's just inconvenient really, as when I call them they always send out the shortfall, and more, to rectify the problem.  Just wondered if anyone else had encountered similar troubles?

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Higgs & Higgs discount
« on: October 25, 2019, 20:09:23 PM »
Weekend offer ends midnight 28th October, 15% off store wide.

Code OCT15 at checkout

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Curtain fabric
« on: October 17, 2019, 08:12:18 AM »
Email this morning from Higgs & Higgs - natural curtain fabric now £6.99 pm, was £15.99

Patterns Discussion / Assembly Line
« on: September 18, 2019, 10:05:55 AM »
Has anyone used Assembly Line patterns? I like the hoodie dress which apparently comes up roomy so would appreciate any advice.....  :S

Patterns Discussion / Sew Liberated
« on: September 10, 2019, 21:20:22 PM »
I really like the Esme top by Sew Liberated, has anybody made it up?

Fun with Fabric / Fabric suggestion for trousers
« on: September 05, 2019, 10:50:17 AM »
I want to make up my fave TnT trousers in a black drapey fabric.

The pattern is Sew Me Something Portia which I've made in various linen/cotton mix, lightweight cotton, heavy cotton and I'd like to try something like a viscose mix for a 'softer' look, if you get what I mean  :S

I think polyester would be tricky to work with and probably wouldn't hang right. What do you suggest?

Thanks  :)

In the wardrobe / Baby jumpsuit
« on: September 01, 2019, 13:09:30 PM »
I made a jumpsuit approx age 6 months for my hairdressers' brand new baby boy. I think the fabric is so darned cute, a lucky find in my local haby shop.

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Access All Accessories / Daytime/Shopper bag
« on: August 23, 2019, 15:18:05 PM »
Today I finished my zippered top bag and I'm veh pleased with it  :)

I wanted to use up some scraps and some FQ's and that's just what I did. It will have it's first outing tomorrow.
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Fun with Fabric / Pre-washing
« on: August 21, 2019, 12:42:13 PM »
Are you ready for my latest  :o question?

When pre-washing new fabric, not got any  :devil: do you do this on it's own or bung it in with a laundry load? Does it matter?

Fun with Fabric / FQ's
« on: August 17, 2019, 08:28:41 AM »
Has anyone got a favourite online supplier of fat quarter's? I don't want polycotton but good quality cotton.

I like the look of Higgs & Higgs selection, but haven't found much more within the websites I know about

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