New Gadget – Greist Buttonholer

Regular readers will know that I sew using an industrial plain sewer – this only sews a straight stitch, so I’m a bit stuck when it comes to buttonholes.  I usually take my garment along to work and do it on one of these: Image sourced here This is an industrial buttonholer, a rather scary […]

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Sewing Gadgets – Are You a Minimalist or Maximalist?

Are you a sewing gadget minimalist?  Do you have few tools and sew on the smell of an oily rag – with a secondhand machine, a pair of scissors, using the kitchen table and a household iron? Or are you a maximalist – with a dedicated sewing space, a machine with all the bells-and-whistles, an […]

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And the Gadget Giveaway winners are…

Today I printed out all 86 names and folded them up into a pile: Then my 12 year old picked out five – this important decision took quite a while! Do you recognise any of these? So the five winners of Hollie’s Seam Allowance Guide are… Fran! Jodie! lakaribane! Samina! and Tanit-Isis! Congratulations all – I’ll […]

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Gadget Giveaway!

I’m sold!  Hollie sent me one of her Seam Allowance Guides to review, and for someone who operates on minimal equipment and has very few sewing gadgets to their name, I have to say I love this clever little tool! For those of us who trace Burda patterns or any other pattern system that omits […]

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