• Sew Saturday is back for 2017!

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    It's that time of year again... time for Sew Saturday 2017.  Summer is definitely over and we are heading into Autumn, so time to start thinking about fireside projects and your winter wardrobe.  And, what better way to start than with a celebration of your local sewing shop?! Continue reading

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  • The Pauline Alice Spring Summer collection of sewing patterns is as beautiful as ever. The Mirambell Skirt and Lliria Dress are both fresh, pretty and feminine. Great care and attention has been paid to the design detail, providing floaty and comfortable garments with timeless elegance. Continue reading

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  • We are excited to share with you the latest Papercut collection of sewing patterns, Sakura. Featuring nine new patterns, the Sakura Collection is inspired by Japanese minimalist aesthetics and easy wear garments with a relax fit. Sakura, or Cherry Blossom, evokes ideas of beauty and grace. Of Japanese culture and simple elegance. Papercut have worked to incorporate these elements into this pattern collection to create everyday garments that are both flexible and practical. As with every Papercut collection, the designs are based around a theme rather than a season, to appeal to a global community in a range of climates. Continue reading

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  • Last week I finished a quilt.  Astonishing I know!  I completed the top for this ages ago, and even had the top hanging in the shop for a while last year.  The idea was to demonstrate to customers two groovy things... 1) actually how much fabric you get on a jelly roll, and 2) how quickly and simply you can sew one together.  And since then we also realised it would make a great class.  So, if you would like to learn the basics of patchwork and sew an entire quilt top together in one 3 hour session then take a look at the class details here. Continue reading

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