Have you seen the latest Megan Nielsen Karri Dress sewing pattern? It's a multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines, and as you can see from the photographs, this pattern is perfect for using up scraps of coordinating or contrasting fabrics, because of the small pattern pieces. But it is equally as striking and beautiful made up with just one fabric. Continue reading
February 10th 2017 0
February 1st 2017 0
Back in July when I went to work without a coat and could even leave my jumper out the back (as proven by this podcast) the lovely Mary-Ann from Cambridge 105 radio came and interviewed me about Backstitch.
A podcast of this interview has just come to light which you can listen to here. I was obviously wittering on a little too much so it has been cut short rather abruptly but it gives you a flavour of what we are doing at Backstitch.
January 31st 2017 0
Well, the new Atelier Brunette sweatshirt fabric collection has not disappointed us! New in this week are these four gorgeous, soft French terry fabrics. Made with 95% cotton and 5% elastane, they are stretchy (30% stretch percentage), ultra soft and easy to sew. With a density of 250g/m2, they are ideal for sewing sweatshirts, trousers and casual dresses for children and adults. Continue reading
January 18th 2017 0
Have you seen the new suite of Backstitch workshops to get you in the crafty mood ready for Spring? We have new crochet and knitting technique classes, as well as a new Machine Basics: Bunting class for beginners, to learn how to make beautiful and ever-popular bunting, while getting to know your sewing machine. You might also recognise some old favourites, back by popular demand, such as the Quilting: Finish Your Quilt: Baste, Quilt and Bind class, and Introduction to Smocking. Continue reading