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New year sewing sales

Well the holidays are over… January is a great time to get into a new hobby, and the sales are on! Get some fabric in your stash and crack open that sewing book left under the tree at Christmas. 2013 … Continue reading

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Sewing is good for your health!

I have been pondering recently on what a difference a practical skill like sewing can have for all of us in these busy stressed out times. It is not so much a return to the past, as an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Weekday Morning Introduction to sewing and dressmaking

Weekday Morning Introduction to sewing and dressmaking Why not treat yourself to a course of sewing lessons? I’ve bundled together some of my most requested courses which will teach you the basics of sewing and making clothes. This package is … Continue reading

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New “Introduction to sewing and dressmaking” package

Why not treat yourself to a course of sewing lessons? Our most popular classes have been bundled together as extended sewing courses, held on consecutive weeks. Booking a Bundle is 25% cheaper than booking all the classes individually. Yep that’s … Continue reading

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Free sewing project guide- Make a super simple cushion cover

Fancy sewing? Need a first project to get you started? This is my free downloadable tutorial on making a simple cushion cover.  This is a great first project to get you sewing machine confident Free cushion cover tutorial Happy Stitching- … Continue reading

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Savvy Sewing-Professional tips and tricks:- Pressing versus ironing

The trick to creating gorgeous “Handmade” clothes rather than “homemade” is to use an iron! Pressing isn’t the same as ironing however. Watch this video blog to discover the difference, and to learn how to use some pressing aids If … Continue reading

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Savvy sewing professional tips and tricks- Sew a Pillowcase dress

Hello from The Thrifty Stitcher sewing studio. This week, I’m appealing for pillowcases to make pillowcase dresses. If you like my video blog, and want more free tips tricks and exclusive videos, then sign up to my free newsletter Happy … Continue reading

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Savvy Sewing professional tips and tricks:- Out-takes, how not to do a video blog

Video blogging takes practise… Lots of practise.. I cut together a little comedy video of my out-takes- this is how not to video blog… I hope it makes you smile a little CL:)

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Essential sewing skills- darts, zips, buttonholes and piping

If you’ve mastered your sewing machine, made some simple scatter cushions and a tote bag or two and feel ready to learn some new skills? Then this class is for you! If not then attend one of our half-day beginners … Continue reading

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Beginners full day sewing class

Always wanted to sew but never known where to start? This course is for you! Starting at the very beginning this step-by-step day will have you thrifty stitching in no time! During the day we will guide you through these … Continue reading

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Great British Sewing Bee semi finale- Tips for draping and copying existing clothes

Can’t Believe it’s the semi final of the second series of the bee already! This week’s them was all about sewing without a pattern! Whilst this may seem daunting to home sewers used to working from commercial patterns,it can actually … Continue reading

 
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