Monday, March 27, 2017

Easter is coming!

April is coming, get ready for the holidays with our FREE sewing pattern below. It’s a great way to get rid of some of those fabric scraps you may have lying around!

This week’s pattern for subscribers

The Joodle Men’s waistcoat

Our first double breasted men’s waistcoat! Here’s a sneak peek of the pattern going out to subscribers this coming Friday!
SIGN UP for our newsletter, Sewing Club or our Sewalongs before the 30 March 2017 and you will receive this sewing pattern for FREE!

Featured pattern of the week

Pack of four skirts

This pack has all the professional, high waist skirts you need!

Tutorial of the week

Easter Hunt Bag

This week we are doing something different, we have created a video tutorial for you to view on how to assemble this sewing pattern.

Have you taken advantage of our launch special yet?

Happy Sewing!

Monday, March 20, 2017

New Launch: Plus Size Sewing Patterns

We have had a lot of queries about creating larger size sewing patterns, and as we have been updating our older patterns, we have been including larger sizes. This week we are launching a section on our website especially for these patterns!
If you see that we don’t have one of our patterns in your size, please email us the details of the pattern, along with your bust, waist and hip measurements, and we will try our best to re-size the sewing pattern for you!

... petite sizes are welcome to do this too!

This week’s pattern for subscribers

Long Yoga Top

I love long tops, and yet they are so hard to come by, which is why I was inspired to create this tank top! Not only is it extra length, but it also includes a sewn in inner support. So sign up for our newsletter, Sewing Club or  our Sewalongs before the 23 March 2017 and you will receive this sewing pattern for FREE!

Featured product of the week

Sewalongs Launch Special

Last week we launched our first sewalong! And to celebrate we have a HUGE launch special just for you!
There’s only 100 of these special subscriptions available, SUBSCRIBE TODAY to secure yours!

Tutorial of the week

Wrist pin cushion

Keep your pins out of your mouth, or prevent them from lying around and getting lost, simple by creating this really easy and functional wrist pin cushion – and it sharpens your pins too!

What you need:

A circle of fabric, roughly 15cm / 6” in diameter
A length of elastic that will fit around your wrist
A decorative button
A roll of steel wool (this steel wool helps to keep your pins sharp)

Steps / Details:

Step 1: Sew the ends of the elastic together
Step 2: Feed thread along the edge of the circle of fabric and gather slightly
Step 3: Separate the ball of steel wool and use it to stuff the circle of fabric.
Step 4: Pull on the thread to gather the circle of fabric closed with the steel wool encased within, knot thread into place.
Step 5: Sew on your decorative button in the center of the pin cushion, on the opposite side to the opening.
Step 6: To finish off, stitch on your elastic wrist band, covering the sewn up opening.
Your pin cushion is now ready to use! Enjoy and... Happy Sewing!
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Our First Sewalong

This has been such an exciting week, we are launching our first sewalong! We have decided to launch our sewalongs through, CLICK HERE  to find out more about this new, exciting addition to our sewing family

This week’s pattern for subscribers

Long Yoga Shorts

This sewing pattern has been a long time coming, and we’re glad to announce that this Friday it will be going out to our newsletter subscribers and Sewing Club members. CLICK HERE to sign up today to make sure you get your FREE sewing pattern

Featured pattern of the week

Men’s Simple Waistcoat Sewing Pattern

This waistcoat is extremely stylish, including front slit pockets, and straps with a buckle at the back. It will bring class and elegance to your professional wardrobe.

Tutorial of the week

Rise and shine coffee coasters

If you’re anything like me, you fumble around clumsily in the mornings until at least your second cup of coffee... which is why a fabric coffee coaster always goes down well in my home, to help with any spills that might occur before I am fully awake.
I needed a new set for my bedroom, and decided to make these. They have burlap bases, and the fabric is an upholstery fabric, so they are nice and thick... and don’t stain easily.
What you need:
For each coaster I used:
1 x square of fabric 12.5cm x 12.5cm / 5” x 5”
1 x square of burlap 12.5cm x 12.5cm / 5” x 5”
Sewing thread to match
Steps / Details:
Step 1: Right sides of fabric facing, stitch around the edge of the coasters, leaving a 1cm / 3/8: seam allowance
Step 2: Clip corners, and turn your coasters right way out.
Step 3: Fold the seam at the opening inwards, and stitch around the boarder of you coasters, about 5mm / 1/8” near the edge, closing the opening and neatening the edges.
Step 4: To finish off, stitch a cross pattern on your coasters.
Your coffee coasters are now ready to use! Enjoy and... Happy Sewing!

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sewing for warmth

Here in the South Africa, we are beginning to feel the chill of Autumn, and this has inspired me to update our warmer sewing patterns – as well as creating a few new ones. We hope you enjoy creating them as much as we do!

 This week’s pattern for subscribers

Colour Block Hoodie

Due to be launched next week, but first it will go out to our newsletter subscribers and Sewing Club members – our brand new colour block hoodie sewing pattern, which will include sizes xsmall to xxxlarge

Featured pattern of the week

HQ Hoodie

Our very popular HQ hoodie sewing pattern has been newly updated to include additional plus sizes too! This fun sewing pattern now includes sizes from xsmall to xxxlarge. CLICK HERE to find out more....

Tutorial of the week

Burlap door draft stopper

A couple of months ago I managed to get my hands on some gorgeous dyed burlap, and like most fabric hoarders, I had no clue at the time as to what I was going to do with it.
This week, with the autumn winds moving in, we discovered a rather nasty draft coming in from under one of our draws, and inspiration hit! Not only do I (finally) get to use my dyed burlap, but I’m also able to get rid of some of my unusable fabric scraps, that I keep for moments just like these. So here’s how I did it...
What I used:
2 x 1 meter / 1 yard lengths of burlap, 10cm / 4” wide
A whole lot of fabric scraps for stuffing
Sewing thread to match
Steps / Details:
I chose this rather long length of fabric, because I wanted my draft stopper to come in on the sides, but measure your door and make your draft stopper to the length of your choosing. Just remember to add a 1.5cm / 5/8” seam allowance to either side.
Step 1: Right sides of fabric facing, sew around the fabric lengths, leaving a gap at one end.
Step 2: Trim the corners, and turn your draft stopper right way out, making sure to push out your corners.
Step 3: on the closed end of the draft stopper, sew near the edge of the seam, about 0.5cm / 1/8” near the edge
Step 4: Stuff that sucker! That’s right, stuff in as much old fabric off cuts as you can manage, but remember to leave enough space to be able to sew your seam closed.
Step 5: Once your stopper is completely stuffed, turn the raw ends inwards and stitch into place, about 0.5cm / 1/8” near the edge.
Your door draft stopper is now ready to use! Enjoy and... Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Quick Sews Launch!

quick sews, easy sewing patterns
We are pleased to announce that last week we launched our “Quick Sews” section on our website, for all of those fun and easy patterns that you can create in 2 hours or less! CLICK HERE to see these patterns now!
For those who are taking part in our 2017 Sewing Challenge – the March Prize will be a FREE subscription to Sewing Club for a year! So if you are the lucky winner, you won’t have to pay for your subscription for a full year! And you will also receive a “50% OFF” coupon to use when next you visit our website – with no price limit!

This week’s pattern for subscribers

Runner’s Tank Top

This Friday our Sewing Club members and newsletter subscribers will be receiving the sewing pattern for this tank top with sewn in support, perfect for someone with a sport lifestyle

Featured pattern of the week

Clea Dress

We love this dress. It is so versatile and stylish, you can quite literally throw it over a costume and go to the beach, or wear some beautiful jewellery and stylish heals, and it makes a beautiful evening dress – or make it with a fun summer print for everyday wear. We have created it in a range of sizes from petite to plus sizes! CLICK HERE for more
Happy Sewing!
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