Tuesday, July 18, 2017


We love fun fabrics... especially ones that helps us to get through the middle of the year! Here’s our current top 5 fun prints, that we felt that we just had to share with you too...
Winnie the Poo! We just LOVE this fabric and had to start off with this classic children’s favorite! CLICK HERE to view this fabric in our online store.
The Nightmare before Christmas, Jack Skellington inspired print! A HUGE LOVE LOVE LOVE from us here at NonStopCraft. CLICK HERE to view this fabric in our online store.
If you love skulls and that vintage inspired Pin-up look, why not have a look at this skull and roses fabric. CLICK HERE to view this fabric in our online store.
How much fun is this My Little Pony Inspired Fabric! CLICK HERE to view this fabric in our online store.
And last but not least... kitties and spooks! How incredibly adorable is this? And if you order it now, it’s sure to arrive just in time for Halloween! CLICK HERE to view this fabric in our online store.

This week’s pattern for subscribers

Star Trek Inspired Doggie Jacket

We have to admit, one of our pattern designers is a pit of a Trekkie... and she has designed this incredibly cute doggie jacket which is going out FREE to all of our newsletter subscribers this Friday! If you’re not yet signed up, pop onto to sign up today!

Featured pattern of the week

The Little Black Dress

Make your own fun, any time, and very essential Little Black Dress with this really easy to follow sewing pattern for our Strap Dress

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Top ten favourite sewing gadgets

Every day sewing is made much more simple – not to mention FUN, with the gadgets we get to use in the process. This week at NonStopCraft, we decided to put together our top ten favorite sewing gadgets
  • Quilting clips - perfect to help keep fabric in its place when your layers are just too thick for pins, or for when you are working with particularly thick or  fabrics
    • Pinking shears – we just love that we can finish off fabrics to prevent fraying / unraveling with these scissors – especially for those of us who don’t have an overlocker / serger.
    • The rotary cutter makes cutting difficult and slippery patterns a breeze! 
    • We LOVE this little handheld sewing machine... we use it mostly when appliquéing delicate laces to bridal and evening wear – it makes the process of appliqué so much easier. It is also great for small quick jobs, like hemming a pair of pants, or sewing a patch onto a garment.
    • Key-chain measuring tape – as a dressmaker on occasion we may be caught out without a measuring tape – from experience we know that this can be quite embarrassing, this key-chain can help to prevent those embarrassing moments
    • Oh My Gosh! Laser scissors... never cut skew again with these awesome scissors!
      • Stack and store bobbins – if you are big on saving space, like we are with our hundreds of different colour threads, then this may just be the gadget for you!
      • Have no trouble threading your needles again with this handy little tool!
      • Magnetic seam guides – this fun and bright seam guides will help you to keep to that seam allowance
      • And finally... one of our absolutely favourite dressmaker’s gadgets, a portable steam machine... it’s truly amazing the amount of times a dressmaker may just find one of these handy

      This week’s pattern for subscribers

      Ladies Winter Jacket

      This sewing pattern was designed for winter fabrics, and is the perfect casual jacket to wear during the winter months. Sign up for our newsletter by Thursday 13 July to receive this pattern FREE on Friday 14 July 2017. 

      Featured pattern of the week

      Fiona Cape

      This is an elegant cape, made to look like a draped blazer from the back, it is perfectly suited for formal and evening functions.

      Sewalong of the week

      Fiona Cape

      Watch the sewing video tutorial for our Fiona cape, CLICK HERE and come and sew along with us and discover how easy it is to put such a stylish garment together.

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