What is Vlieseline Decovil Interlining?

Vlieseline have a HUGE range of interlinings & interfacings that can add structure to your projects (you can explore the full range of Vlieseline products in our online haberdashery here) . We know it can be confusing so we thought we’d put together a guide  about some of the less widely known interlinging from the Vlieseline range.

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A Guide To Fat Quarters

So you see a new fabric collection and you’re like…

I LOVE IT

…but how much of it do I need? Can I afford them all? I can’t possibly choose!

Oh yeah, we totally get you.

This is why we offer fat quarter bundles so you can love it, make it &keep it!

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A Beginners Guide to KAM Snaps

Looking for a quick and easy fastening? We have put together this super handy beginners guide to all things KAM snaps!

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Reusable Happy Birthday Bunting DIY

We all love a birthday ambiance when those special days arrive, with this DIY bunting tutorial we wanted to create a more sustainable solution for decorating your next birthday celebration.

Handmade bunting can be washed and used time and time again and make those special memories for you and your family.

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Tutorial: How To Sew French Seams

A sewing tutorial for Beginners

Once you’ve gained confidence in sewing straight lines, a French seam is a great step to add to your sewing projects to get them looking extra special.

French seams are most commonly used for fine fabrics:

  • The seam is sewn twice, making the finished item more durable.
  • Raw edges are enclosed in the finished seam, to give a neat finish.
  • Some fine fabrics are sheer, making seams visible. A French seam is aesthetically pleasing.
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How To Use Odicoat Fabric Coating Gel


Ever found the perfect fabric with the wrong composition for your project? If the missing element was waterproofing then we have discovered a brilliant solution; Odicoat. This clever gel gives fabrics a waterproof coating that is machine washable.

This isn’t the only use for this clever product, Odicoat also works as a fabric glue; Fabric can be applied to objects for decorative purposes.

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How To Sew A Waterproof Mattress Protector

You never quite realise how much your child moves around in their sleep until you reach the toilet training stage. Once that plastic protector is on their bed every movement is exaggerated with the crunchy rustle of plastic! And if that isn’t enough, the poor lamb suddenly finds themselves overheating from the added insulation.

A mattress protector like this is designed to fit on top your main sheet to help you change your child’s bed quickly and easily in the middle of the night. Your child will sleep with cool cotton against their skin and when soiled just whip this protector off and replace with another OR if have a separate bed sized waterproof protector under the main sheet of the bed you can literally just whip this off and get back to sleep!

The finished mattress protector is machine washable; make 2 or more and there will always be a spare on hand for those blurry eyed bed changes. The top and sides are cotton, giving a huge number of styling options, and it fits over a bed sheet instead of under, for speedy switching in the middle of the night.

Another advantage if using this protector is that it will reduce the size of your laundry load as these are around half the size of a full sheet.

This tutorial runs you through how to make a mattress protector of any size. It combines absorbent bamboo velour, non-rustling and breathable waterproof PUL fabrics for a quieter, cooler night’s sleep along with some pretty quilting cotton to make it super pretty!

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Tutorial: How To Sew a Buttonhole

How To Sew a Buttonhole

Sewing a buttonhole might look a little intimidating at first, but with this handy step by step guide, you’ll be sewing on buttons with ease! We have also shared a video explaining this, check it out here.

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A Zip Type Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Zippers

How confident are you sewing zips?

Do you avoid them altogether? You’re not the only one! 

They’re one of the tasks our seam-star community frequently asks for help with.

So fear no more… We’re here to give a helping hand!

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Tutorial: Sew a Cot Bed Duvet Cover

Free DIY Toddler/Cot Bed Duvet Cover Tutorial

Moving up into a ‘big bed’ is a significant milestone for many a toddler, getting them to stay there and sleep can be a different matter… Maybe their very own special bedding set will give them the incentive to stay put, allowing them (and you!) to have a good nights’ sleep! 

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