A Fabric Guide To Corduroy: What’s In A Wale?

I just love cord, it reminds me of autumn when the leaves turning golden and marching through the fallen leaves. It has that lovely cosy feel, cord is perfect in that transition period  from the heady carefree days of summer dresses through to snuggly woolly jumpers. Continue reading “A Fabric Guide To Corduroy: What’s In A Wale?”

Come And Meet Katy Jones At Our Next Open Day!

It is with a spring in my step and a big cheesy grin that I can say with delight that Katy Jones will be joining us at our next weekend open day on 6th December!

Let me explain why I’m so excited…. Katy has got quite a number of impressive achievements under her belt, first off she pens her fabulous blog I’m a Ginger Monkey, she’s co-written a couple of books and contributed to many more quilting titles, she’s has her own TV series Quilt Monkey  for the Quilter’s Network,  she’s Editor of Quilt Now Magazine and if that’s not enough of an impressive résumé she’s just designed her debut fabric collection “Priory Square”  for Art Gallery Fabrics which is released later this month. Continue reading “Come And Meet Katy Jones At Our Next Open Day!”

Tutorial : Cosmetics Bags With a Pretty Lace Edge Zip

If you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll know that I went a bit lace edge zip crazy a few weeks ago making cosmetic bags. The lace edge zips really make these little bags very special, but many people aren’t quite sure how to insert them so here’s a wee tutorial for you so you can go lace edge zip crazy too. They are relatively quick and easy to make and will be a useful and welcome gift this Christmas. You’re getting two tutorials for the price of one here as I run through how to make a bag with boxed corners and a second triangular shaped bag which comes with a free pattern you can download.

A printable version of this tutorial and the pattern is available for free from my website here.

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