A Guide To Sewing Needles

Tired of confusing needle types and struggling to understand needle size charts? Ringing a bell seam-star?

Well, the good thing is you’re not the only one! It can be suuuper duper confusing, especially if you’ve recently started sewing.

But every day is a school day, which is why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to sewing needles to help you navigate the world of needles.

Or if you’re a seasoned seam-star this is a great refresher to brush up on your knowledge.

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How To Use a KAM Snap Press

Are you on the hunt for plastic snap fasteners for your latest project? Maybe you’ve invested some but are feeling a little lost on how to install them? We hope our latest blog can help with all your KAM snap worries. 

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Go Super Size with Extra Wide Fabrics!

Ever heard the term “wide backs” and wondered what it means? No – it’s not a dressmaking alteration for the broad shouldered!

Some of you beginner seam-stars out there have come across some fabrics on our website which are a huuuuge 106” wide and might think, why on earth would you need a piece of fabric that wide?! Well you’re in luck! In this blog, we’ll be going through why we need extra wide fabrics and inspire you with what they can be used for. 

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A Guide To Bias Binding

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Bias binding is a seam-stars best friend! 

Have you ever used it before? 

We use it ALL the time in our in-house projects and everyday sewing, it’s used to cover those not so pretty raw edges and gives a project a neat finish.

As well as being available in multiple colours adding a dash of excitement to your project!

Did you know you can use bias binding on a range of different materials and projects?

It’s suitable to use on garments, quilts, cushions and much more and come in various different materials too!

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How To Use Bondaweb

Bondaweb is a brilliantly versatile fabric glue; think of it as a sheet of double sided sticky tape that can be used to adhere 2 fabrics together.

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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 interlining from the Vlieseline range.

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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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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!

(Grab a cheeky 10% discount off your next Zip purchase with ZIPPEDUP10 One time use per customer.)

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