A Guide To Haberdashery – A History and Definition

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Haberdashery – it’s a great word, isn’t it? Ever wondered what it is? Or where such a wonderful word comes from?

You’re not the only one! 

Read on to find out all things haberdashery. We’ll be going into detail and explaining all you need to know to become a seasoned haberdasher. You’ll feel confident going out and exploring the world of sewing accessories!

Teal fabric, thread, lace, and buttons. Blue buttons, light blue stitch ripper. Cream/gold scissors.

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Free 30 Minute Skirt Tutorial

Need an outfit in a hurry or an emergency gift? If you’re looking to showcase or share some fabulous fabric, this super quick skirt tutorial will soon have you stepping out in style. It’s budget friendly too – you only need a few resources for this one.

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How to: Make An Easy Reading Cushion

I don’t about you, but when I think of reading a book I want to snuggle up somewhere cosy & lose myself among the pages. This book pocket cushion brings all the best things together; a cushion for cosiness, a safe spot for your book & an extra space for a torch, cuddly toy or reading glasses. The handle makes it easy to escape to your favourite spot. And there is no risk of corner folding savagery… there’s a bookmark too!

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What is Fusible Woven Interfacing and How To Use It

You have probably noticed our slight obsession with fusible woven interlining, we use it in lots of our tutorial projects. But it’s easy to see why: check out the ‘spring’ in the fabrics above – the fabric with interlining sits higher and rolls into a smoother curve.

Grab a cheeky 10% discount off your next Fusible Woven Interfacing purchase with WOVEN10 One time use per customer.

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Upcycled Denim Bag Tutorial

Treat yourself to a new bag – from old jeans!

If you have some tired looking jeans, their destination doesn’t need to be the charity rag bag yet. Give them a new lease of life with a transformation into this fabulous handbag. There is a massive selection of bag hardware & accessories here at Plush Addict, so let your creativity flow and produce a one of a kind masterpiece.

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15 Minute Upcycled Fabric Tray Tutorial

These cute little fabric trays are a great beginner project. They stitch up quickly and are a very handy cute little item item to have dotted around your sewing room. Use them to catch threads or keep your little sewing notions tidy and easy to grab.

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Canvas Gardening Apron Tutorial

Gardening can be a muddy business so let’s bring a splash of colour to the potting shed with this apron.

This sturdy companion, with a trio of generously sized pockets and easy release belt, will keep tools on hand and provide a safe space for harvested goodies.

We’ve also added some complementary accessories with wrist straps; they are the work of moments and a super handy for those most used tools.

Get comfortable sewing with canvas and learn how to sew mitred corners by making this project.

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A Fabric Guide: Canvas

Is it Canvas, Canevas or Cannapaceus?

We can just about pronounce cannapaceus without getting confuddled!

For ease (and mental overload) let’s stick with canvas.

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Toy Storage Basket and Play Mat Sewing Tutorial

You can never have too much storage & this innovative little basket and play mat won’t only keep toys, such as Lego, stored away – it can also help with the tidying up in a flash!

To complete this project you will need to feel comfortable sewing curves through multiple, sometimes thick, layers & be accurate in your measuring & cutting.

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How To: Make A Dribble Bib – Free Pattern And Tutorial


One of the most popular posts on my blog has consistently been The Best Fabrics for Dribble Bibs  & I’ve been planning on publishing a bib pattern & tutorial for a while now to compliment that post…

In these bibs I chose to use a cotton outer and a bamboo towelling & bamboo velour as backing fabric.

There are loads of other fabric choices you could use – check out the original post to run you through the options and the properties of each fabric

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