10 Tips For Sewing With Chalk Cloth Fabric

Look at our amazing Chalk Cloth it is so much fun to stitch with.

It works exactly like a traditional chalk board but it is a fabric. You can write on it, draw on it and the great thing is, it’s wipe clean, so that you can use it again and again. 

So here you have it, a comprehensive guide to sewing with Chalk Cloth.

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Have the best dressed table this Christmas!

Say cheers at a table filled with gorgeous luxury table place settings this year! We have lots of ideas and inspiration for your Christmas 2021 table decor.

Our fab new table linen kits are available to purchase in both RED & GREY colourways featuring Makower’s Scandi 2021 collection.

And if you purchase one before 18th July 2021 you’ll save 10% AND gain access to our 3 FREE Christmas projects!


The kit has been designed with the busy Seam-Star in mind.

Not only is this a simple project each element comes together FAST! We reckon you can sew the whole kit in around 4 hours!

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3 Project Ideas Using Beguiled by Libs Elliott

This has to be one our faveeeeee collections of all time (can we say that?!) truly, Libs Elliott really knocked it out of the park this time, so of course we had to whip up some projects to provide you with inspiration on what to make with such a fabulous collection.

But not only did we give you 1 make… we’ve given you 3 different project ideas!

Which one will you be trying first seam-stars?

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How To: Make A Reversible Baby Bib – Free Pattern And Video Tutorial


You have been loving our Dribble Bib blog post, so I thought it was time to show you how to make a reversible one with these gorgeous Farm Days fabrics from Dashwood Studio!

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Sew A Make Up Bag: Free Pattern and Tutorial To Make A Large Make Up Bag

Fancy making a roomy make up bag pouch to show off some fave fabric prints? We just LOVE a make up bag with an accent fabric –  it’s a really easy way to add sprinkling of extra interest to your project.

This make up bag is a really great size. The finished bag ends up approx 28cm wide & 17cm deep… add to that a flat bottom & the fact that zip isn’t sewn into the side seams means the pouch is BIG! So you can fit loads of your make up or toiletries inside. Or use it for craft supplies!

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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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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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Tutorial : DIY Make Up Bag With a Pretty Lace Edge Zip

We wanted to spoil you with a little sewing wizardry in this tutorial; this handy make up bag is just the right size for the essentials and conveniently fits in a handbag. Make one for yourself or as a gift to make someone a smile.

And the magic you ask – Odicoat! This clever gel gives fabrics a waterproof coating that is machine washable!

Grab a cheeky 10% discount off your next Odicoat order with WATERPROOFME10 One time use per customer.

Then for an extra flourish we’ve gone with a lace edged zip; we’re crazy about the way they take projects to another level. Once you get to grips with them you’ll be adding them to everything too!

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