13 Tips For Sewing With Bamboo Towelling

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable sources on the planet, but did you know that it can be used to produce a soft, strong and eco-friendly textile that is perfect for keeping cosy, mopping up spills and a variety of re-usable projects?!

Non? Well!  In this guide we’ll be sharing how this super-fabric is made, and how you can use it in your sewing room and around the home… 

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Countdown to Christmas 2021 in style!

Grab yourself an advent calendar and count down to Christmas 2021 in style!

With December 1st just 8 weeks away, it’s time to think about how you’ll be counting down to the big day this year!

We have a huge range of advent calendars to offer that are super easy to make and really quick too! You could even make them with the kids and make memories together.

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Sew a Water Bottle Carrier that’s too cool for school!

September has only just gone and I bet the kids have lost a few school essentials already!

We have a brand new project for you that will make sure the reusable water bottle will come home every day so you can be more eco-conscious and stop using plastic disposable bottles.

This project features a cool multi-way strap that you can

  • Snap onto the front of a scooter
  • Attach to a book bag
  • Strap to your wrist
  • Wear crossbody
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We’re Counting Down To Halloween with Sewing Projects!

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The countdown to Halloween is on… only 8 weeks left! 

Can you believe it’s pretty much September already?! 

It’s time to get planning the kids outfits, home decor and all the fun arts & crafts activities!

To save you some time searching the web for Halloween sewing ideas we’ve got you covered. 

Here’s a round up of some of the best halloween project ideas to get you started!

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Get Set for Back To School and Sew a Fabric Notebook Cover in 30 minutes!

Are you ready to get the kids back to school? With the first school run of the year just around the corner, we thought this tutorial would be handy to get you and the kids prepared for the lessons to come.

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You may have seen our Father’s Day notebook covers earlier in the year, but this time we have super sized them into A4 ready for all those school books. How impressed will the kids be with a cool fabric notebook to show off in September? Not only will they protect the covers, but they’ll also look super stylish and make a perfect gift, personalised to their taste.

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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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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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A Plush Addict Guide To: Border Prints

I recently sent this out as a newsletter and it prompted lots of responses, so I thought I’d post it here too to preserve it for prosperity!

I have been asked a few times recently to explain what a “border  print” is. If you’re not up to speed on this particular fabric lingo read on, especially as we’ve had a couple of crackers arrive this week. If I’m teaching you to suck eggs then scroll down to the inspiration part to check out the pretty prints!

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Cuddle Puzzle Quilt: Pieces By Polly

If you follow me on Instagram you’l know that I recently made this puzzle quilt from super soft plush fabric. The moment I saw Polly’s quilt shared by Shannon Fabrics I swooned and instantly fell in love. It’s a rainbow! It’s a jigsaw! It’s super soft and fluffy! These are all things that appeal greatly to Mrs Plush and I just had to give it a try. Continue reading “Cuddle Puzzle Quilt: Pieces By Polly”