It’s my last article in the Finishing Touches series for Sewing World magazine this month and it’s all about bias binding – how to make your own and different ways to use it. It’s the August issue which is out now and is on pages 68-70.
I won’t be leaving Sewing World for good – I return in the November issue to start a new series! Nope I’m not telling you what it is for now but both me and Julie the editor are really excited about it…….
For Sewing World magazine this month it’s all about making patch pockets.
Thought they were too simple to merit a place in the Finishing Touches category? Well they are one of the easier pockets to make and attach but there are a few little things you can do to make yours look perfect rather than just ok.
It’s on pages 52-54 of the July issue which is out now.
Rouleau loops are a real display of top notch sewing skills. In the first series of the Great British Sewing Bee they were included in a challenge to make a girl’s dress and described as a “couture” technique.
Well, if you’re looking for a bit of a sewing project this Easter weekend, rouleau loops aren’t just for making dainty shoulder straps or button loops. Have a look at my article for the May issue of Sewing World which is out now. I show you two different ways to make beautiful rouleau loops and hopefully leave you inspired use them in some ways you might not ever have considered.
It’s on pages 64 to 66 and Sewing World is only £4.99 which includes full size pull-out pattern sheets.
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I’m going to be writing another series for Sewing World Magazine when my current one (Finishing Touches) comes to an end. Before Finishing Touches, I wrote a series on Customising shop bought garments.
I’ve a few ideas for what I could do next, but I’d like to know dear reader, what you would like to see from a regular series in a monthly sewing magazine?
I’m all ears…….
Last month was bound buttonholes, this month it’s “Decorative Seams” for my Finishing Touches series.
It covers piped seams and slot or channel seams. Piping is a great way to pick out details like collar edges, pockets, etc and to highlight seams, slot seams can look fab down the sides of skirts and trousers.
Two techniques to give your garments the edge. Have a go, before you know it you’ll be piping everything.
It’s on pages 64 to 66 of the April issue of the magazine which is out now priced £4.99 which isn’t going to break the bank and that also includes a full-size pull-out pattern section. It’s stocked in WH Smiths if you were wondering…..!
The last in my customising series for Sewing World is in the February issue which is out now. Everyone has an old pair of jeans sitting in the back of the wardrobe. Dig them out and turn this….
There are so many different ways you can do this, I’ll bet everyone that has a go ends up with a totally different style of skirt…..long, short, contrast fabrics, flared skirt, pencil skirt, finished with bias binding, frayed hem…… It’s on pages 69 to 71. Go on, what are you waiting for!!
In March I have a new series starting in Sewing World called Finishing Touches. The first in the series will be all about how to make beautiful bound buttonholes.
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If funds are a bit tight after Christmas but you still have the urge for something new in your wardrobe, how about customising a plain old grey sweatshirt? We’ve all got one lurking at the back of the wardrobe and you could turn this……
Pages 60-62 in the January issue which is available now at the bargain price of £4.95.
Next month, another thrifty project; I’ll be showing you how to turn jeans into a skirt.
Look what I just found on Sewing World Magazine’s Facebook page…..
A nice little project to while away the Christmas holidays….?!
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