How to Care for Stretch Garments

Handmade Clothes, Storage, Uncategorized, Washing

With Tilly’s new book ‘Stretch’ sliding through letterboxes all around the country (and probably the world too) this week, I thought that now would be the perfect time to give you some tips on looking after garments with a stretchy disposition. Let’s start with a lowdown of what stretchy fabrics are and what makes them […]

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Choosing the Right Type of Sewing Machine Needle

Handmade Clothes, Uncategorized

Hello! This post is here to accompany my new printable, a Sewing Machine Needle Guide, which I’ve made to help you figure out which needle will work best with whatever project you’re working on at the moment. The printable includes two pages not featured in this blog post – things to consider when choosing a needle, and […]

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Difference Between Bio & Non-Bio Detergents

Uncategorized, Washing

A warning for you: I say ‘detergent’ a lot in this post! Please don’t make a drinking game out of it, or you might end up going to the hospital. We see adverts for biological and non-biological detergents everywhere – but what’s the difference between them and which should you be using? There are lots […]

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How to Keep Your Denim Jeans Clean Without Washing Them

Uncategorized, Washing

Caring for denim jeans is something of a hot topic in the fashion world – each person seems to have their own method that they swear by, whether that’s never washing them, or wading into the sea while you’re wearing them and trying to pretend that that’s a totally normal thing to be doing. The […]

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Difference Between Bio & Non-Bio Detergents


Uncategorized, Washing

A warning for you: I say ‘detergent’ a lot in this post! Please don’t make a drinking game out of it, or you might end up going to the hospital. We see adverts for biological and non-biological detergents everywhere – but what’s the difference between them and which should you be using? There are lots […]

February 6, 2018

Where to Buy Ethical Fabric Online


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A lot of people have told me that a part of, if not the entire, reason that they sew is because they know that no workers are exploited in the making of their clothes, and that their garments are made in a way that’s as eco-friendly as possible. And it’s true – by making your […]

January 30, 2018