Easy Ways to Hide Stains on Clothes

Handmade Clothes, Mending, Tutorials, Uncategorized, Washing

Cover up stubborn stains with these 8 DIY methods! I’ve included a range of ideas, so there’ll be a suitable method for everyone.

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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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Where to Buy Ethical Fabric Online


Uncategorized

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

How To: Sashiko Embroidery


Mending, Uncategorized

Sashiko embroidery is something that I’m really interested in – so I thought I’d share the love with you! Sashiko embroidery, also known as sashiko mending – which is how I first heard of it, originated in Japan – with the word sashiko literally translating into ‘little stabs’. It’s used a lot to mend or […]

January 10, 2018

Which Hangers Should I Use?


Storage, Uncategorized

This post is sort of following on from my last one: What To Hang vs. What To Fold, so if you’d like to read that first (or next – you might as well stay to the end if you’re already here) that’s linked up there. I’ll warn you now, this may not be the most […]

January 10, 2018

What To Hang vs. What To Fold


Storage, Uncategorized

As our clothes spend the majority of their life in the wardrobe, storage plays a really big part in how long they last – hanging clothes that should be folded will cause them to stretch out or have weak spots in the fabric, and folding clothes that should be hung can lead to a lot […]

January 10, 2018