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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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

How To Clean Your Iron: The DIY Way


Reviews, Tutorials, Uncategorized

Let’s start with what you’re probably thinking – why would I need to bother with cleaning my iron? The bottom of your iron is called a sole plate (bet you didn’t know that) and can get quite grubby, which really affects how well your iron works, as well as potentially making whatever you’re ironing dirtier […]

January 10, 2018