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Neck Warmer Tutorial

A simple, very cosy, neck warmer with just one working button. Get your ‘good’ fabric out that has been too nice to use and create a fabulous show piece for it. Also a great excuse to get the buttonhole foot out and give it a go!

  • Outer fabric, we have used Robert Kaufman Flannel (view here), cut to 10″ x 33″ / 25 cm x 85 cm.
  • Inner fabric, here you want something soft and warm like fleece, cuddle fleece or sherpa. We have used cuddle fleece (view here), cut to 10″ x 33″ / 25 cm x 85 cm.
  • Scrap of interfacing for stabilising button hole.
  • Button, we used one 1″ in diameter.

Fancy giving it a go? We have a supply kit to make your own for £10. (click here).

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Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns

If you’ve been inspired by the recent lingerie sewing episode of The Great British Sewing Bee then these free patterns are quick, use up little fabric, and are a great way to get some experience in sewing stretch fabrics and elastic. A google search will find you lots of free patterns but the ones that I have posted here are tried and tested by me!! Fiona x

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The Factory Dress / Top Pattern

Inspired by working women, with a dash of the Twenties. The Factory Dress slips over the head, features pockets and ready-rolled up sleeves. The Factory dress skill level is beginners with an ‘easy fit’ so use the bust measurement only for sizing.

I first made the dress in brushed cotton flannel, cosy for those winter months, layering over jeans and long sleeve tops but still very wearable in spring, whilst still a nip in the air.

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We need your votes……..

Woohoo! We are so excited to be nominated for Best Regional Independent Store – Scotland!!! We can’t THANK YOU enough for nominating us and we’d really appreciate it if you VOTE FOR US and help us to get Inverness on the map!!

Click here to be taken to the voting form, we are category 20. You don’t have to vote in every category but, of course, if you have an opinion then please do make a choice! Everyone who enters will automatically receive an exclusive download pack (with some fab wee sewing projects and a pattern for a linen top, see sneak peek below). You’ll also be entered into an exclusive prize draw to win one of two get-away breaks, valued at £3,500+