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Cushion Covers
Cushion Covers

It's been a fair old while since I made cushion covers. I felt it was time for a refresh so ordered so fabulous designer dead stock viscose fabric. I don't have a special method for cushion covers.  I just cut out the fabric so it's approximately right and add a zip....

Kiomi Dress
Kiomi Dress

Having regained my sewjo, the question becomes "what shall I make?".  I ordered some fabulous cotton lawn, thinking I would make another Roscoe Blouse but when it arrived I changed my mind.  The fabric needed a different project. I decided on the Kiomi dress from...

Where’s my sewjo?
Where’s my sewjo?

I haven't blogged for a while, mainly because I haven't sewn for a while.  I lost my sewing mojo - a sewjo if you will. Sure, I spent hours scrolling fabric seller websites but when it came to actually focusing on DOING something, nothing happened. My best friend has...

Crossing off a Stitch
Crossing off a Stitch

  Do you have projects that you never seem to get round to finishing?  I have lots!  This is one - a Christmas decoration cross-stitch. I was given this Scandinavian - style kit as a present several years ago.  I never got round to it as I haven't learned...

Slow, slow, stitch, stitch, slow
Slow, slow, stitch, stitch, slow

Darn it, these tights have a hole! Last winter I accidentally tore a hole in a pair of thick, patterned tights.  As they were fairly expensive I thought I would darn them. That's what I thought last winter, as I added them to the perpetual pile of things to mend. As I...

French Poetry Lune Maxi Dress
French Poetry Lune Maxi Dress

Sometimes you start something and know immediately it isn't going to go well. That was me with the Lune dress. The official Lune dress marketing image. Described as being for an ambitious beginner, I thought that 10 years of sewing might place this in my reach. The...

Sewing Against the Tide

I think we all know that the fashion industry tends not to be a place of tolerance for difference.  Today I read an article in The Guardian newspaper supplement that my husband and I discussed with horror for long enough that I decided to write about it here. Jess...

Face Mask
Face Mask

Today I joined an online tutorial about making face masks.  Run by Sarah, Stitched Up's self confessed up-and-coming YouTube star, it was a lovely way to spend lunchtime. We started off making the pattern, then cut the fabric.  The mask can be hand sewn or machine...

Constellation Dress
Constellation Dress

After making the Roscoe Blouse https://pincushionblog.co.uk/tops/roscoe-blouse/  I decided to try the dress. I chose another viscose, this time an Art Gallery Fabrics Okeo Tex in Night Sky.  I started out with giving it a wash. Why?  To allow for any initial skrinkage...

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