Posted by Chloe | 14/03/2019 | Sewing Tutorials

It's time for a confession- I used to find making bias tape terrifying. I thought it intimidating and difficult to master. Once you break it down into steps, though, it's actually pretty simple! Being confident in making your own bias tape releases you from the bonds of the stiff, store-bought stuff and opens the door to so many wonderful bias tape possibilities. In this tutorial, we will be teaching how to make three different types of 1/2" wide bias tape: 1/2" wide double fold tape, 1/2" wide single fold tape, and our favourite, 1/2" wide "thirds" tape. To make bias...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Chloe | 13/03/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! This was such a fun week for us. We hosted a local Love to Sew meet-up at Blackbird Fabrics with Theresa, Meredith, and Alex from Spoonflower ! It was so inspiring to meet so many amazing local sewists. This week also saw the release of several new patterns that we are itching to make! News (clockwise from top left) On the Cutting Floor released the Mariana Dress pattern. Athina Kakou released the Suzy Dress pattern. Sarah Kirsten released the Raspberry Rucksack pattern. Rad Patterns released the So Over-It Alls pattern Waffle Patterns released the Walnoot Pants pattern....

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Posted by Chloe | 06/03/2019 | My Makes, Wednesday Weekly

It's Wednesday once again, and March is in full swing! I'm always relieved at the beginning of March, because it feels like you can see the light at the end of the tunnel that is winter. This week brought us some fun community challenges, as well as terrific new patterns and makes. News (clockwise from top left) Tilly & the Buttons introduced the Eden Coat. Seamwork Magazine released the Angela Bodysuit and the Merret Pants. Anna Rose Patterns released the Roxie Blouse. I Am Patterns rolled out a four-piece men's collection! Makes I Sew, Therefore I Am made this very...

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Posted by Chloe | 27/02/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! This week has brought us not one, but two beautiful outerwear patterns, and loads of inspiring makes from the community. It's always so invigorating to see what fellow sewists are capable of! News Closet Case Patterns released the Jasika Blazer pattern. Pauline Alice Patterns debuted the Serra Jacket pattern. Community Ebi from Making the Flame is inviting us to join her in BoPoMarch (Body Positivity March). She will be writing blog posts, sharing articles, personal stories, and more. Follow along using the tags #bopomarch and #boposew! The Day to Night Challenge is wrapping up this week, and you...

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Tamarack Jacket
Posted by Helen | 25/02/2019 | My Makes

It is so satisfying to complete a project that has been in your sewing queue for too long, isn’t it? I loved the Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket from the moment it was released in 2017. The simple shape and cozy style made me excited to try quilting! This is my first quilting project EVER and I really enjoyed it. I had planned to make my Tamarack in a neutral fabric so that it would pair easily with my wardrobe. The intention was to make the outside solid black and the inside lining in the triangle print,  but when I cut...

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Posted by Chloe | 21/02/2019 | Sewing Inspiration

It's probable that many of you have already heard of the Love to Sew Podcast, co-hosted by Helen herself- but there are so many amazing podcasts out there! There are lots of talented makers hosting their own unique podcasts, discussing a wide range of valuable sewing topics. We've rounded up ten of our current favourites for you! These are all podcasts that are releasing new episodes regularly because if you can't be sewing, you can be listening to sewing, right? We think so. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are ten of our favourite sewing podcasts: 1. Love...

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