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Quick and Easy Easter Craft: Felt Easter Eggs

Looking for a quick and easy Easter craft to decorate your home? Sew up some felt Easter eggs to brighten your home (without filling it with chocolate!). Do you decorate your home for Easter? I don’t really decorate my home during the year, other than for Christmas, mostly because I don’t have much space to

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Stitch Length: everything you need to know

When you first start sewing, stitch length is not something you really think about. You just start sewing with the default stitch length, whether that’s programmed in a computerised machine, or whatever the dial is set on for a mechanical one. Is that a bad thing? Probably not! Depending on what you are sewing, it’s

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Artiest Skirt sewing pattern review

This month, as part of The Eli Monster ambassador program, I’m sewing something for me! The Artiest skirt is a panelled maxi skirt for women. Here is my Artiest skirt sewing pattern review! I’m an Eli Monster Ambassador and affiliate. I receive free sewing patterns for review (all opinions are my own!). If you make a purchase

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No drama, just Llama sewing patterns

Whilst they haven’t quite overtaken unicorns (especially in this house!), llamas are all rage at the moment. There’s something adorable about their face, and well the name is fun to rhyme with pyjama and drama. Get into the llama trend with these fun llama sewing patterns: Felt Llama Patterns The adorable felt llama sewing pattern from

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DIY witch costume for girl with the Fjell dress sewing pattern from The Eli Monster. Take a simple dress sewing pattern and turn it into this DIY witch costume for a girl. It's a classic handmade Halloween costume. Start spooky sewing now!

Spooky Sewing: DIY witch costume for girls

Take a simple dress sewing pattern and turn it into this DIY witch costume for a girl. This month’s theme for The Eli Monster Ambassador program is Spooky/Sweet, and my thoughts instantly turned to Halloween. Halloween, where I live, is all about Spooky – no Disney princesses and superheroes here. A witch is the perfect

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Classy and classic: Schatje Skirt sewing pattern review

Looking for an easy skirt sewing pattern for girls? This cute DIY skirt has a flat-front and elastic back, so it’s easy to get on and off, but looks great from the front. It’s perfect to sew in a border print (Michael Miller Night Flower Fairies). Click through to read my Schatje Skirt sewing pattern

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Snug and Stylish: find your favourite Kids Hoodie Pattern

Who doesn’t love pulling a warm and snuggly hood over their head on a cold day? My kids will happily pull the hood right over their face, if they can. Hoodies are a great wardrobe staple, from toddlers to tweens and teens. If you’re looking to sew something stylish and warm, find the perfect kids

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Summer Festival Sewing – Super Sleeve Top

Today’s my turn in the George + Ginger Festival Fever blog tour. The theme celebrates all summer festivals, from music to food. But where I live, there are no summer festivals. In fact, it’s so stinking hot most people leave for as much of summer as possible.     Lacking inspiration, the word festival bounced

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Stylish Beach Cover Up sewing patterns for women

As the weather warms up, it’s time to hit the beach or pool. These beach cover up sewing patterns are perfect for throwing on when walking to the beach or pool (or while you’re chasing a child along the sand). They’re also great for keeping the sun off your shoulders while you’re not in the water. 

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Cute and fun: The Umaru Shirt sewing pattern review

Buying sewing patterns for clothes for my daughter is getting difficult. Although she’s only 7, in most patterns her chest and waist measurements are 10 or 12 (and her height is an 8). Lots of patterns for girls only go up to size 10 or 12 (and sometimes less!), so I’m nervous to buy a

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Men’s Hoodie sewing patterns | Sewing for Men

It can be so hard to find sewing patterns for men, and I haven’t shared many men’s patterns on the Threadistry blog. But it’s time to change that, and I’ve set a goal to share sewing patterns for men at least once a month, starting with men’s hoodie sewing patterns. From zip-ups to pullovers, there

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Sewing Craft Kits: gift ideas for sewists

While there are a million and one things you can buy someone who sews, it’s hard to know what they want. Sending them to the craft store with a list can be intimidating to the non-sewer. Sewing craft kits make a great gift idea for sewists. A little package with the fabric and pattern for

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Who can resist these sweet Sloth Sewing Patterns?

When I was a kid, sloths were just slow lazy animals from the other side of the world. Thanks to the internet and social media, I’ve discovered the cute, smiley face of sloths and just how cute baby sloths can be. So why not sew your own sloth with this collection of sloth sewing patterns!

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11 baby sandals sewing patterns for sweltering summer days

Baby shoes are so cute, and handmade baby shoes are even better. When the weather gets hot, it’s time to get out the baby sandals sewing patterns. Protect baby’s precious feet but keep them cool at the same time. DIY baby sandals make a great baby shower gift idea too for the friend who’s having

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Sewing School Quilts: sewing book review

Today I’m reviewing the newly released book Sewing School Quilts: 15 Projects Kids Will Love to Make by Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle.  I received a free digital copy of the book from the publishers for review purposes.  This book is the third book by the same authors in the Sewing School series. They are

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Fave Fabric Friday: Hollywood Pixies

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase from these links,Threadistry may receive a commission at no cost to you. I know it’s only Easter, but is it too early to be thinking about Christmas? For this week’s Fave Fabric Friday, I’m in love with Hollywood Pixies that has just been released by Michael Miller:

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Fave Fabric Friday: Sevenberry Petite Garden Lawn

It’s time for Fave Fabric Friday again, and after making a dress for myself in the lovely lightest of cotton, I’m on the search for more pretty dress fabrics. I’m not really a fan of floral prints and generally prefer geometric designs, but Petite Garden in Lawn by Sevenberry for Robert Kaufman Fabrics caught my

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