Manchester crafters rejoice: I’m beginning to exhibit at various Makers Markets around the city, so now you’ll be able to come and purchase direct from me without paying for shipping!
A little bit late getting this one written and published, but I didn’t want to just leave it until next year. This past year in business has been a little bit of a crazy one.
Learning to draft my own sewing patterns has been a long old process so far. I’ve tried various pieces of software to date, though it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster, and I’ve now settled on using Clo3D.
It can be hard to buy Christmas presents for loved ones and friends – especially if you don’t know a great deal about their hobbies or the things they’re passionate about. What do you get for a knitter when all you know is that they knit?
Shopping sustainably need not be a difficult task – it just requires a little forward thinking and planning.
What’s the difference between a zero waste pattern and one that’s minimal waste?
It’s entirely possible to have spooktacular decorations for Hallowe’en without the plastic – and what’s better is that many of these are small projects which are great for scrap busting!
Last year I enrolled on a course to learn how to make my own sewing patterns. It’s been interesting and I’ve learned a great deal, but so far all the pattern making I’ve done has been with pencil and paper, not on a computer. Given that I want to sell my patterns as PDF home sewing patterns, it therefore made sense for me to begin learning how to transfer my skills across to digital pattern cutting.
Lots of sewists want to be more sustainable and are focused on great projects which make a conscious effort to choose more sustainable fabrics. So why is haberdashery overlooked in the quest to be more sustainable?
Keeping your wardrobe manageable is hard. Making clothes can easily mean it gets out of control and you have more garments than you actually wear, it’s easy to fall into the trap of owning more and more clothes.