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Zero Waste Pattern Cutting

Zero Waste Pattern Cutting explained What is Zero Waste Pattern Cutting? With Zero Waste pattern cutting, the aim is to eliminate 100% of the waste fabric during the construction process.  Think of the pattern pieces as a jigsaw puzzle all fitting together to fill the full width of the fabric. Within the fashion industry, up [...]

10 of Our Favourite Dress Making Patterns

Lady’s Patterns CLEO PINAFORE & DUNGAREE DRESS Easy to make and comfortable to wear this Tilly and Buttons pattern is perfect for beginners. Whether you make it with dungaree style with buckles or as a pinafore with buttons the options are endless with this pattern. EVERYDAY LEGGINGS A brilliant pattern for lady’s ankle length, stretch […]

Wirral Open Studio Tour

Crafters and Makers are thrilled to announce that we are part of the Wirral Open Studio Tour! The Crafters & Makers Studio will be showing some dressmaking and costume work. It will also be playing host to the amazing Mo Chalk (Jane’s mum!) who is a fantastic quilter. She has spent many years making quilts […]

Is my bobbin the right way round?

Correctly inserting your bobbin One of the most common reasons for your sewing machine not stitching properly is that the bobbin has not been inserted correctly.  It's a sneaky problem because when threading your sewing machine, and inserting the bobbin, it can look correct even when it is not.  Luckily it's an easy problem to [...]