love your work uniform so much that you wear it at home? we do! Anyone who is familiar with the-stitchery will know that we love our aprons (and it goes without saying how much we love our haberdashery!)   the whole team wear aprons to work in and we use them to promote our stock […]

We love this little do-make project-it’s simple and sew quick and easy to do – this cute heart-shaped padded key ring shouldn’t take you much more than one hour max. And you could adapt our idea to use up all those little scraps of fabric…   Just think, if you start sewing now, everyone you know […]

6 or 7 easy-peasy steps to a useful cover up with adjustable neck and optional pocket.

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SLF TO EDIT Find a peg bag you like can often be quite a tricky task, so we suggest a simple solution and make your own! Our easy peasy step by step guide will help you create the most gorgeous personalized peg bag, so gorgeous that we can bet those nosey neighbors will come knocking […]

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When it comes to zips it can usually seem like a very daunting experience but it doesn’t have to be so seam rippers and swearing aside let this blog guide you through several easy steps to mastering sewing in a concealed zip. You will need: Concealed Zip  Thread Scissors Pins Zipper foot (Concealed if possible) […]

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  IN EDIT In preparation for our How To: make an appliqu e cushion blog it might be a timely idea to get to grips with how to use bondaweb. Firstly though, what is it? Bondaweb is a fine, heat-activated  adesive web used to bond two fabrics together (say in a hem or applique) As […]

We have always had a lot of interest and a lot of compliments in the shop when wearing our pinnies and we are always asked ‘do we sell them?‘ The short answer is unfortunately no, BUT we will tell you how we make them and then you can make one of your own and embellish it to your own […]

…people always ask us what a fat quarter is… well that’s obvious isn’t it?- it’s the opposite to a thin quarter, no really !! quarter = a quarter of a yard (it’s an American term originally and they sell fabric by the yard) However, our quarters are based on metres… and ‘fat’ is because its a […]

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How to make bias binding or cut and join a crossway strip. In our first “how-to”on this blog we covered the attachment of bias binding and flippantly stated what a nightmare it is to make your own bias binding… well maybe, maybe not, you can now decide for yourself. Go on have a go You […]