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A New Spring Fling Pouch in Primrose Hill

A New Spring Fling Pouch in Primrose Hill

Melanie from Hello Melly Designs has created the loveliest new fabric collection with Riley Blake Designs. Called ‘Primrose Hill‘, it’s named for the birthplace of Agnes Arber, the first female botanist in the Royal Society in England. Melanie explains that the collection “plays homage to all the lovely ladies helping us to understand and fully appreciate the beauty all around…

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A Simple Sewing Folder in Cute Camper Fabric

A Simple Sewing Folder in Cute Camper Fabric

Riley Blake Designs recently sent me the ‘Joy In The Journey‘ collection designed by Dani Mogstad. There’s 22 fabrics in the collection, including a beautiful floral ‘hero’ print, tiny florals, diagonal gingham, geometric flowers and pretty prints with campers (or caravans) and flowers too. The two different panels that also come in the collection are perfect for simple quilts. See…

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How To Get Started On An Embroidery Project

How To Get Started On An Embroidery Project

Welcome to part three of my Beginner’s Tutorials for Embroidery. In the last posts we looked at all the supplies you will need to get stitching and how to transfer your design to fabric. But how do you actually start stitching? Let’s go through the basics, step by step. If you’re looking for a beginner friendly project to stitch, sign…

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How To Transfer An Embroidery Design To Fabric

How To Transfer An Embroidery Design To Fabric

Welcome to part two of my Beginner’s Tutorials for Embroidery. In the last post we looked at all the supplies you will need to get stitching. Now we’re looking at ways to transfer your embroidery design to fabric. First you’ll need to decide on a design to stitch. This free design below has been used to illustrate the embroidery process…

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Embroidery For Beginners – What Supplies Will You Need?

Embroidery For Beginners – What Supplies Will You Need?

Have you always wanted to try embroidery, but you weren’t sure where to start? Welcome to the first of five posts in my Embroidery for Beginners series. I’m here to share all of the basics with you, so you know what resources you need and then how to get started. We’ll then look at How to Transfer an Embroidery Design…

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Introducing the ‘Craftiness is Happiness’ Hoop Art Pattern

Introducing the ‘Craftiness is Happiness’ Hoop Art Pattern

I’m so excited to introduce you to a new pattern in the Molly and Mama range.  It was designed specifically for the monthly subscribers of Sew Boxes. The theme for August was ‘Sewing Space Essentials’. So when Leesa asked me if I’d like to create a special hoop art appliqué, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. And here it is…

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