Monday, 5 October 2015

Zips on a Roll!

I like to use zips on a roll [or continuous zipping] for most of my projects, they are affordable and you can cut as long a zip as you need. Another neat trick is to attach two sliders, one from each end, so that they meet in the middle. Not for dressmaking, but this technique works so well with bags! Particularly like this one...

Here's a quick tutorial to show how to attach the slider to a continuous zip...

Friday, 18 September 2015

Craft awards 2015

I'm so excited to have been nominated for two craft awards this year, Half Yard Christmas for Beat Craft Book and Bags Galore! for Best Craft CD! If you'd like to give me a little tick, here's the link... and thank you in advance!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Quilted covers and cosies

My next book is Quilted Covers and Cosies, simple little item for the home, a beginner will easily be able to make them. Its published in November.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

My shop has moved, with 20% dicount

As my web site had so much traffic I'm afraid it didn't cope too well, so my shop has moved over to Crafters Companion, which also means that club members get a discount!

My magazine, Sew Inspired

A few pictures from issue 1 of my brand new sewing magazine, Sew Inspired, it comes with £30 of free gifts including a cd, dress pattern and heart template, and over 20 projects! I've had some lovely feedback, and  seems to be selling out on the news stands...

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

My web site

I do apologise for my web site being down for so long, hopefully my team will have it sorted tomorrow, I think I need a few special offers to apologise!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Todays make! A carpet bag

I'm working on some bag patterns, and this is my take on the traditional carpet bag! I must admit I'm hooked, I think I'll be making a few of these!