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Posts by Wendy Gardiner

The Great British Sewing Bee Live show

Patrick and Esmee were lovely, friendly and ready for snap shots with fans!

The first ever Great British Sewing Bee Live show is now over and wow, what an amazing success it was. As usual, I was there to set up and run the workshop area, which this time included a mini service on the 80 sewing machines we were using – a mammoth task completed in a…

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Christmas Stocking from Easy to Use Makower Fabric Panel

Make some fabulous Christmas stockings from easy to use Makower fabric panels. Each year they bring out a new selection of pre-printed panels and this one is so colourful. Not only can you make one or two stockings (the panel has two stockings printed on it, either use them back to back, or as fronts…

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Get to Know your Presser Feet and Needles

I love teaching people how to really get to grips with their sewing machines and get to know presser feet and needles, which is why this is one of the classes I am teaching at the Great British Sewing Bee Live next week. All four of my classes are fully booked, which is very satisfying.…

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Knitting and Stitching Show Animation!

I just love this little Knitting and Stitching show animation video. Produced by Sara Simi, who also made the very cheeky  Nudiknits video (which you really should google and check out), it is so cute. And a bit of insider knowledge – the Knitting and Stitching Logo seen at the end was created by the…

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Vintage Style Dress Pattern – Butterick 6380

Gertie Dress 1 Featured Image

I made this fabulous vintage style dress pattern from Butterick 6380 which has a sweetheart neckline created by the tabs on either side. A nifty idea! Checking sizing I made up the pattern to check the fit and finish for this design for McCalls. Something I do occasionally as their Brand Ambassador. Usually I have…

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