Author: Punno

Australian Sewing Advice and Inspiration – An Origin Story

Almost two years ago, I was sitting in the car and I remember thinking that there was a glaring lack of sewing support groups that were based in Australia. There were plenty of buy/sell/swap groups, but questions always seemed to get lost in the sea of pretty, pretty fabric. At the time, I was a member of an American based group and I felt like I was out of my depth. Whenever a sale or voucher was shared, it would be American. Whenever they recommended somewhere to buy something, it would be an American store. Of course it was!...

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Bonfire Jacket by One Thimble Magazine – April Sew Along

This month we were VERY excited to announce that we will be partnering with Singer and One Thimble, the online magazine, to bring you the best sew-along yet. One Thimble is providing a pattern for this sew-along. The pattern is the BONFIRE JACKET by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns and perfect as we head into winter. For the first week of April, ASAaI members were able to download the Bonfire Jacket pattern free of charge! BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!!! Along with the free pattern, Singer have offered one of their amazing Dress Models to be given away at the end of the sew-along! There will be a choice between two different sizes and two different coloured Dress Models, pending stock. To be considered, all you had to do was sew up the Bonfire Jacket and add a photo of your creation to the April sew-along album. At the end of the sew-along, Singer Manager, Di Hobbs, will select her favourite jacket, the creator of which will receive the Dress Model. To view the Dress Models online, simply visit the Singer website here:…/accessories/dress-models/ To get you copy of the Bonfire Jacket, click this link: For more information on One Thimble and everything they offer in their online magazine, go to To have a look at the entire Singer range, pop over to their website Thank you to...

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