Month: September 2017

20K Giveaway – Celebrate with us

We are celebrating reaching the absolutely mind blowing milestone of 20,000 members! As a way to say thanks to you, the amazing members of Australian Sewing Advice and Inspiration, we have put together a giveaway of epic proportions. We have brought together 14 different designers and sewing enthusiasts to create a prize pool that is once in a life time opportunity! To be a part of this giveaway, simply fill in the form below. That’s it!! Once you hit the ‘Submit’ button, your entry has been received and you’re good to go!! Make sure you tell your friends so...

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Bucket Hat Two Hat Assembly Tutorial

The Ultimate Bucket Hat pattern from Flosstyle Patterns is one of the best hat patterns around. It has a great fit and is so versatile, having sizes from newborn up to large adult. There are a variety of options, including standard brim, jumbo brim, bonnet and scrubs hat, that all sew up beautifully. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will be focusing on the basic bucket hat style with the standard width brim and I will be constructing it using the ‘Two Hat Method’. This is an alternative to the construction method found in the pattern. This method...

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What’s Your Point?

Needle, Needle, quite confusing, how does your thickness and sharpness matter? It matters a lot more than you may think! There is a point to the point? Well I’ll be darned! Some needles are designed to puncture through the weave of the fabric while others move the weave out of the way. Choosing the wrong needle can cause your needle to break, damage the fabric or pull seams. The shank is rounded on the front and flat on the back and this is where the number code of your needle is printed. The eye will vary in size depending on...

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September Sew-Along – Flosstyle Ventura Lite

I am so excited to announce that we have partnered with Flosstyle to celebrate their newly released pattern, the Ventura Lite Pattern with a September Sew Along! This short sleeve unisex raglan tee is perfect for everyday wear. Ranging in sizes from Newborn or Size 14, this easy pattern is perfect for those looking to delve into the world of knits. Trust me, once you’ve taken the dive, you wont look back!! As with all of our previous Sew-Alongs, this one will be self paced. From today, Monday 11 September, for two week, until Monday 25 September, sew sew...

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Tadah Longies Shorts Pattern Review

Today I’ll be sharing with you one of my favourite and most used sewing patterns for boys, the Tadah Longies Shorts. These shorts are a fun Spring project that you’re sure to make again and again. I’ve truly lost count of how many pairs of Longies I’ve made for my son, they are indeed that good!   Longies can be made with a simple elastic waistband or by using buttonhole elastic you can make the waistband adjustable to get maximum wear. You also have the option of creating a fully functional faux fly front (the faux fly is great when...

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