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    Handmade boots are made for walking!
    May 1, 2017

    Grenson’s shoes are beautiful in every sense of the word. Pick one up and you can feel the love, care and attention each and every stitch has received. This is my kind of shoe, or boot in this instance. Every time I put them on I have never felt such pride and thought for the […]

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    Sewing lessons with Sew Make Create
    April 11, 2017

    Sew Make Create has recently set up a little studio (i.e. my kitchen table) where sewing classes will be taking place at regular intervals throughout the year.  Classes are fun and creative, with a good dose of technical to help build confidence on the sewing machine.  If you manage to stitch just one line of sewing […]

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    ‘How Patterns Work’ by Assembil Books
    March 9, 2017

    I really love great reference books. With the pattern cutting side of things, which can be quite baffling, I find that writing has really improved in recent years, and I love referring back to find new ways of thinking and learning. This book from Assembil aim to reach a wider audience by simplifying the mathematical […]

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    Petites Pattes – new born baby socks
    September 15, 2016

    These adorable cotton baby socks are made by quirky brand Petites Pattes. Purchased for a friends new born baby, they are the ideal gift for those wanting to add playfulness and fun to everyday life. Petite Pattes have developed a new knitting technique with their factory in Thailand, which has eliminated the need for the […]

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    Summer totes
    July 11, 2016

    Everyone needs a tote, I have so many.  They have never had a better & more useful place in the world with the absence of plastic bags in the supermarket – thats if you remember to take them with you.  My graphic designer husband created these prints a while back, and we had them hand […]

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    Bears & rabbits in the making!
    June 20, 2016

    You didn’t get to see these beauties on the SMC website, as they sold before we had chance to upload them! The good news is there are more in the making, thanks to Yvonne Hunt’s nimble fingers! Painstakingly hand cut and stitched, the pattern for each is exclusive to SMC and they each come with […]

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    A shirt that fits!
    May 15, 2016

    When Maddie’s Mum asked Kay to teach Maddie something challenging, in order to help prepare for her textiles GCSE – the answer was to find a project that covered plenty of dressmaking practice. The idea of the shirt itself came when Kay discovered a fabulous range of dress patterns called Colette. Colette patterns are SO […]

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    Sew Make Create’s lovely cushions
    April 7, 2016

    SMC started making cushions! These samples were styled by kate at http://justbecauseitsbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/ and photographs taken by Jack at Jack of Harts

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    Creatures of the sea!
    March 10, 2016

    These fun brooches somewhat resemble jellyfish! Cute and creative x

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    Beautiful hand sewn Mr Rabbit by Yvonne Hunt
    February 7, 2016

    This gorgeous rabbit has been designed and meticulously hand sewn by Yvonne Hunt – the detail is outstanding. Mr Rabbit is 6.5cm tall and has moving joints!