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Searching For Board Shorts Sewing Patterns? Look No Further!

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Searching For Board Shorts Sewing Patterns? Look No Further!

If you've been thinking . . . board shorts are just for the males in your life, think again! Nellie Joans new microfibre fabric is just so stunning, I'm betting if you're like me, you'd like to make some summer fun shorts for yourself. And because I've had a few questions along the lines of - do you know of a good board shorts pattern . . . I thought I'd save you some time searching, leaving you more time for sewing! Here's what I've found. Have a read below to check them out, there's bound to be something to suit every member of your...

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Colour Inspiration - December & January - Summer Vintage Vibes

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Colour Inspiration - December & January - Summer Vintage Vibes

Christmas has come early! Well, the limited edition December kit has anyway. Or should I say kits - there’s six of them!! These kits feature our exciting new swimwear prints designed right here in NZ by Melanie Edgar for her ‘In Mamie’s summer house’ collection.There are four swimwear kits and each print has a coordinating solid, carefully selected by Melanie and myself. We have four exciting colourways: Stripes Light + Sunkissed (a pale terracotta) Dots Dark + Limeade (an acid green) Main Dark + Zenith (deep teal) Leopard Dark + Shell (a soft beige pink)     The kits come...

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How to sew ~ a Delicates Laundry Bag

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How to sew ~ a Delicates Laundry Bag

Whether it's a silk blouse or a lacy lingerie set, we all have me-mades that we prefer to delicate wash.   I've created a fun, easy to sew kit for a delicates garment bag featuring an exclusive Nellie Joans quilting cotton print 'Lingerie Sewing.' The kit includes: Quilting cotton 20cm x 29cm (plus 2 pieces 5cm x 4.5cm) Mesh 50cm x 29cm Zip 25cm Sewing clips Nellie Joans heart sewing label You'll need to add your own thread. I've sewn this on a standard sewing machine with a 6mm seam allowance.  You could use an overlocker instead. Note: The instructions...

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Sustainable Packaging and StickerDot

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Sustainable Packaging and StickerDot

Combining sustainable packaging choices with powerful brand promotion!

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Colour Inspiration October - Lights Festival

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Colour Inspiration October - Lights Festival

October's kit, inspired by the colour theme of ‘Lights Festival’ features navy fabrics with pops of bright colour.  The main fabric is a navy embroidered tulle.  A fine navy embroidery radiates around small embroidered spots in hot pink, orange and aqua blue.  This fabric is non-stretch.    Along with the tulle there is a stretch satin in navy, perfect for layering under the tulle or on it’s own for a pair of briefs.  The stretch is approx. 35% in the cross-wise direction. The findings include a hot pink, double edge picot elastic for the straps and band plus an aqua-blue fold over...

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