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Papercuts Pattern……

by Susan on July 9, 2012

Papercut patterns from New Zealand Papercut patterns are a modern take on sewing patterns. They have worked on both design and packaging to give your pattern a workroom look. Each package contains the pattern ready for you to cut out, easy to follow instructions, a lovely image of your garment, a tie to hang up […]


Love Liberty fabrics (2)

by Susan on May 30, 2012

More projects customers are using Liberty fabrics for …… Bunting – Liberty Tana lawn is ideal for subtle bunting for all year round indoor use or summer garden party.  Use the Lilly+Blossom Bunting pattern for a quick and professional result. Upcycling your current clothing – as illustrated in CLOTH magazine … Add summery Liberty Tana […]


For the Love of Liberty …..

by Susan on May 20, 2012

My Love of Liberty fabrics …. I have loved all things Liberty for a very long time … way before Sewbox came along and gave me the opportunity to indulge my passion! A lot of new customers often say ‘they are such lovely fabrics but am not sure which fabric to use for ……  etc […]

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Interview with Tasia Pona of Sewaholic

by Susan on November 8, 2011

Tasia Pona introduces the 4th Sewaholic pattern …. the Minoru jacket .. coming soon! 1) What inspired you to design the new Minoru jacket? It all started when I started commuting to work by bike. I knew I’d get rained on. It’s just a fact of life here in Vancouver – rain happens. And I […]


The Christmas Party Season: what to sew?

by Leah Taylor on October 7, 2010

Christmas is 78 days away! Not exactly just around the corner, but factor in that the Christmas office party season starts in earnest right at the beginning of December, and that leaves you 50 days of sewing to make your fabulous Christmas Party outfits. I’ve ordered in some gorgeous Vogue patterns that I think would […]


Well ladies, the new Colette Patterns Crepe Wrap Dress has been well worth the wait! I’ve been eagerly waiting for this pattern ever since Sarai told me she was planning a new summer pattern in our interview in June. And here is style 1013 – the Crepe wrap dress… What a simple and clever design […]

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Make a skirt entirely from a jelly roll

by Leah Taylor on September 13, 2010

Serendipity Studio have come up with a fabulous stash busting strip skirt, made almost entirely from 2.5″ strips! Even better, the Stella Strip Skirt has no pattern pieces to faff about with, so this is a fantastic project to wizz up in no time. And if you don’t feel like cutting lots of strips, then […]


Alexander Henry cotton lawn has arrived

by Leah Taylor on August 30, 2010

We now have a gorgeous range of Alexander Henry’s new cotton lawns in the shop. I’ve been a huge fan of Alexander Henry for ages, but until now they’ve catered solely for the quilting market. This is the first time that they’ve produced a dressmaking fabric, and ladies (and gents) it’s been worth the wait! […]


I have been lusting after these buttons for over a year, and at LONG last they have finally arrived in-store 🙂 They’re each completely hand made and hand painted by one very dedicated artist in her studio in Sheffield, and they’re just so unusual. Most of the buttons are inspired by embroidery, florals, or birds; […]