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Ministry of Craft Blog

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018

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    The Perfect Homemade Gift for Father's Day

    The Perfect Homemade Gift for Father's Day

    A tool roll is the perfect gift for Fathers Day and making it yourself makes it even that bit more special, so here it a simple tutorial to get stitching! Finished measurements 32cm x 40cm Materials: Outside and lining - medium weight denim fabric Cut two main 43cm x 74cm Please note, a directional patterned fabric will not be suitable as the design would appear upside down as the fabric wraps over to the inside of the tool roll (A directional pattern is one whe ..

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  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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    Clothing Customisation

    Clothing Customisation

    It is so rewarding to have the sewing skills to not only make garments from scratch you like and that fit but to also be able to make changes to existing garments. Customisation (or hacking as it is more recently called) can mean just adjusting the length, changing the shape...... ........or it could be making a completely different style using just the fabric from other garments. I don’t often buy from the high street these days but every now and again something  ..

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  • Friday, May 04, 2018

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    MINISTRY MAKES WINNER - ANNE

    MINISTRY MAKES WINNER - ANNE

    Well done Anne for being awarded our latest Ministry Makes Winner! After attending Clone Your Closet (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/pattern-cutting), Anne went straight home and put what she had learnt into practise! I Thoroughly enjoyed the cloning workshop at the weekend, so on Sunday I had a practice and cloned this top from an old favourite. As I didn't have enough fabric for the back I used a plain linen and brought the facings to the right side of add some  ..

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