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  • 2020 29 Jun

    WELCOME BACK

    • Jun 29, 2020

    We are looking forward to welcoming you back at Bamber Sewing Machines for our sewing workshops from Saturday 11th July 2020. In line with latest government guidelines on reopening close contact services, we will be implementing additional measures. Complying with social distancing guidelines (2m, or 1m with risk mitigation where 2m is not viable),…

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  • 2020 04 Feb

    SEWING WITH SLIPPERY FABRICS

    • Feb 04, 2020

    What have I been sewing lately? This was a garment I cloned and originally made in a Liberty cotton print (see previous Blog post), but I also wanted to recreate it in a fabric similar to the original garment to achieve the same look and drape. I chose a polyester satin fabric from our online shop, it was however, much more tricky to work with.

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  • 2020 14 Jan

    DOUBLE CROCHET T-SHIRT YARN STORAGE BASKET BY CAROLINE COATES

    • Jan 14, 2020

    I've made my own t-shirt yarn (see previous blog) or you can buy it, Fred Aldous stock Wool and The Gang fabric yarn.

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  • 2020 09 Jan

    VALERIE'S WEDDING CREATIONS

    • Jan 09, 2020

    Thanks Valerie for sharing your beautiful wedding photos from James Richard Photography After attending some of our workshops Valerie made table cloths and napkins for 100+ guests and amazingly embroidered all the napkins with the names of the guests to take home!

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  • 2019 17 Dec

    CLONING AROUND

    • Dec 17, 2019

    I'm a great advocate of stretch fabric, once you gain confidence sewing these fabrics, your sewing repertoire really starts to expand. Not least because we all have plenty of stretch in our wardrobes already. So when you're looking to create a truly 'me made' wardrobe' being able to sew with stretch fabric is a must.

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  • 2019 01 Dec

    POM POM WREATH DIY

    • Dec 01, 2019

    We've got a super easy DIY for you. The nights are drawing in and you need a bit of colour around the house to distract from the grey outside your window. Our Pom Pom Wreath is perfect, an all year round decoration all you need is a spare hour and some left over yarn!

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  • 2019 01 Dec

    SEWING GIFTS FROM SANTA

    • Dec 01, 2019

    Whether you're looking to treat a sewing friend or drop some ‘subtle’ hints for yourself, then look no further, here is some inspiration……

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  • 2019 06 Nov

    MACRAMÉ, WHY KNOT?

    • Nov 06, 2019

    Macramé is the art of tying knots. It is an ancient art form that dates back to the thirteenth century, and is thought to have originated from Arab weavers. These artisans knotted the excess thread and yarn along the edges of hand-loomed fabrics into decorative fringes on bath towels, shawls, and veils.

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  • 2019 16 Oct

    MINISTRY MAKES-OCTOBER 19

    • Oct 16, 2019

    What have I been sewing lately? It was a garment a customer brought along to Clone Your Closet that gave me the inspiration for this project. It was one of her favourites she was going to learn how to make a pattern from and it was the pockets hidden in the seam that I wanted to recreate.

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  • 2019 25 Sep

    PATTERN REVIEW THE ABI JUMPSUIT

    • Sep 25, 2019

    With an abundance of jumpsuit sewing patterns around at the moment, I was spoilt for choice when I decided to make one. The Zadie Jumpsuit from Paper Theory seemed to be the most popular but it was the Abi Jumpsuit from AK Patterns that caught my eye.

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