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The Great British Sewing Bee is BACK!!

Season 6 of the GBSB was back on our screens at 9pm last night and I was so so HAPPY to see it! Whilst we're all in lockdown, and life as we know it is filled with new challenges, this indulgence in one of my favourite pastimes made me very pleased! I guess I'm not alone in feeling this way.... Starting off with more contestants than ever before, they began with a great set of challenges - Wardrobe Staples! Something as sewing fans we have ALL considered when planning our…

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#MakeNine2020 Challenge

Now we're settled into the New Year, I bet I'm not the only person struggling with the urge to MAKE ALL THE THINGS! I also bet I'm not the only person with a list of WIP's or fabrics stashed for a particular project from last year (or perhaps even from the year before that....). After doing some Instagram browsing this past week, I've found a solution that will hopefully help with both of these issues! The #MakeNine Challenge first came about in 2015 following the popularity of the #BestNine threads…

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 | Classic Blue

It's that time again - a new Colour for a new Year! I really love this year's 'Classic Blue'. It's said that the colour instills calm, confidence and connection and that the enduring blue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation upon which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. As we move into this new decade I feel like the people at Pantone have certainly hit the nail on the head with this one. Classic Blue is a really easy colour to incorporate…

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Little T’s Intro To Bra Making

For a long while, making my own underwear seemed like a big daunting task! First came a foray into knickers, I fell in love with the Stitch Upon A Time Scrundlewear Pattern and soon found myself trying out lots of different fabrics and trimmings. There's a reason we stock such a wide range of elastics and trims here at Little T's - it's because I adore sewing with them myself! For 2019 I planned to expand our elastics and trimmings suitable for underwear by adding a range of Bra Making…

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 | Living Coral

Another year, another Colour! This year's colour spotlight has been stolen by 'Living Coral 16-1546'. A surprise to many, this bold and bright shade seems to emulate summer and warmth. Personally, I don't love it as much as I did 2018's Ultra Violet, however I have found that lots of people in the Sewing community do! They love it paired with Rose Gold, they love it paired with Navy. I've checked out some of the colour palettes suggested by Pantone (which you can see below) and I could actually see…

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Quick Reference Guide: Choosing the correct needle

I've been meaning to put together a guide to our needle selection for a while now and I finally got this finished. It will hopefully help you select the best needle for your sewing project. You can find all of our needles in the webshop - just click here. We stock a range of machine sewing needles from German brand Klasse. Klasse' brand is the only brand of machine needles dedicated solely to the domestic household sewing machines and overlockers. They are produced to the German GSN standard which are the…

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A Quick Guide to Interfacing

Wondering what on earth I'm talking about? Let's start from the beginning! Interfacing is: An extra layer of material or an adhesive stiffener that is applied to the facing of a garment to add support. More specifically, Interfacing can be used to give additional strength, support or shape to sewing, quilting and crafts projects.  It is either sewn or fused (with an iron) to the wrong side of a fabric. It can also be used in quilting to apply an applique, stabilize a lighter fabric, and prevent fraying. Here at Little T's…

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Pantone Colour Of The Year 2018 – Ultra Violet

I know I'm a little behind on writing this blog, with it being the middle of January and all..... but I couldn't miss out on sharing the beautiful colour that has been chosen by Pantone as 2018's 'Colour Of The Year'!  Those of you familiar with Little T's Haberdashery and our branding may already know that I'm a big purple fan, so this years colour of 'Ultra Violet' was a big hit with me!  I love how versatile the shade is, I'm personally a big fan of purples and mint…

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Little T’s Haberdashery Presents – Prym Love Pliers & Snaps

Month after month one of our most popular products are the Prym Pliers and their array of snaps. We frequently speak to our customers who are considering buying the pliers but feel intimidated by them and how they work. They ask; 'How easy are they to use?', 'How strong are they?', 'Can I do them without a table press?'. So we decided the best thing to do was to make a quick video showing you all exactly how the pliers and snaps work. As creative minded people (as most sewists…

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Christmas Sewing Inspiration – Free Pattern Collection

With only 20 sewing days left to Christmas, I'm working my way through my festive sewing to-do list and thought it would be handy to share some of the FREE sewing patterns I've come across this past few weeks. There have been some fantastic new free patterns released recently and you'll be sad to miss out on any of them! Don't forget you can find all of your sewing supplies in our online shop. The last date for ordering for Christmas delivery is Monday 18th December (just under 2 weeks…

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