Free Patterns

Here’s a list of free PDF patterns. Please leave a comment if you know of any others or if any of the links change. Tessuti have several Elbe Textiles have several free mens and women’s patterns. Grainline Hemlock Tee  Ida Clutch free from KylieandtheMachine. Blue Prints for Sewing Townhouse bag Hey Jude has a number of free kids pattern…

Fabric shopping in Wellington

Wellington is a creative city here’s a list of places to shop. For Fabrics: The Fabric Store 15 Garrett St Te Aro, Wellington Central The Fabric Warehouse 126 Hutt Road, Kaiwharawhara Spotlight Wellington 120 Hutt Road, Kaiwharawhara Stitchbird  Shop 25 Kilbirnie Plaza, 22 Bay Road, Kilbirnie Nancys 261 Thorndon Quay, Wellington Made Marion Craft 100 Tory Street, Wellington Central…

How to change an overlocker blade

My overlocker is an essential sewing tool. Having owned it for a few years and having sewn a few hundred garments on it I thought it might be time to replace the blade. I asked friends the following question : “How often should you replace the blade on your overlocker?” Maryanne:  When you get the feeling it is…