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  • Impress with a Home-Made Party Dress

    Party time will soon be upon us, so it is time to start sewing the perfect outfit while there is still time for adjustments and errors – because if you were…

  • Scandi Style Christmas sewing crafting make it yourself

    Have Yourself a Scandi Little Christmas

    Scandi style seems to be seeping into our TV programmes, clothing and home; so it is no surprise that many people will be celebrating a Scandi-like Christmas this year. The typical…

  • National Sewing Month September

    National Sewing Month 2015

    Did you know, September is officially National Sewing Month for our American friends? National Sewing Month was started by the then President Ronald Reagan “in the recognition of the importance of…

  • What to Make with Waterproof Fabrics?

      Now then, I am only speaking from personal experience here, so I may seem like a bit of an odd ball. When I first started sewing I started on cottons…

  • What to Make with Oilcloth Fabric?

      Oilcloth. Not many fabrics can conjure up nostalgic feelings like this fabric can. A lot of people recall their parents using it around the house, making aprons out of it…

  • How Much Fabric Do I Need…?

    If you are new to sewing, trying to work out how much fabric you might need can be a daunting affair – even with the pattern guide to help you work…

  • Sewing for Spring – Winners!

    Sewing for Spring Winners If you have been following our ‘Sewing for Spring’ posts across our Facebook and Twitter, you will know that people had a chance to win Croft Mill…

  • Croft Mill Basics: How to Sew on a Button

      Although we know a lot of our customers are experienced sewers, we also know that a lot of people are only just learning the craft. As such we thought we…

  • Tips for Sewing with Lace

    A while back we all watched the contestants on The Great British Sewing Bee struggle while sewing with lace. As such we thought we help to demystify the process by sharing some…

  • Sewing for Spring

    Sewing for the Holidays I don’t know about you, but it seems like a lot of people are beginning to book their holidays. One of the (many) things I love about…

  • Give away winners Croft Mill

    Project of the Month Winners February

    So the theme of last month was ‘Fresh and New’ which seemed to have people scratching their heads at first. All this said, you all shared some lovely projects, all of…

  • GBSB: Cotton Fabrics for 1950’s Dresses

    On the last episode of The Great British Sewing Bee the order of the day was vintage. The first challenge was to make the 1950’s ‘Walk away’ dress. During the patterns…

  • Croft Mill Loves… An Explanation.

    So given the fact it’s been on our emails/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest… I’m guessing that you already know that the theme of this Project of the Month is ‘Love’. If you didn’t know you…

  • Croft Mill Sleepwear Sewing Pattern Edit

    Sweet Dreams: Sleepwear Sewing Patterns Edit

    We did plan to publish this blog post a while back, however we’ve had a few technical issues with the blog, cried into our keyboards, got it fixed and voilà! So…

  • Croft Mill Coat Pattern Burda

    Wrap Up Warm with Winter Coats and Jackets

    We have got some wonderful new fabrics in, that we think would be perfect for making coats and jackets. In fact, they have inspired some of our team members to make…

  • Upcycling Mid-century Furniture with British Wool Furnishings Croft Mill

    Up-cycling Mid-Century Furniture

    Have you ever upcycled a piece of furniture? We know that the stitching community is a creative lot, so we thought we’d have a slight change and blog about upcycling and…

  • Croft Mill Halloween Sewing

    Happy Halloween Sewing!

    What was that noise?  Did you hear it? It sounded like cackling… I think it must be coming from the Croft Mill office! Ah yes, that’s why Croft Mill is cackling,…

  • jersey sewing pattern

    Jersey – Easy Sewing Patterns

    Many of you were interested in our ‘Just Jersey Tips’ post, which, as you can guess from the name, had some tips for sewing jersey fabric, so we decided it was high…