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  • Scuba Fabric - what is scuba - how to sew scuba fabric

    Scuba Fabric: What is it? How Best to Sew it?

    What Is Scuba Fabric? Scuba fabric seems to be causing some confusion among newer sewers at the moment, so we thought we would try and explain what the fabric is and…

  • PONTE ROMA

    What is a Ponte Roma? And How Do I Sew It?

    If you’re a fan of Tilly & the Buttons, specifically the ‘Coco’ pattern you may already be intimately acquainted with Ponte Roma fabric. If you’re not, let me introduce you… What…

  • 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…

  • 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…