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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 12 Tips for Delicate Fabric

    To make cutting easier, it is possible to buy a fabric stabiliser spray which will make the fabric slightly stiffer and can be washed out after you have finished the project.…

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    Knit Fabric Sewing Tips

    We have lots of lovely new knit fabrics, so we thought it might be helpful to compile a list of knit fabric sewing tips. We’ve questioned and debated with all the…

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    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…