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Do I Want An Overlocker?

Silly question, right? Choosing an overlocker (serger to our US friends) is possibly the second-biggest decision after investing in a sewing machine. If you don’t know what an overlocker is or does, a machine like the Janome 6234XL overlocker allows … Continue reading

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Pyjama Party 2 – Piping & Side Seams

I bought my piping from MacCulloch & Wallis. (You can see my review of this shop in my Guardian run down of the UK’s Top Ten Fabric Shops.) I was lazy about creating piping because with a sewalong to host … Continue reading

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Overlocking Slippery Fabrics

Whilst making The Mandy Skirt, I thought I’d take a quick photo of my work as I overlocked the seams on my cream satin lining. Slippery fabrics can be quite tricky on the overlocker. The four threads, closely stitched, can … Continue reading

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