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Sewing Belgian Style - 10 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

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Sewing Belgian Style - 10 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

  Instagram is a fantastic source of sewing inspiration. I love the supportive sewing community on this social platform.  I must admit it is a bit strange how you slowly get to know random strangers a little better every day in this virtual world, but so much fun at the same time. I can even say that I have made friends through Instagram  when we actually got to meet in the real world. As you may already know, I was born in Belgium but made Australia my home about 11 years ago.  I still love to follow what goes on...

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15 Sewing Pattern For Your Kids' Winter Wardrobe

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

15 Sewing Pattern For Your Kids' Winter Wardrobe

Do you love sewing for kids? Then let me share my favourite sewing patterns for children.  Winter has well and truly hit Australia, at least we are feeling the chill down here in the south of the country. So this list is focussed on those pieces you need to sew a whole winter wardrobe. All patterns listed here are by independent pattern designers, by mums who have turned their passion into designing sewing patterns for modern clothes. Given my background, you might spot a bit of a Belgian theme is this list. ;)    Tops/ T-shirts: 1. Waterfall Raglan This wonderful...

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Sewing inspiration for the new Soft Cactus collection - Part 1

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Sewing inspiration for the new Soft Cactus collection - Part 1

It's a new year! And no better way to start it then with a bit of fabric love! Soft Cactus has just released their 5th collection and I must admit, it is probably my favourite one so far. The concept remains the same: fun prints designed in colour sets, so the fabrics can be mixed and matched. All printed on high-quality cotton fabric (hello circle skirts)! And they always come with very fun names. Like the sound of "Tickling Toes" or "Marching Marbles"? Today I wanted to focus on one of the colour sets, of which all fabrics were selected...

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