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November 11, 2019

We've added a new feature to the Waterfall Jacket. In this post we will explain how to add a cute button with loop fastener to the neck of the jacket for when you want to close it up on those chillier days.

Step one - Start by marking on your jacket where you...

August 14, 2019

In this post we will explain how to applique using bondaweb!

There are a number of Owl and Sewing Cat projects that use the applique method such as the applique tote bag and peg bag.

What you'll need-

Small pieces of fabric for applique

Main fabric

Bond-a-web

Scissors

Iron

Usi...

August 14, 2019

Who doesn't love sewing up a quick and easy jersey top! No need for zips, button holes or any sort of fiddly fastenings. However, it's good to know what tools to use and how to handle stretch fabric. We've popped together this post to give you some handy tips for using...

August 14, 2019

There have been LOTS of yummy new fabrics arriving here at Owl and Sewing Cat HQ!

 Cute cotton prints starting at only £5.99pm

Wide width, quality heavyweight cottons starting at £12.99pm

There are lots of nautical themed fabrics ready to be made into gorgeous bags or sof...

July 29, 2019

Upcoming events to pop in your diary!

Look out for Tracey at the Festival of Quilts show at the NEC Birmingham and The Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin on the 'Brother' sewing stand to answer any of your questions.

1st - 4th August - Festival of Quilts Show

7th - 10t...

July 29, 2019

It looks like this warm weather is here to stay and it's got us dreaming of a handmade summer wardrobe!

Head over to the website for some sewing inspiration where you'll find summer sewing kits and lots of sewing patterns to choose from... https://www.owlandsewingcat.co...

April 3, 2019

Meet the new Lucielle bag!

This fun bag uses a stripey strapping on the outside as a feature. It is a sturdy cotton strapping that is threaded through the metal rectangular rings and an adjuster.

A commonly asked question is how to thread the strapping through these meta...

February 15, 2019

In this blog post we'll explain how to add pockets to the Waterfall Jacket!

The pockets can be added when making a jacket, or even if it has already been made, where the side seams can be unpicked and pocket pieces added afterwards.

Firstly you will need -

> 25cms of fabr...

January 7, 2019

In this blog post we will show you how to use bias binding to edge a project. For an example we are going to use the brand new Waterfall Jacked pattern. There are two different ways to use bias binding, one used hand sewing and one doesn't!

Gather your tools -

> Bias bin...

January 7, 2019

In this blog post we'll show step by step how to sew your own piping. This technique is used to create a pretty piped edging which is used when making our popular Penny Pleat bag.

What you'll need -

> A zipper foot that fits your sewing machine

> A strip of fabric that co...

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