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  • Step by step guide for sewing piping

    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 mak...
  • How to use magnetic bag clips

    Magnetic bag clips are perfect to add to any bag you are making and handy to keep everything inside safe! Find them to buy here for 99p (available ...
  • Tips and tricks for using faux leather

    Faux leather can make a project look very professional! Here at Owl and Sewing Cat we have some exciting new projects coming soon using this lovely...
  • How to sew a channel using bias binding

    In this post, you will be shown how to sew a channel using bias binding. This technique is used when making the new Gathered Neck Tunic/Top kit. Th...
  • Tips & tricks for cutting fabric along the grainline

    This post offers advice on how to cut out fabric according to the grain of your fabric. We are using the 'Scooped Hem Top' as an example. Pattern a...
  • How to sew using a twin needle

    Firstly, don't be afraid to use a twin needle! It may look tricky but with a little practice it is simple to do and gives your garment that profess...
  • Tips & tricks for working with viscose

    We want to offer you our simple tips & tricks for working with viscose fabric. First of all don't be scared to use viscose! It is best used wh...