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Alyssa Thomas ABC Quilt

The lovely Amanda has made up this cute baby quilt using Alyssa Thomas’ ABC fabric.

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We love this super sweet quilt, it’s very fresh and fun using Alyssa Thomas’ ABC range with alphabet animals and simple pink on white prints. The yellow, orange and blue colours make it perfect for a baby boy OR girl!  Read More

Simple Drawstring bag

These cute little drawstring bags are useful for carrying any bits and pieces and a great way to show off your favourite fabrics. You can make one using half a metre of fabric, 3 metres of webbing and an afternoon! Read More

Easter bunny fat quarters

With a shop full of fabric, who could resist making Easter bunnies out of fat quarters! They’re very simple, look great and with no sewing involved, your fabric is safe for future projects.  It just takes a few simple folds, some ironing, a safety pin and string for the nose and you’re away! Read More

Jennifer Sampou – Black & White collection

Last week we received the sophisticated new collection from Robert Kaufman, designed by, Jennifer Sampou. The monochrome prints (the collection is called “Black and White”) are inspired by nature and feature motifs such as feathers and birds.

Jennifer has had a long career in print design, studying at the FIT in New York and University of Vermont, before working for Laura Ashley in the late 1980s. Read More

Paper pieced heart cushions

Paper piecing divides opinion here at Brighton Sewing Centre. Some of us are fans, others frown at the thought of the technique. Our samples whizz, Melinda, is one of the former and loves playing around with paper piecing (if you pop in, ask her about her stitched pigeons!).
We wanted to make something with a Valentines Day theme, that was an alternative to traditional cutesy hearts. Read More

Easy felt heart garland

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It’s Valentines Day this Saturday, and to inspire you to get creative, we have written a tutorial below to make an easy felt heart garland.

To go with the tutorial, we also have heart felt garland packs to giveaway in store to the first ten people who ask! Read More

Double Gauze Baby Sleeping Bag

We have been having a play with our new double gauze fabric!
About the fabric
Double gauze has quietly been becoming more popular with sewists over the last few years. In case you have never come across it, the fabric is suitable for a wide range of uses, Read More

Jersey Infinity Scarf

Infinity scarves have been around for a while, but with the temperature rapidly dropping this weekend, we have been prompted to have a go. In store we have quite a few different knit fabrics, and liked the idea of using them to make a scarf to take us from Read More

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