This time last week I was frantically prepping to head to the Sewing Weekender. A few months earlier I’d been equally hysterical at 7am when trying desperately to book a ticket for this event which notoriously sells out incredibly quickly. I felt a blog post about my experience would be a nice way for me to reflect and see if it lived up to the hype.
Buying fabric online can be a little daunting at first. Not being able to feel the fabric or check it up close before you pay up may seem odd if you’re used to shopping in person. I used to fear shopping online but when I realised there wasn’t the same quality fabrics in my local area I plucked up the courage and learnt a few things along the way. So here are my top 5 tips for fabric shopping online.
I recently had the pleasure of pattern testing for the lovely Ana, the brains behind indie pattern company Cocowawa Crafts. I’ve never pattern tested for anyone before and I didn’t know what the pattern was going to be before committing to it, but I love the aesthetic of Ana’s patterns (despite never having made any yet) so I knew I was in good hands.
Are you drawn to pretty fabrics like a magpie is drawn to shiny treasures? Do you collect fabrics and store them away like a little bird preparing for the winter? Then you’re in the right place! My name’s Boz and I’m fabric obsessed. I love the excitement of finding a new and interesting fabric; the idea that it could be transformed into a beautiful garment, entirely unique to you, is just thrilling. I really want to inspire others to find the same joy I do out of sewing and that’s why I’ve set up Fabric Magpie. I’m stocking a...