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New Jersey Selection

This week to celebrate the arrival of our amazing new cover stitch machine, we’re showing off all our lovely new jersey. We’ve got cats, skulls, pandas, florals and even llamas – all perfect for making everything from a basic t-shirt to yoga pants and pyjamas for your kids. 326 more words

Brother Machines

I cleaned out my overlocker...

…and do you know what? It wasn’t that hard.

I probably don’t clean my sewing machine as often as I should (tbh I don’t think it needs it more than once every couple of months), but I’ve got into a good habit of giving my overlocker a dust down after every project. 429 more words


Not Too Much Of A Stretch

Sorry for the pun but, after my last post where I painstakingly made a man’s shirt – albeit only a wearable muslin so far  – I fancied a bit of an easier project before I embark upon the ‘real’ shirt. 237 more words

Arts And Crafts

A Visit to Brother

Yesterday we went on a little shop adventure all the way round the M25 to Reading to visit Brother and see all their brand new machines which they are now launching across the country. 510 more words

Brother Machines

The Merchant & Mills Factory Dress- introducing a guest star

Hello there sew folk,

I am on final countdown at work before a week of holiday mega -sunshine.

I planned to make 100 flippy summer dresses for effortless dressing options, but my sew queue was reorganised when Ma FOB asked me to make her a dress- she’s also off on holiday this week and wanted a cool dress option for the hot weather. 417 more words


A tigress never matches her stripes- The Rosie Dress.

Hey there Sew pals,

I hope all of your navigational equipment is working in the noggin and you are finding a way through August.
All is well at FOB HQ, I’ve had a few fabric deliveries and had some time not only to sew for myself, but a few gifts for my favourite ladies. 843 more words


Understanding an overlocker

These are not overly common for a lot of sewers for several reasons; including cost or simply not knowing they exist. In the UK they are known as overlockers but in the USA they are known as Sergers. 583 more words