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Virtual African Wax Print Pop-Up! Friday 3rd April 2 pm Facebook Live!

Virtual African Wax Print Pop-Up! Friday 3rd April 2 pm Facebook Live!
Hi everyone! Join me at 2 pm this Friday on Facebook Live for a virtual African wax print fabric pop-up! I'll be showing all of my gorgeous fabrics...

Get money off your tickets for the Stitch Festival!

Get money off your tickets for the Stitch Festival!
With 1 week to go I just wanted to say that you can receive money off your ticket using the unique promotion code: STITCH39 and to remind you of so...

Dovetailed London featured in the Voice Newspaper | 21st January 2020

Dovetailed London featured in the Voice Newspaper | 21st January 2020
Growing up, the Voice Newspaper, was something that was always in our house. So you can imagine that being featured in the news section of the pape...

Introducing the Meghan Tunic in sizes 8 - 26 : Dovetailed London's newest sewing pattern.

Introducing the Meghan Tunic in sizes 8 - 26 : Dovetailed London's newest sewing pattern.
Introducing Meghan: Dovetailed London's newest sewing pattern.  This boat neck line tunic is an absolute wardrobe staple that is both stylish yet v...

Dovetailed's African Wax Print Fabric Pop-Up Shop Saturday 25th January 2020

Dovetailed's African Wax Print Fabric Pop-Up Shop Saturday 25th January 2020
Join us at our first ever pop-up in our new and exciting premises at Unit 116, 397 - 411 Westferry Road, London, E14 3AE. Come along to shop for beautiful African wax print fabrics, sewing patterns and sewing supplies that you will need to complete your garments such as threads, bias binding, zips and elastic.  You can also bring your own sewing patterns to get advice on fabric selection and amount.  

Dovetailed London has a new studio!!

Dovetailed London has a new studio!!
This move means that the company can meet the increasing demand for the beautiful African wax print fabrics that we sell. The increased space will also allow us to run more sewing workshops.

'Press' as you sew: 'Pressing' tips for a professional finish.

'Press' as you sew: 'Pressing' tips for a professional finish.
Pressing blends and sets your stitches, eliminates or reduces bulk in some areas and helps create a garment that lies flat and falls properly when you wear it.  When you "press," you move the iron across the fabric by lifting it up and putting it back down in an overlapping pattern. When you "iron," you slide the iron across the fabric with a back-and-forth motion. Ironing may stretch or distort the fabric; pressing won't. 

Knitting & Stitching Show Autumn 2019

Knitting & Stitching Show Autumn 2019
Dovetailed London is super excited to be exhibiting again at this event! The Knitting & Stitching Shows are the definitive events for anyone wi...

PRISCILLA TEE Sizes 8 - 26 with box pleats at the neckline finished with bias binding

PRISCILLA TEE African wax print sewing pattern Sizes 8 - 26 with box pleats at the neckline finished with bias binding
This pattern is perfect for beginners.  Whether you are new to sewing, new to African wax prints or both! For more experienced sewers, you'll be able to complete this project in about an hour or so. Pattern matching can be tricky when sewing with wax prints, however, with only 2 pattern pieces, pattern matching is a breeze!

An Introduction to sewing with African wax print fabrics!!

An Introduction to sewing with African wax print fabrics!!
Come and learn how to sew with African wax print fabrics! During this four week course, you will learn many basic machine and hand sewing skills an...