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!
Unlike Indonesians, West Africans regarded the crackles as unique and special rather than as imperfections. The West African fondness for the crackle effect is so pronounced that wax manufacturers today still program these imperfections into the printing process.
The term ‘African wax print’ is a term of art used to identify a category of textiles in vibrant colours which are printed by machine using wax resins and dyes so that they have a batik-like effect on both sides of the fabric.
The Festival of Quilts is back!! This event is the biggest patchwork and quilting event in Europe and will be taking place between 1 - 4 August 2019 at the Birmingham NEC.
Great news! Dovetailed African wax print fabrics have been featured in the dressmaking section of Sew Magazine's August 2019 edition!
With a marketplace of quality exhibitors selling supplies for your own textile projects, artists and makers selling handcrafted work, a programme of talks, participatory sessions, demonstrations and bookable workshops, thread is a packed day out.
I wanted to create a sewing pattern that was genuinely easy and 'Althea' is that pattern. It's perfect for new sewers and with only two pattern pieces, it makes pattern matching a breeze. More experienced sewers should be able to make this skirt in about an hour or so.