I chose to make the Dorothy dress, an straightish tunic with patch pockets, a boat bracket and bell sleeves. For me, it's the right balance between casual and dressed up. I'm working from home for the foreseeable future, and even before the pandemic I didn't have the kind of social life that required a lot of fancy frocks, but I do love a dress, and I thought the sleeves add that extra bit of interest.
Infinity scarves are great for when the cooler weather starts setting in. This one is lined with fleece but you can use satin or cotton for a more lightweight accessory. Simple yet stylish, this infinity scarf is long enough to wrap around your neck twice!
Have you been stitching and sewing your way through the pandemic? Are your supplies running low? Would you like some fresh inspiration for your next project? Join us, in person, at the eighth annual thread festival to top up your fabric stash and haberdashery from our curated marketplace and buy unique, handcrafted work from specialist artists and makers. Stallholders will be spaced out across the Maltings buildings. and a one-way system will be in operation.
Adaku Parker returns to Hochanda TV, with her beautiful African wax print fabrics and sewing patterns this Saturday 9th May 2020 at 5 pm!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.