TAL Sewing Journal


Start sewing your own clothes – get ready in 5 steps!

Start sewing your own clothes – get ready in 5 steps!

1Find the essentials Sewing pins: Pins come in various materials, lengths, widths and points. But to get started, just buy a box of all-purpose pins, and you’ll be good to go. Tape measure: A flexible measuring tape lets you take your own measurements as well as measure fabric, pattern etc. And remember, friends: All bodies are the right size. If your make doesn’t look and feel great on you, it’s the garment...

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Meet a maker: Juud (Judith) V Hooijdonk

Meet a maker: Juud (Judith) V Hooijdonk

The creativity, joy and generosity in the sewing community never cease to amaze us! To celebrate all you fantastic makers, we’d like to feature some of you in a series of interviews 'Meet a maker'. Hi Juud, tell us, where do you live? Hi guys, I’m Juud, short for Judith. 58 years of age and proud of it! I live in Breda in the  Netherlands, where i moved from a maisonette to...

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Transitional dresses - how to make your patterns work through the seasons

Transitional dresses - how to make your patterns work through the seasons

We love dresses! They are fun to make and wonderful to wear. Dresses are also the perfect sewing patterns for makes that transitions through all seasons. Having makers from all over the world we are constantly aware of the seasons - a summer dress launches in Sweden when spring is in full bloom, just as the air is getting chillier at nights in Australia. We strive for timeless designs that you can wear and cherish, so...

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Meet a maker: Deb Ransome, UK

Meet a maker: Deb Ransome, UK

The creativity, joy and generosity in the sewing community never cease to amaze us! To celebrate all you fantastic makers, we’d like to feature some of you in a series of interviews 'Meet a maker'. So Deb, tell us, where do you live? I live in a town called Doncaster, which is in Yorkshire, the biggest and best county in the UK. The town developed and expanded due to the pits/...

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