TAL Sewing Journal


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

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

Start playing around before taking on an actual garment. Figure out how your machine works and try various seams on fabric scraps. Use different materials, to get a feeling for how they “act” under a presser foot. Learning takes doing.

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Meet a maker: Juud (Judith) V Hooijdonk

Meet a maker: Juud (Judith) V Hooijdonk

To someone who wants to start sewing, I would say to have fun and learn, there’s no greater reward to have sewn your own clothes!

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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

My sewing tips - read and re-read the instructions and don’t rush. Measure twice, cut once.

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