How to Mend a Handbag

Finding the right handbag can be a difficult business, so it’s no wonder we grow fond of them. They can cost a lot of money and many people treat them as collectors’ items. So it’s a real shame if they end up having to be thrown away as a result …

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How to Reclaim and Use Fabric from Old Clothes

Sometimes our fondness for certain pieces of clothing outlasts our desire to wear them. You might still love the colour or pattern of a garment that no longer looks good on you or no longer fits. On other occasions, clothes get damaged beyond repair, but you may still feel sad …

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How to Repair Holes in Clothing

Developing your sewing skills isn’t just about making exciting new things. It can also, importantly, be about repairing the things you already have, so that you can save money and enjoy the clothes and furnishings you love for longer. It’s easy to adapt your skills to repairing seams, buttons and …

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How To Sew Necklines and Sleeves

Often the difference between professional and amateur-made garments is most visible in the fine details such as the shape of necklines and sleeves. Getting these right can be a lot trickier than it looks, and it’s easy to end up with them looking twisted or uneven. Fortunately there are some …

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