Expert Advice on all Aspects of Sewing

There are all sorts of reasons for wanting to learn to sew. You might want to make your own clothes, create attractive furnishings for your home, or simply patch up and repair old items to give them new life. Here at Start Sewing, our aim is to help you master the basics and move on to a range of exciting projects.

How to Make a Gangster Costume

So they have just seen Bugsy Malone and have decided that this is the costume they want for Halloween or for that party. So now what do you do? Read out guide and find out what steps you can take to make their dreams come true! His and Hers The …

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How to Make a Witch Costume

There is no better outfit for Halloween or fancy dress. A witch’s outfit is striking memorable and easy to put together. So what’s stopping you? Read on and find out how you can be the wickedest party guest this year. What You Need Witches costumes are often a mixture of …

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How to Make a Pirate Costume

Pirate costumes are easy to make. If you need to put one together at short notice read on. This might be the easiest and simplest costume you’ve ever made! What You Need Can you remember watching films like Pirates of the Caribbean? Can you remember what pirates generally wear? Well, …

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How to Make a Children’s Fairy Costume

Who doesn’t want to be a fairy? Pretty wings a delicate skirt and an imagination full of magic and myths! Here is a quick fairy costume guide that will help live out every girl’s dream! What You Need Fairy costumes are not too challenging, even a sewing novice can get …

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How to Make a Children’s Cowboy Costume

Get on down! It’s time to make a cowboy costume, and we have the perfect step-by-step guide. This will get your little cowboy up and running for the party in no time. All it takes is a little time and a little imagination. What You Need Cowboy costumes need a …

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How to Make a Children’s Clown Costume

If Halloween is beckoning or a children’s party is coming up you will need to put together a costume fast! Stop clowning around and follow our super simple guide to making the best costume at the party! What You Need There are only a few items that you will need …

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How to Make a Children’s Animal Costume

Animal costumes are fun – you can create anything from a bird to a cat or even a zebra. Here is one animal costume idea that you can create. Best of all, it’s so easy, that even the most novice sewer can get going! Animal Zoo Consult the most important …

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Making Lace

If you are thinking about making your own lace masterpieces you must read our guide! Find out what tools your need and how to get started. The Appeal of Lace Lace is beautiful. It looks intricate and impressive. Until now you might have thought that creating your own lace patterns …

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About Tapestry

Tapestry or needlepoint is a fine art that can give you incredible results. Get to grip with all the basics and start creating your own masterpieces! What is it? Basically tapestry is pulling a needle, threaded with different coloured threat, through a canvas in a set pattern. It’s all done …

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About embroidery

Embroidery is a fantastic skill. You can create large-scale pieces or simply add initials to a gift for the ultimate personalisation. Read our quick guide and find out how to get started today. The good news is embroidery is relatively straightforward. There are three main stitches that you need to …

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