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ladies pyjamas

Vintage inspired ladies pyjamas project for Sewing world magazine

By Julia Claridge | June 20, 2016
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I wrote this project for Sewing World magazine it was published last year. I was very chuffed that it made the front cover of the magazine too! The very pretty fabric was sponsored by Makower. I knew what the fabric looked like before I started designing these pyjamas. The plan included writing a project for…

wrist watch pincushion

Fun wrist watch pincushion tutorial

By Julia Claridge | June 17, 2016
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I’ve been thinking for a while that the handy pincushions that some of my customers bring to classes to wear on their wrists would be a very useful item. Then I had the rather silly idea of making one that was like a watch! After all it is worn on your wrist! So if you…

man bag

Messenger man bag project for Sewing world magazine

By Julia Claridge | June 13, 2016
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This was the first project I wrote for a product suitable for a guy. It was printed earlier this year in Sewing World magazine. Whether you are a male sewer wanting to make something for yourself or someone wanting to make a man a gift hopefully this project ticks some of those boxes. I made…

vintage dressmaking

My 1940’s vintage dressmaking experience

By Julia Claridge | June 8, 2016
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I am often busy answering questions and emails about what you can learn in my sewing classes, but what I don’t often convey is the inspiring side of being in a sewing class. By that I’m not suggesting that I inspire everyone, more that my customers inspire one another. I try to set my classes…

Linen apron dress

Linen apron dress project for Sewing World magazine

By Julia Claridge | June 2, 2016
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I wrote this project for Sewing World magazine, it was published earlier this year. I think I have become slightly obsessed with apron dresses. They are easy to wear and I always love utility styling. This one ties at the front underneath and then ties again at the back. I added graded pin-tucks for a little…

Retro wallet

Retro wallet project for Sewing World magazine

By Julia Claridge | May 23, 2016
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This project was published in the same issue of Sewing World magazine as the denim shoulder bag project I posted on my blog last week. I love coordinating projects and items that work together. I think as a pair this project along with the bag would make a lovely gift for someone or a really useful…

Denim shoulder bag

Denim shoulder bag project for Sewing World magazine

By Julia Claridge | May 18, 2016
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I designed and wrote this bag project for Sewing World magazine. The shape was inspired by the classic leather saddle bag shape. I wanted to create a practical bag that could be used everyday and customised to your own taste with your choice of fabric. Its a good functional size to fit everyday belongings in, as…

Bridesmaid dress

Bridesmaid dress project for Sewing World magazine.

By Julia Claridge | May 11, 2016
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin This is probably my favorite project so far, written for Sewing World magazine. Not only because I love designing children’s clothing but it is worn by a very special model, which meant I also got to go on the shoot at the fabulous Stanbrook Abbey. I used some gorgeous summer…

Child's raincoat

Child’s raincoat project for Sewing World magazine.

By Julia Claridge | May 5, 2016
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Over the last couple of years I’ve have been busy writing sewing projects for magazines, in particular Sewing World magazine.  While updating my website I thought I would add a small list of them to my ‘about’ page. However when the list reached 17 I decided it was maybe a…

family of bags

Morsbag competition entry – A family of bags!

By Julia Claridge | March 30, 2016
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin I believe sewing is good for your personal well being. When its good for the community and for the environment as well it makes it even better! When I heard about the Morsbag competition to make 10 bags in a theme of your choice it captured my imagination and I…