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Category: Sewing and Knitting

  1. Latest news-Updates on Jewellery

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    Layered Brooch Pin,Polymer Clay BroochesI have loved designing these sculptural brooches. I think that the layers of the brooch are eye catching and make a point of interest on a lapel or shawl

    Lilac Shawl Pin, Hijab, Lapel Pin

     

     

    The green and gold brooch has a flat bottom while the purple and blue brooch is a pin which could be used as a shal, hijab or lapel pin or even and attactive addition to a hat

    More brooches to be found here 

    I havent forgotten all the sewers and quilters amongst you either as I have been busy making lots of seam rippers and NEW seam ripper necklaces which have now been updated. Find them all here

    Handmade Seam Ripper on Necklace UK  Quality Handmade Seam Ripper UK, Blue Lilac Seam Ripper Necklace,Mustard and White
  2. What are seam rippers? How do I use them?

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    Firstly why did I made these seam rippers? A friend wanted a unique seam ripper to use for her sewing business, so that got me started. Seam Ripper Purple Red white

    How do I use a seam ripper? Our seam rippers come with the tools inserted into the decorative tube, you need to remove these by gently twisting and pulling and then they can be inserted back into the tube, the opposite way round. The dual sewing tool contains both a seam ripper and a stiletto or awl. All sewers can make mistakes with stitching, so these become an essential for sewers and quilters alike

    1. If you are undoing a seam, unpick the first couple of stitches with the sharp end
    2. Once you have done this, place the red ball downside beween the two layers and the sharp blade on the top, pushing away from yourself
    3. Remember the seam ripper is your friend but do take care using it

     

     

  3. Seam rippers and buttons

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    I decided to have a change today. My handmade seam rippers have proved very popular in the past few months and I thought I had better add to my stock.

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    These seam rippers are on brass bodies and contain stainless steel tools. This is a double tool, containing a stich unpicker and an awl tool (stiletto) I have decorated this one with a polymer clay cane in a lovely floral design.

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    The advantage to making canes, is that you can store them for years and make allsorts with them, look I even made some handmade buttons below!

     

     

    I love creating my jewellery but sometimes you have to work on other projects. In fact how much jewellery can a girl have (not too much of mine, of course) These sewing accessories make the perfect gifts for her