Classic Sewing Machines and Quilts Pattern Weights

Classic sewing machines and quilts pattern weights – 4 per tin

A practical yet attractive solution to the problem of keeping those pesky pattern pieces in place rather than using pins.

Flat wide ergonomic design for ease of use in a presentation tin. Treat yourself or a great gift idea.

Each weight is 5mm thick, 60mm in diameter and weighs 107g.

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Classic Sewing Machines Pattern Weights

Classic sewing machines pattern weights – 4 per tin

A practical yet attractive solution to the problem of keeping those pesky pattern pieces in place rather than using pins.

Flat wide ergonomic design for ease of use in a presentation tin. Treat yourself or a great gift idea.

Each weight is 5mm thick, 50mm in diameter and weighs 73g.

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Sew Over It 1940s Wrap Dress

Sew Over It – 1940s Wrap Dress Dress by Lisa Comfort

A stunning, vintage-inspired woven wrap dress with a wearable contemporary feel, the 1940’s Wrap Dress is a gem from the Sew Over It archives. Stylish, sophisticated and elegant, you can wear this dressed up or down, perfect for both daytime and evening.

The 1940’s Wrap Dress features a wrap front bodice with a front collar and pretty shoulder pleats. The bodice gathers into the uniquely-shaped pointed waistband, and the dress closes with hidden buttons or press studs. The slightly A-line wrap skirt is flattering on all shapes, and the narrow sleeves mean you can pair this dress with your favourite jumper or cardi. Both the sleeves and skirt come with a choice of two different lengths.

The 1940’s Wrap Dress is designed for intermediate to advanced sewers who have experience of making fitted garments, and working with fabrics with drape.

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Sew Over It Betty Dress

Sew Over It – The Betty Dress by Lisa Comfort

Make yourself a beautiful 1950’s inspired dress based on the style of Betty Draper!

With a fitted bodice and full circle skirt, Betty is super flattering for all figures, nipping you in at the waist and flaring out to create a beautiful silhouette. The dress fastens with an invisible zip down the centre back, has facings around the neckline and armholes and a machine finished hem.

The pattern contains full instructions with beautifully illustrated diagrams.

The Betty Dress is an advanced beginner pattern.

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Sew Over It Doris Dress

Sew Over It – Doris Dress Dress by Lisa Comfort

The Doris Dress is the perfect summer’s day dress. Feminine and romantic, throw it on and you’ll be set for that picnic in the park, day out at the beach, or hey, even a stint at the office. A truly versatile wardrobe staple, the Doris Dress will keep you looking elegant and put-together no matter what you get up to this season.

Inspired by Lisa’s love of vintage 1950’s fashion and pretty feminine shapes, the Doris Dress is semi-fitted with a flattering scooped neck bodice, bust pleats for delicate shaping and floaty grown-on sleeves. The waist can be left unfitted for warmer days, or cinched in at the back with the attached ties or fixed back belt.

The fluted panelled skirt has two length variations – short and cute above the knee, or an elegant below the knee option. The Doris Dress closes with a concealed zip in the side seam and has an optional buttonhole closure at the centre front. The bodice is finished with facings for a neat finish on the inside.

Due to the number of techniques covered, the Doris Dress is an intermediate level sewing pattern.

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Tilly And The Buttons Marigold Jumpsuit & Trousers

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Rosa Shirt + Shirt Dress

Whip up a stylish jumpsuit or a pair of casual trousers with this easy-to-use sewing pattern.

The relaxed peg-shaped trousers are easy-fitting at the hip, with slash pockets for nonchalant slouching, tapering into a slim line ankle. The waist has gentle shaping from pleats and darts, cinched in with a quick-sew elasticated waistband. The jumpsuit bodice is shaped with bust darts and a sweetheart neckline, with a comfortable blousy waist, wide (bra-concealing!) shoulder straps, closing with an invisible zip at the side.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Marigold includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Fabric Suggestions
Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), silk or poly crêpe de chine, or lighter weight chambray. The trousers could also be made in a lightweight low stretch jersey.

You will also need:
Matching thread
Iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
Your waist measurement in 2cm (3/4in) wide elastic
Large safety pin
For jumpsuit only: 17-18cm (7in) invisible zip

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

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Tilly And The Buttons Orla Shift Top

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Orla Shift Top

Orla is a semi-fitted shift top with delicate details offset by a modern exposed zip. Classic at first glance, a closer peek reveals a wealth of interesting design details to develop your sewing repertoire.

The bodice is shaped by curved French darts at the front, with contour and shoulder darts at the back for a great fit. The booty-shielding dipped hem is finished with a facing.

Choose from full length or cropped sleeves with a subtle pleat at the shoulder. Keep it understated with the plain neckline version, or add the adorable snowdrop collar.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Orla includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Fabric Suggestions
Lightweight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), cotton lawn, voile, dotted Swiss, silk or polyester crêpe de chine, lighter weight crêpe back satin.

You will also need:
Matching thread
18-20cm (7-8in) exposed zip with metal teeth (choose a striking colour if you want to make a statement!)
0.5m (20in) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

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Tilly And The Buttons Rosa Shirt & Shirt Dress

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Rosa Shirt + Shirt Dress

Make your own stylish shirt or shirt dress with this step-by-step sewing pattern.

Rosa has a flattering semi-fitted shape thanks to gently curved princess seams on both front and back. Our favourite feature is the pointed back yoke, which looks stunning highlighted with decorative topstitching or piping.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Rosa includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Fabric Suggestions
Medium- and light-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, lighter weight denim, fine needlecord, double gauze, linen blends, viscose (rayon), shirting cotton.

You will also need:
Matching thread
10–13mm (3/8–1/2in) buttons x 10 (for shirt) or x 12 (for shirt dress)
Iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)

Optional: 2 spools of contrast topstitching weight thread and topstitching/embroidery needle for your machine

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

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Little Bea and Leggings

From the “Sew Me Something” pattern range

The Little Bea is a smaller but perfectly formed version of the ever-popular Beatrice Pinafore. The contrast binding is still there as well as the pretty cross-over back, but it has one large ‘kangaroo’ style pocket on the front instead of two.

The little Leggings are the perfect accompaniment to the Pinafore and the ruched ankles give a bit of extra detail but they could be left plain too.

It is a very simple shape but has a few techniques to help you with your sewing and the clear and easy to follow instructions will take you through everything step by step.

  • Gathering
  • A bound finish to the edges of the pockets and around the pinafore
  • Top stitching
  • Sewing with jersey
  • Inserting an elastic waistband

Suitable Fabrics

Pinafore – Cotton poplin, craft cotton, linen, denim, baby needlecord, light weight wool

Leggings – light to medium weight jersey fabrics such as single jersey, double jersey or even a French terry jersey.

You will also need 1″ wide elastic and the correct needle for your fabric. A twin needle on your machine gives a great finish to the hems of the leggings too.

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The Cordelia Dress

From the “Sew Me Something” pattern range

The Cordelia Jersey Dress or Tunic is simple and elegant with a clever little twist at the front empire seam and gentle gathers that fall gracefully down the front. The back skirt has darts to give a nipped in shape, so it’s perfect for all shapes and sizes and will take you through all four seasons with ease.

Version 1 is sleeveless so perfect for the hot summer days to come. Alternatively you can layer it over your favourite T-shirt too

Version 2 has straight, set in sleeves that are 3/4 length, a little bit more covered up for cooler days.

Version 3 has pretty flared short set in sleeves that give a softness to the overall feel of the dress.

All versions can be made to the shorter length to create a versatile tunic.

Suitable Fabrics

Light to medium weight jersey fabrics such as single jersey, double jersey or even a French terry jersey.

You will also need narrow 1/4 wide elastic and the correct needle for your fabric. A twin needle on your machine gives a great finish to the hems too.

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The Kate Dress

From the “Sew Me Something” pattern range

Kate is a very versatile shift dress. It has bust darts and a slightly curved side seam to give shape. Bias binding neatens the neckline, pockets and the sleeves on Versions 1 and 3.

Version 1 has a plain, scooped neckline and set in sleeves with a slight gather at the sleeve head.

Version 2 has a scooped neckline with a small amount of gather at the centre. The sleeves are set in as Version 1 but are straight and end above the elbow.

Version 3 has the same scooped and gathered neckline as Version 2 but the sleeves are ¾ length bishop sleeves that end in a gathered binding.

The pockets are curved patch pockets with a little bit of gather to add some interest and finished off with a bound top edge.

The dress finishes about 10cm above the knee.

Suitable Fabrics

Light to medium weight fabrics such as printed craft cotton, linen, poplin, denim, crepe or satin crepe.

Neck, sleeve and pocket binding can be made from ready-made bias binding.

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The Portia Trousers

From the “Sew Me Something” pattern range

Katherine Hepburn would have loved these trousers with their ever-so-slightly masculine style. They sit just below the natural waist and hang straight down from the hip. Worn long and sassy, they have angled jeans-style front pockets and back patch pockets to give them a more modern feel.

Suitable Fabrics

A wool suiting, linen or a light weight denim make up beautifully in this classic shaped trouser.

You will also need a 6″ zip and button for the fly opening and interfacing for the waistband.

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The Viola Skirt

From the “Sew Me Something” pattern range

Viola is a gently flared A line shape with a separate curved waistband that has a contrast piping through the seam. The skirt lining extends below the main skirt and has a faced hem.

Buttons on both the outer side and the lining side of the button placket make the whole skirt reversible.

Suitable Fabrics

Light to medium weight fabrics such as printed craft cotton, linen, poplin, denim, lightweight wool suiting.

The contrast binding can be made from ready-made bias binding.

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A Fishy Pair Sewing Kit

This sewing kit contains everything you need to create your own Fishy Pair! In shades of lilac, grey and green superior wood blend felt, and cotton fabrics, also bright funky buttons and ric rac braid. They each have a hanging loop if you wish to hang them.

This kit makes two fishes. Easy-to-follow instructions with diagrams are printed on the packaging – just add scissors!

Contains: Felt, cotton, stuffing, thread, needle, pins, buttons, ric-rac braid and instructions.

Suitability: Age 8+ Skill level: ‘Easy-ish!’

This craft kit does not have pre-punched holes, and contains “proper grown up” needle and pins!

This sewing kit contains objects with sharp points. To be used under the direct supervision of an adult. Small parts may be hazardous. Not suitable for children under 8 years.

Approx Kit size: Grey fish – Height 12cm x Length 22cm – Green Fish – Height 15cm x Length 22cm

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Sandy Seahorse Sewing Kit

This sewing kit contains everything you need to create your own Sandy Seahorse! Sandy is made in pink superior wool blend felt, and is embellished with green felt seaweed, shells, beads and pearls.

Easy-to-follow instructions with diagrams are printed on the packaging – just add scissors!

Contains: Felt, stuffing, thread, needle, pins, buttons, beads, 3 shells, pearls, traditional string and instructions.

Suitability: Age 8+ Skill level: ‘Easy-ish!’

This kit does not have pre-punched holes, and contains “proper grown up” needle and pins!

This sewing kit contains objects with sharp points. To be used under the direct supervision of an adult. Small parts may be hazardous. Not suitable for children under 8 years.

Approx Kit size: Height 22 x Width 14cm

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