• Ironing Board Cover Makeover

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    So I’ve been busy nesting lately. Except not with preparing a nursery or anything… instead I have been tarting up my sewing room. Obviously. Got my priorities sorted!

    I made this jazzy ironing board cover following this fab tutorial on the Tilly and the Buttons website. It was so quick and easy to stitch up! It basically ends up like one big shower cap which fits over the ironing board. Threading the string around the edge took a bit of patience, but I did it sat on the sofa in my PJs watching Nashville, which eased the pain!

    The fabric I used was a remnant on sale at Backstitch. I was obsessed with the colour and pattern as soon as I locked eyes on it. You might also recognise this fabric from inside the pockets of the Guise Pants I made recently (blog post here).

    Fitting the cover to my ironing board was a 2-man effort to get it perfect, and tied up nice and tight (shout out to husband for helping with this!).

    Et voila! A new ironing board cover which didn’t cost much at all to make, took very little time and skill, and adds colour and prettiness to my sewing room. Maybe this will mean that I will have a new found enjoyment of pressing now… or at least it will distract me from swearing when I inevitably burn my fingers in the future…!

    Happy pressing people!

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  • Black Friday Discounts At My Fav Online Fabric Shops!

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    Sorry to inflict this upon your bank accounts! The dreaded ‘Black Friday’ is here, and thought I’d give a listing of the offers at all of my favourite online fabric and pattern shops! Happy spending people!

    Fabric Godmother

    This is one of my favourite ‘go to’ websites for dressmaking fabrics. 10% off all fabrics on Friday!

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    Sew Over It

    A huge discount over at Sew Over It! Until midnight on Friday, so be quick! It also includes the ebook which I would definitely recommend. I’ll be making a Lola Coat from the ebook very soon.

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    Tilly and the Buttons

    25% off sewing patterns over at Tilly and the Buttons! Enter code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout. Eek!

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    The Eternal Maker

    There will be a huge 30% off everything on The Eternal Maker website all over the Black Friday weekend. So head over to the website for a look at their gorgeous selection of fabrics!

    Also, on Friday only they will be having a mega destash from their Instagram account @eternalmaker_destash, so head over there for some bargains and freebies!

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    Dragonfly Fabrics

    I’ve just been drooling over the boiled wools from Dragonfly Fabrics! They have 15% off AND free shipping with code BLACKFRI from 25th-27th November.

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    Backstitch

    My local Backstitch is will be kicking off their annual clearance sale on Black Friday. They will be clearing over 250 products (over 100 patterns, 100 fabrics and some yarn and habby too!), discounted at up to 40% off. So get head over to the website to have a browse!

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    Girl Charlee Fabrics

    Well known for their especially amazing jerseys, Girl Charlee have 20% off! No code needed, fabrics already have the 20% reduction. And the sale runs over the whole weekend.

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    Sew Essential

    And last but certainly not least, the lovely guys at Sew Essential have some great offers for Black Friday. Including these offers on patterns, and even an Adjustoform dress form discounted from £99 to £79! Head over to their website to take a look!

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    Happy shopping everyone!