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    My name's Ella, and I've come to Flo-Jo's for work experience,and during that time, I've made a little fabric bird called 'Bird Box' by Buttonbox, suitable for children 8 and above. Even though I only made one, you can make about seven little birds with the contents inside!

    When you open up the Bird Box, there is everything that you need - it even comes with scissors (that do cut well) and templates at the end of the instructions. The small fiddly things come in their own box so nothing gets lost. 


    The instuctions don't have many pictures and are a little difficult at first, but soon enough it's clear of what you need to do. Thanks to little tips it's easy to understand. It has a wide variety of fabrics of lots of different colous so you can customize your bird to how you want, in your own way. What I did like was that the instructions aren't very strict and encourage you to experiment with different designs.


    Even though the packaging isn't so eye catching, in only two colours, it's a lot more fun than it looks.

    When you've made up seven little birds you can string them all together and hang them.

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  2. We've been busy in the Flo-Jo workshop lately, working on our Spring/Summer wardrobes! Our Bettine dressmaking class completly booked up and it was lovely to see that the Tilly and the buttons dressmaking pattern works really well in lots of different fabric prints.photo 1 (14)

    We've still got a few of the prints available in store and online, check out our cotton prints here.photo 2 (13)

    Everyone chose to add the pockets which is one of the our favourite details of this pattern, another detail worth pointing out is that there are no need for zips or buttonholes.photo 3 (11)

     To make the Laurel dress in our 5 week course we teach you some more intricate sewing techniques such as how to draft your own facing for a neckline, how to sew set in sleeves and sewing darts to add shape to this lovely and easy to wear shiftdress.photo 5 (8)

    These ladies also mastered the concealed zip, or "secret zip" as they renamed them! photo 4 (11)

    Dark denim chambray £7.20 per meter.photo 2 (12)

    This sunny broidery anglaise is perfect for this time of year £15 per meter. Jo lined her dress with our plain mustard viscouse.

    If you are interested in doing one of our sewingclasses do have a look in our workshop section on the website and sign up to our news letter to make sure you don't miss out when we add new classes!