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  1. Sewing animal themed pattern weights :)

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    Things you will need:         

    ~Fabrics

    ~Threads & needle

    ~Rice 

    ~Felt pieces and string (for faces & tails)

    ~buttons for eyes (optional)

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    1) cut out an equilateral triangle template (on paper) and divivde into 4 triangles  ^as shown above^. Then cut out the fabric to the 

    template.

    2) !DO ANY STICHING NOW AS IT'S EASIER THAN WHEN THE WEIGHT IS SEWN UP! - Apart from buttons

    3) Turn your fabric right side up and hold two corners and fold over so the pattern is on the inisde. pin together and if you're making a bird or somthing that needs a beak place it in the seam before sewing and it should look like this:

    or if your'e making something with ears on the side trap one ear in this seam.

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    4) If you're using buttons as eyes sew them in now and then fold the neighbouring corners over and sew up (trapping the second ear or the comb of the chicken)

    5) By now you should have 2 of the 3 sides sewnup and the right sideof the fabric should be facing inwards.Next sew up most of the last sidebut leave a gap big enough for you to turn it the right way out.

    6) After turning them the right way out, fill with rice ~make sure no to fill too much~ and then neatly stitch up the hole :)

    ~FINISHED

     

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  2. Dressmaking classes at Flo-Jo

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    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!