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Why Crafts are the Best Hobby for You

You might be surprised to learn that crafts and other creative based hobbies are an excellent healthy choice! Did you know that spending quality time, focussed in on a project is ideal for calming your mind and helping your mental health. We know that we feel much better once we've spent some time making things, so why not try it yourself? It's easy to get started! The first thing you might like to do is research some beginner projects online - some simple ideas could include cushion covers, basic clothing items and curtains. Next, try to find a series of lessons or classes where you can take your own patterns and materials and a more experienced teacher helps you to make your items. This is great for building up basic skills which you might struggle with on your own. The great thing about craft based hobbies is the simple joy of being able to make totally unique and personal items which nobody else has. If you get realyl good, you could even sell your items, or give them away as presents and gifts for birthdays and Christmas!
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Where To Buy Fabrics and Materials

When you first choose a new project, part of the experience is finding and choosing the perfect fabrics and materials to make your special item with! If you are looking for a fabric shop Leicester we really recommend searching around here! There are lots of fabrics available for all levels of projects and designs. With a whole host of colours, textures, patterns and designs, you are sure to find the ideal fabric for your project. We recommend having a good look through the options available, or even speaking to an expert in the store, who will be able to advise about any unusual natures of the fabrics - for example, some are difficult to use on the bias, such as slippery fabrics. You need to find out if you require any special tools for working on this fabric, such as heavy duty sewing machine feet, or thread which will withstand firm use. These are all questions you should arm yourself with when shopping for fabrics! Think about the purpose of the fabric and what you are going to be making with it. Clothing will depend on seasons and type of garment, for example, skirts can often be made out of leightweight, floaty fabrics, whereas curtains and cushion covers could be a heavier material.
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Tradition Of Clothes Made With Skill & A Great Deal Of Love

Ah Christmas, with thoughts drawn towards the bustle of household activities such as food planning, buying, storing and yes . . . all that cooking. In days past, an added thrill was having separate wardrobe of clothes specially set aside for the Christmastide  – our family had a long tradition of bringing down from the …

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The Oncoming Season Calls For Special Party Makes

Ah the sounds and smells of the rapidly approaching Christmas and New Year season mean so much to us all for so many different reasons.  For the dedicated crafter, the season never actually seems to end.  From the start of each January, having put their ‘making boxes’ away in a cupboard for the last 3 …

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Those Design & Technology Classes At School Could Be Paying Off Today

To many families in the 1980s and 1990s the sewing machine was a strange item that they seem to recall one of their grandparents having sat on a table in the back room all the time.  Something that has been held in family folklore but never actually featured as a working item that could possibly …

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The Rise In Crafting Has Brought New Life To Sewing Skills

There is so much to be appreciated and learned from bygone days of sewing.  Sewing is the art of attaching the things with the help of needles and threads. Going back into the time, it can be said that this craft developed in the Paleolithic era. Before the spinning yarn was invented, the people of …

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How That Home Sewing Hobby Could Bring Lucrative Career Options

If you enjoy using that sewing machine and get excited and fulfilled the minute you look at a site that offers fabrics, patterns, laces, all sorts of threads, then why not think about taking up a sewing course ? It is all about the attainment of practical skills in today’s professional world – And with …

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The Joy Of Sewing Skills Enhances Relaxation Time And Brings Rewards

There are lots of different ways to learn to sew.  As with other crafts, it is often a skill which is passed down through generations, with mothers teaching their children how to do basic stitches and mend their clothing. On the other hand, you may find it easier to buy a book which teaches you …

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All The Vital Things A Beginner Needs To Know About Sewing Machines

Today, you will come across with a variety of sewing machines in the market and these sewing machines come in a variety of sizes, colors, sewing speed, sewing types, functions and features. So, finding the most suitable machine for your domestic production of clothing can be daunting at times. If you are very new in …

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Sewing and Getting a Perfect Seam – Edging Tips

Every tailor, be it an experienced one or a new comer, sometimes struggles and need guidance on keeping parallel lines of topstitching straight and neat . Getting a straight seam allowance is not that difficult task. Start the process by marking the row of seam allowance or topstitching from the edge of the fabric and …

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Different ideas for knitting projects – experienced and beginner knitters alike

You may be an old hand at knitting, you might just be considering starting your very first project.  Whatever your level of skill, there are a multitude of projects out there for you to have a go at. Jumpers and cardigans are a classic knitting project, ideal for all levels of ability and skill.  Whether …

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The extraordinary benefits of knitting for the mind and body

Knitting is the process in which a yarn is manipulated to create a fabric or textile. Sewing comes second. Or we can say that knitting is the first stage of stitching. According to various experts knitting has many health benefits too. Hand knitting is very beneficial for the people since it is found that people …

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Lacet is an established sewing business which looks at talking about the latest sewing technology, designs and machines. We aim to please our visitors by providing them with the latest in this area.

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Sew this long length of knitting to the tea cosy to form four loops, a bit like a flower. These loops make the hen\'s nest. Ideal for keeping the teapot and boiled eggs warm too, children really enjoy them. Taking less than an hour to make they do make a lovely surprise on Good Friday and Easter Sunday when you present someone a hard boiled egg for their breakfast that still has a hen sitting on top of it.

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