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IMG3 My Big Cutting TableIf you want to sew but never seem to do it, maybe it's your space that's the problem. Here are some clever hacks to fix YOUR sewing space.

SquarepicA visit to London is the perfect time to enhance one's stash. Constance takes us on a tour of the city's best places for fabric shopping!

decor13Gina shows us how to make needlework buttons inspired by a Victorian dressing gown - good buttons can raise an average gown to astounding.

stouache-iconSoutache is a fantastic looking Victorian trim. Even better, it offers a huge visual impact with relatively little work attached to it!

SquarepicIn part two, Polly looks at the development of fabrics, dyes and fastenings, and when they became part of popular fashion.

SquarepicChoosing a sewing machine can be overwhelming. Lisha explains what to look for when buying and advises on the features you'll really use.

LaceApplique   1Lace fabric makes dazzling headwear for many historical periods. Here are several projects that use lace fabric to its full advantage. 

squarepicWhat fastenings, fabrics, techniques and accessories can you use? Polly has a timeline of new fashion inventions.

squarepicUnless your garment is fully lined, it's important to finish the seam allowances so the raw edges won't fray. Lisha shows us seven options.

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