Tutorials

  1. How To: Measure Your Body

    When you begin dressmaking, and on any course you take you will be shown, one of the most important tasks before you start is measuring your body! Lets face it, no one particularly wants to measure their body for the silly fear of maybe growing an inch or two around the waist, but if you want to make the perfect...
  2. How To: Make a Watermelon Felt Key Chain

    If you are looking for a way to keep your children entertained for hours on end so that you can enjoy some quiet time catching up on your soaps, I'm here to help. Here is a how to tutorial to make a felt key chain. My tutorial will teach you to make a watermelon slice, but obviously you can adjust...
  3. How To: Make A Fleece Hat

    One of the fabrics that our customers here at Calico Laine love is our fleece; we carry this in so many different colours and patterns that we often get comments about being spoiled for choice both in-store and online. If, like me, you are someone who works with fleece a lot, you might often find yourself with small scrap pieces...
  4. Sewing Tutorial from Guest Blogger, Lisa Sheridan

    Here, at Calico Laine we love nothing more than seeing what gorgeous creations our customers come up with. Over the years we have been awed and inspired by the wonderful (and yes, sometimes weird!) designs which have been showcased both on our website and our social media channels. We know that many of our customers, some with many years experience...

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