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Sewing Tools & Equipment

  Colette Sewing Planner … The new Sewing Planners from Colette will be stocked by Sewbox and arrive very soon. The perfect Christmas present for your sewing friends or of course, yourself!  If you would like to reserve one e-mail me on  Introductory Offer £26.  Estimated arrival at Sewbox 24th October. Colette describes the […]


Stretch and Ballpoint Needles

by Leah Taylor on September 18, 2010

“Hi… I want to sew Hot Patterns’ Uptown Downtown Knit Dress and want to buy some new sewing machine needles at the same time, but I’m confused – what is the difference between stretch and ballpoint needles?” A customer e-mailed me today asking me about the difference between stretch and ballpoint needles, and I thought […]

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10 must-have items for a beginner’s sewing kit

by Leah Taylor on August 4, 2009

Learning to sew can be a daunting experience, especially when you’re looking at buying your equipment for the first time. There are so many sewing tools available, it’s hard to know what you need, what’s nice to have, and what’s more of a hindrance than a help. Here I have compiled a list of my […]