Closs & Hamblin

02/09/2021
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Make your very own Seasonal Wreath!

Wreaths have been used as popular household decorations since the 16th Century and are typically brought out at Christmas to celebrate the festive season. However, it’s now a trend to display an ornamental wreath all year round, a different one for each season! So, whether you make one adorned in flowers for the Spring or one covered in pumpkins for Autumn, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make and decorate your very own seasonal wreath.

16/08/2021
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Make your very own stocking in time for Christmas!

The Christmas stocking is an essential part of any well-decorated living room and with the festive season looming on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start crafting your very own handmade decoration. Our step-by-step guide below will take you through exactly what you need to do to make a truly beautiful stocking, whether it's for yourself, or a gift for a loved one.

17/06/2021
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The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 7, Episode 10

Just like that, we have reached the end of The Great British Sewing Bee! Over the last 10 weeks, 12 talented sewers have been whittled down to the final three; Rebecca, Raph and Serena! Last week was 1940's week, where the contestants faced yet another set of challenges inspired by the glamorous and thrifty styles of the decade. These included creating a pair of Oxford bags, transforming parachutes into glamorous dresses, and finally producing the perfect Made to Measure inspired by Dior's New Look. The Garment of the Week was awarded to Serena and we sadly said goodbye to Farie.

10/06/2021
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The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 7, Episode 9

Last week was movie week on The Great British Sewing Bee and the sewers faced another set of challenges inspired by iconic garments and techniques from the big screen. These included creating the dress worn by Baby in Dirty Dancing, transforming curtains into children’s playwear and finally producing a perfectly fitting dress inspired by the movie Dreamgirls. The Garment of the Week was won by Rebecca and we sadly said goodbye to Damien.

03/06/2021
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The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 7, Episode 8

Last week, the contestants returned to the sewing room once again for Winter week which saw the sewers create a men’s flannel shirt, transform scarves into a wearable garment, and finally produce a festive party dress, perfectly fit for any Christmas party! The Garment of Week was once again awarded to Raph, and we sadly said goodbye to Andrew.

27/05/2021
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The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 7, Episode 7

Last week on The Great British Sewing Bee, it was Reduce, Re-Use & Recycle week which saw the sewers create a gentleman’s waistcoat from old clothes, transform army surplus clothing into a woman’s garment, and finally produce a perfectly fitted dress out of old jeans. Farie handed over her Garment of the Week crown to fellow contestant Raph, and we sadly said goodbye to Adeena.

20/05/2021
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The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 7, Episode 6

We are now officially halfway through series 7 of The Great British Sewing Bee – time certainly does fly when you’re having fun! Last week was children’s week, which brought with it a whole series of new challenges; creating a classic romper suit, transforming wet suits into under-the-sea themed fancy dress costumes, and finally producing a perfectly fitting raincoat. The Garment of the Week was once again won by Farie (third time running!), and sadly we said goodbye to Adam.