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Sew Fabulous

Chinelo - A finalist in the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee 2014 - has joined up with us to offer you simple tips, fun ideas and a unique approach that will inspire you to get creative with your sewing!

Hi everyone,

I have teamed up with Create and Craft to inspire and encourage you to give sewing a go! I want to encourage you, if this is your first time or your 22nd time using a sewing machine, don't stick to the rules, if you make a mistake look for the beauty in them, those mistakes will soon become discoveries!


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Creating Embellishments

Jazz up your old clothing by creating and stitching on your own unique embellishments.

Making a button hole

Discover step-by-step how to make professional-looking button holes.

Chinelo Shows You How

These eye-opening video tutorials offer an insight into Chinelo's distinctive approach to pattern-free dressmaking. You too can achieve spectacular results with expert hints and tips from Chinelo, including the essential tools of the trade, as well as her personal advice on getting creative… learn how to turn your mistakes into something beautiful!

Fitting a hem

Learn to fit flawless hemlines, with Chinelo demonstrating every step of the way.

Fabric & Fabric Care

Chinelo will teach you how to work with and care for velvet, achieving the best results possible.

Sewing a zip

Using Chinelo's tips, learn to sew an invisible zip into a garment.

Filmed at Tily Rose Craft Studio in Peterborough