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Sustainable Sewing Competition

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Enter our Competition – Upcycle Recycle & Transform!

We are excited to announce our term 3 Sewing Competition!

Sustainable Sewing Competition - Image

HOW TO ENTER:

1. DESIGN YOUR UPCYCLING PROJECT (CLOTHING, BAG, HAT, CUSHION, TOY ETC) with your most innovative ideas for transforming an old garment into something new!

2. SEW YOUR PROJECT WITH YOUR BEST SEWING

3. POST YOUR BEFORE & AFTER PHOTO’S & YOUR STORY & INSPIRATION FOR YOUR PROJECT ON FACEBOOK & TAG MAREE PIGDON (or email it to maree@mareepigdon.com). Current adult & kids students, please leave your project at Rosewood Cottage for judging.

FIRST PRIZES:

* Adult current Maree Pigdon Sewing Adult Students – Private 2hr lesson with Maree!
* Kids – Free School Holiday Class at Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
* All other online community entries – Online Apron Sewing Course

ENTRIES CLOSE:
Friday 20th September 2019

Terms & Conditions Apply.

We look forward to receiving your entry!

If you would like to join our sewing classes you can book your place now while there are still a few positions left at:

www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

Our sewing classes are taught in a friendly, professional and uplifting environment.

We look forward to welcoming you into our sewing school!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

WINNERS – Sewing Competition Button Bonanza

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

We are delighted to announce our term 2 Button Bonanza Sewing Competition WINNERS!

If you would like to enter our next sewing competition follow us on social media to find out all the details!

ADULT STUDENT CATEGORY

FIRST PLACE – HELEN ATTARD!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Adult 1st Prize - Helen Attard

SECOND PLACE – LEAH WENDT!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Adult 2nd Prize - Leah Wendt

THIRD PLACE – ELAINE DALTON!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Adult 3rd Prize - Elaine Dalton

JUNIOR CATEGORY

FIRST PLACE – TILLY SCHOUTEN!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Junior 1st Prize - Matilda Schouten

SECOND PLACE – BROOKE BRISCOE!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Junior 2nd Prize - Brooke Briscoe

THIRD PLACE – WILLOW EVERTON-CRABTREE!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Junior 3rd Prize - Willow Everton-Crabtree

ONLINE COMMUNITY

FIRST PLACE – JENNI BOYLE!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Online 1st Prize - Jenni Boyle

THANK YOU TO OUR JUDGE – LESLEY DEANS!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Judge Thank you Lesley Deans

If you would like to join our sewing classes you can book your place now while there are still a few positions left at:

www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

Our sewing classes are taught in a friendly, professional and uplifting environment.

We look forward to welcoming you into our sewing school!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Linen Blend Fabrics

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Another fabric we expect to see on our Fabric Buying Bus Trip on Saturday 30th March is a Linen Blend.

Linen Blend Fabric 01

It is similar to 100% Linen with its key feature being the cool comfort linen provides, (which is perfect for hot climates) however linen blends have the wearability of its blended fabric and are significantly less prone to wrinkle than pure linen.

Linen Blend Fabric 02

It is similar to 100% Linen with its key feature being the cool comfort linen provides, (which is perfect for hot climates) however linen blends have the wearability of its blended fabric and are significantly less prone to wrinkle than pure linen.

Linen Blend 03

What is Linen usually blended with?

The blends are not often disclosed however its common for blends to contain cotton, rayon, polyester and sometimes viscose.

Linen/Cotton – Cotton softens linen and keeps the fullness of linen while reducing the wrinkles and keeping a crisp look.

Linen/Rayon – Rayon blended with linen creates a substantially softer fabric with more fluid drape and a subtle sheen from the rayon.

Linen/Polyester – Polyester helps linen to wash better, wrinkle less, and retain colour-fastness. Depending on the type of fabric, polyester usually softens the feel of linen as well, but in a synthetic way.

What can you make from Linen Blends?

Linen Blends come in a range of plain colours and prints, they are a light to medium weight fabric and perfect for dresses, skirts, tops, pants, suits and more!

Linen Blend Dress 01

Linen Blend Dress 02

Linen Blend Dress 04

Linen Blend Suit 01

Linen Blend Pants 01

Linen Blend Dress 05

Linen Blend Dress 03

When you join our fabric buying bus trip you will discover our top tip on how to cut linen blends to reduce the wrinkle even further.

If you would like to join us on our fabric buying bus trip click on the link below to book your seat before they run out!

BOOK NOW

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com