Sewing for mental health

Lockdown Sewing

Lockdown sewing became essential for New Zealanders when the world went into lockdown. Sewing machines were dusted off and put ...
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Kauri Dress A-line Hack

Follow this Kauri Dress hack to create your own A-Line, button through dress using only the existing pattern pieces! ...
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Tipa Dungaree Skirt Hack

Follow this Tipa Dungaree hack to create your own on-trend Tipa Skirt using only the existing pattern pieces! ...
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Sewing pattern and notions

Design a Home

Design a home with this school holiday activity and spot prizes! ...
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Sewing with Spring Inspiration

Spring Inspiration sewing

Inspired by the vibrancy of this season, my Spring inspiration colour palette is a mix of soft pinks with animated ...
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Elastic Cuff Hack

Elastic Cuff Tutorial Hack

Create an elastic cuff with our quick and easy tutorial and transform your handmade garments! ...
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Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai

How to use the word Pai

You can use the word Pai in your everyday language at home, here’s how: ...
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Kauri Dress by Below the Kowhai

Sewing with Winter Inspiration

Winter inspiration can be found in a hushed palette of blues in Prussian, denim, navy and indigo ...
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Rata Top sewing pattern by Below the Kowhai

Sophie’s Rātā Top Adjustments

Let's discuss my personal fit adjustments. This ones dedicated to all of the fit-geeks out there. It's nice to know ...
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Woven and Knit fabric

From Woven to Knit Fabric

Can you sew your favourite woven pattern in knit fabric? ...
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Knit Pohutukawa Dress Tutorial

Knit Pōhutukawa Dress Tutorial

Transform your garment into a knit Pōhutukawa Dress with this tutorial. Crushed velvet dress, anyone? ...
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Kauri Tree

Kauri Tree Origins

The gigantic Kauri Tree is the inspiration behind one of our most popular patterns. Learn more about its importance and ...
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