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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Women's Tui Pinafore Hack

Women’s Tui Pinafore Hack

Create your own Women's Tui Pinafore with this hack-handy guide! ...
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Tips for sewing buttonholes

You don't need to be afraid of buttonholes any longer! Follow this tutorial to create your own beautiful buttonholes to ...
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Tui Pinafore Bow and Loop Hack

Transform your Tui Pinafore with this great bow and loop hack ...
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How to make your own sewing labels

How To Make Your Own Fabric Sewing Labels

You can make fabric sewing labels using your home printer! Check out this blog for all the DIY tips and ...
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Up cycle and sew with Vintage fabrics

Inspiration, tips and advice to up cycle old fabric with your Below the Kōwhai sews ...
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Sewing with Autumn Inspiration

Cosy up to beautiful colours and tones with this Autumn inspiration for your Below the Kōwhai makes ...
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Tui Pinafore Ruffles Tutorial

Tui Pinafore Ruffle Hack

Follow this Tui Pinafore ruffle hack to create your own adorable shoulder ruffles using the existing pattern strap pieces! ...
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