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Scrap Busting Scrunchie Tutorial

Follow this Scrunchie Tutorial to create the perfect hair accessory to coordinate with all your Below the Kōwhai makes ...
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Apply interfacing

applying iron on interfacing

Iron-On Interfacing is easy to apply, but if done incorrectly will result in bubbled fabric. Watch this video tutorial for ...
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Using Bias Binding Tutorial

Create smooth finishes with enclosed seams with this bias binding tutorial ...
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Kauri Dress lining hack

Our Kauri Dress sewing pattern comes with some of the most beautiful internal facings you'll sew, but if lining is ...
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Below the Kowhai Paper Pattern

shipping and delivery

We are excited to be offering printed paper patterns and shipping on a selection of our most popular patterns ...
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Awhi Coat pdf sewing pattern

How to use the Word Awhi

You can use the word Awhi in your everyday language at home, here's how: ...
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Embroidered Wall Hanging

Our embroidered Pepeha wall hanging

Over the last 3 years I have been working on an embroidered quilt to tell the story of our ancestors ...
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Sewing for mental health

Aotearoa New Zealand Resources

I invite you to enjoy these uniquely New Zealand resources to enrich your world view and love of our land ...
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Different types of elastic

top 3 types of elastic

When sewing, it's important to know that not all elastic is created equally ...
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Below the Kowhai Pet Bag sew along

Pet Friends Sew Along Round Up

Thank you for joining in last weeks Pet Friends Bag Sew Along! Here is a round up of all things ...
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below the kōwhai sew-along details

Current sew along: *finished* Pai Rawe set - 3rd - 6th December 2019 Sign up in the form below to ...
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Behind the Scenes Story Book of Below the Kōwhai

below the kōwhai story book

This is a never seen before glimpse into life behind the scenes at Below the Kōwhai and what it looks ...
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