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Dealer Focus: Sew Something, Northampton

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In today's Dealer Focus, we visit Sew Something in Northampton, a community sewing centre with workshops, machines and all sorts of sewing supplies.


A passion sewing, quilting and crafting in Northampton Sew Something opened in February 2015. After a rather bumpy 2014 for founder Cathie, the decision to open a sewing shop happened over the Atlantic Ocean, on a flight from New York back home to the UK. She came to the conclusion it was time to do something that would bring more joy and passion into her life, and realised that anything to do with sewing was the way to go.


Sew Something prides itself in providing customers with a personal and friendly service. Staff love the fact that many of their regulars proudly bring back their finished projects, sharing what they've sewn!

An extensive stock of quality sewing products The store sells quality fabrics and accessories including zips, threads, Simplicity sewing patterns and ribbons. Beginning with fabrics and haberdashery, the s…

Dealer Focus: Leicestershire Craft Centre

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In this edition of Dealer Focus, we take a look at Leicestershire Craft Centre, Market Harborough – a fantastic high street sewing centre with workshops catering to all ages and skill levels.



Sewing courses, workshops and supplies in Market Harborough Having crafted from a very young age, Leicestershire Craft Centre owner Katharine Wright was keen to get back into sewing after having children, but couldn’t find any local sewing courses to attend – instead having to resort to travelling all the way to London! She recruited local artists and crafters to help tutor and polished up her own teaching skills, opening up shop in 2012.

Located right on the centre of the High Street in Market Harborough on the first floor above Monsoon, Leicestershire Craft Centre is just one of Market Harborough's wealth of independent shops and cafes. There are plenty of inexpensive car parks around the town, all of which are just a couple of minutes’ walk into the centre, and the town is also on the main…

Using the Hemming Set on the Brother CV3550 Coverstitch Machine with Sarah Payne

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I love a machine that grows as my needs do, and I really adore handy gadgets that make life easier and more fun. So I was delighted when I finally got the chance to play with the Hemming Set (XB2970001) I ordered as an extra for my Brother CV3550 Coverstitch machine. Basically, I had an alteration job to do, and I wanted to do it in the most professional-looking manner possible. Also, I had been waiting for an excuse to hide myself away and put this attachment through its paces.











The first thing to do was open the pack. There were four items and two sets of instructions. One set of instructions is for the four-thread Coverstitch CV3440 and one is for the five-thread Coverstitch machine CV3550 – the one I have. Therefore this can be used on both machines. I opened the instructions to find I had a choice of hem styles to experiment with, hem type A (a single fold hem) and hem type B (a double fold).





There are actually five elements in the hemming set. There is the hemming attachment whic…