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Partaking Patrons Vol. VI

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 5!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [] for further information!




With two lovey ladies and two delightful projects, Britex is happy to showcase our newest Patrons! First up, welcome Carla Chao with her beautiful eyelet beach bag.

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Make a Tailor’s Ham & Sausage!

Image 10-finished-hamsPressing as you go always makes garments look more polished. A tailor’s ham is used when pressing curved seams, such as a bust or a hip seam. You can also use a tailor’s sausage to slip into a sleeve to press open that hard to reach seam in order to press it flat.  Kristiann Boos, of Victory Patterns made this tailor’s ham and sausage nifty tutorial and free pattern for UK blogger, Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons. Cover yours in scraps of butchly traditional plaid wool, or perhaps a bit of super cute Japanese cotton linen.

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