5 swoon-worthy sewing supplies!

Every now and then it’s great to spruce up your makes with an extra touch, whether that’s a bit of applique, a fancy button or some eye-catching trim. We’ve rounded up 5 excellent embellishments for your next sewing project and couldn’t wait to share them with you!

1. Free as a bird

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Finish your makes with this large swallow patch. It would make a great addition to the back of a jacket, a bag, or even a hat. The bird measures 17cm wide (beak to tip of wing)
and 11cm high (wingspan). Simply sew on by hand or machine for an eye-catching statement piece.

£5.50, www.brightonbabe.etsy.com

2. Button it!

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This botanical and seashore porcelain button set was designed by Caroline Barnes in the UK. Each handmade porcelain clay button is 38mm wide and decorated using platinum and coloured decals with a glazed finish. The images are created from Caroline’s illustrations and photographs, inspired by vintage prints, botanical drawings and the stunning seashore of Dorset.

£10 for four, www.shopbeyondmeasure.co.uk

3. Look sharp

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Wear your craftiness with pride by adding a bronze metal brooch to your outfit. Our top pick is this pair of scissors decorated with delicate leaves and flowers. The brooch measures 60x20mm and is wonderfully detailed; there’s even a tiny screw on the hinge! It would look great on a handmade jacket.

£15.25, www.textilegarden.com

4. Fringe benefits

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Tassels are the trim of the summer and we love these earthy shades of 50mm Italian woollen tassel fringe. We suggest placing them on the hem of a dress, skirt or kaftan for added boho vibes. They’ve also been seen on beach totes and scarves, so the possibilities are endless!

£8.42 per metre, www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk

5. Give us a hand

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These ‘HANDMADE’ woven labels are 2.5cm square with extra seam allowance at the top ready to install in the neckline or side seam of your latest make. They’d add a special touch to handmade presents such as quilts, bags or children’s clothes as well as full-size garments.

$6 for five, www.kylieandthemachine.shop

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