Top 5 Tools for the Cricut Beginner

Hopefully, having read the first in this blog series, ‘Which Cricut Should I buy? 2021, you already have a decent idea of which machine you want to buy- or maybe you’ve already bought one! As I mentioned before, there are some essential tools that you’ll want to invest in to make your Cricut crafting experience just that little bit smoother. But it can be a bit overwhelming- from choice to the cost of each- especially if you’re new to the Cricut world. So, for the second of my blog posts in collaboration with Hobbycraft*, I’m going to cover the top 5 tools for the Cricut beginner. Let’s start with no. 1 and in my opinion, one of the most important ones to get!

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Coat Sewing for Beginners: Tips and tricks to get a great finish

Last year I embarked on a sewing saga making my namesake coat, the Rumana coat (By Hand London). It was one of those slow and steady projects, with toiles and tribulations- but the end product was something I was really really proud of. Apart from the actual pattern itself, there’s a few things that I learnt along the way which stepped my sewing up a notch, giving it a really clean and crisp finish. So, I thought I’d share the top 5 tips and tricks I learned to get a great finish. I should add though- these are speed tailoring techniques I picked up from my research, combining a bit of traditional tailoring with some short cuts.

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