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Making A Fabric Face Mask by Gentleman Crafter

To Face Mask, or Not To Face Mask – Is It Really A Question?

Since this whole virus lark kicked off there has been much natter about ways to protect oneself and oft the topic of face masks crop up. So, I thought I’d put on my rational filter and go check some info out – long story short, I ended up making some and this post talks about those too.

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Today I would like to share a tale of serendipity and chance that will be leading to a new series of blog posts, eventually.

It’s quite a long journey so you may like to grab a brew before you dive in.

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A Quick Teaser

February 9, 2019 — 9 Comments

So, in November last year, I stumbled across an awesome product that folks with electronic cutting machines, and perhaps others, are going to LOVE – especially if you want to make wallets or handbags.

I, therefore, set to work testing it with a simple project that I made in Canvas Workspace, cut on my Scan N Cut, hand stitched together and am pleased to be able to share those results …

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I am very pleased to announce the next confirmed venue/location for an All Counties Craft Challenge group workshops.

This time it is for Abakhan Fabrics in Mostyn, Flintshire! :)

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Hi All :)

Sometime ago I gave you a rough overview on how to make a simple tote bag. Before this I was on TV promoting sewing machines and a booklet that I had created to show how to make five different handbag styles.

I have decided to offer up the digital print-at-home version of that booklet for sale via the shop for £2

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Fabric Friday hasn’t been around for a while but I’m pleased to say that I’ve literally been doing nothing else but see for two days … progress at last!!

I therefore thought that it would be nice to remind you (and me) of projects that I need to finish and those that I am about to embark upon.

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Hello and welcome to another Fabric Friday. This week I thought that I would try something different and see if anyone would like to take part in a sort of a sew-along with me.

I recently purchased a jelly roll and thought that I would create a simple foundation paper piecing pattern that we can all have a go at – and hopefully I will be able to share my finished piece, along side yours in a future Fabric Friday post.

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So what is this? I’m talking of Winter as we are going through some of the hottest days of summer?!

Well, it’s not quite as mad as it seems.

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Hello again, and welcome to another Fabric Friday! :)

Now, you were probably expecting me to be showing you the finished project from last week’s post however, on time honoured tradition, I appear to have been distracted by another technique, lol!

This week I have been having another go with foundation paper piecing.

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After completing the recent run of Fabric Friday Fat Quarter Fun blog posts I left you with a picture of some of the leftover fabrics.

This week, instead of buying more fabric, I decided to give a new project a go using that leftover stash.

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