Journal

  • How to set up your permanent or temporary sewing space so it has the best ergonomics for you. Because the more comfortable you are at your machine, the more time you can spend sewing!

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  • Now that you have your ergonomic sewing space all sorted, it is time to find your perfect set of ergonomic sewing tools.Having specifically designed ergonomic tools for the job can certainly make your tasks easier and more enjoyable.

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  • This cotton has been fully produced on Australia’s East Coast and we are so excited about that! Read all about where this cotton has been from seed to fabric, ready for you to make into your own clothing!

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  • Wether you are just starting out on your sewing journey or you’ve been at the craft for years ,we thought the beginning of the year is a great reminder about sustainable + eco-friendly sewing.

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  • Here at Common Stitch HQ we are a small team.For the last few years it has just been the two of us, Ali and Charlie, running the show. As we grow as a business, we are also excited to grow our team!

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  • As more and more people are supporting sustainable fashion and sewing their own clothing, we need to think more about how we wash our fabrics and what we are washing them in. We are all thinking more about the end life-cycle of our garments, why not our washing detergent life-cycle too.

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  • Did you know that roughly 30% of the clothing produced is never sold? Crazy, right! When I stumbled across this statistic I was lost for words. There is so much information out there about the issues plaguing the fashion industry.

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  • 3 reasons why we love a made-to-order business model…. Longevity, Environmental and Social.

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  • When we designed our latest set of skirt patterns, The Fawn Skirt Set, we had envisioned music festivals in fields, long lunches and Sunday afternoon drinks with friends. Check out the Spoonflower fabrics we used to create our Fawn Skirt pattern rage!

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  • Want to start a new sewing project but are unsure of where to start? Start with our easy-to use project sheet.

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  • Learn the six simple steps to make produce bags with materials hanging around your house!

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  • Our five simple steps to make a simple scrunchie! Perfect to use up your fabric scraps and make for gifts

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  • Ever wanted to sew your dream garment, however you find out it has a zipper so you ditch your sewing plans before you go into a panic attack? We sure use to!

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