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Tilly Walnes may need no introduction to many of you. She featured in the first series of The Great British Sewing Bee and, even then showed a talent for design and sociability. These characteristics have since been developed into a business, “Tilly and The Buttons”, which is renowned for beautifully designed jargon-busting patterns. Lizzy started selling these early on in the life of “Make” and has now expanded the range thanks to the early popularity of the designs. The instruction booklet is clearly illustrated and each step-by-step stage carefully explained. If you are a beginner to dressmaking then don’t be...

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As an ex primary teacher, this is the time of year when my mind goes to new classes, new timetables and new beginnings! I have just returned from holiday and I had a spring in my step walking into the shop today, full of those same exciting thoughts and eager to go! The shop is looking fantastic and there are many samples of projects to have a go at this coming autumn. The autumn workshops are booking up quickly and there is an excitement in the air.   This season, Lizzy is offering a growing variety of skills and levels...

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Since Make opened its doors in November, it has been important to Lizzy to listen to the thoughts and respond to the needs of her customers when making decisions as to the future direction of the shop. Following on from this, deliveries arriving during the last few weeks have caused a flurry of excitement for customers and staff alike. These have included fabrics, dress patterns and lacy zips (huge excitement here!).  Let's first look at the fabrics  The above is from Atelier Brunette.This collection offers an authentic range of timeless prints and colours that are very easy to wear. Feeling...

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  Sewers up and down the country have been on high alert these past several weeks as it is “that” time of year again – The Great British Sewing Bee is back on the BBC! Conversations have been focussed on baby grows, bras and peplums as well as the new presenter, time restraints (more of that later!) and, of course, Patrick’s hair. Here at Make, we have been enjoying the excitement of building a community of crafters since our opening in November 2015. This has included a special evening on a Wednesday from 7-9pm called Make Creatives. Each week, the...

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Hello all,  I thought you all needed a little bit of an update on the progress of Make at 140 Vauxhall St and how things are rolling over there.  We are getting really excited now for phase one of the opening of Make.  Phase 1 - we are so keen to make you guys some delicious coffee and Lou is so excited to get baking, we are opening the Cafe on Tuesday 10th November at 9am. We are baking cakes in house, using delicious Owen's Coffee and offering yummy fresh soups, sandwiches and delicious lunches.  Phase 2 - will be...

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