SEWING NOTIONS: Ready To Wear Methods

May 28, 2015


  From my time at fashion college I became aware that two types of sewing ideologies existed – those for domestic sewists and those for clothing industry professionals. I found this surprising at the time, but on reflection there was a reason for the two quite different approaches. Home dressmakers had passed down their traditional […]

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November 25, 2014

Patterns in a row

Yes, I  know the online sewing community is really, really nice and supportive and there is heaps of room for everyone but I feel just a little awkward about gate crashing the sewing party. So, think of these initial posts as my way of formally introducing myself – It’s only polite. So far, I’ve discussed […]

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November 24, 2014


Have you noticed that the Paper Scissors Pins mantra is: Sew, Wear, Love? When we create for ourselves and others, we give the most valuable gift of all – our time. For me, Sew, Wear, Love is a nice little reminder of why I love ‘handmade’. It reveals my motivation around sewing and also conveys […]

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November 20, 2014

PSP drawings shot

My love affair with sewing and design began in my early teens. Spurred by a lack of money and the desire to wear something different to go out in that weekend, my enthusiasm for designing and creating my own clothes never tired. I was so passionate about creating clothing that I eventually ended up working […]

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WELCOME – And My First Blog Post!

November 19, 2014

Paper Scissors Pins welcome

Ok – so let me bring you up to date with my story so far… It has been a long time in the making – a few years in fact – of lurking on the internet, getting more tech savvy, following fantastic sewing bloggers and sewing pattern designers all over the world and dreaming up […]

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