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17th April 2019

how many books have you brought out and are they easy to follow.i find watching videos easier

17th April 2019


16th April 2019


About how many yards of inside and outside fabric for the Oilcloth Bag?

5th April 2019


When I joined I was given 2 free months but I seen where you charged my account was wondering how that works. Can you tell me about how long before delivery just an idea. Thank you

4th April 2019

Canadian leaves smocking project

Is it wise to overlock my top and bottom prior to gathering for pleats. Fabric is soft but fraying a little bit.  Thank you in anticipation f your help. Tina Derby

4th April 2019

Which sewing machine!!!

Please, please could I have some recommendations re, which computerised sewing machine you find good. I hope to purchase one and would value some guidance. Many thanks, Dawn

2nd April 2019

Need to find bundle for block of the month

1st April 2019

Was it my imagination did Debbie Shore said that we will be doing more dressmaking techniques?

Will Debbie Shore be talking about any dressmaking techniques?

29th March 2019

Fabric availability

I love the fabrics from the giveaway in Sept and I have googled the Craft Cotton Company (whose fabrics you used in projects on YouTube).  Since I am not a vendor, I cannot purchase from the Craft Cotton Company.  Does anyone know where in...

22nd March 2019


Please can anyone help me. Trying to make my granddaughter a stirred dress but nothing seems to go right especially the wavy lined elastic. Nothing I seem to do goes right. Before I lose my sanity please help me. Thank you. karen

12th March 2019


please could any one help me im trying to work out how many extra blocks ill need on the block a month quilt to fit a superking bed please

11th March 2019

how to work with silk

hi debbie i attempted to make silk pjs for my granddaughter.not very sucessful.the cut wasnt right and found it hard to sew.any tips to improve would be helpful.thank you julie

11th March 2019

Hello Everyone

Hi Debbie I've only just had a chance to watch your February live chat. Thank you for the feedback about my qiestion on patterns and material that I asked about in February. It was really helpful. I live in Basingstoke Hampshire, if...

6th March 2019

Sewing machine

Dear members i have been given a sewing machine but I can’t get it to work properly it is using different size stitching during one use...I don’t know how to adjust the tension. can anyone help advise..thank you. andrea xx

5th March 2019

Satchel. Feb project

ok so I cut out pattern but having trouble with the gusset it says to cut one lining and one main fabric but it isn’t long enough do I cut two and sew together ?  Same with the pocket gusset as well it says cut two lining fabric but...

4th March 2019

Fabric layout

I was going to make a dress in 150 wide fabric , on the paper pattern it said put to fold but on layout the fabric was not folded you have to turn over your pattern . Doing this you can not put all your peices on the fabric is there a way to do this...

2nd March 2019

March Videos

Is anyone else having a problem with the March videos?  There are 2 but when I run them they are both the same - they show the coffee /mug covers.  No sign of the tea cosy or oven mits for me ! Can anyone else see these pleas e 

1st March 2019

do you use the same needles as your sewing machine in an overlocker

1st March 2019

motion foot

what is a motion foot.i have a brother digital machine and a brother over locker.i was looking to buy an embroidery machine next.but if you can use this motion foot for quilting then perhaps i dont need an embroidery machine ?

28th February 2019

Help with different type and weights of material.

Can someone direct me to a site that explains the different types of material? For example 'Cotton Lawn', 'Popplin' etc.

27th February 2019

Travel document case

Any chance of getting a tutorial on making a travel document/ passport case? All this gorgeous weather is making me pine for a holiday & my current shop bought document case is on it’s last legs.

26th February 2019

How are you enjoying the sunshine?

I can't believe how warm it is, I did a bit of smocking in the garden today! What are you up to?   Debbie

24th February 2019

Hello from Adelaide

G’day all. I’m here visiting my daughter and family. Can anyone recommend a fabric store in the Adelaide area where I can buy something different from the stuff I can get in Scotland ?

23rd February 2019

I’m new to the club

Hi I have just joined can anyone tell me do you get patterns . I have been on u tube and seen Debbie and I have made some of her bags , but I’m new to this can anyone tell me how it goes than you  . Kath

22nd February 2019

just to say hello

21st February 2019

I wondered if anyone thought that you could try debbie’s Betsy Bag into a backpack style bag.

20th February 2019

hi from taunton som

hi everyone hope all is goinf well for you all , anyone in my area ?

18th February 2019

pattern for small dogs.

Hi Debbie please can you do some patterns for outfits for small dogs i have just got 3 recues ones and they need to be keep warm and would like to made them some nice warm ones and maybe some toys too lol.I think my new little ones need some very...

17th February 2019

Pattern sizing

Hi Everyone I've just watched Debbies instructions about the amount of material to buy for a pattern. My questions is when looking at the sizes do you go mby the largest measurement on your body for the material required. Ie if you're...

16th February 2019

Hi waer can i get all the tuesday tips from as i am not on facebook and would like to print them up

15th February 2019

Rainbow cushion

I am like a child in a sweet shop , just used my free motion foot and my first pattern piece , i am so. Enjoying learning new things thank you Debbie for your amazing teaching xx

11th February 2019


will you be posting videos like you do on you tube to follow

10th February 2019

Bosal Foam

I have bought fusable Bosal foam to make bags but when i iron it on the fabric becomes  wrinkley.  Why would it do this when it's purpose is to fuse it to fabric. Any suggestions.   Nina

4th February 2019

What new techniques pages would you like to see on the Half Yard Sewing Club?

What skills or top tips would you like me to cover for the club?

4th February 2019

What projects would you like to see on the Half Yard Sewing Club?

Why not leave an answer below? What would you like to see me make in the future?

4th February 2019

Welcome to my Ask a Member page!

Welcome to my brand new Ask a Member page! You can submit questions, attach an image if it helps explain your question, and explain your question further if you would like!