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Celebrate our 5th Birthday!

Our Shop is turning 5 years old!
From the 6th November – 10th November we would like to celebrate with you for 5 days of fabulous offers in-store and online.

Instore Offers Only:

Karen will have 5 of her favorite fabrics at a special discount of 20% for the 5 days, just pop by our shop window to see whats on offer.

Any customer that purchases 3 or more sewing patterns from us during the 5 day event will be able to select a fourth sewing pattern FREE of charge from Karen’s handpicked selection.

Online & Instore Offers:

Selected sewing machines will be on special offer for the 5 days and any sewing machine purchased from us during this time will come with 3 FREE threads, a set of pins, a chalk marker, a tape measure and quick unpick courtesy of Karen Delahunty Ltd.

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The New Bernina 4 Series (Autumn 2018)

Bernina have launched their new 4 series sewing machines for Autumn 2018. The B480, B475QE and B435 are the three new machines which offer more power, speed and perfection.

Your creativity, your decisions: The B480, B75QE and B435 let you make all the creative decisions. Like choosing the stitch length and width or deciding the needle position. If you want the needle to be down when it stops, you can. All of this is conveniently located at your fingertips on the large, intuitive touch screen.

The 4 series machines have a bigger bobbin that holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins, which means fewer stops and starts. The bobbin is located conveniently at the front of the machine so there is no need to remove your project.

Accessories: A variety of Bernina presser feet or soles come standard on the 4 series machines, making it easy to do what you want to do. To keep them handy an accessory case is included. The B480 model comes with a magnetic see-through accessory box. Feet aren’t the only accessory included. There is a slide-on free-arm table that adds spacious support around the needle 4 bobbins and a dust cover complete the smart accessory package.

Stitches and letters: When you want more options a series 4 machine is for you. These machines offer over 150 to 250 decorative stitches and up to 5 alphabets and the B475QE is full of special quilting stitches.

Tension: Every aspect of the stitch, both seen and unseen, is perfected with optimal thread tensioning of the 4 series machine. Achieve permanent control of thread tension once it’s adapted to the thread and fabric. Even when sewing, the thread tension adjusts automatically. And the innovative Bernina hook keeps every stitch consistent and precise.

To order your Bernina 4 series machine today: Telephone: 01926 859 892 Order in store at: 80 Warwick Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1HL Purchase online: Here Or click one of the shop buttons below to find out more details and purchase your favorite 4 series.

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Bernina is celebrating their 125th Anniversary!

To celebrate Bernina have produced a 34-carat gold foot. It is the Bernina foot #1 and comes in a very special presentation box with a spool of golden metallic thread from Mettler. The foot is £100 including the presentation box.
This foot can be used for sewing however as gold is a soft metal it is likely to wear and this is not covered by any warranty. Available while stocks last.

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Cute Kitty plimsolls from Sew Magazine

If you’re looking for a project that you can start and finish within an afternoon, this simple design by Ruth Oliver will soon become a favourite. These cute little plimsolls will make the ideal footwear for babies who are starting to find their feet. Please follow our video tutorial and if you have any questions pop into our shop 80 Warwick Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1HL or give us a call at 01926 859892. All of the supplies used in this tutorial were bought at Karen Delahunty’s Sewing and Knitting Centre.

Thank you to Sew Magazine for providing us with this lovely pattern you can find this pattern and many other amazing designs here.

Before you start make sure you have all your pieces cut out.  I have already ironed the interfacing onto the heel and toe piece prior to the video.

What you will need

  • Template file
  • Printed pattern fabric
  • Medium weight denim
  • Felt
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Wadding
  • Elastic, 6mm wide
  • Embroidery thread

This pattern is for a size 0-6 months. But you can increase them by 10% to go up another 6 months.

Sew kitty plimsolls

Download the templates above and use them to cut the foot, sole and heel pieces, make sure that for the second shoe you reverse the sole to create both a left and right foot. Adhere the interfacing to the wrong side of fabric outer heel pieces and outer toe pieces.

Pin the lining and outer fabric pieces of one heel, right sides together, and sew along the straight edge with a 5mm seam. Flatten out and press the shorter outer edges in by 5mm, then topstitch to create a hem. Fold the top seam, with wrong sides together, and press. Topstitch 1cm down from the top edge to make a channel and thread a 14cm piece of elastic through it. Stitch securely at each end, then repeat for the other heel.

Pin the outer and lining fabric pieces of one toe, right sides together, and taking particular care around the ears, sew the top edge with a 5mm seam. Clip the corners and turn right side out, press, then topstitch around the ears. Repeat for the other toe. Using coordinating thread, embroider two eyes, a nose and whiskers on each piece, using satin and straight stitches.

Place the felt outer and lining fabric pieces of one sole, wrong sides together, with wadding sandwiched in between. Stitch closely around the edge to secure, and repeat for the other sole.

Pin one toe section to one sole section, right sides together, matching up the notches. Pin a heel section to the sole, aligning the notches and overlapping the toe by 2cm. Sew all around with a 7mm seam, back tacking to secure. Trim the seam with pinking shears and turn right side out. Hand sew the elastic ends of the heel to the inside of the toe piece to secure the opening. Repeat to create the other shoe.

For the bow, cut 5cm x 10cm of fabric on the bias. Fold the long edges to the middle and the two shorter ends to the centre. Pinch to create the shape and hand stitch in place. Sew a small piece of fabric around the centre and attach, as shown on the video.

Again thank you to Sew magazine and the designer of these shoes Ruth Oliver for providing us with these gorgeous shoes. We hope to see your responses.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas from the Karen Delahunty team!