We’re so excited to introduce our brand new fabric kit. We’ve decided to combine one of our most popular patterns, The City Trousers, with a fabulous fabric kit that will give you everything you need to make your dream pair of trousers.
About The City Trousers
Effortlessly stylish, the City Trousers re imagine the contemporary, cigarette fit with a minimalist chic flair. A narrow waistband with an invisible zip at the back creates the ultimate body-slimming silhouette. With easy to insert side pockets and optional side slits at the hem, this astoundingly versatile pattern is fit for any level of sewing experience.
UK sizes 6 - 22
Beginner - Intermediate
We’ve handpicked a beautiful fabric for your version of The City Trousers to ensure you get the best and most comfortable fit possible. A deliciously soft crepe in two colours (soft blush and denim) has been selected from Lady McElroy’s “Sydney” fabric range. The soft blush and denim tones are so wearable, working well with a range of garments for both day and evening. Consider a crisp white shirt for the office or adopt autumn/winter’s trend for layering with chunky jumpers and capes for a chic weekend style. The crepe fabric has a slight stretch (6% spandex), which will make your City Trousers feel and look amazing on.
Available in two stunning colours, The City Trousers Kit includes 2.2 metres of high-quality Samba Crepe (94% poly / 6% spandex).
When you purchase your limited edition fabric kit, you can choose from Blush or Denim. Please note, colours may look different on your monitor. The model is wearing the Denim colour.
If you already have purchased The City Trousers sewing pattern, don’t worry, we’ve included an option to purchase the kit without the sewing pattern.
Each fabric kit contains the following:
Fabric information: 94% Polyester, 6% Spandex 4-Way Stretch Samba Crepe. Machine wash 30 degrees / iron low heat. Pre-wash fabric before use.
These fabulous fabric kits are limited edition so please order now to avoid disappointment. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like a swatch of this fabric, just let us know which colour.
Our brand new e-gift cards are the perfect present for the avid seamstress in your life. Available online only the e-gift cards can be spent on any of our printed sewing patterns, kits and workshops *
Available in different amounts, you can choose an e-gift card to be sent directly to the recipient or to yourself. And, the amount doesn't have to be spent in one transaction – the balance can be carried over, meaning there's no pressure to spend it all at once.
If you know someone who loves to sew or wants to start sewing, and you're really not sure what to get him or her, choose an e-gift card from The Avid Seamstress. Your special someone will be able to choose from a range of fabulous sewing goodies no matter what skill level they're at.
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We love hand cream but find ourselves going without as we don't want to stain our fabrics or patterns as we pack them, meaning dry hands! Until we discovered SEAMS Couturiers Hand Cream! Originally created for seamstresses to help mend and moisturise their dry, pinpricked, hardworking hands without leaving an oily residue on fabrics.
SEAMS absorbs instantly is non-greasy and a must for very dry, rough distressed hands. We are in love! Perfect and pretty to keep next to you while crafting or as a special gift for someone special.
This wondrous hand cream is widely recognised for its mending, softening and deeply moisturising properties. With a Biomimetic Lipid Complex, SEAMS instantly penetrates the skins epidermal layer to help lock in moisture and leave skin feeling exceptionally soft, supple and smooth.
Give hardworking hands the SEAMS touch
Natural Ingredients help –
Moisturise with Oat Beta Glucan and a Biomimetic Lipid Complex
Soften & Restore with Macadamia & Rosehip Oils.
Nourish & Smooth with Shea Butter & Allantoin
Hydrate & Protect with Pro-vitamin
Even Skin Tone with Swiss Garden Cress
Strengthen Nails with Hydrolysed Keratin
Comfort with Fragonia Oil and SEAMS Signature Scent.
Absorbs Instantly – Non-Greasy
Paraben Free, Made In The UK
How to use
Massage into hands and nails throughout the day and before you sleep, soothing into dehydrated and sore areas of skin to help seal in layers of moisture.
With Shea butter, Macadamia and Rosehip Oils, Pro-Vitamin B5, Beta Glucan and Fragonia Oil. MADE IN UK Paraben free. 97% natural.
SEAMS key ingredients are naturally active and paraben free. Each one has a positive role to play:
Moisturising – softening – Protecting
This non-greasy, deeply moisturising butter softens and smoothes even the driest of skin types. It has been used for centuries and contains natural allantoin renowned for its skin-soothing properties.
Macadamia and Rosehip Oils
This blend of natural oils strengthens, restores, conditions and softens skin due to the presence of omega-3 and omega-6.
A luxurious blend of oils that are easily absorbed to penetrate the layers of damaged skin and helps to strengthen and replenish the moisture barrier. The oil also contains Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids which restore, condition and soften skin.
This powerful antioxidant helps to protect the skin from environmental damage, reduces scarring and repairs damaged skin.
Hydrating -Repairing – Anti-Ageing
A refined active ingredient from oats that help to reduce the visible signs of ageing, protects and moisturizes skin and helps to stimulate collagen production which strengthens and promotes skin repair.
Mending – Calming
A new Australian, beautifully fragrant essential oil, that is naturally anti-microbila, perfect for mending and soothing broken skin. Fragonia’s lovely, light scent is also known for its mood balancing properties.
Strengthens nails – Moisturises skin
This unique active ingredient, obtained from wool, helps to moisturise and repair and protect damaged skin and strengthens nails dry damaged nails.
Swiss Garden Cress
Evens Skin Tone
This powerful antioxidant with skin lightening properties specifically targets and fades visible age spots, without affecting the surrounding skin. It helps even skin tone and keeps hands looking young.
Protect – nourish
Protects and nourishes and makes dry skin softer and more elastic, has anti-inflammatory properties and helps soothe irritated skin.
Maintain moisture balance – Hydrate – Soften Skin
A highly effective humectant dervived from Palm Oil that helps maintain the moisture balance and hydrate parched skin. It is one of the oldest and respected skin moisturisers.
ACTIVES: Panthenol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oils & Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Hydrolized Keratin, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract & Soy Isoflavones, Beta-Glucan, Agonis Fragrans Branch Leaf Oil.
Probably the most beautiful pins on the planet, these are such a pleasure to work with and your project looks pretty too - what's not to love?
The pins slide through your fabric and the flat head is convenient for machine stitching and ironing. The long pins can hold together many layers of fabric.
Each pack contains 20 pins.