Flo-Jo Boutique

Saturday, 20 December 2014

NEW Dressmaking course- January 2015

We are excited to announce that we have a new Dressmaking course starting in January.

We will be following one of the latest patterns by Colette; Dahlia. A gorgeously wearable dress with a number of variations in the skirt and sleeve.
Suitable for those with some dressmaking and sewing experience.
The focus will be on understanding patterns, measuring, fitting and finishing techniques, to produce a beautifully finished garment.
Sewing techniques will cover the use of a sewing machine and domestic overlocker.
You will need to bring your own fabric, we will provide the pattern, tuition and smiles!

We are really looking forward to making this dress in the new year, so come and join us and get 2015 off to a creative start!

Thursday 15th January 6:30-9pm
5 weeks

We are happy to advise on suitable fabric and obviously we have lots for you to choose from.
For more information visit our website or pop in and see us!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

DIY Honeycomb decoration

Why not add a little creativity to the run up to Christmas by making your own hanging honeycomb paper decorations.

All you need is:

Tissue paper
A4 paper
Glue stick
2 different coloured pens
Needle and thread

Draw a series of lines 3cm apart, alternating the colours.

Usin 6 sheets of tissue paper. Fold it into 8 rectangles and then cut them up so it makes 48 individual small rectangles.
Lay one down on top of your template.

Start by gluing along all of the green lines, then place another sheet of tissue down and glue along the opposite red lines. You must alternate the glue lines between each sheet. Repeat with all your sheets! 

Draw a circle that will fit within your rectangle and cut it in half. Stick one half onto the top of your tissue.

Carefully cut around your semi circle. The straight edge should be cut flush against the edge, but the curve needs to have a bit of an overlap. stick the other semi circle onto the other side of your tissue.

Open out your honeycomb to make sure it's not all stuck together.

Using a needle and thread, poke a whole in each corner and tie a knot that's 2cm away from the paper. This allows the ball to fan out properly without falling apart.

Curve round the honeycomb ball and glue the 2 semi circles together or you could paper clip them, if you wanted to be able to make them flat again for storage.


Saturday, 13 December 2014

New Fabric

This week we have a lovely selection of new fabrics for you. Ready to turn into Christmas presents, quilts or just as a little treat for your sewing box.

Cuckoo Calling by Dashwood £14 per metre

Pride Origami Oasis by Michael Miller £14 per metre

Oasis border Origami Oasis by Michael Miller £14 per metre

Bran by Kona Bay Fabrics £14 per metre

Imperial Collection by Robert Kauffman £15 per metre

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Flo-jo Boutique is the creative baby of Delia and Erika two seamstresses from Bristol specialising in lingerie and vintage styled garments. Designers of sewing kits and creators of sewing parties their shop in Bristol and online shop are home to a gorgeous range of quality fabrics and haberdahsery, craft kits, books and handmade gifts.