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Eve Tokens

Eve Tokens (aka The Creative Curator) is a fashion designer, creative pattern cutter and sewing pattern designer.

Eve graduated with a 2:1 in Fashion Design from the University of The Creative Arts in the UK, has a BTEC diploma in Creative Pattern Cutting, a Foundation Degree in Art & Design from Wimbledon College of Art and gained extensive experience in the fashion industry by interning and freelancing for London based fashion brands - Hardy Amies, Roland Mouret, Peter Pilotto and others.

As well as running her own small sustainable fashion brand, Eve has more than 25 years experience sewing and making clothes for herself and family members.

Three Alternatives To Velcro (For When You Need To Remove It)

Velcro is often used as a fastening for clothing, but there are many other options available that can be used if velcro is not your thing. I know that when I’ve recieved something with velcro as a fastener, I quickly look for a something that I can replace it with. Mostly because the loop tape ends up catching on other garments and ruining them, so …

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How To Make Clothes – And Reasons You might Want To!

Making clothes is something that fills me with joy. Whether I’m designing and making my own using self drafted patterns, or sewing something up using another pattern designer’s pattern, knowing how to make clothes is one of the most rewarding skills that I know of. In this article I’m going to cover the various reasons …

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Sewing Pattern Storage Ideas: How To Organize Sewing Patterns!

The more you sew your own clothes, the more sewing patterns you will end up with, but what is the best solution for all those PDF sewing patterns that you’ve printed out over the years? What about all the patterns that you’ve purchased in physical form too? With the envelope and accompanying instruction booklet? And …

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My Spring Sewing Projects (March, April and May 2022)

Every year I mean to write an article about spring sewing projects and every year I forget until it’s too late. Not this year! I’m currently sewing up a storm so that I have some summer clothing to wear and I’m sharing the different sewing patterns that I’m using as well as details on the …

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What Is Stitch In The Ditch (And How To Do It For Garment Sewing)

Today we’re looking at what stitch in the ditch is, and how to do it, because it’s a great technique to use when sewing your own clothing. As well as being used for garment sewing, stitching in the ditch is also used for quilting, whether machine quilting or hand quilting. What Is Stitch In The …

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How To Clean And Oil Your Sewing Machine

When it comes to sewing machine maintenance, knowing how to clean and oil your sewing machine is something everyone who owns a sewing machine should know. That’s not to say you shoud never be taking your sewing machine to be serviced, but maintaiing the health of your machine at home will mean less damage to …

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What Is Elastane: Elastane vs Spandex vs Lycra

If you’ve ever worn an item with stretch factor in the fabric, chances are that you’ve worn elastane. But what is elastane and how does it differ from other stretch materials like spandex and lycra? And is elastane toxic to wear or perhaps sustainable? That’s what this article is about! What Is Elastane? Elastane is …

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9 Professional Sewing Tips For A Superior Finish To Clothing

I’ve got a lot of fabulous sewing tutorials on the website which will help anyone new to sewing get started, but for those who are a little more practiced and want to know how to sew high quality clothes I thought a quick guide covering some more professional sewing tips was in order. These are …

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