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Eco-sewing | wide elastic now in stock

We have added to our Eco-elastic range and now have 28mm and 40mm wide elastics, which are going to be a great choice for an earth-friendly waistband!

The 40mm wide flat elastic has a lovely soft feel to the surface, soft enough to wear directly next to the skin or can be channelled in a casing. It is made in Austria from 65% certified organic cotton and 35% natural rubber.

The 28mm wide flat elastic is, again, made in Austria from 50% certified organic cotton and 50% natural rubber. Both elastics are suitable for light to medium weight fabrics and available in ecru.

All of our Eco-elastics

Can be washed at 40°C

Are biodegradable & recyclable

Are plastic-free

Have a longer lifespan than comparable conventional elastic

Are tested against chlorine & heat

Comply with EU toy safety standards EN71-3 & EN71-12

 

 

 

 

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Eco Sewing | elastic

At last… there is an environmentally-friendly elastic made from organic cotton and natural rubber!

We are so happy to be able to add this elastic to our growing section of Eco-haberdashery. It’s a viable, responsible and ecological alternative to conventional elastics while doing exactly the same job! It’s made in Austria from certified organic cotton and natural rubber. There’s not too much more to say really…it stretches likes elastic, it behaves like elastic, it’s (happy) elastic!| THE DETAILS |

  • Designed in Germany
  • Made by a family-run business in Austria
  • Made using certified Turkish organic cotton & natural rubber from rubber plantations in Malaysia (without child labour!)
  • Environmentally-friendly; biodegradable, recyclable and of course, plastic-free
  • Longer lifespan than comparable conventional elastic
  • Tested against chlorine & heat
  • Complies with EU toy safety standards EN71-3 & EN71-12

 

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Merry Christmas!

We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all the love and support from the sewing community this year, you are an awesome bunch of humans!

We will be enjoying the festivities as a family over the Christmas period so there will be reduced customer and pattern support during this time. Please be a little patient but as always, you can email us at hello@mavenpatterns.co.uk and I’ll get back to you after I finish my mulled wine and mince pies!

We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a most fabulous New Year!

 

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The Somerset T-shirt | details

So, here she is…our newest PDF pattern, the Somerset t-shirt!

20-22nd December | This weekend, to celebrate the release of our latest pattern we will be donating 50% of all sales of THE SOMERSET T-SHIRT PDF pattern to refuge.org.uk in support of their work in providing refuge against domestic violence.

I have a thing for a bateau neck (or slash neck, if you prefer) t-shirt, always have, always will! I find the neckline is a really flattering shape and I have had various incarnations over the years all of which became staples of my daily wear. So, my mission for this pattern was to create an every day, hard-working pattern that would be a useful foundation piece for any capsule wardrobe.

The Somerset is a slim-fitting t-shirt, designed to fit closely fitted through the shoulders and bust area while skimming, rather than clinging to your body, through the hips and waist. As she is a multi-sized pattern in UK sizes 8-20, you blend between the sizes to create your perfect fit. She has been designed for knitted fabrics with approximately 40% stretch (around 5% elastane) but we have included a handy stretch guide in the pattern, to make sure your knit is suitably stretchy. The elastane content (Lycra and spandex are the same thing) will help your t-shirt retain its shape after wear.

And of course, we want you to get multiple uses from your pattern so we have 4 different sleeve options.

 

STRAIGHT SLEEVES | Opt for the classic 3/4 length or the long sleeve which is perfect as an everyday t-shirt or for layering.

BISHOP SLEEVES | make a statement with the cuffed bishop sleeve, which comes with a choice of a short cuff for a 3/4 length sleeve or use the deep cuff option for a full-length bishop sleeve.

SIZES UK 8-20 | SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED BEGINNER | designed for knitted fabrics with 40% stretch (approx 5% elastane)

| available as a PDF pattern for instant sewing fun! Paper pattern to follow soon |