Monday, 31 July 2017

Tutorial Tuesday: Bow Back Dress, plus GBSB Ticket Giveaway!


A unique and fun summer dress is always a great find, and this Bow Back Dress Tutorial by Melissa of Melly Sews is perfect! With the right accessories, this versatile sundress is ready for almost any occasion including weddings, beach trips, summer BBQs, nights out. I love this tutorial because Melissa takes you every step of the way with her thorough instructions and links to helpful resources. Happy Sewing!
The bow on this dress isn't just cute, it's practical! If you attach the bow in just the right spot, it provides the much needed coverage of your bra strap. Also, to keep everything secure, the middle of the bow snaps around your bra, holding everything in place and giving the bow it's fun shape.

Our Cotton Lycra or Cotton Jersey knit fabrics make the perfect lightweight summer dress. A few of my picks from the store:





We are giving away 16 pairs of tickets for the Great British Sewing Bee Live at ExCeL London!

We have 8 pairs of tickets for Thursday 21st September & 8 pairs for Friday 22nd September (so you can go with a friend!).  

To enter - Simply add a comment below with your email address and the email address of your friend (your friends can also enter separately to increase your chance of winning!) Alternatively you can email you entry (see Terms & Conditions below).  

You must also state which day you would prefer (Thursday, Friday or Either Day).  

Winners will be drawn at random on 18th August. 

Terms & Conditions - 

  • Multiple entries will not be counted (but friends can enter separately).
  • Valid entries must contain 2 email addresses and the preferred date to be eligible.
  • Entrants and friends will be signed up for our email newsletter.
  • We will accept entries via email - email sales@girlcharlee.co.uk with subject 'GBSB Giveaway',  and in body of email state both your email address, your friend's email address and the preferred day.
Good luck!
For more ideas, patterns and tutorials, follow Girl Charlee's boards on Pinterest.
Don't forget to sign up for our email updates to keep up to date with all our New Fabrics, Sales, Giveaways and all our Knitty News!  Click HERE to sign up! 

Happy Sewing!
~ Mark & The Girl Charlee Team

Friday, 28 July 2017

Free Gift Cards & New 'My Funny Buddy' Sewing Patterns

As a special summer offer this weekend we are offering free gift cards on all Girl Charlee Orders over £50.

Spend £50 and get a £10 Gift Card
Spend £75 and get a £25 Gift Card
Spend £100 and get a £35 Gift Card

Simply visit www.girlcharlee.co.uk, enter your email address in the pop up window, shop your favourite fabrics or pdf patterns, and your Gift Card will be emailed to you the following week.

UK customers will also get free shipping on orders over £50 so it's a double win!

This offer ends Monday 31st July at midnight GMT so don't miss out!


We're excited to announce we have 6 new cute stuffed animal patterns to add to our My Funny Buddy collection, available to download now.

These would make excellent Birthday/Christmas Gifts or decorations (especially the Doe a Reindeer! and using one of our 1/4m Mystery Mix fabric packs you could make 15 or more Buddies for under £25!

Click on your favourite below!

Don't forget to sign up for our email updates to keep up to date with all our New Fabrics, Sales, Giveaways and all our Knitty News!  You can sigh up HERE

Happy Sewing!
~ Mark & The Girl Charlee Team

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Tutorial Tuesday: No Sew Swimsuit Cover Up

Today's tutorial is so simple it doesn't require sewing (well maybe just a tiny bit of hand sewing) but the results are stunning and the perfect item for the summer holidays.

These wrap around beach/swimsuit cover ups only requires 1m of fabric and can be whipped up in under an hour.

There are 2 versions of this wrap dress, the first is from Doranda at Watch Out For The Woestmans, where Doranda uses a five piece braid and hot glue gun for her straps.
There's also this really cool and quick video tutorial by simpLymodish, using 3 piece braids and a tinsy bit of hand stitching for the straps - 

Not only are these cover ups perfect beach/casual wear, but they can also double up as a blanket to sit on whilst you top up your tan!

Our Cotton Lycra will be perfect for this cover up and you only need a metre! A few of my picks from the store:

For more ideas, patterns and tutorials, follow Girl Charlee's boards on Pinterest.
Don't forget to sign up for our email updates to keep up to date with all our New Fabrics, Sales, Giveaways and all our Knitty News!  Click HERE to sign up! 

Happy Sewing!
~ Mark & The Girl Charlee Team

Friday, 14 July 2017

New Fabric Friday & More Knit Picks!

Today we have three beautiful soft Ponte De Roma fabrics available for you.

Ponte de Roma knits are stable easy to sew knits as they are of a good weight, resist wrinkles and creases, but still have a soft hand and good stretch. Great for many different types of seasonless applications including jackets, tops, bottoms, dresses, skirts and more.

Click your favourite below or see all the new Girl Charlee fabrics HERE.

We've had so many beautiful Girl Charlee makes shared with us over the past couple of months that we had to do a mid month Knit Picks to catch up!

Check out all these beautiful creations for inspiration for your next project!

We've seen lots of amazing makes so far in July, keep your pictures coming, we love to see what you're creating with Girl Charlee fabrics! Tag us on Instagram (@girlcharleeuk) or email us your pics (sales@girlcharlee.co.uk).

Item: Molly Top by Sew Over It
Keep sharing your pics via Instagram / Facebook / Twitter (don't forget to tag @girlcharleeuk or #girlcharleeuk), or email them to us sales@girlcharlee.co.uk

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Happy Sewing!
~ Mark & The Girl Charlee Team