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Featured Designer: Osei Duro

Osei-Duro is a brand that I have been a fan of for a long long time and even more so for their storytelling. This is especially because of their use of beautifully designed handmade batik fabric in their pieces. The brand was founded in 2011 by Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh and is based in …

Look What They Made: Saskia Summertime Rucksacks

Saskia and her family are holiday and summer ready with these colour popping rucksacks. How funky are these?! The colours, the patterns, the backdrop. Love it. Thank you Saskia so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us. All the prints Saskia has used in making the bags are printed in Ghana, two she purchased …

Look What They Made- Daniel

We really do have the best and most interesting customers. Daniel has recently taken up sewing after inheriting an old sewing machine. Check out the beauty below. (A tip from Daniel is that you can get spare sewing machine parts and the like for older machines from Helen Howes). He has started off by making these …

Mix It Up: Turquoise and Yellow Ankara

One of the many cool things about wax prints fabric, especially when they are from the same manufacturer, is that different designs often have the same colour palette. Here at urbanstax we are fans of the print on print look. You may have a project where you don’t want to stick to just one fabric …

Look What They Made: Kelly Louise Preece in her Sew Over it Lola Coat

I’m so excited to be blogging for Urbanstax about the Sew Over It Lola Coat I made with their amazing fabric! Anyone who follows me on Instagram or my blog Sew and Style Lou will know that I love a big, bold, colourful print. I always describe my style as ‘classic shapes in contemporary prints’ …

Love Sewing Magazine Issue 54: Out of Africa!

Woo hooooooo! What a pleasant surprise. Urbanstax gets a mention in the latest edition of Love Sewing Magazine. It is summer time and the perfect excuse to incorporate some bold colours and patterns into you handmade wardrobe says Love Sewing and we totally agree.

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