An Open Letter: Sew In Colour

The other day I saw this magazine cover for Women’s Running being shared on social media. It was a moment of collective pride to see a beautiful muslim woman in a hijab being represented on such a huge scale. Not just a feature. The actual cover. Muslim women are hugely under-represented in the media. But people…

The Little Giveaway

I’m so excited to be guest blogging over at Girl Charlee UK (click for tutorial) and showing you how to make yourself this peplum top. I do love a good peplum- creates a lovely hourglass shape and most importantly, hides a food baby (which is a really big selling point for me when it comes to clothes:…

The Little Beginner

One of the questions I get asked the most is: “I want to start sewing- which machine should I buy?” So here’s my hopefully handy guide on buying a sewing machine. Firstly, YAY! You want to start sewing! It will be daunting. You will make mistakes. But you will also get better with each step…

The little dress form

This is my dress form. As you can see, I use it everyday! Perhaps not in the way it was meant to be used but it’s still being used right?… I got emailed this question and thought I’d share my thoughts in case anyone else was pondering the same thing: “My question is if I…

A little pin cushion

  Who doesn’t like peonies? And who doesn’t like pin cushions? I know I’ve covered pin cushions before but here’s another super simple and easy pin cushion, even for a beginner! We were terrible with pins in the sewing room- plenty of pins where to be found on the floor. Though I’m pretty sure Taufiq…

A little pyramid pattern weight

I hope you’ve been enjoying The Great British Sewing Bee. I’ve had lots of lovely  comments about my little pattern weights so thought I’d share a tutorial so that you too could have a bamboo steamer full of the very best sewing dim sum. Why use pattern weights? Well, there’s a time and a place for…

The (Little) Great British Sewing Bee

So… this is my face. Hello. You may wonder why I’m showing the face behind The Little Pomegranate after all these years! Well I’m so excited to say  that you may see this face a little more often… I’m a contestant on The Great British Sewing Bee Series 4! Say what? The girl who once made a…

The little instagrammer

I do love a bit of social media; my absolute favourite being Instagram. I have a personal account which I’m constantly uploading my makes on but thought you might be interested in following a blog account. I tend to upload more onto Instagram than I do onto the blog (naughty me, I know!). But do follow…

A little baby boom

We’ve had a real boom in little one’s around here! Most exciting was the arrival of my brother’s little baby gal- the first grandchild in the family, our cute little pumpkin. Between fielding well meaning Aunties patting on my tummy, asking “when is she going to get a cousin?” and sewing up all sorts of treats…