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This week we shared the new pattern releases for January on the blog. There are also loads of lovely makes from your favourite bloggers, new sewing patterns and lots of other inspiring stuff so pick your beverage of choice, sit back and enjoy the sewing Sunday papers.

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Katie from What Katie Sews makes some high waisted Emerson culottes.

Karen from Did You Make That? makes an Agnes top to go underneath her Cleo dresses from … wait for it … Dogs in Space fabric!



Georgia from Ginger Stitch makes this fantastic Kelly Anorak from Closet Case files.

Marie from A Stitching Odyssey styles up her black baby cord Cleo.


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Charlotte from English Girl at Home goes fabric shopping and sightseeing in Istanbul.

Fiona from Diary of a Chainstitcher makes a Liberty silk satin Almada robe.



Heather from Closet Case Files makes a floral scuba Ebony tee dress.

Megan Nielsen posts a tutorial on how to make a ruffled sleeve for the Briar tee.


Sonja at Ginger Makes sews up a fabulous Cascade Duffle coat by Grainline Studio.

Grainline Studio shares Sew & Tell | Morna

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NEW: It’s us! New sewing pattern releases for January.

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Sew and Tell (and Knit) winter makes 2016/7 | Vlog 30

NEW: Lisa of Sew Over It: January 2017: What Have I been sewing?

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NEW: Elisalex’s Studio: The Seamstress tag

NEW: English Girl at Home: Fabric shopping and sightseeing in Istanbul

NEW: Stitch My Style: Continuous bias binding tutorial and sewing fails

Sewn: 2017 #makenine, sewing resolutions and new fabric!

Jennifer Lauren Handmade: A Handmade Day, Tea and books

Clueless Seamstress: #TheLittleRedDressProject reveal

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NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 109:: Carole Lyles Shaw & Sarah Case and Jen Fox’s new book Transfer Embellish Stitch

While She Naps Podcast: #89 Thomas Kniuer on the State of the Quilting Industry

NEW: Craft-Ish Episode: Episode 32: Digital Quilt Designer, Libs Elliott


Elise gets Crafty: Quick Take: On Magic and work

Crafty Planner: 99: Aneela Hoey

Seamwork Radio 15: Creative Community with Kristine Vejar

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Riga coat new pattern
Helsink blouse new pattern
Berline skirt new pattern

Zadie dress new pattern
Jimmy Jumper new pattern
Mina Garter Suspenderbelt new pattern

New Autumn/Winter Collections from VogueMcCallsButterickKwik SewSimplicityNew Look and Burdastyle.

Check out the latest pattern releases here or a round up of pattern releases from last month from Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher @diaryofachainstitcher.




12 new Named Clothing sewing patterns in stock at Girl Charlee UK.

Fabric HQ now stock the Creative Rockstar collection from Tara Nearents aka Rad & Happy for Riley Blake.

At Elephant in my Handbag it’s giveaway time with the chance to win donut fabric weights and a fabric bundle in association with Oh Sew Quaint.

New Atelier Brunette super soft French Terry sweatshirt fabrics now in stock at Fabric Godmother.

20% off cosy wool fabrics at Dragonfly Fabrics.

Higgs and Higgs have 10% off their new fabric bundles, offer ends midnight.

Lovely new Atelier Brunette fabrics now available at The Crafty Mastermind.

Metallic Essex linens now back in stock at The Draper’s daughter.

Beyond Measure will be exhibiting at the Crafts at Bovey Tracey later this year.

At Sew Over It they have a limited number of Susie Blouse and Tulip skirt dressmaking kits available.

Sew Hayley Jane rounds up January on her blog with pictures of her makes.

At Create Escape sew your own PJs or skirt class to learn new dressmaking skills.

The Village Haberdashery now stocks the new collection Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander.

Lots of new fabric arrivals at Minerva Crafts this week.

To celebrate their second birthday, win a fabric bundle from Cloth & Candy!

Fabrics Galore have solid stripe and matching plain cotton chambray fabrics!

Abakhan have a huge range of plain cotton fabrics at just £4.69 per metre!

Celtic Fusion Fabrics now stock the organic Cloud 9 Underwater fabric range.

New Oxford Cats fabric collection now available at Fabric Punk

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Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions, jobs and craft fairs.

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February 2017

Norwich sewcials, Measuring Demo! Norwich, 7th February.

Finders Keepers – Tales in Textiles! Cowper & Newton Museum, Olney (Nr Northampton), 14th – 25th February.

CHSI Stitches (Trade only, not open to the public), Birmingham, 19th – 21st February.

Winter Residential 5 day creative textile course, Paignton, Devon, 20th – 24th February.

The Art of Corsetry with Jil Salen, Loving the Fabric, Richmond, 27th Feb. Call to book tickets: 020 8332 6031

Dutch Wax textiles talk, Fashion and Textiles Museum, London, 23rd February.

Spring Quilt Festival, Edinburgh, 24th – 26th February.

Tapestry weaving introduction workshop, Fashion and Textile Museum, London, 25th – 26th February.

Tag events or blogs you’ve discovered this week with #sewreporter

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See Kate Sew: 24 projects you can make in an hour by Kate Blocker. 23rd December.

Sew This and That!: 13 Quick to make quilted projects by Sherri Falls. 28th December.

Sew Your Own Dolls: 25 stylish dolls to make and personalise by Louise Kelly. 4th April 2017.

Complete dressmaking: essential skills and techniques for beginners by Jules Fallon. 6th April 2017.

Fix Your Clothes: the sustainable magic of mending, patching and darning by Raleigh Briggs. 11th April 2017.

The Gentleman’s wardrobe: vintage-style clothing to make for the the modern man by Vanessa Mooncie. 18th April 2017.

Sew Caroline weekend style: 15 easy sew patterns. 26th April 2017.

Superhero sewing by Lane Huerta. 1st June 2017.