This week we shared our Top Ten sweater patterns 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.
Marie from A Stitching Odyssey makes a velour Tilly and the Buttons Martha dress.
Portia at Makery shares a tutorial on how to shorten a metal open ended zip.
Karen at Did You Make That? interviews Mark from Girl Charlee UK about his change in career and starting a business in the sewing industry.
Tilly shares her top 5 tips for colour blocking success when planning your makes.
Nina from Thumblenina makes a Sew It With Love Delia top.
Laura from The Petite Passions makes a Seamwork Astoria jumper.
Zoe from So, Zo shares a round up of your Dolores batwing makes.
Colette share how to create decorative topstitched details.
Megan Nielsen shares a sleeveless scrappy Karri dress.
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NEW: Stitch My Style: The Vanessa Pouzet Wanted Top and Pattern Matching Stripes
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Jennifer Lauren Handmade: A Handmade Day Podcast, Ep5 – Knitting Failures & Successes
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Featured is a gorgeous Wanted top from Vanessa Pouzet made by @the.hero.of.this.story in jersey knit available at Minerva Crafts.
Also above Abakhan have a new range called Graphica by Clarke & Clarke, perfect for sprucing your interiors.
New knit fabrics and sewing patterns in stock this week at Girl Charlee UK.
Loads of workshops for dressmaking, pattern cutting and homewares at Fabric HQ check them out here.
It’s all heats At Elephant in my Handbag with lots of Valentine’s themed fabrics.
Lots of new floral viscose fabrics in stock at Fabric Godmother.
Some gorgeous printed cotton lawns at Dragonfly Fabrics all paired with patterns to get your Spring wardrobe ready!
New fabric bundle called Tall Tales Geometric in Mustards is now in at Higgs and Higgs.
Beautiful Spring prints now in stock at The Crafty Mastermind by designer Maureen Cracknell.
Lots of lovely new Dashwood Studio animal prints in stock at Fabric Punk
Did you spot the cushion tutorial in Love Sewing by Karen from The Draper’s daughter? You can get the kit here.
We have lots of love for these Beyond Measure Tulip Hiroshima Cellulose-head Yellow Pins.
Did you sign up to the new Sew Over It PDF club? Make sure you do to get a sneak peak at their new patterns before anyone else!
You still have time to sign up for the Sew Hayley Jane March sewing subscription box.
Create Escape have a knit and stitch club coming up, all levels welcome, 22nd February.
Lots of new supplies at The Village Haberdashery this week including some unicorns!
Cloth & Candy have a special treat this week, 20% off when you spend £25 or more, ends tonight!
Fabrics Galore have some new floral viscose and crepe prints in stock this week.
Lovely cotton designs in stock at Celtic Fusion Fabrics by April Rhodes.
Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions, jobs and craft fairs.
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
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.
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.