It’s been a busy week with the release of The Parker Collection, designed with Fiona Parker of Diary of a Chainstitcher. We’ve also shared some fun crafty Easter projects and tutorials on how to hand embroidery and make 70s inspired tassels! 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.
Tilly and the Buttons shares a tutorial about how to create four-step buttonholes.
Karen at Did You Make That? shares her ideas on what to do with fabric scraps.
Elena from Randomly Happy makes a Deer and Doe Hoya blouse and includes a tutorial on creating your own DIY bell sleeves.
Charlotte makes a blue velvet Colette Moneta dress for the #MonetaParty
Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher shares her inspiration behind designing The Parker Collection.
Portia has been shortlisted for Dressmaker of the Year! Vote here.
Isa from Uma Crafter Portuguesa Com Certeza makes a Sew Over It Vintage shirt dress.
Abi from the Crafty Pin Up has made this gorgeous V8943 as part of the Cocktail hour Blogger Tour.
Megan Nielsen shares How to remove and release tucks ,and convert to a flat front // A Flint pants tutorial.
Lauren at Lladybird made a Lemon print Watson Bra.
NEW: It’s us! Embroidery and tassel sewing tutorial.
NEW: Lisa of Sew Over It: Introduces Tokaree!
NEW: Stitch My Style: How to create a fabric picture with hand appliqué
NEW: The Crafty Pin Up: #EasterSpringDress2017 Sewalong reveal!
Clueless Seamstress: Top 5 sewing goals for 2017
Gingerella: Fabric, patterns and sewing plans March 2017
NEW: Gabby of Gabberdastery: Sew & Tell / March Makes
NEW: Sewn: My sewing March and April 2017
NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: #EasterSpringDress2017 reveal!
Megan from Pigeon Wishes: Vintage QIPAO sewing pattern review – Simplicity 5010
Jennifer Lauren Handmade: A Handmade Day Podcast, Ep5 – Knitting Failures & Successes
Elisalex’s Studio: February ’17 fabric haul and sewing plans
NEW: English Girl at Home: James and Keyla’s wedding
NEW: Thread Cult: #42 Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, with Wanda M. Corn
NEW: The Wild Stitch: 7 Spring 2017 sewing trends and the patterns to make them with Sara from The Sara Project // EP26
Blogtacular No. 23 Amy Tangerine
Modern Sewciety: MS episode 116:: Greens and Blues Co & Hobby Lobby
While She Naps: PODCAST EPISODE #94: HEATHER GIVANS
Craft-Ish Episode: Episode 37: Textile Designer, Anna Maria Horner
Elise gets Crafty: On Starting the 100 day project // Ep119
NEW: Crafty Planner: No. 106 Ashley Nell Tipton
Seamwork Radio 15: Creative Community with Kristine Vejar
There are SO many sales happening this weekend so we have put together a bitesized round up:
- Cotton Reel Studio have 10% off everything in store with the code ‘Easter’ – ends Monday!
- Fabric Punk have got up to 50% off fabrics in their stock clearance sale
- The Crafty Mastermind have up to 60% off fabric and patterns – ends Monday!
- Girl Charlee have 50% off all sale items and 20% off fabric – ends Monday!
- Fabric HQ have 15% OFF all fabric using the code EASTERBUNNY – ends Monday
- Elephant in my Handbag has added a clearance section on the site with up to 60% off
- Abakhan are having a warehouse clearance with fabric starting at £1
- Sew Over It have a whopping 20% off online on patterns, kits, online classes AND London classes with code EASTERSTITCHES
Candy Coloured Linens from Fabric Godmother are perfect for summer makes.
Perfect for pimping your sewing room this beautiful print is from Beyond Measure and you can stitch into it too!
Sew Hayley Jane has done a round up of the April boxes on her blog so you can get a peek at whats inside.
If you’re on the hunt for some chambrays then check out this range from Higgs and Higgs there are plains, stripes and some beautiful printed options too.
Fabrics Galore have had a massive delivery of Liberty cotton lawns (above)
Fabric Fox have added loads of bolt ends up to the site go grab a bargain!
Dragonfly Fabrics have loads of new Merchant and Mills patterns that are perfect for spring makes
Celtic Fusion Fabrics have a huge selection of new fabrics just in
The Village haberdashery have 10% off their favourite wovens with the code 'WOVENS10' – ends Tuesday
Cloth and Candy has summer wrapped up with these gorgeous new cottons (above)
Have you seen the pattern of the week on Minerva Crafts? 50% off a pattern each week.
Have you seen the PDF Club from Sew Over It perfect for a sewing addict!
If you love a muted linen as much as us then head to The Drapers Daughter as they have the most beautiful selection!
Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions, jobs and craft fairs.
Decoupage sewing boxes, Selvedge shop, London, 22nd April.
Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts, ExCel exhibition centre, London, 20th – 22nd April.
Knitting and Stitching show, Edinburgh, 27th – 30th April.
William Morris: In Pursuit of Beauty course, V&A Museum, London, 29th – 30th April 2017.
Tag events or blogs you’ve discovered this week with #sewreporter
The Gentleman’s wardrobe: vintage-style clothing to make for the the modern man by Vanessa Mooncie. 18th April 2017.
Singer: The complete photo guide to sewing by Nancy Langdon. 20th April 2017.
Sew Caroline weekend style: 15 easy sew patterns. 26th April 2017.
Superhero sewing by Lane Huerta. 1st June 2017.
Complete Dressmaking: Essential skills and techniques for beginners by Jules Fallon. 8th June 2017.
Girl with a sewing machine: the no-fuss guide to making and adapting your own clothes by Jenniffer Taylor. 30th June 2017.
Stylish wraps sewing book: ponchos, capes, coats and more by Yoshiko Tsukiori. 1st August 2017.
Stylish remakes by Violette Room. 8th August 2017.
A beginner’s guide to sewing with knitted fabrics by Wendy Ward. 14th November 2017.