This week we’ve put together our top 20 hacks for making sewing that bit easier. 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.
Elena from Randomly Happy makes a gorgeous Closet Case Patterns Kalle shirt dress.
Laura from The Petite Passions makes a pencil skirt from The Great British Sewing Bee: Show Your Own Wardrobe as part of #wardrobebuilder
Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher takes part in Cocktail Hour for The Eve Appeal and makes this impressive floral brocade V1537.
Athina from Craftaholic makes three Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore dresses!
Tilly and the Buttons shares a tutorial on How to Sew a Mitred Corner.
Abigail from Sew Abigail shares a tutorial to make petal sleeves for the Colette Moneta dress.
Isa from UMA CRAFTER PORTUGUESA COM CERTEZA makes a Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap dress.
Zoe from So, Zo is organising The Great Dribble Bib swap! Join in here.
Colette share an inspiration post on Rouleau embellishments.
Heather Lou from Closet Case Patterns shares a tutorial on how to sew a hidden button placket.
It’s us! The Sew Down – May
NEW: Megan from Pigeon Wishes: Sew Over It Eve dress and party!
NEW: Lisa of Sew Over It: New PDF pattern: Lulu dress
The Crafty Pin Up: Easy Retro and Vintage style sewing patterns for beginners!
Athina from Craftaholic: share her fabric haul from April and sewing plans for May
Stitch My Style: Making the Pretty Woman Opera dress – Part 1
Clueless Seamstress: Top 5 sewing goals for 2017
A Stitching Odyssey: An introduction to #vintagepledge
Gabby of Gabberdastery: Hunting for treasure – Inspiration for making stage dresses | 37
Gingerella: Fabric, patterns and sewing plans March 2017
NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: How I inventory my fabrics
Jennifer Lauren Handmade: The Juniper Cardigan – pattern release and sew along introduction
Elisalex’s Studio: Growing your own jean’s garden – an embroidery tutorial
English Girl at Home: James and Keyla’s wedding
NEW: Maker Style: Chatty Q&A with Rachel from Maker Style // Ep 30
NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 120:: Blueprints for Sewing
NEW: While She Naps: Podcast Episode #97: Nancy Zieman
NEW PODCAST: At Home with … Jo Elvin, Editor, Glamour UK
NEW: Crafty Planner: Quilt Box May Edition – Alex Anderson
Elise gets Crafty: On Starting the 100 day project // Ep119
Blogtacular No. 23 Amy Tangerine
Just a few days left to get the Sew Hayley Jane sewing subscription boxes for June! (above)
Higgs and Higgs have these very cool new OXOX sweater jerseys
Fabric Godmother has some lovely new Spring floral and bird print fabrics in this week.
Meow! Check out all the new bolt ends added online by Elephant in My Handbag, bargains galore!
So much love for this new Garter Stitch printed panel from Beyond Measure (above)
Jersey BUNNIES! I repeat jersey BUNNIES! Get yours at Fabrics Galore
Fabric HQ now stock the new Leah Duncan collection for Cloud 9 Fabrics
The popular mustard daschund print by Jilian Philips Mori is back in stock by popular demand at Celtic Fusion Fabrics
This Observer Indigo Window Crystal voile is such a striking print, Dragonfly Fabrics have a by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fabrics (above)
Lets hear a big ROAR for fabric of the week at The Fabric Fox! It's the Cotton + Steel Sleep Tight print, 25% off until Sunday
Stock reduction sale! There is up to 50% off selected fabrics at Fabric Punk
If you are looking to meet other creatives and share business tips head over and register for free to the Make Like a Boss event at The Village Haberdashery this week.
How can you live without the cutest Bear Trio Bundle from Cloth and Candy? (above)
Admiring the beautiful blue hues of these new Nani Iro fabrics at The Draper's Daughter this week
The new Homestead Life fabric range at Girl Charlee is selling out fast! See the full range here.
All the love for this new Red Hearts crepe fabric new in stock at Cotton Reel Studio
Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co. is back in stock by popular demand at The Crafty Mastermind
WOW! Warehouse clearance fabrics at Abakhan from just £1.75 pee metre!
Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions, jobs and craft fairs.
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.