The Sew Reporter – 4th June

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This week we’ve got the new sewing pattern roundup for May so you catch up on this months new pattern releases. 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.

Lexy from Tilly and the Buttons has made a jaw dropping Etta dress

Karen shares her top 5 fabrics to sew with in the warmer weather… it’s feeling a lot like summer. Hurrah!

Elena from Randomly happy shares her favourite places to splash your cash online..


Janene from Ooobop has made a Backmore 9266 and we think you’ll agree it looks fantastic.

Marie from a Stitching Odyssey has us all weak at the knees for this vintage McCalls number

The Lovely Sew Dainty has made this gorgeous Christine Haynes Emery dress, see how she tweaked to to copy something she’d seen on the high street.

Rachel from The House of Pinheiro has made the handbag of her dreams..

Charlotte from English Girl at Home has made a Tilly and the Buttons Cleo dress in a rather dashing mustard..

Georgia at Ginger Stitch has made a Named Clothing Loudres cropped jacket that looks perfect for summer!


Marcy from Ooonabaloona has have this gorgeous skirt but can you guess how many pattern pieces it has?

Jenninfer Lauren Vintage has a new pattern coming out soon.. get a sneak peek here.

Christine Haynes has made the Sol Hoodie from Jamie Christina Patterns

If you’re looking for some colour inspiration head on over to Colette who’s are talking about a dusky blue trend thats emerging.

Grainline Studio have just launched a ‘summer basics make-along‘ great for topping you some wardrobe staples.

Heather from Closet Case Patterns Kalle shirt dress sew-along continues this times it’s finish the curved hem.

NEW: It’s us!  The new sewing pattern roundup for May!

 Megan from Pigeon Wishes: Sew Over It Eve dress and party!

The Crafty Pin Up: 2000 YouTube Subscriber International Giveaway! ft. Sew Crafty

NEW: Athina from Craftaholic: Craftaholic Patterns and 500 Subscribers GIVEAWAY

NEW: Lisa of Sew Over It: How to Sew Jeans

English Girl at Home#fmbham Sewing Meet-Up

NEW: Stitch My Style: Making the Pretty Woman Opera Dress – Part 2 – The Reveal!

Clueless Seamstress: Top 5 sewing goals for 2017

NEW: A Stitching Odyssey: Inside the pattern – McCall’s 8532

NEW: Sewn: Sew Along: The Francoise Dress by Tilly and the Buttons

NEW: Gingerella: #KBPatternSwap REVEAL: my first shirtdress!

Gabby of Gabberdastery: Sew and Tell 

Harriet from Hobbling HandmadesHow I inventory my fabrics

Jennifer Lauren Handmade: The Juniper Cardigan – pattern release and sew along introduction

Elisalex’s StudioBehind the scenes at a By Hand London photoshoot


Thread Cult: #42 Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, with Wanda M. Corn

Elise gets Crafty: On Starting the 100 day project // Ep119

NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 122:: Michelle Bartholomew

While She Naps: Podcast Episode #97: Nancy Zieman


NEW: Craft-IshEpisode 40: Red Heart Spokesperson, Marly Bird


New Spring/Summer 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.

Higgs and Higgs have a fantastic range of ginghams.. literally every colour in the rainbow aaaand perfectly on trend for summer

Fabric Godmother now stocks Papercut Patterns

Sew Hayley Jane’s boxes for June are now on sale!!! Perfect for a crafty friend or a bit of self gifting!

If you’re looking for a fabric bargain then check out the bolts ends at Elephant in my Handbag

This elderflower print from Fabrics Galore comes in the most beautiful range of colours. (Above)

If you want to learn some new skills then Fabric HQ have loads of classses happening over the summer.

Sometimes a girl needs a new pair of scissors.. am I right? Snips in all the colours from Beyond Measure.

Bonnie Christines’s range of fabrics at Celtic Fusion Fabrics. are delightfully summery.

The Crafty mastermind has the perfect fabric for the bookworm in your life. (Above)

If you’re hunting down some bright prints for summer then Cotton Reel Studio has cover you covered.

Girl Charlee have 50% off stripe fabrics until the end of the the day!

WOW! Warehouse clearance fabrics at Abakhan from just £1.75 pee metre!

If you have as much of a stationary fetish as us then you'll need to go check the latest arrivals out at the Village Haberdashery. (Above)

It’s the final week of the stock reduction sale! There is up to 50% off selected fabrics at Fabric Punk

Fabric fox has taken a further 10% off their bolt ends.. go grab a bargain

Dragonfly Fabrics got some fantastic new fabrics in stock this week including some dreamy lawns and Swiss knot cottons

Sew Over It have launched a new online class this week to help you become a pro at sewing with knits. (Above)

The Drapers Daughter has teamed up with Jame Makes to create a Chichester sewing group. A lovely way to meet new people while you make!

These little foxes need a new home… can you help out Cloth & Candy and give them one? (above)

A huge range of novelty knits have arrived  this week at Minerva Crafts.


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.

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