The Sew Reporter – 2nd July

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This week it’s time for a round up of all the new sewing patterns in June! 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.

NEW SEWING CHALLENGE! We wanted to let you know about The Big Stitch being organised by The British Heart Foundation, running throughout the month of July. Find out more here.

Get some pro tips about how to sew the dreaded slipstitch from Tilly and the Buttons!

Vicki from SeeVee makes the Simple Sew classic culottes with a fabulous co-ordinating trim!

Fiona from Diary of a Chainstitcher has made the new Aomori Twist Top from the Papercut Patterns Sakura collection.

Karen makes a Closet Case Patterns Charlie Caftan using this striking Ikats grid fabric.

Hannah from The New Craft House has made the By Hand London Charlotte skirt, sporting it with a Papercut Patterns Fall Turtleneck and of course the very cute Twigs!

Katie from What Katie Sews makes a faux jumpsuit using the Named Clothing Ninni culottes and Grainline Studio pocket tank!

Elena from Randomly Happy makes two tanks for summer – Made by Rae Ruby tank/dress and Straight Stitch Designs View Ridge.

Jane from Handmade Jane is on a quest for the ultimate sleeveless top pattern, we hear you! Jane has chosen the Sleeveless shell top from the Great British Sewing Bee Fashion with Fabric book.

Laura from The Petite Passions has made the Seamwork Aurora top, needing just 1m of jersey! Boom!

Megan Nielsen shares a Romper tutorial on her blog, a Mini Briar and Mini Tania mashup!

Get your inspiration for the Charlie Caftan from Heather at Closet Case Patterns this week.

Check out the beautiful new website at Grainline Studio!!


 NEW: It’s us!  New Sewing Pattern releases in June

Karen from Did you make that?: Tips For Buying Sale Fabric At Liberty Of London

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

NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Book review: The Curated Closet

NEW: Sew Over It: Introducing baby Jasmine!

Sewn: My Sewing: April, May and June!

NEW: The Crafty Pin Up: June sewing update and wedding guest dress reveal!

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdastery: Sew and Tell June 2017

English Girl at HomeSeoul Sightseeing and Fabric Shopping

NEW: Stitch My Style: Tips for working with silk: an electric blue dropped waist cocktail

Elisalex’s Studio#haulternative – remaking the first skirt I ever made, 13 years later!

A Stitching Odyssey: Inside the Pattern – Simplicity 1590 | #VintagePledge

Gingerella: #KBPatternSwap REVEAL: my first shirtdress!

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

NEW: Maker Style: Welcoming men into the sewing space with Julian from Julian Creates

NEW: Elise gets Crafty: On Creative Living #123

NEW: Crafty Planner: Jane Dunnewold (Podcast #116)

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

NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 124:: Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop


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.

The Crafty Mastermind have nailed it with this beaut print - we're thinking pjs! (Above)

Cotton Reel Studio is rocking the viscose prints at the moment serious temptation here!

Fabric Punk have a really great selection of the new Dashwood studio prints - temptation ahoy!.

Don’t forget Fabric Godmother is having an open day next week.. go stroke all the fabric.. we dare you!.

The Drapers Daughter have the most delightful range of Nani Iro fabrics to inspire your next make!(Above)

Girl Charlee’s new in section is a treat for the eyes.. hide your wallets!

Anyone with children will want to check out Elephant in my Handbag and their new range of Peppa Pig fabric!

Head over to Higgs and Higgs for the most amazing cactus prints you've ever seen!

Unicorn fabric alert! Pre-order these prints while you can!.

Get some useful tips on making shoulder and neckline adjustments to your makes from Sew Hayley Jane.

Pre-order from the new Rifle Paper Co. menagerie fabric collection at The Village Haberdashery (above).

Pre-order the latest collection from Cotton+Steel at The Fabric Fox!

Check out the young sewists classes at Fabric HQ this summer.

Sew Over It have released the Ella Blouse as a kit, available in two colour ways. (above)

Lots of summer sewing and craft taster sessions at Abakhan, go check them out and learn a new craft!

Have you heard about the Craft Club from Minerva Crafts? Get lots of special discounts and offers!

Fabric crush of the week comes from Dragonfly Fabrics

Celtic Fushion Fabrics have a fantastic range of ceramic buttons perfect for addin something special to your makes.

If you’re after a some gingham (it’s very on trend at the moment) Fabrics Galore have a great range in all the colours!

The packaging for the needles from Beyond Measure is beyond beautiful!


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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