The Sew Reporter – 6th August

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This week we are talking new sewing pattern releases for July with a video from Kate and pattern picks from Fiona! 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.

Nominations are now open for the British Sewing Awards! If you enjoy reading our blog or following us on Instagram, we would be so grateful if you would nominate us. Thank you!

We are crushing hard on this Sew Over It Elsie dress made by Abi at The Crafty Pin Up… seriously gooood!

We LOVE reading a good old pattern hack and this one from What Katie Sews, is a homage to Named clothing.

Very Kerry Berry made made a lovely pair of Burnside bib pants from Sew House Seven, perfect for summer!

Really enjoyed reading Tilly and the Button’s post showing us behind the scenes of her photoshoot for her new book!

Sew Sarah Smith has whipped up a very summery McCalls 7119 – she won the patterns in our newsletter competition!

Portia from the Makery announces this years theme for the refashioners and it’s an absolute cracker!

This dress is absolutely beautiful and the very talented Jess took on the Vogue 8577… and let’s be honest.. nailed it!


Colette share their inspiration for their new Penny Shirtdress!

Lauren from Lladybird show us her completed her By Hand London Kim dress and it’s pretty darn good!

Allie Jackson has done a round up of all her Orla affair and there are some cracking makes in there!


NEW: It’s us!  The sewing Pattern Round Up: July

NEW: Sew Over It: My Skirt Collection

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

Megan from Pigeon Wishes: May Haul and sewing patterns

Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: July Sewing Plans 2017

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdastery: July Favourites *incl. Harry Potter & The Cursed Child!* | Vlog 43

NEW: The Crafty Pin Up: TOP 5 Sewing & Dressmaking Tools

Athina from Craftaholic: My July fabric haul and sewing plans

Sewn: Fabric and pattern giveaway sponsored by Fabrics Galore and Tilly and the Buttons

Elisalex’s StudioDIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch

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

Jennifer Lauren Handmade: Felt Stitch Tutorial – The Hand Stitcher’s Guide

English Girl at HomeSeoul Sightseeing and Fabric Shopping

Stitch My Style: I made a unicorn

Gingerella: #KBPatternSwap REVEAL: my first shirtdress!


Elise gets Crafty: On continuing to dream / EP 127

Crafty Planner: Amy Butler #119

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

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 125:: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

While She Naps: Episode #101: Sue Bleiweiss

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.

Whoop! Sew Hayley Jane has opened up her subscription for the August boxes. go grab yourself one now! (above)

If you like geometric fabrics then then head over to The Fabric Fox for a whole host of goodies!

Beautiful range of prints designed by Jilly P for Dashwood Studios at Cloth and Candy.

If you’re looking for a bright cottons lawn then check out this bad boy from Clothspot.

The Village Haberdashery have got the same fabric in stock as the one on the cover of the Colette patterns Penny dress.

Sew Over It have a summer sale on, save 50% off selected fabrics and 30% off patterns and kits

Fabric HQ have got a load of new Art Gallery Fabrics in stock this week,

Did you know that Till The Sun Goes Down design and produce their own range of vintage inspired fabrics?

Oh yes! Liberty fabrics from £5 at Abakhan!

These stripe fabrics from Fabrics Galore are all kinds of wonderful.

The April Rhodes rayons available at The Crafty Mastermind are beautiful. (Above)

This  beautiful floral scuba fabric from Cotton Reel Studio is really on trend for this autumn.

If you’re hunting for a tweed with a nod to Coco Chanel then check out this from Fabric Godmother. It comes in two colours.

There are some great fabrics in the Fabric Punk sale department. It’s a den of temptation!

All you Liberty lovers out there check out the amazing selection from Remnant Kings.

SALE ALERT!!! The Drapers Daughter have some delightful stuff in their sale department

For all you bunny lovers out there this one's for you from Higgs and Higgs

If you’re looking to top up your jersey stash check out the lucky dip packs from Girl Charlee. You get a whopping 2.5m in each pack!

Pom Pom’s ahoy! Check out the lovely trims from Elephant in my Handbag  – in all the colours!

Lucky dip packs are available from Minerva Crafts!.

We love this boucle from Dragonfly Fabrics – perfect for the British summer! (above)

Love this whale fabric from Celtic Fusion Fabrics!

Beyond Measure have a lovely selection of wood pin cushions - perfect if you are looking for something that will last a life time.



Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions, jobs and craft fairs.

Get £1.50 off advanced adult tickets to go to The Great British Sewing Bee Live show in September with code DFL.




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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