The Sew Reporter – 10th September

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This week we shared a new sewing resource on refashioning and upcycling your makes. 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.

Lots of love for this Colette patterns Penny dress made by Georgie from Ginger Stitch.

Emily from Self Assembly Required pattern tests the Kew dress by Nina Lee and it’s a beauty!

Kate and Klarissa at Bombazine visit sewing pattern designer Yuko Takada in her studio on a visit to Japan!!


Abi from The Crafty Pin Up makes a retro Simplicity 8259 dress and shares tips for sewing along.

Emma from Crafty Clyde makes a super pair of Simplicity Amazing Fit Trousers 1696.

Charlotte at English Girl at Home shares her round up of The Sewing Weekender.

Chuleenan from C Sews makes a summery Papercut Patterns Sapporo coat.

Marie from A stitching Odyssey makes a stunning Named Clothing Kielo Dress.

Portia at Makery shares the first week of The Refashioners!

Heather at Closet Case Patterns reviews the Dior Haute Couture exhibit in Paris.


It’s us! New Sewing Pattern Roundup  – August

NEW: Sew Over It: What have I been sewing?

NEW: Clueless Seamstress: #cosycardichallenge fabric and pattern plans

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

Ginger Thread Girl: The Sewing Weekender goodie bag

NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Sew & Tell – August 2017

Gabby of Gabberdastery: Sew and Tell / July 2017

NEW: The Crafty Pin Up: Stitch by Stitch with Simplicity 8259

NEW: Sewn: September fabric haul and sewing plans

Elisalex’s StudioDIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch

Stitch My Style: Retractable toy tortoise!

NEW: Love to Sew: Episode 5: How to Sewcialise

Clothes Making Mavens: Sew Small Talk #11 – Activewear with Dawn from Two On, Two Off


Elise gets Crafty: Quick take; On Creative Ruts

NEW: Crafty Planner: Nancy Bator: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles #122

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

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 128:: Sandi Hazlewood – Crafty Planner


Craft-IshEpisode 40: Red Heart Spokesperson, Marly Bird


New Autumn/Winter 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.

Sew Over It has got the most delightful selection of viscose/rayons in stock...we want them all!

Fabrics Galore have a fantastic selection of fabrics in their sale department!

We are absolutely loving the toucan fabric range (above) from Higgs and Higgs.

There are still some fantastic fabrics in the The Crafty Mastermind sale. Whoop!

Till The Sun Goes Down have a fantastic range of vintage inspired patterns, that sit alongside vintage patterns they sell online.

Double gauze cottony goodness (above) from Atelier Brunette is now available at Cotton Reel Studio. It’s soooo blooming gorgeous!

Fabric Godmother has beautiful moody botanicals prints in stock, and they have flamingos on there too!

There are still some cracking fabrics in the Fabric Punk sale department! Once their gone, their gone!

Remnant Kings have the most fantastical range of ginghams in stock. All the colours..

The Draper’s Daughter have a range of 100% organic cotton thread. Perfect for building your ethical wardrobe.

Check out all the new arrivals this week at Girl Charlee.

If you’re looking for something special to add to finish off you next make check out the ceramic buttons (above) at Beyond Measure. They are so beautiful..

If you looking to pimp you home this autumn go check out the range of fabrics at Elephant in my Handbag. There are some fantastic colours options in there.

Check out the pattern of the week at Minerva Crafts!

Did you know that Abakhan sell Liberty fabrics for £10 per M?

Dragonfly fabrics have beautiful autumnal lawns in stock (above) – we are in love!

If you like deers them you must check out this beautiful jersey from Celtic Fusion Fabrics.

Yay the doors are open for the next round of Sew Hayley Jane Subscription boxes place you order now and get you box next month. (above)

If you weak and the knees over Japanese fabrics (yep us too) check out the huge range of gorgeousness The Fabric Fox have!

Cloth & Candy have got a sale on all their fat quarters – there are some crackers in there!

There are some swoonworthy wools have have just arrived at Clothspot this week.

We love this yoga fabric from The Village Haberdashery and it’s aptly called ‘namaste.’



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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