The Sew Reporter – 1st October

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This week on the blog we’ve got our Top 10 coat patterns – so you can start planning your winter 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.

Check out Rachel’s Refashioner’s make this week, amazing!

Karen from Did You Make That? is addicted to making Closet Case Files Charlie Kaftans! This is her fifth, will there be more!?

Jane from Handmade Jane celebrates an amazing 7 years of blogging! High five! Here she is at the GBSB Live show taking her place on the front cover of Love Sewing magazine.

Pauline from Sew You Think You Can blog makes the McCalls Misses’ Knit Top 7570.

Jen from Ginger Thread Girl makes a fab Scuba Deer and Doe Zephyr dress.

Erin from Sie Macht blog makes the Valley Blouse from the Cali Faye Collection.

Portia from Makery blog shares the latest Refashioner’s make – here is Laura from Named Clothing. Love this photo, I wish someone would paint a wall like this on my street!

Marie at A Stitching Odyssey makes the new CocoWawa Crafts Chestnut Sweater.

Georgia from Ginger Stitch makes the Linda Wrap dress by Just Patterns, a great transitional piece for Autumn.

Zoe from So, Zo makes a gorgeous ruffle Tova dress from Winston patterns.

Marcy from Oonaballoona combines two Simplicity patterns to create this stunning romanic dress.

Here is a great denim Kalle shirtdress from Closet Case Files made by Lauren at Lladybird.

Rochelle at Lucky Lucille makes an Ogden Cami with Birch organic chambray.

NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Making the Ultimate Shift Dress: Part Two

Ginger Thread Girl: Sewing plans & unboxing Sew Hayley Jane subscription box

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

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdastery: Handmade holiday wardrobe

NEW: The Crafty Pin Up: Autumn Fabric haul

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Elisalex’s StudioDIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch

Stitch My Style: Retractable toy tortoise!

NEW: Love to Sew: Achieving big goals with Kelli Ward

Clothes Making Mavens: Sew Small Talk #12: The Literary Sewing Circle with Melanie from Following the Thread


NEW: Elise gets Crafty: Maker Chat: Sarah Perez Ep 30


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

NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 131:: HollyAnne Knight of String and Story


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.

The section of Fabrics Punk entitled 'geek' is totally amazing - see a couple of examples above! Pass my glasses..

If you’re looking for a little Liberty in your life the check out the beauties at Fabric Godmother!

If you’re on the hunt for some good wool check out Remnant Kings they have a really interesting range.

The Draper’s Daughter’s have a really good range on the indie patterns online if you're ever on the hunt...

Beautiful illustrated tape measures are back in stock at Beyond Measure. Perfect for a present or why not treat yourself!

The Autumn and Winter dressmaking collection is now available online at Abakhan (above)

If you’re on the hunt for spotty jersey, then Girl Charlee has got you covered, there’s a whole section of it on the site.

It’s time to get your ghoul on Elephant in my Handbag,who have a whole section dedicated to Halloween.

End of season sale is now on at Minerva Crafts, find some bargains!

We’re loving Dragonfly Fabrics' snazzy new website, go check it out!

Beautiful range of Essex Linen fabrics at Celtic Fusion Fabrics

WOW! Check out these amazing ombre fabrics (above) from the The Fabric Fox.

If you ever wondered what’s in a Sew Hayley Jane subscription box head over to her blog for a full unboxing of the September goodies.

If you’re looking for some super cute and super modern Christmas fabric, then check out Cloth and Candy. Jingle bells…jingle bells…

Clothspot have lots of beautiful chiffon and sheer fabric that have just arrived this week.

The new Alison Glass boarder prints at Village Haberdashery are all kinds of amazing... we want them in every colour!

Sew Over It have a fab selection of of luxury crepes in bold colours, perfect for your autumn makes!

We are LOVING this Hawaii fabric from Cotton Reel Studio (above) it's amazing!

If you’re on the hunt for something to snuggle in this winter check out the brushed cottons at Fabrics Galore. It’s all kinds of dreamy.

If you love panda’s as much as we do  then check out the collection from Higgs and Higgs.

The Crafty Mastermind has a seriously good collection of rayons in stock in all the amazing prints you could ever want!

Till The Sun Goes Down has a beautiful 30s vintage gauze in stock.


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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