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The Sew Reporter – 12th November

This week on the blog we’re sharing our ultimate Christmas gift guide! 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.

Amazingly we’ve been nominated for three sewing awards this month, we really can’t believe it! If you’ve enjoyed our blog and Instagram then we’d be so grateful if you could vote for us in the British Sewing Awardsand the British Craft Awards! Thank you so much!

Lauren of Guthrie and Ghani shared her finished Closet Case Files Kelly Anorak.

Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher has been readying her wardrobe for winter with some lovely knit tops, including a Seamwork Neenah top and a Tilly and the Buttons Agnes.

Martina of La Dulsatina sewed this elegant Jolanda blousefrom Italian indie pattern house Atelier Vicolo n.6.

Katie from What Katie Sews has stitched up another winter staple with this Style Arc Sunny jumper.

Birthday twins Jen aka The Gingerthread Girland Sarah from Like Sew Amazingeach made a True Bias Ogden Cami in matching fabric they gifted each other!

Karen of Did You Make That? also stitched up a stripey Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top.

Shauni of The Magnificent Thread has made a Named Isla Trench Coat. 

Roisin of But It Can’t be from Dolly Clackett, She Gave me an Easter Egg! has made a gorgeous green Christine Haynes’ Emery Dress.

Athina Kakou on her eponymous blog sewed up the Nina Lee Southbank Sweater.

NEW: Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: Life, Blog and Sewing Updates

NEW: Sew Over It: Our secret pattern process / My fave Indie patterns / And 50% off offer!

NEW:Gabby of Gabberdashery: Sew Saturday at Abakhan

NEW:Rosa from Sewn: The Little Red Dress Project!

It’s us! New Sewing Pattern Releases: October

Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Autumn Sewing Plans: The Fabrics

Jen from Ginger Thread GirlSewing plans & unboxing Sew Hayley Jane subscription box

Leigh from Clueless Seamstress: If I could only use 3 sewing patterns for a whole year

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

Elisalex’s Studio: DIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch



NEW:Elise gets Crafty: MAKER CHAT 8: AMY SMALL / EP 137

Craft-IshEpisode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough


Modern Sewciety: MS episode 138:: Mia Whittemore

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #13 – Sharadha from SweetShard.com


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


Cotton Reel Studio has some lovely nature-inspired prints within its cotton selection.

This quilted jersey from Fabrics Galore is reversible; use the two sides to mix it up with the cuffs or collar on a sweatshirt.

Higgs and Higgs have all the Breton jerseys you could wish for!

Wide-legged trousers are very much on-trend; embrace the style with this vintage pattern from Til the Sun Goes Down.

This Nani Iro cotton sateen from The Draper’s Daughter is the epitome of understated elegance.

This unicorn border print from Fabric Punk is just begging to be made into a magical full skirt!

This pink faux fur from Fabric Godmother is both glamorous and a little crazy, in the best of ways!

Dragonfly Fabrics have new colours in stock for their gorgeous range of boiled wools.

Beyond Measure have gorgeous little tweed bundles containing a selection of British wool fabrics, perfect for smaller winter projects.

Give your culinary accessories a refresh with  Celtic Fusion Fabric’s selection of kitchen-inspired cotton prints!

Remnant Kings have an amazing selection of Liberty lawn!

If you’re planning a Christmas party dress then you might want to check out the coloured lace fabrics at Abakhan – they would make for stunning overlays!

If you’ve been looking for vegan leather then Girl Charlee has got you sorted.

Christmas doesn’t have to be all red and green; Elephant in my Handbag have some Scandi-inspired blue fat quarter bundles  for a cooler-hued take on Christmas craft.

This floral jersey from Minerva Crafts would make a stunning wrap dress!

This exquisite floral rayon from Sew Over it would be perfect for making their new Florence dress pattern!

If your cat seems to share your love of fabric then this pin from the Crafty Mastermind is for you!

The Fabric Fox has a tutorial for making a cute little Christmas stocking!

If you’re looking for gift ideas check out the Village Haberdashery’s range of craft books , perfect for new year skills resolutions!

Sew Hayley Jane shares 5 tips for making the most of the sewing gauges included in last month’s boxes.

This geometric canvas print from Cloth Candy would make really cute makeup bags – homemade Christmas presents, anyone?

Cloth Spot always have such vibrant shades in their beautiful quality fabrics, such as this vivid chartreuse.

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