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The Sew Reporter – 26th November

This week on the blog we share all the Black Friday sewing deals, many of which are lasting until the end of Monday! We also shared a fabric haul video about our mini sewing adventure to Paris! Plus 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!

Helen from Helen’s Closet has made a fantastic pair of True Bias Lander pants.

Emily of Self Assembly Required made a stunning By Hand London Anna dress for her friend.

Janene of Ooobop made a fabulous version of Vogue 9241for the Cocktail Hour sewalong.

Lauren of Lladybird knitted a Martine sweater by Julie Hoover.

Sharadha of Sweet Shard made a Burdastyle Wrap Blouseusing Sprout Patterns.

Beata made the Ohhh Lulu Scarlett Bra and Ivy Panties.

Athina Kakou reviewed the Sew Over It 1940s wrap dress.

Heather made a Tilly and the Buttons Cleo pinafore.

NEW:It’s us! The Fold Line in Paris

NEW: Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: Five Questions One Take Tag

NEW:English Girl At Home: SewBrum Sewing Meet-Up 2017

NEW:Athina of Craftaholic: My One Week One Pattern Plans

NEW:SewOver It: My makes for Jasmine!

Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Q&A: A little bit of everything

Jen from Ginger Thread Girl: Birthday Sewing Presents and My Latest Make

Gabby of Gabberdashery: Sew Saturday at Abakhan

Rosa from Sewn: The Little Red Dress Project!

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:While She Naps: #109 SHEA HENDERSON

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #14 – Deepika from Pattern Review

Crafty Planner: MARK LIPINSKI (EPISODE #128)

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 139:: Giuseppe Ribaudo aka Giucy Giuce

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

Craft-IshEpisode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough


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


Cotton Reel Studio have 15% off everything in their online shop until midnight GMT on Monday 27th. Use the code BLACKFRIDAY. ]

Show your love for amazing elephants with this unusual printed jersey from Fabrics Galore.

Check out this colourful cotton from The Crafty Mastermind, with its distinctive panels inspired by vintage beauty shop designs!

This rare 1940s rayon from Til the Sun Goes Down features a pretty pink and ivory graphic print and would make a gorgeous vintage-inspired dress.

After flamingoes and unicorns, could toucans be the next big thing in animal motifs? See what you think with this gorgeous toucan cotton in two colourways from Higgs & Higgs.

Get 20% off all in-store and online products (excluding made to measure and to order items) at Remnant Kings! Running through to Monday, this discount will automatically be applied at the checkout. Perfect if you’re looking for something special, such as these pure wool herringbones (pictured above).

This navy Essex linen from The Draper’s Daughter has gold threads woven through to create a stunning shimmer effect.

How sweet is this new autumn raincloud fabric from Fabric Punk??

This crane satin from Fabric Godmother would make a supremely luxurious kimono – perfect for appearing elegant whilst enjoying some Christmas-time lounging around!

This vintage-looking pony print canvas from Abakhan is just the cutest!

Girl Charlee UK has 20% off all fabrics and up to 70% off sale fabrics until midnight on Monday!

Dragonfly Fabrics are offering 20% off everything until the end of Monday 27th. Take advantage of the offer by checking out their wonderful range of boiled wools (pictured above).

These ‘Made by me for you’ gift tags from Beyond Measure are the perfect finishing touch to your handmade presents.

Celtic Fusion Fabrics are offering 15% off all products until Monday 27th November. Use the code ‘blackfriday2017’.

If you’re on the hunt for a dressform, check out the range available at Elephant in my Handbag.

This Minerva Crafts dogtooth-print denim would make a really fun pair of skinny jeans.

Until midnight on Monday, Sew Me Sunshine is offering 20% off all fabric, patterns, Merchant & Mills sewing tools, Creative Industry sewing journals, sewing themed pins & patches and sewing kits. Plus get free UK delivery when you spend over £30! Use the discount code SUNSHINEWEEKEND.

Get 20% off everything until Monday 27th of November at The Fabric Fox! They have some really gorgeous fabrics, such as these prints (pictured above).

Be quick and check out the huge range of discounted products in the Village Haberdashery’s Black Friday section – plus there’s 10% off everything storewide with the code BFW17!

Is a Sew Hayley Jane sewing box subscription on your Christmas list yet?!

Cloth and Candy have a whopping 35% off full price fabrics with code BLACKFRIDAY until midnight on Monday 27th!

If wintry colours aren’t your thing, you might like this bright boucle from Cloth Spot, perfect for a little Chanel-style jacket.

Sew Over It are offering 30% off sewing patterns, kits and online classes until midnight Monday, UK time. Use code BLACKFRIDAY2017.

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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