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The Best of Sewing in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close today, we wanted to look back over the year at all the sewing goodness there has been! Take a look below at some of the sewing highlights of 2017. There have been lots of new sewing patterns and emerging designers, plus events, makes, blog series and loads of new fabrics.

Here’s to a year that has seen the sewing community grow from strength to strength, as we welcome more people learning this fantastic craft. The support of the sewing community has enabled people to start their own businesses, get creative and meet new people. We have loved being a part of this over the last 12 months and can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!

See you back here soon for lots of new dressmaking inspiration and the latest patterns supporting indie designers.

Happy New Year to you all and best wishes for 2018.

Nerdy sewing stats

If like me you are a stats nerd, you might be interested to know …

There are now 19,000 sewists on The Fold Line website!

We’ve added 8,000 sewing patterns to the database.

You’ve added over 1600 sewing pattern reviews and 1400 projects.

We blogged over 100 times in 2017!

The top 10 most popular patterns searched on The Fold Line

Find out more: Susie Blouse, Sew Over It/ Berlin Jacket, Tessuti Fabrics/ Bailen top and dress, Pauline Alice/ Jimmy Jumper, Ready to Sew/ Wanted Top, Vanessa Pouzet/ Trina Dress, Victory Patterns/ Reeta Dress, Named Clothing/ Ogden Cami, True Bias/ Orsola dress and skirt, By Hand London/ Berlin Skirt, Orageuse Patterns

Top 5 sewing patterns with the most reviews left in 2017

Toaster Sweater, Sew House Seven

Linden Sweater, Grainline Studio

Ogden Cami, True Bias

City Break Capsule Wardrobe, Sew Over It

Cleo pinafore and dungaree dress, Tilly and the Buttons

Most popular vlogs of 2017

Sew The Trends

Kate’s sewing half term

Sewing Book Reviews

Sewing events in 2017

New Sewing Bee Live show (fingers crossed for the actual TV show in 2018!!!)

Sewing Weekender


Most popular blog posts of 2017

Stash busting sewing patterns!

Careers in Sewing series

Top 20 Sewing Hacks

Sewing City Guides: London Fabric Shops

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