The Sew Reporter – 4th March

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This week on the blog we’re doing a round-up of February’s pattern releases. We’ve also started a new sewing Facebook group where we are chatting about new patterns, what we are planning to make and helping each other out with our projects.

Then below there are 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.


Helen of Helen’s Closet has made a Tessuti Berlin Jacket.

Emily of Self Assembly Required made a Trend Patterns Knot Front dress.

Jen aka The Gingerthread Girl has hacked the Nina Lee Kew Dress.

Katie of What Katie Sews has made a pair of self-drafted jeans. 

Elle made a Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore dress.

Kirstin has made a By Hand London Rumana Coat.

Amy Nicole made the Republique du Chiffon Marthe Blouse.


NEW: It’s us! New Sewing Pattern Releases for February

NEW: Athina of Craftaholic: Let’s Celebrate Our Sewing Community!

NEW: Jen from Ginger Thread Girl: Vlog 13: Sewing Meet in London

NEW: Sew Over It: February 2018: What I’ve Been Sewing

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Sew ‘n’ Tell February Makes

Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: Sewing Plans | February 2018

Rosa from Sewn: My Sewing: December, January and February 2018!

Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: My Favourite Books!

English Girl At Home: The Great British Sewing Bee Live

Karen from Did you make that?Happy Holidays 2017

Leigh from Clueless SeamstressIf I could only use 3 sewing patterns for a whole year

Jen from Gingerella: The #fivetakesonetake tag

Elisalex’s StudioDIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch


NEW: Crafty Planner: EPISODE 133: MEG MCELWEE OF SEW LIBERATED

NEW: Love to Sew: EPISODE 30: OUR VERY SPECIAL FAVOURITES

NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 153: Melanie Traynor from Southern Charm Quilts

NEW: Blogtacular: EPISODE 33: KAYTE FERRIS

While She Naps: #115: Mathew Boudreaux

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #18: Pick a Challenge or a Sew-along

Elise gets Crafty: ON ONE LITTLE WORD FOR 2018 / EP. 138

Craft-IshEpisode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough

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



Step away from classic Breton with these playful takes on striped jersey - from the fab selection at Fabric Godmother.

Go cross-eyed with this fantastic jacquard ribbing from Fabrics Galore – use it for statement cuffs and collars!

This ex-designer wool from Cotton Reel Studio is a real find – its lovely hand and deep forest green shade make it perfect for sophisticated dresses, jackets and trousers.

This woodland silhouettes print from Higgs & Higgs is so sweet and would make an adorable child’s outfit for spring!

The Crafty Mastermind has a beautiful selection of rayons, rich in jewel tones and varying in pattern from cleanly abstract to flamboyantly floral.

This beautiful ‘balloons’ silk georgette from Til the Sun Goes Down would make a wonderful vintage-inspired party dress!

New arrivals at Minerva Crafts include gorgeous John Kaldor drapey prints – slinky satin, crepe and chiffon (a selection pictured above).

If you’re a fan of botanical prints then you have to check out Remnant Kings’ latest fabrics!

How gorgeous is this cotton cambric from The Draper’s Daughter, patterned as though with chalk marks on a blackboard?! There’s also a lovely white colourway.

Bring a hint of sparkle or a sliver of colour to your garments with braids or trims from Abakhan’s fantastic range!

Head back to school (but stylishly!) with this vintage school plaid cotton spandex knit from Girl Charlee!

Dragonfly Fabrics are having a flash SALE on their gorgeous selection of boiled wool (the 100% wool only) – 15% off until Sunday night with code ‘BOILEDWOOL15′. They’re also running a competition to win a signed copy of Tilly and the Buttons’ new book, ‘Stretch’, along with 1.5 metres of jersey – all you have to do is like and comment on the Facebook post!

Did you know that Beyond Measure stocks high quality craft magazines such as knitting magazine Laine and stylish craft mag Koel? Perfect for some screen-free inspiration.

This Robert Kaufman stripped flannel has the look of wool plaid but is in fact brushed cotton! Make it into a shirt you won’t want to take off…

Look like a ‘60s movie star swathed in a cocoon coat made with this gorgeous black and white wool blend from the Village Haberdashery.

If a seemingly interminable winter is getting you down, treat yourself to a spring sewing box from Sew Hayley Jane – the next subscription round has just opened!

Check out the fabulous fabrics in Cloth & Candy’s sale section, including these stylish graphic prints!

There’s something of Orla Kiely’s iconic designs about this striking print from Cloth Spot – it would make an amazing shift dress!

If you’re a bit excited about the new Peter Rabbit movie (or maybe know a little person who is!) then you need to see this adorable cotton from Sew Over It, featuring the famous blue-jacketed bunny himself!

This delicate Atelier Brunette double gauze from Sew Me Sunshine has the look of being splattered with pretty paints, and would make a gorgeous spring blouse.

With plain knit on one side but plush furriness on the other, this sweatshirting from Backstitch must be in the running for snuggliest fabric ever!


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

Come and join our new sewing Facebook group where we are chatting about sewing plans, new patterns and helping each other out with projects.



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