The Sew Reporter – 11th March

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This week on the blog we’re chatting to Tilly Walnes (of Tilly and the Buttons) about her fantastic new sewing book, Stretch. 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.


Kate made the True Bias Nikko Top!

Zoe of So, Zo What Do You Know? has made the Jennifer Lauren Ivy Pinafore.

Emily of Self Assembly Required has made a McCalls 7100 Bomber Jacket.

Karen of Did You Make That? made the boxy top from The Maker’s Atelier.

Charlie of This Blog Is Not For You made a zip-up cardigan from a Tilly and the Buttons Coco and Agnes mash-up hack!

Charlotte aka English Girl At Home made the asymmetric gather dress from The Maker’s Atelier.

Amanda of Bimble and Pimble made the Collins Top from In the Folds.

Abi, aka The Crafty Pinup, has made the Freya Dress from Tilly and the Buttons’ new book, Stretch.

Elie made a Closet Case Files Kalle shirtdress.

Sew Dainty made the Mandy Boat Tee from Tessuti.

Daphne made the Carolyn Pyjamas by Closet Case Files.


NEW: It’s us! Tilly and the Buttons’ gorgeous new sewing book, Stretch!

NEW: Rosa from Sewn: Sewing Plans and DIY Wedding Dress Update

NEW: Jen from Ginger Thread Girl: Vlog 14: Nina Lee Kew Dress Hack Tutorial

NEW: Sew Over It: Introducing my Fabric Range!

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: The Knitting and Stitching Show ++ Gabby and Megan have big news!

NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Knitting and Stitching Show Haul and Spring Sewing Plans

NEW: Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: Stitch by Stitch with Simplicity – 8425 Choker Tee 

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

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: Love to Sew: EPISODE 31: FIND YOUR CALLING WITH MIMI G

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

NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 108: Abby Glassenberg and Rachel Felix

NEW: Blogtacular: EPISODE 34: CLARE MACKINTOSH

NEW: While She Naps: #116: Jean Wells

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



What would you make with these beautiful Japanese indigo cottons from Higgs & Higgs?

Check out this striking wool challis from Fabrics Galore – it has the weight of lightweight suiting making it really versatile!

For subtle sparkle check out this beautiful pale pink cotton from Cotton Reel Studio, with its tiny gold dots.

Check out all the beautiful designs by Anna Maria Horner at The Crafty Mastermind.

Til the Sun Goes Down has a wonderful selection of patterns - both genuine vintage and vintage-inspired.

Fans of the popular brush stroke print will love these three different colourways and fabric types from Remnant Kings!

This fresh green Lei Nani double gauze from The Draper’s Daughter is spring embodied – it would make a beautiful shirt!

This puppytooth stretch gabardine from Dragonfly Fabrics would make a super stylish pair of capri pants!

How gorgeous are these Sajou measuring tape ribbons from Beyond Measure?!

Fabric Godmother is hosting lots of upcoming open days and evenings! The perfect opportunity to get your hands (quite literally) on some of her gorgeous fabrics…

Celtic Fusion Fabrics are stocking the latest fabric collection from designer Heather Ross – ‘Kinder’ is inspired by her daughter’s year in Kindergarten and features just the bright colours and adorable prints you’d expect!

Abakhan’s warehouse clearance sale is huge! So many fabrics, so little time…

This blue and white border print paisley jersey from Minerva Crafts would make a gorgeous summery top.

There’s 30% off at Girl Charlee if you enter code ‘foldline’ into the search bar. Get your stripe fix sorted!

If you love the look of vintage sewing patterns or vintage magazines then you’ll love this printed cotton from the Village Haberdashery!

Cloth Candy has such a fabulously curated selection of cottons – perfect for print-lovers!

Make yourself some fabulous wide-legged trousers in this exquisite pale aqua linen blend from Cloth Spot.

Sew Hayley Jane’s sewing subscription boxes come in three different sizes - mini, classic and luxury. Which would you choose?!

Have you seen Lisa Comfort’s beautiful new fabric range?! All of course available from Sew Over It.

This purple floral from Sew Me Sunshine is so gorgeous - it makes one think of spring wisteria!

The weather might’ve warmed up but it’s never too late to make a coat – so check out the selection of coat fabrics at Backstitch for inspiration!


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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