The Sew Reporter – 18th March

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This week on the blog we’re chatting to Lisa Comfort about her exciting new range of fabrics! 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.


Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher made a Closet Case Files Kelly Anorak with tartan underlining!

Elena of Randomly Happy has made a pair of True Bias Lander Pants and shares her tips for sewing with canvas.

Elle from Sew Positivity made the Cashmerette Washington Dress. 

Emily of Self Assembly Required made a Colette Patterns Zinnia skirt.

Amelia of Thrift, Make, Sew made the Marilla Walker Honetone Coat.

Kerry of Very Kerry Berry made the I AM PATTERNS Zebre Sweatshirt.

Erin made a pair of Victory Patterns Esther pants.

Sarah made a Closet Case Files Kalle Shirt.

Kate made the new Handmade by Carolyn Perth Top!


NEW: It’s us! Lisa Comfort’s New Fabric Range

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Crafter’s Companion Review and Bag Making

NEW: Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: Sewing Plans March 2018

Rosa from Sewn: Sewing Plans and DIY Wedding Dress Update

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

Sew Over It: Introducing my Fabric Range!

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

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: Blogtacular: EPISODE 35: TILLY WALNES

NEW: Love to Sew: EPISODE 32: BEGINNER SEWING

NEW: Crafty Planner: EPISODE 134: ERIN BURKE HARRIS OF HOUSE ON HILL ROAD

NEW: Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #19: Fast Fashion Fasting

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

While She Naps: #116: Jean Wells

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



Backstitch has a lovely selection of linens and linen blends – with all the colours you could wish for! (a selection pictured above)

To accompany their new Ultimate Culottes pattern, Sew Over It have compiled a selection of suitable fabrics, including crepes, linen and rayon… which would you choose?!

There’s something for every taste in the Village Haberdashery’s selection of cotton lawns – from the purely abstract to exquisite botanicals.

If you’re curious about the contents of a Sew Hayley Jane sewing box, then have a read of her latest blog post explaining all the ‘trinkets and treasures’ that made up February’s box!


The exquisite Atelier Brunette ‘Stardust’ range is now available from The Draper’s Daughter!

You probably didn’t know that you needed a tacos(!) print cotton in your life until Cloth and Candy started to stock this one!

Now available to pre-order, the first Beyond Measure mugs! With an original knitting-inspired illustration, these beautiful bone china mugs are a must for yarn-lovers.

Go all out ‘70s and make a dress or shirt using this fantastic paisley corduroy from Celtic Fusion Fabrics!


If you like whimsical and intricate prints then you should love this ‘Airi’s Japanese Dreamland’ jersey from Sew Me Sunshine!  (pictured above)

Girl Charlee has a range of novelty knit prints that are perfect for fun tees or funky children’s clothes!

Minerva Crafts’ block-coloured ponte roma comes in over 20 gorgeous shades!

This rose stretch cotton from Fabric Godmother would make a romantic vintage-inspired dress or sensational pair of slim-fit trousers!

How gorgeous are these floral stretch viscose drills from Cloth Spot?! They have a wonderful selection of plain drills too.

In five seasonal shades, these stretch velvets from Dragonfly Fabrics are perfect for making transitional luxe knitwear.

Check out Higgs & Higgs’ range of dotted Swiss lawn – perfect for when spring finally does decide to show up!

Lovers of polka dots should check out this lovely soft polka dot denim from The Crafty Mastermind! It also comes in a darker blue colourway.

Wouldn’t these flower jerseys from Fabrics Galore make fabulous wrap or skater dresses?!

What would you make with this beautiful border print paisley viscose from Til the Sun Goes Down? Border prints always invite creative thinking!

If you’re planning to spruce your home by sewing some new projects for spring then have a look at Remnant Kings’ latest home furnishing textiles, in fresh shades of yellow, green, blue and soft taupe.

Cotton Reel Studio are now stocking the gorgeous new fabric range from Lisa Comfort!


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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