The Sew Reporter – 1st April

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This week on the blog we’re talking trousers and sharing our favourites! 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, details of exciting Easter sales and lots of other inspiring stuff so pick your beverage of choice, sit back and enjoy the sewing Sunday papers.


Alex of Sewrendipity made a Burda Style geometric print dress.

Emily of Self Assembly Required has made not one but TWO Tilly and the Buttons’ Frankie tops.

… just as Katie of What Katie Sews made two Alder shirt dresses for her holiday to Mexico!

Heather Lou of Closet Case Files has made a dress using Vogue 1501.

Lauren of Lladybird has made the Hampton Jean Jacket by Alina Design Co.

Karen of Did You Make That? shares her Tilly and the Buttons’ Freya top and tips for sewing it!

Azzurra made the By Hand London Sophia dress.

Becky Jo made the Marion Jacket by Pipe Dream Patterns.


NEW: Alex of Sew Happy: Designing my own fabric!

NEW: Sew Over It: Introducing the Lea Dress!

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Box Cushion Tutorial + Pfaff Quilt Ambition 2.0 Sewing

NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Sewalong: Freya Dress

NEW: Rosa from Sewn: DIY Denim Pinafore: Erin Skirt Pattern Hack Tutorial

Athina of Craftaholic: My first e-book: Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

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

Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: Sewing Plans March 2018

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

English Girl At Home: The Great British Sewing Bee Live

Karen from Did you make that?Happy Holidays 2017

Jen from Gingerella: The #fivetakesonetake tag

Elisalex’s StudioDIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch


NEW: Love to Sew: EPISODE 34: INTENTIONAL MAKING WITH AIDAN OWEN

NEW: Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 4: Braving Burda with Vesna Popovic

Blogtacular: EPISODE 36: THE ASA AND CAP

While She Naps: #117: Lauren Fairweather

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

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #19: Fast Fashion Fasting

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

Elise gets Crafty: ON SHOWING UP FOR CREATIVITY: EPISODE 139

Craft-IshEpisode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough

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



Sew Over It have gone fanatical about flowers – which of these gorgeous new florals would you pick?!

This fun geometric print sweatshirting from Fabrics Galore is the perfect transitional fabric for spring warmth (or rather lack of)! It comes in a grey colourway too.

How pretty and fresh are these candy striped chambrays from Higgs & Higgs?!

Get ready for some rather stylish spring cleaning with this vintage slacks, shirt and apron pattern set from Til the Sun Goes Down!

Remnant Kings’ latest stock of printed fleeces are just the cutest – pick from flamingos, unicorns or dinosaurs and make something adorably snuggly for any little people in your life!

The Crafty Mastermind is having a massive Easter sale, including all of these beauties above!

The Draper’s Daughter’s haberdashery selection is a treasure trove of quality sewing tools such as tailor’s chalk and beeswax, sewing gauges and bamboo point turners.

Fabric Godmother has FREE UK shipping all Easter weekend (ending midnight on Monday) – make the most of this to order yourself a little non-chocolate treat from their fabulous fabric selection! (The discount is applied at checkout.)

Dragonfly Fabrics are having a brilliant sale til midnight Monday 2nd April – 15% off everything with code 'Easterfun'! And in other exciting news, they’re also now open to visitors every Friday from 12-3pm, so be sure to put a visit in your diary!

Look for the bear necessities with this fun bear print jersey from Celtic Fusion Fabrics!

Cotton Reel Studio are having a sale with 15% off everything in store using code ‘SPRING15’ ! Plus check out their bolt ends and sale section for fabrics with up to 50% off…

Have you heard of the Minerva Craft Club? Join up for 10% off all your purchases from their vast selection of sewing and craft goodies, plus tons of other benefits!

Hello, pattern sale! The Village Haberdashery has lots of patterns from your favourite indie designers in their great sale section, including Colette, Victory Patterns, Papercut and many more.

Subscriptions for Sew Hayley Jane’s next round of lovely sewing boxes open on the 3rd – they make the perfect gift for a sewist friend or a special treat for yourself!

Check out these exquisite vintage mother of pearl buttons from Beyond Measure – the perfect finishing touch to elevate a simple cardigan or shirt.

Girl Charlee are having an Easter sale – with 50% off sale fabrics (including the entire ‘BOLT’ by Girl Charlee range) and 20% off all other fabrics!

Ooh la la! What could be more chic and charming than this Parisian map print cotton from Cloth and Candy?!

This French navy linen cupro blend from Cloth Spot is worth checking out for the fantastic description alone – never mind the fact that it seems divinely sophisticated!

Sew Me Sunshine are also having an Easter sale – 15% off fabric, patterns and haberdashery with the code FABRICNOTCHOCOLATE until midnight on Monday!

Don’t have time for embroidery? Skip to the end with  this fantastic embroidered denim from Backstitch!


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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