The Sew Reporter – 17th June

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This week on the blog we’ve got our ultimate list of podcasts and playlists to listen to while you sew! Come join our Facebook group where we are chatting about new patterns, what we are planning to make and helping each other out with our projects.

As always 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.

Emily of Self Assembly Required has made this fantastically fun Perth Dress from Carolyn and Cassie!

Katie of What Katie Sews has stitched up a very chic pair of True Bias Landers.

Marie of A Stitching Odyssey is back with a sweet version of the Cocowawacrafts Honeycomb Dress.

Heather Lou of Closet Case Patterns has made an utterly gorgeous Papercut Patterns Sapporo Coat.

Madalynne drafted and made herself a very cool vintage-inspired dress.

Allie M Jackson has made her husband Alex a completely handmade outfit using the Thread Theory Comox and Jedediah and Liesl & Co. All Day Shirt patterns!

Lauren of Lladybird has made a chic cropped Kalle Shirt by Closet Case Patterns.

Athina has made a sensational pair of Closet Case Patterns Jenny Overalls!

Ana has made a lovely version of the Alex Shirt from Sew Over It’s e-book, My Capsule Wardrobe: City Break.

Janet has whipped up an elegant Sew Over It Ella Blouse.

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Me Made May ’18: Overview

NEW: Sew Hayley Jane: June Unboxing

Rosa from Sewn: My Sewing: April and May 2018

Sew Over It: Fabric Haul: June 2018

Athina of Craftaholic: 10 Reasons Why You Need a Sewing Planner

Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: Sew and Tell May 2018

Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Me Made May Review: The Gaps in my Wardrobe

English Girl At Home: The Sewing Weekender

Alex of Sew Happy: My Holiday Wardrobe!

It’s us! Sewing Pattern Round-Up: May

Jen from Ginger Thread Girl: Vlog 15: My latest sewing updates and back to work

Jen from Gingerella: Review: Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

Karen from Did you make that?Happy Holidays 2017

Elisalex’s StudioDIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch


The Great British Sewing Bee 2018 is coming back to our screens!

We are so excited that this iconic sewing bee series for makers will return to our TV screens soon. Get all the latest sewing bee news here and why not catch up on what you missed? We are so excited that this iconic sewing bee series for makers will return to our TV screens soon. We’ve got a full run down for all the Great British Sewing Bee episodes, sewing pattern suggestions, sewing bee contestants, GBSB book reviews and much more from previous series!


NEW: Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON

NEW: Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 15: Living and Loving Your Business with The New Craft House

NEW: Clear The Decks: Episode 11: The Identity Mindset


While She Naps: #122: Hailey Hoffman Chisholm and Aaron Hoffman of Hoffman California Fabrics

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #21: Passing the Mic to You

Elise gets Crafty: ON HAVING A MISSION: EP 147

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 156: Dana Willard Made Everyday

Craft-IshEpisode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough

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

Drape yourself in the gorgeous selection of crepes and viscose at Fabrics Galore! These are fabrics to swan around in…

Are you off to a festival this summer? Or doing some summer party DIY decorations? Then you’ll need this pair of pom pom makers from Cotton Reel Studio for sure!

No one will be stepping on these blue suede shoes - fabulously featured in a new cotton print at The Crafty Mastermind – they’re perfect for a statement shirt or skirt!

How gorgeous are these monochrome African prints from Urbanstax? They’re among the great selection of cottons available by the yard and would make sensational garments, especially paired with a bold splash of colour!  

Check out the pockets on this original 1952 wrap skirt pattern at Til the Sun Goes Down! Their selection of vintage patterns is full of gorgeous details like this.

Sewing your own lingerie? Then Remnant Kings have got you covered with their supplies of elastics and findings!

Here’s a lovely ex-designer linen blend from Sew Me Sunshine, in muted stripes of soft pink, grey and cream – it would make up into a gorgeous summer jacket…

Wow in this one-shoulder wonder from Butterick – perfect for a chic wedding guest dress!

This speckled jersey from The Draper’s Daughter would make a really sweet t-shirt – you could pick out one of the colours in the neps to add a contrast neckband or sleeves…  

The new Heather Givans range at Celtic Fusion Fabrics is perfect for the stationery nuts among us – or anyone who’s nostalgic for old school notebooks and library cards!

Dragonfly Fabrics are treating us to free postage all weekend – quick, now’s your chance to get all those fabrics you’ve had your eye on!

Nothing says summer like broderie anglaise! Check out the beautiful range at Fabric Godmother, including these three beauties.

If you knit or dream of knitting, then check out the summer edition of Laine magazine at Beyond Measure – its pages are choc-full of exquisite Scandi inspiration…

This designer French Terry from Girl Charlee UK has a softness to its stripes that gives it a gently nostalgic feel – perfect for a Breton top!

You’ve just one week left to subscribe for Sew Hayley Jane’s July sewing box – it’s bound to be another package of gorgeous goodies so what are you waiting for?!

Why buy when you can DIY? That applies to your sewing accessories too – I mean, how cute is this sew-it-yourself doughnut pin cushion from Cloth and Candy?!

This stretch cotton piqué from Cloth Spot would make a perfect pair of sixties-inspired cropped summer trousers!

Sew yourself a fabulous hot-weather maxi in this palm-printed jersey from Sew Over It – you’ll be beach-ready in no time!

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

Hosted by Rebecca (Red W Sews) and Sally (The Yorkshire Sewist) Sew Up North is a sewcial event where you can meet like minded sewists in Leeds city centre for chatting, shopping and a fabulous charity raffle of sewing goodies in support of The Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 29th September, follow the Facebook page for updates.

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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