The Sew Reporter – 9th September

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On the blog this week we’re talking trends, check out our video where we pair patterns to this seasons hottest looks! 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.

We’re thrilled to have been nominated for the best sewing blog as part of the British Sewing Awards 2018 and would love it if you could spare a few minutes to vote for us!! Thank you!


You can’t beat a pattern hack, you really can’t and this Butterick 6312 has been made into a wrap jumpsuit by the ever inspiring  What Katie Sews.

Portia’s blog has been a hive of activity this week with the start of the annual Refashioners, this years theme is ‘inspired by’ and we’ve loved seeing peoples creations each day.

The Crafty Pin Up has us swooning over her makes once again in this beautiful vibrant Simplicity 6301.


Rachel is sharing her thoughts on the Zadie dress and it’s always great to hear about sewing fails as well as sewing success stories.

Love this trapeze dress from Hannah from Merchant and Mills, perfect for a summer’s evening!

Lauren has nailed her Closet Case Jenny Overalls – and even thought she isn’t 100% sure about them.. we are!

Really enjoyed reading an instalment from Megan Nielsen’s sustainable sewing series on zero waste sewing.


Jen from Grainline Studio is talking about mending your clothes.. do you do it?

Idle Fancy has whipped up the Sew Over It Marguerite dress in time for her Birthday!

Loving Izzy’s jumpsuit from the Sew Over it new Ebook – think this shortened length looks uber chic!

NEW: It’s us! Sew the Trends Winter 2018

NEW VLOG: Pattern Pals: Ep. 2 Pattern and fabric reveal 

NEW: The Stitch Sisters: Sew Hayley Jane Box UNBOXING !

NEW: Abi from The Crafty Pin UpMy 1st Knitting Haul!

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Gabberdashery Patterns – Update III – From A Single Thread – Learning Curve

English Girl At Home: The Sewing Weekender

NEW: Harriet from The Little Dressmaker: The Sewing Weekender Haul

NEW: Athina of CraftaholicStevie Dress Sewalong – Tilly and the Buttons

Jen from Ginger Thread Girl: The Sewing Weekender

Sew Hayley Jane: August Unboxing: Birds of a Feather

Alex of Sew Happy: Nautical Summer makes

 Sew Over It: New e-book: Work to Weekend

Rosa from Sewn: A (very late!) Round-up of Me Made May 2018!

Jen from Gingerella: Review: Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe


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!

Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 26: Stitcher’s Brew meets Sew Hayley Jane 



Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #24 – Marcy Harriell has a Sewing Show!

While She Naps: #127: Matt Reese of Road to California

Clear The Decks: Episode 17: Interview with Melissa Fehr


Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 156: Dana Willard Made Everyday

Craft-IshEpisode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough


Cloth and Candy has the cutest printed cottons from little mice to bathing beauties they’ve got you covered.

We love this bird fabric from Urbanstax perfect for adding a moody corner to your home!

All those Harry Potter fans should head over to Girl Charlee UK for some seriously good sweatshirting!

Pin and Sew have a lovely pastel range of sweater knits, perfect for those winter makes..

Lamazi Fabrics have nailed the beautiful printed jerseys perfect with these animal themed prints.

Sew Hayley Jane’s boxes are open and ready to order for next month. What are you waiting for? 

Looking to pimp your gaff? Check out the home furnishing department at Fabrics Galore.

Have you seen the enamel pins from Cotton Reel Studio – we’re all dreaming about sewing!

Go  grab yourself a bargain in the Fabric Godmother sale Get 10% off with the code 7BIRTHDAY – offer ends at mightnight tonight.

It’s time to start planning Winter coat and jacket makes. Check out all the new Simplicity and New Look pattern options here.

Remnant Kings stock the full range of Lisa Comfort cotton lawns perfect for getting your sew on. 

Have you seen the sale at The Draper’s Daughter? This is not to be missed.

Clothspot have a really interesting ribbed jersey perfect for those autumn makes.

Sew Over It has nailed the cute fabric this week, if seals are your thang then you’re gonna need some of this in your life. 

Did you know Sew Me Sunshine has a dedicate gift section on her site? Perfect for your crafty pal.

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.

An annual (free-to-attend) meet-up of people who love to sew in Birmingham, England, organised by Charlotte of English Girl at Home. Now in its fifth year! The 2018 meet-up will take place on Saturday 27th October. Sign-up here!

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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