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The Sew Reporter – 25th November


This week on the blog it’s this month’s Sew the Trends – a Christmas party special! 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 so excited to have been nominated for the best sewing blog as part of the British Craft Awards 2018 again this year and would love it if you could spare a few minutes to vote for us!! Thank you so much!

Marie of A Stitching Odyssey looks fabulous in her hacked Tilly and the Buttons Seren Dress!

Jasika of Try Curious is a va-va-voom vintage vision in her hacked In the Folds Peppermint Jumpsuit!

Abi, The Crafty Pinup, looks retro perfection in her Seamwork Audrey Jacket!

Erica Bunker is the absolute epitome of glamour in her sequinned Vogue 2230!


Kathy of A Dainty Stitch has made a lovely Itch to Stitch Lisbon Cardigan for the #cosycardichallenge!

Emily of Self Assembly Required has made an utterly gorgeous Solina Dress from Named’s new book, Breaking the Pattern! 

Tabitha’s new military style jacket using Simplicity 8700 is super cool!

Ann looks very chic in her Sew Different Essential Denim Dress!

Susan has made a gorgeous Marilla Walker Isca Shirt Dress!

NEW: It’s us! Sew the Trends, Christmas Party!

NEW: Sew Over ItNovember 2018: What have I been making?

NEW: The Stitch Sisters: Draft your own Cardigan #cosycardichallenge

NEW: Pattern Pals: Ep.8: Our Christmas Party Dress and Jumpsuit Plans!

NEW: Athina of CraftaholicSay hello to the Kimberly Dress + Black Friday Sales

Harriet from The Little DressmakerMy Makes August to October

English Girl At HomeOctober Sewing Zine

Alex of Sew Happy: Halloween Craft Party!

Sew Hayley JaneNovember Unboxing: Reach for the Stars!

Abi from The Crafty Pin UpKnit & Tell: Learning to knit and my first mistakes!

Jen from Ginger Thread GirlHoliday Sewing: My Makes Revealed!

Gabby of Gabberdashery: General Gabblings – making room for baby, what I’ve been sewing and other stuff!

Rosa from SewnMy Autumn Makes: Sewing and Knitting Autumn 2018

Jen from GingerellaReview: 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!


NEW: While She Naps: #133: The State of the Quilting Industry, Fall Quilt Market 2018

Craft-IshEpisode 44: Avery Trufelman, Host of Articles of Interest

Stitchers’ Brew: Episode 33: Gabby and Megan have Big News! 

Clear The Decks: Episode 22: An Interview with Margaret Metcalfe

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #26: Our RTW Fast Confessions and Q&A with Barbara


Blogtacular: Season Four Trailer and Catch-Up

Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 162: Sharon Holland – Fabric Designer, Artist and Author of Utility Style

Pattern queens Sew Over It are giving you 30% off all their fabulous patterns AND off kits and classes with the code BLACKFRIDAY2018 – perfect for inspiring new garments and skills!

Use code BLACKFRI20 to get 20% off fabric at Fabrics Galore until Monday – their range of dressmaking fabrics is vast and fabulous!

You’ve got right up to Wednesday to take advantage of 15% off everything at Cotton Reel Studio with code BLACKFRIDAY  – that includes fabric, patterns and haberdashery!

For all the gorgeous coats, jackets and dresses you’ll be making for winter be sure to visit Remnant Kings for their epic selection of lining fabrics!

Sew Hayley Jane has released her first dressmaking kit including exclusive pattern the Hayley Ballet Top, exclusive fabric from The Lovely Little Details and a Pink Coat Club Seamstress keyring! To get your hands on this exciting package with free UK shipping use BLACKFRIYAY until Monday!

Send the link to The Draper’s Daughter’s ‘stocking fillers’ section to all your friends and family and guarantee you’ll wake up to some true sewing treasures on Christmas morning!

Fabric Godmother is offering a fantastic 15% off EVERYTHING until midnight on Sunday using code BLACKFRIDAY15 – will you go for fabrics, patterns or both?!

The masters of knit fabrics over at Girl Charlee UK are offering 70% off their sale and 25% off all full price fabrics until midnight on Monday – will you go for a snuggly sweatshirt or a cool cotton?!

Simplicity are having a 50% off sale on their vintage gift product range!

Beyond Measure is home to so many ingenious sewing tools and new to this range are these fantastic leather thimbles!

Treat yourself to some of the gorgeous cottons at Cloth and Candy with a generous 25% off all full price items with code BLACKFRIDAY!

Sew yourself some easy yet oh-so-elegant workwear with the new slinky shirt kits from Cloth Spot!

If you’re a fan of prints then you’ll want to check out the new ‘Mix it Up’ range from Urbanstax, who’ve paired fabrics from their stunning selection to make some fabulous ready-to-buy combinations!

Sew Me Sunshine is bringing a little brightness to your weekend with 20% off fabrics, patterns AND Merchant and Mills haberdashery (use code SUNSHINEOFFER) – everything you need for a new sewing project or two!

Lamazi Fabrics have added a whopping 100 new lines to their sale range and are offering 20% off everything including sale items – wowsers! Just use code BLACK20 before midnight on Monday.

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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