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The Sew Reporter – 6th January 2019


Happy New Year and welcome to the first Sew Reporter of 2019! The start of the year is a great time to make new sewing plans and this week on the blog we’re looking to the year ahead with sewing resolutions from all your favourite sewing bloggers and businesses! Or read on below to get inspired by new blog posts, vlogs, patterns, podcasts and products…




Abi aka The Crafty Pinup looks so fabulous in her Simplicity 8797 coat!

Kathy of Sew Dainty is onto a winner with her Tilly and the Buttons Freya Top and Anna Allen Persephone Pants combo!

Manju of Sew Manju is reviewing her year of sewing and there’s some absolutely stunning makes in there, such as this McCalls 7627 shirt!

Jen, aka The Gingerthread Grl, proving that simple doesn’t mean boring with this gorgeous Named Clothing Sloane Sweatshirt!

As per usual, Marcy of Oonaballoona is a picture of glamour in this amazing gown she draped herself!

Bianca of Sleepless in Bavaria made this utterly gorgeous McCalls 429 velvet dress for Christmas!

Champ Stitches’ Ready to Sew Jean Paul Boilersuit is a lesson in how to look stylish whilst shovelling snow!

Sherelle is looking gorgeous in her AK Patterns Kimberly Dress! 

Sewstainability has made a beautiful version of the Chalk and Notch Orchid Midi Dress!

NEW: Pattern Pals: Ep.10: Merry Christmas and Bloopers!

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Vlogmas Day 24: Merry Christmas Everyone!

NEW: The Stitch Sisters: Vlogmas Day 23: Christmas Eve Eve

NEW: Sew Over ItMy 2018 Round-Up

NEW: English Girl At HomeDecember Sewing Zine

NEW: Sew Hayley JaneDecember Unboxing: Merry and Bright!

NEW: Athina of CraftaholicMy Winter Sewing Plans and How I Stay Organized

It’s us! Sewing Gift Guide

Rosa from SewnSewing & Knitting Plans November & December 2018

Harriet from The Little DressmakerMy Makes August to October

Alex of Sew Happy: Halloween Craft Party!

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

Jen from Ginger Thread GirlHoliday Sewing: My Makes Revealed!

Jen from GingerellaReview: Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

The Great British Sewing Bee 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: Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #28: Alex of Sewrendipity


NEW: Craft-IshEpisode 48: Anne Weil, Flax & Twine

NEW: Elise gets Crafty: ON ONE LITTLE WORD FOR 2019

NEW: While She Naps: #135: 2018 COMMUNITY EPISODE

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 180: Jessie Ziegler owner of Threaded Quilting Studio

Clear The Decks: Episode 23: Season 1 recap

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

Blogtacular: Season Four Trailer and Catch-Up

Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON

Sew Over It have such a pretty range of cottons with patterns and colours for all seasons!

This selection of tartans at Fabrics Galore would be great for running up everything from snuggly PJs to work-ready shift dresses – or a bold bomber jacket!

Ribbons and trims are the perfect way to add a touch of something new to clothes that feel old or tired so take a look at the selection at Cotton Reel Studio!

The new year is of course the perfect time to try something new – such as a fabulous sewing subscription box from Sew Hayley Jane! There’s three different sizes to choose from so if you’re feeling the post-Christmas pinch then Mini’s the one for you – or if you’re saving the pennies with a quiet month in then treat yourself to the Luxury!

Are these feathers, or birds’ wings? Either way, they make the prettiest abstract print on this viscose jersey from Remnant Kings!

The cool coral shade on this double gauze fabric from The Draper’s Daughter is the perfect balance for the gold dot embellishments – an antidote to all that Christmas sparkle!

These new scubas at Fabric Godmother are simply divine – imagine the dramatic dresses you could whip up with these no-fray beauties!

January is the perfect time for snuggling up to some gorgeous French terry from Girl Charlee UK!

As we all start to recognise mending our clothes for the cool thing it really is, it’s the perfect time to upgrade your tools – like with these beautiful handmade wooden darning mushrooms from Beyond Measure! Darning will never seem like a chore again!

Get organised for all your 2019 projects with – it includes a project tote, scissor case and notions pouches! this scrap-busting sewing organiser pattern from McCalls

If you’re already missing the Christmas decorations then get your hands on these pom pom sets from Cloth and Candy – available in a range of colourways they’re perfect for making garlands and other joyful season-neutral decorations!

Cloth Spot is having an amazing sale full of fabulous fabrics, from coat and suiting plains to printed jerseys and satins!

Jersey fabrics get all the fun designs – such as this brilliant dinosaur print from Sew Me Sunshine!

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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