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The Sew Reporter – 13th January


January is now well underway but I know some of us have found it a bit of a struggle to get our sew-jo back, so this week on the blog we’re talking simple sewing plans to get us warmed up for the rest of the year! Whatever the status of your 2019 sewing schemes read on to get inspired by new blog posts, vlogs, patterns, podcasts and products…





Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons is rocking her new plait-belt Ness Skirt!

Kathy of Sew Dainty has done a super job with the Sew To Grow Meridan Knit Dress!

Jasika of Try Curious has made just THE most stylish plaid shirt dress using Vogue 8829!

Bianca of Sleepless in Bavaria looks the epitome of chic in her Pauline Alice Romero trousers!

Sylvia of The Ravel Out has made this utterly sensational Friday Pattern Company Adrienne Blouse!

Joy looks so sweet in her Megan Nielsen Sudley Dress!

Danica’s Papercut Patterns Sierra Jumpsuit is made from a bedsheet, which just adds to its cool factor! 

Just look at that fantastic pocket detail on Victoria’s Papercut Patterns Palisade Pants!

Kanako’s Sew Over It 1940’s Wrap Dress is just so elegant!

NEW: It’s us! Sewing Plans 2019

NEW: Jen from Ginger Thread GirlA Bumper Sewing Catch-Up!

NEW: Sew Over It: January 2019: What Have I Been Making?

NEW: Athina of CraftaholicWhat I’ve Been Sewing: December and January Makes

NEW: Pattern Pals: Ep.11: Happy New Year and a Pyjama Adventure!

NEW: Sew Hayley Jane: Fabric Haul and Sewing Plans

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

The Stitch Sisters: Vlogmas Day 23: Christmas Eve Eve

English Girl At HomeDecember Sewing Zine

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 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: While She Naps: #136: Megan Eckman of Studio MME

NEW: Blogtacular: Episode 44: Emma Block


Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #28: Alex of Sewrendipity

Craft-IshEpisode 48: Anne Weil, Flax & Twine

Elise gets Crafty: ON ONE LITTLE WORD FOR 2019

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! 

Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON

Have you discovered Pink Coat Club yet? Joy sells the most adorable selection of pins, jewellery, patches and more, all designed specifically to show off that you’re a sewist and proud!

They say these weeks are the bleakest of the year so cheer yourself up with a sewing subscription box from Sew Hayley Jane!

Check out the wonderful range of Liberty fabrics at Fabrics Galore! They really have Liberty prints galore!

January blues? Yes please, if they come in the form of these divine Nani Iro double gauzes from The Draper’s Daughter!

We might be having grey days a-plenty but don’t let that put you off this exquisite grey Atelier Brunette lawn from Cotton Reel Studio!

If you’re just starting out with sewing then Remnant Kings’ accessories section has everything you could need – scissors, pins, thread and needles! Plus, lots, LOTS more!

Have you booked to go and catch some winter sun? Then sew yourself a new summer dress with this versatile Vogue pattern - and when you’re back, make the version with sleeves to see you through the spring!

Here’s one for all you yoga bunnies out there – a beautiful crepe from Fabric Godmother featuring tiny posing ladies, not suitable for actual yoga-wear but fabulous for pretty much anything else!

How cute are these Sajou wooden thread winders from Beyond Measure? They’re just perfect for winding your embroidery threads!

If your new year goals include more exercise, or if you’re already a fitness whiz, then check out the range of spandex fabrics at Girl Charlee UK, perfect for sewing up some stylish activewear!

Sew yourself the snuggliest teddy bear coat of all time with this very on-trend faux fur from Cloth Spot!

This floral stretch corduroy from Sew Over It has a gorgeous print featuring a mustard-gold background and vintage blue roses and would make a truly fabulous pair of dungarees!

How fab are these labels from Cloth and Candy? Perfect for adding an awesome finishing touch to your me-made wardrobe!

Sewing can definitely be sexy with this sensational leopard-print stretch cotton from Sew Me Sunshine!

This gorgeous caramel-coloured French terry from Lamazi Fabrics features wonderfully delicate ginkgo sprigs as its print – it would make a sophisticated and snuggly sweatshirt!

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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