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The Sew Reporter – 3rd February


January was a busy month for new sewing pattern releases and to help you out we’ve rounded up some of our favourites over on the blog! And in case you need more inspiration (can you ever have too much?), read on below for the usual dose of amazing makes, blogs, vlogs, podcasts and products…





We are so excited to have a stand and be ambassadors at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show in London on 28 Feb – 3rd March. We will be bringing lots of sewing patterns from indie designers to peruse. We’ll also be on hand to help you find that perfect next project! Save £2 off adult tickets and £1 off concessions with the code FOLDLINE19.

Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Jasika of Try Curious has hacked the Named Clothing Sointu Tee into a dress to glorious effect!

Using a Stoff and Stil pattern, Katie of What Katie Sews made this amazing tulle overlay dress for her birthday celebrations!

Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher is ready for action whatever the (cold) weather in her Sewaholic Pacific leggings!

Lauren of Lladybird has made a super cool pair of Palisade Pants by Papercut Patterns!

Riva of Riva La Diva is celebrating awards season with her own incredible red carpet gown mash-up of M7160 and Burda 6848!

Mie looks so stylish in her Style Arc Loren Jacket!

Frocking Lou Lou looks fabulous in her Allie Olson Highlands Wrap Dress!

Highland Dance Mom looks stylish AND snuggly in her Itch to Stitch Medellin top!

Becky’s By Hand London Zeena Dress is making us long for warmer days so we can all float around looking so lovely!

NEW: It’s us! New Sewing Pattern Releases January 2019

NEW: Jen from Ginger Thread GirlMy Latest Fabric and Pattern Haul!

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

NEW: Sew Hayley Jane: Molly Top 1 Hour Challenge… And then a bit more!

NEW: The Stitch Sisters: Online Sewing Classes are Live!

NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: Gabblings On – 30 weeks pregnant and nesting!

Athina of CraftaholicWhat I’ve Been Making: My Spoonflower Makes

Pattern Pals: Ep.12: Pyjama Party! Our finished Carolyn Pyjamas!

Rosa from Sewn: My Sewing & Knitting: December and January 2018/19

English Girl At HomeFavourite 2018 Sewing Pattern Releases

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 on the 12th of February. Get all the latest sewing bee news here and why not catch up on what you missed? 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: Elise gets Crafty: ON BUILDING A SIDE HUSTLE, EP 156

NEW: Modern Sewciety: MS episode 194: Michelle from Meesh Quilts

NEW: Craft-IshEpisode 49: Katrina Rodabaugh, Mending Matters

While She Naps: #137: Katarina Roccella

Clothes Making Mavens: Episode #29: What We Loved, Hated and Learned in 2018

Blogtacular: Episode 45: Nik Speller

Clear The Decks: Episode 23: Season 1 recap

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

Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON


Cloth and Candy has the cutest selection of cotton prints!

Today is THE day that Sew Hayley Jane opens sign-ups for her next month’s sewing subscription boxes – go on, treat yourself!

Look (past the clouds!) to the stars with this gorgeous constellation jersey from Fabrics Galore!

You can find some wonderful animal-inspired prints in Fabric Godmother’s knits section – from novelty llamas and cosy sloths to elegant birds and many more!

f your workwear is looking for an injection of easy-to-wear smart then check out this designer black wool suiting from Cotton Reel Studio – with a little stretch and lots of drape it’s incredibly versatile!

This herringbone cotton/linen mix from The Draper’s Daughter is a thing of subtle beauty – the fine herringbone of the taupe base is overlaid with criss-crossing lines of soft white to make a design pleasingly abstract… what would you make with it?

Did you know that Girl Charlee have their own range of fab print spandex knits, called ‘BOLT’, including these lovely designs?

You can now order the latest copy (Spring 2019) of The Maker’s Atelier Magazine from Beyond Measure, a gorgeous publication full of inspiration, interviews and tutorials!

Linings don’t have to be dull – check out the full range of plain and patterned lining fabrics on offer at Cloth Spot!

New from Pink Coat Club are these adorable little coat hanger pins, lightweight enough for even the finest fabrics!

In case winter is getting you down, this rainbow-striped jersey from Sew Over It is summer in a fabric! Buy it now and bring sunshine into your home!

Gorgeous pink leopard print jersey is back in stock at Sew Me Sunshine!

It can be easy to feel buried under layers and layers of clothing at this time of year so make sure that at least one of those layers is something super pretty with this cami and knickers set from Kwik Sew! 

Lamazi Fabrics has an absolutely fantastic selection of jersey fabrics – snuggly French terries with gorgeous designs, elegant viscose jerseys, stylish ribs and cute kids’ prints!

Paris Sewcial / Paris Coud is a free-to-attend Paris meet-up for people who love to sew, taking place Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th May 2019. For further details, or to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paris-

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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