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The Sew Reporter – 10th February


It’s finally here – this is the week that The Great British Sewing Bee returns to our screens! The new series starts on Tuesday and we’ve got everything you need to know (including about our after-show chats!) in our latest blog post! To get in the mood, read on for your usual round-up of amazing makes, blogs, vlogs, podcasts and products…





We are so excited to have a stand 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!

Heather Lou of Closet Case Patterns has made this sensational vintage Butterick 5119!

Manju of Sew Manju is rocking her Jalie Eleonore leggings in faux leather!

Karen of Did You Make That? has made a Tilly and the Buttons Nora top of sequinned amazingness!

Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher looks cool and chic in her Closet Case Patterns Kalle Shirt maxi hack!

Emily of Self Assembly Required looks super snuggly in her McCalls 7476 cardigan!

Marie is the picture of elegance in her vintage Simplicity 3931!

Debbie looks so toasty warm in her Tosti Utility Jacket from Waffle Patterns!

The Fair Stitch has a super cute shortened pair of Helen’s Closet Winslow Culottes!

Caroline has made a gorgeous linen version of the new Richmond Blazer from Nina Lee!

NEW: Sew Over It: Fabric Haul: Feb 2019

It’s us! New Sewing Pattern Releases January 2019

NEW: Athina of CraftaholicHow to save money on sewing: My top tips

NEW: The Stitch Sisters: Skirt Pattern Review: New Look 6035

Jen from Ginger Thread GirlMy Latest Fabric and Pattern Haul!

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

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

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 this week! 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: Blogtacular: Episode 46: Stephanie Yeboah

NEW: Love to Sew: EPISODE 79: Sewcializing

NEW: While She Naps: #138: Stan and Brittany Gray of E E Schenck

Elise gets Crafty: ON BUILDING A SIDE HUSTLE, EP 156

Modern Sewciety: MS episode 194: Michelle from Meesh Quilts

Craft-IshEpisode 49: Katrina Rodabaugh, Mending Matters

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

Clear The Decks: Episode 23: Season 1 recap

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

Crafty Planner: EPISODE 140: SARAH WATSON


Introducing Lulou Designs, home to all sorts of wonderful fabrics, haberdashery and sewing tools! Get your hands on some of their goodies with free postage using code FOLDLINE!

Lamazi Fabrics currently have the most sensational range of viscose/rayon prints – drape yourself in some of this gorgeousness and feel inspired!

It might still be nippy outside but Fabric Godmother is having a sale on all their wonderful coating and wool fabrics, perfect if you’re still all about winter sewing!

Cotton lycra knits are some of the best for comfort, recovery and ease of wear, so check out the fantastic selection at Girl Charlee UK!

Bring a zing of colour into your life with these stunning Nani Iro prints from The Draper’s Daughter!

A Sew Hayley Jane sewing box makes the perfect present for someone who has everything – because one thing you can never have too much of is creativity and fun!

Brushed cotton, unicorns and rainbows – from Fabrics Galore is this pyjama perfection in waiting or what?!

There’s a 40% sale on Butterick patterns – snap up anything from a retro beauty to a quick ‘n’ easy!

Conquer snaps with these Prym Pliers from Cotton Reel Studio – perfect for sewing kids’ clothes!

Master buttonholes for once and all with these top quality Ernest Wright buttonhole scissors from Beyond Measure!

Stay snuggly and stylish with this coatigan kit from Cloth Spot – containing everything you need (with a fabulous choice of fabrics) to make an elegant longline coatigan!

Cloth and Candy has a small but perfectly formed selection of canvas fabrics, ideal for home furnishings, tough tote bags, or even a dungaree dress!

Brand new in at Sew Over It are some seriously covetable corduroys – perfect for making skirts, pinafores, shifts and even shirts!

Classic stripes get a sparkly and colourful twist in the jersey section of Sew Me Sunshine!

Does your outfit have all-important pockets? Then tell the world with this joyful ‘It has pockets!’ necklace from Pink Coat Club!

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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