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The Sew Reporter – 10th of March


Well it’s been a busy week at Fold Line HQ getting back to normal after the Knitting and Stitching show. We really loved meeting so many of you and thank you to everyone who came and said hello on the stand.  Kate has moved house this week and I have been let loose on the blog, go have a read of my latest bit of research into choosing a sewing pattern for your body shape. So it’s time to settle into this week’s instalment of sewing inspiration.. happy Sunday all!


Bianca of Sleepless in Bavaria made the Joanna coat from Schnittchen Patterns. We are in love with this design and the fabric!

Kathy of Sew Dainty added eyelets to her Cocowawa Crafts Chestnut Sweater! She now can change the ribbon on her shoulder to match the rest of her outfit, very clever!

Emily aka Self Assembly Required was lucky enough to pattern test Tilly and the Buttons’ latest pattern. She used this super cool Orla Kiely style print for her Eden coat and she looks awesome wearing it!

This beautiful By Hand London Alix maxi dress makes Laura of The petite Passions look very stylish and chic!

We couldn’t resist sharing another coat! This beauty is sewn by Janene of Ooobop and she used the Butterick 547 vintage dressmaking pattern.

This is the Camden pinafore, which is one of the latest designs by Nina Lee Patterns. Manju of SewManju used corduroy for her version, we love the colour and the way she styled it!

Vicky of Sewstainability looks so cosy in her Kyoto sweater by Papercut Patterns.

Faye made a Rosa shirt and Rosa shirtdress from Tilly and the Buttons. She created 2 completely different looks, Rosa is such a versatile pattern!

Watch the latest vlogs from makers in the sewing community this week:

Amanda at I Sew A Lot: January & February Makes – Vlog #65

It’s us! Great British Sewing Bee Pattern Picks || Series 5 Episode 1

Louise, Lisa and Barbara at Pattern Pals: Ep. 15 – A Foray into Pinafores!

Adelle at Button & Pip: January & February Makes and Haul || Sewing Vlog #8

Lisa at And Sew On: My Huge BurdaStyle Magazine Haul

Kealy at Voice of a Creative: Jersey Top Series- Freya Sweater from Tilly and the Buttons Review and Neck Band Tutorial

Nikki and Rachel at The Stitch Sisters: What We Love This Week

Hayley at Sew Hayley Jane: Spring Plans

Suzanna at Threadquarters: My Wedding Quilt – Plans

Victoria at Victoria Smith: My 2nd #makeschallenge5 | The Daily Sewjourner

Jen at Gingerthread Girl: Baby Sewing & Gabby’s Baby Shower!

Mel at Handmade by Ditsy-Tulip: My duvet cover dress

Picture Shows: Sheila, Jen, Mercedes, Alexei, Joe Lycett, Riccardo, Tom, Janet, Ben, Leah, Juliet, Esme Young, Patrick Grant – (C) Love Productions – Photographer: Mark Boudillion

The Great British Sewing Bee is back!

We are so excited that series 5 of The Great British Sewing Bee has returned to our TV screens! We have put together the ultimate guide to the show here. Each week we will also be sharing a video on the blog with our pattern picks and sewing tips from the episode. 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 too!

For everything – including our pattern picks – of the 4th Sewing Bee episode click here. And if you want to watch Kate talk through her favourites on our YouTube channel, click here!

Listen to a podcast this weekend for inspiration and sewing chatter while you make…

Love to Sew with Helen and Caroline: Episode 83 Sewing Machines 101

Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press: Podcast Ep. 71, Saving the planet with Mother Of Pearl’s Amy Powney

Clothes Making Mavens with Helena and Lori: Episode #30 – What Shannon wants pattern companies to know about their fat, queer customers

Craft-ish with Vickie Howell: #53 Susan Beal, Modern Quilting Author

While She Naps with Abby: #140 Brad Krieger, Checker Distributors 

Take a look at all the new fabrics, haberdashery and kits from sewing businesses this week…

Aren’t these prints just amazing! They're Nani Iro fabrics from The Draper's Daughter!

We say a 1000 times YES to this double jersey leopard print fabric from Cotton Real Studio!

All the love for this bee fabric from Fabrics Gallore, because we all need an outfit to pay homage to our favourite TV show!

Are we the only ones that find the new products from Pink Coat Club just irresistible?

These magnetic ceramic spools from Beyond Meusure are not only super cute, they’re also very handy to keep your pins, needles and other small metal objects together!

This beautiful chambray with little GOLDEN hearts from Fabric Godmother is just so sweet, it has made it onto our wish list!

There are not a lot of places where you can already pre-order the new collection from Rifle Paper Co. So get in there quickly and browse the new collection at Cloth Candy!

Did you know there are 3 different subscription boxes from Sew Hayley Jane? You can pick one that suits your own budget!

Girl Charlee is the place to be when searching for knitted fabrics. We love to have lots of choice when we’re fabric shopping and even these solid colours are beautiful!

Aren’t these the sweetest prints? You can shop them at Lulou Designs!

This polkadot chiffon from Sew Over It would make such a lovely blouse!

The print of this lawn at Cloth Spot is just stunning! Imagine it as a summer dress (or the below pattern)!

Get ready for spring with this super cute jumpsuit pattern! It's a short romper and wrap dress all in one pattern from Simplicity.

Fabric with glittery details? Yes please! This one is a must have at Lamazi Fabrics!

We spotted this lovely viscose at Sew Me Sunshine and thought that the black and white flowery print is really beautiful on the yellow background!

We keep a handy list of sewing events, exhibitions and meet ups happening in the sewing community all over the world on our sewing social calendar here.

Come and join our sewing Facebook group where we are chatting about sewing plans, new patterns and helping each other out with projects.


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