Merry Christmas with The Sew Down
Welcome to The Sew Down where each month we bring you a run down of some of the interesting stuff we have found, bought, read and watched in the world of sewing. This is our las tone of these before the Christmas beak so if you’re looking for something to watch or listen to while you sew then this vlog is for you..
We’ve got two fantastic indie designers to introduce to you to today. First up we have Pattern Union who are an Australian based company. There are around 24 patterns to choose from and there are also a couple of free patterns to test out if you fancied. You can expect girly and sophisticated shapes that are perfect for warmer weather. Next up we have Stitched in Wonderland who are UK bases. There are currently four simple patterns to choose from. Alice who runs the company is also a costume designer in London and you can expect to see more patterns form her soon..
Stuff to read:
We are always hunting out good article to read or a book that you can either read or listen to while you are sewing. We’ve got four fantastic things to get your teeth stuck into this month.
Stuff to Watch:
If you like watching TV while you sew then we’ve got some great suggestions for you. This month we has swooned over the fantastic BBC series called Love life. Set in New York it follows the story of a girls romantic life over a few years. It’s fantastic.. you’ll love it too!
- Criminal Quilts – Ruth Singer. Watch an amazing piece of artwork come to life with victorian criminals as the inspiration
- The V&A YouTube channel – so many fantastic videos to choose from.. go get inspired
Stuff to listen to:
Oh we love a podcast, and are always looking for new ones! These are some fantastic things we have listened to this month and think you’ll love too.
- Meet Me at the Museum Podcast – get take on a tour of celebrities favourite museums
- Haptic and Hue Podcast: Go get immersed in all things sewing related..
- Series Two of Louis Theroux: Grounded – probably me favourite podcast of 2020, and if you didn’t hear the first series go and binge.. they are fantastic
- The Fashion and Textile Museum have started doing online events! Hurrah.. most of them about about £5 and it’s nice to get something in the diary!
- Three simple sewing patterns to make for someone this Christmas – I picked accessories and ones that shouldn’t take you too long to complete.
- First is the Sulis Hat from Pattern Fantastique
- Second we have the Tessuti Apron that only uses 1.1m of fabric
- Finally we have the Atlas tuque hat from Victory Patterns – cosy and super fast to make!