Top Ten Blog Posts of the Year – 2023

It’s that time of year when it’s customary to look back and what you’ve been up to in the year that has almost passed, and maybe pat yourself on the back before you move on to a brand new year. We decided to take a look at the stats and see which blog posts you favoured. We’ve rounded up the Top 10 blog posts of 2023 so you can revisit your favourites, discover something you missed and spend some festive downtime with a spot of sewing inspiration. Hope you enjoy it!

Our most popular blog post of 2023 took a look at 2023’s Most Popular Sewing Patterns – that’s a bit meta isn’t it?! If you fancy snooping at 2023 ‘s biggest gems to discover what other people have been adding to their sewing list, we have rounded them up.

Bags have been super popular in 2023, so it’s no surprise that our round-up of the Top 10 Bag Sewing Patterns took the silver medal for the most-read blog posts. Sometimes it’s quite nice to mix it up and sew something other than garments. Something useful that you will get loads of mileage out of. Why not dip your toe into bag-making?

Seems like you were very generous, focusing your attention on gifts to sew for others. We knew you were the best! We created The Ultimate Gift Guide for Sewing Presents for everyone in your life. And we mean everyone! These gift ideas work at any time of the year so if you intend on sewing something for someone special, it’s worth a look!

Whether you are new to sewing or just fancy a speedy sew then we’ve shortlisted some of our favourite simple sewing patterns. Stuffed to the brim with interesting details, these patterns are going to set your world on fire… just saying.  Take a peek at The Shortlist: Easy Sewing Patterns blog post for something easy to sew in 2024.

Seems that we have some creative dressers in the house as this inspiration post was one of your favourites in 2023. If you want to add a few creative pieces to your handmade wardrobe for channelling your inner artist, we’ve pulled together the blog post, Get the Look: Artfully Dressed, to provide some art teacher vibes outfit ideas.

Image credit: BBC/Love Productions/James Stack

The Great British Sewing Bee was back on our screens for 2023 and you loved it. We were back with our weekly pattern picks for every episode so you could recreate some of the things they sewed on the show and we shared a little inspiration for the judge’s and contestant’s looks too.

We were feeling pretty thrilled about the seasonal shift so scoured the shop for Easy Patterns to Autumn-ify Your Wardrobe. We shared a little list of excellent options that are great for transitional weather and are straightforward to sew.

We are forever looking for pattern matches for ready-to-wear clothes that recreate styles you love, but allow you to make them to your exact specifications. We often have requests for patterns to recreate clothing from the brand Toast so we decided to try a new blog format, collating ten looks from the brand and pairing them with patterns. It was so popular, The Brand Edit: Toast won’t be a one-off!

Kate dusted off the detective hat and hit the high street searching for autumn’s hottest trends and paired them with patterns so that you guys could sew the looks. This seasonal series has become so popular we split it into two parts – Sew the Trends: Autumn Part 1 and Sew the Trends: Autumn Part 2 to give you even more content to enjoy.

If you have a penchant for pockets and a desire for clean lines and functionality from your garment and you missed this blog post, you might want to take a look. We were inspired by the utilitarian week on the Great British Sewing Bee, so we browsed our library of patterns and discovered tons of designs with a nod to utility style and, of course, we rounded them up in a handy blog post, Get the Look: Modern Utility.

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