This week on the blog it’s the Sew Down, where we share all the favourite things we’ve seen, sewn and bought. There are also loads of lovely makes from your favourite bloggers, new sewing patterns and lots of other inspiring stuff so pick your beverage of choice, sit back and enjoy the sewing Sunday papers.
Amazingly we’ve been nominated for three sewing awards this month, we really can’t believe it! If you’ve enjoyed our blog and Instagram then we’d be so grateful if you could vote for us in the British Sewing Awards and the British Craft Awards! Thank you so much!
Marcy of Oonaballoona blogged about her coat made from Simplicity 3449.
Emily from Self Assembly Required has made a Harriet Lumberjacket by Named Patterns.
Elena from Randomly Happy took her turn on the Cocktail Hour sewalong with this fabulous Vogue 1537/By Hand London Holly trouser mash-up!
Martina from La Dulsatina made a self-drafted trench coat.
Marie Fleurine from Sew Mariefleur sewed up an Itch to Stitch Paro Cardigan.
Athina Kakou made a Sew Over It chic cape!
Allie Jackson made her lucky husband a Simplicity 8528 jacket!
Megan Nielsen made a white Dove blouse (from her own pattern range).
Noni Richards sewed a Style Arc Brooklyn Knit Top.
Karen Sew Fab made a McCalls 7313 dress from scuba.
Stephanie Powzun made a Papercut Patterns Kochi Kimono.
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Rosa from Sewn: The Little Red Dress Project!
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Athina of Craftaholic: September Makes
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Elisalex’s Studio: DIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch
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Elise gets Crafty: MAKER CHAT 8: AMY SMALL / EP 137
Sew Me Sunshine is offering readers 15% off their online shop with code 'FOLDLINE'; check out their gorgeous selection of fabrics, haberdashery and accessories, such as the beautiful viscoses pictured above.
This stylish floral rayon from Cotton Reel Studio would make a gorgeous swishy dress or a bold blouse.
Higgs and Higgs have a fantastic selection of festive ribbons and trims, including pom poms and pleated trims.
Get in quick to pre-order the new Rifle Paper Co fabrics from The Crafty Mastermind!
This autumnal paisley from Til the Sun Goes Down would make a fabulous seventies’-inspired blouse.
Fabrics Galore have some fantastic drapey fabrics! (pictured above)
This Remnant Kings ponte roma with a cable knit texture is perfect for the non-knitting sweater lovers among us!
Fabric Punk’s sew-your-own flamingo tote bag kit is the perfect young beginners project.
This embroidered tulle from the Fabric Godmother would make a fabulous addition to a little red dress.
The Draper’s Daughter has some amazing handwoven fabrics! (pictured above)
This 2 metre folding ruler from Beyond Measure is perfect if you’ve excess yardage to keep track of!
There’s a Matisse-inspired feel to the birds on this quirky print from The Fabric Fox – and it’s 20% off!
Check out the fabulously festive contents of next month’s Sew Hayley Jane boxes!
Cloth Spot has a range of ‘posh and patterned’ linings – perfect if you want your garment to make a surprise statement!
These Dutch jerseys from Celtic Fusion Fabrics come in stylish graphic prints, perfect for jazzing up a basic tee.
Abakhan is having a two-day event with 20% off in-store and online! Oh, and did we mention the free mince pies?!
Look like a china doll in this pretty blue and white floral jersey from Girl Charlee.
Minerva Crafts has a fantastic range of scuba prints, including
this gigantic floral featuring vintage yellow roses.
If you’ve children’s presents to make this Christmas, you might just need this adorable bunny print from Sew Over It – imagine some little bunny-patterned PJs!
The Village Haberdashery has a wonderful selection of Christmas fabrics, including these enchanting prints inspired by The Nutcracker ballet.
This amazing fabric from Elephant in my Handbag actually features cocktail recipes – it would make the perfect apron for a boozy chef!
Dragonfly Fabrics stock gorgeous lace zips in a wide range of colours, the perfect accent to a dressmaking project.
This beautifully understated floral from Cloth & Candy is such a stunning shade of blue.
Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions and craft fairs.
Superhero sewing by Lane Huerta. 1st June 2017.
Complete Dressmaking: Essential skills and techniques for beginners by Jules Fallon. 8th June 2017.
Girl with a sewing machine: the no-fuss guide to making and adapting your own clothes by Jenniffer Taylor. 30th June 2017.
Stylish wraps sewing book: ponchos, capes, coats and more by Yoshiko Tsukiori. 1st August 2017.
Stylish remakes by Violette Room. 8th August 2017.
A beginner’s guide to sewing with knitted fabrics by Wendy Ward. 14th November 2017.