This week on the blog we’re sharing ten reasons why sewing is good for you! Then below there are 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.
Heather Lou of Closet Case Files has made a Wiksten kimono jacket, pattern from the Making zine.
Emily of Self Assembly Required hacked the Named Gemma Sweater into a sweater dress!
Zoe of So Zo, What Do You Know? has made a Bloomsbury Blouse by Nina Lee.
Charlotte, aka English Girl at Home, made a Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket (and a matching one for her mum!).
Helen of Helen’s Closet made a Closet Case Files Nettie Dress for the #SMYLY challenge (Sewing Makes You Love Yourself!).
Katie of What Katie Sews has made two pairs of McCalls 7445 trousers.
Julie made a By Hand London Anna Dress.
Shirley made a Charlie Bomber Jacket by Jalie patterns.
Kelly-Lou made the Sew Over It Chic Cape.
NEW: Rosa from Sewn: Sewing Review of the Year 2017 with Alex from Sew Happy!
NEW: Jen from Ginger Thread Girl: My #Makenine2018 patterns revealed!
NEW: Sew Over It: The PDF club is back!!! Dressmaking and sewing fun to be had!
NEW: Athina of Craftaholic: My December Makes
NEW: Harriet from Hobbling Handmades: Sew and Tell December 2017
NEW: English Girl At Home: #2018makenine plans
NEW: Gabby of Gabberdashery: 2018 and Christmas Sewing Presents!
NEW: Abi from The Crafty Pin Up: Stitch by Stitch with Simplicity: 8454 Ruffle Blouse Sew-along
It’s us! The Sew Down / December
Karen from Did you make that?: Happy Holidays 2017
Leigh from Clueless Seamstress: If I could only use 3 sewing patterns for a whole year
Jen from Gingerella: The #fivetakesonetake tag
Elisalex’s Studio: DIY t-shirt refashion for #TheBigStitch
NEW: Love to Sew: EPISODE 23: FACE YOUR SEWING FEARS WITH HEATHER LOU
NEW: Blogtacular: EPISODE 028: LUCY NICHOLLS
NEW: Crafty Planner: EPISODE 130: MARITZA SOTO
While She Naps: #112: Carol Soderlund
Elise gets Crafty: ON ONE LITTLE WORD FOR 2018 / EP. 138
These wipe-clean printed laminates from Celtic Fusion Fabrics are perfect for aprons, bags, tablecloths, maybe even macs!
Dark January days call for cosy PJs – and these brushed cottons from Fabrics Galore are just the thing to make some!
If knitting is your new year resolution, check out the gorgeous new selection of wools and needles at Cotton Reel Studio!
These patterned chambrays from Higgs & Higgs are perfect for button-down shirts or shirt dresses – how sweet are the little sailboats?!
Chicken wire as a print?! It works so surprisingly well and in this mustard colourway from The Crafty Mastermind we think it would make a sensational skirt!
These jewel-coloured corduroys from Dragonfly Fabrics would be perfect for seventies’-inspired trousers, a pair of dungarees of a cute pinafore dress!
Give your work wardrobe an injection of vintage style with this 1950s dress pattern from Til the Sun Goes Down.
The Draper’s Daughter has a SALE! get up to 30% off loads of lovely fabrics and kits!
This camel cashmere coating from Fabric Godmother would make the most sensationally elegant coat.
Sophisticated and oh-so-strokeable, these handmade wooden pincushions are things of beauty, and exclusive to Beyond Measure.
Abakhan have 50% off all Simplicity sewing patterns until Tuesday 23rd January!
How jolly are these tartans from Remnant Kings?!
Who doesn’t love snuggling into a fleece-back fabric?! This purple-black sweatshirt fabric from Girl Charlee is smart on the outside, all snuggles on the inside.
With a wide range of colours, plus polka dots, gingham and other patterns, Elephant in my Handbag has all your bias binding needs covered!
This navy and silver stripe jersey from Minerva Crafts would be just lovely in a turtleneck.
Spot the dog among the spots! This spot print from The Fabric Fox is so adorable with its little peeking pups.
If you’re hooked on the craze for macrame, check out all the macrame rope choices at the Village Haberdashery!
Sew Hayley Jane’s latest blog post is full of genius tips for using up fabulous fat quarters.
This black and white print from Cloth Candy is just calling out to be coloured in! Grab some fabric pens and colour-customise to your heart’s content.
Look ahead to bluebell season with this beautiful bengaline from Cloth Spot.
Make a floaty blouse or a diaphanous kimono in this sweet elephant print georgette from Sew Over It.
Check out our Social Calendar for the latest sewing meet-ups, textile and fashion exhibitions and craft fairs.