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Inspiration

Simple Sew patterns relaunches with new pattern collection

Today we are bringing you some exciting news about Simple Sew patterns. You may be familiar with their patterns from sewing magazines such as Love Sewing and Sewing Made Simple. When we heard that they were planning to relaunch we were intrigued to find out more and what dressmaking patterns they have in store for us […]

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Sew reporter

Sew Reporter – 10th April

This week we interviewed Amy Thomas, Editor of Love Sewing Magazineas part of our Careers in Sewing series. Kate posted her Big Vintage Sew-alongmake as part of the blogger tour. We also reviewed the new book release, I Love Stamping and have three copies to give away. Sally blogs at Sew Sweet by Sally. In 2014 she caught the sewing bug […]

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Sewing Pattern Tutorials

The Sewing Pattern Tutorials: 5. Sewing with vintage patterns

Vintage patterns The Sewing Pattern Tutorials is a year-long FREE sewing course where we will demystify dressmaking patterns. We’ll begin with the basics so that if you are new to sewing you can join in from the start. We also know that lots of you want to learn new sewing skills so as the year progresses we’ll begin to cover […]

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In the fold, Inspiration

The BIG Vintage Sew-along

We are really excited to be a part of the BIG Vintage sew-long blogger tour, which kicked off a few weeks ago. Make sure you have a look at Katie’sand Portia’smakes from the last month. If you want to find out more about The BIG Vintage sew-along then why not read our post and find out how […]

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Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: I Love Stamping

RELEASED today,I Love Stampingis full of Japanese-inspired designs to carve, ink and stamp your fabric and paper. This month we will be doing a few posts around the theme of colouring, dyeing and customising your fabric so to kick us off we are reviewing, hot off the press, I Love Stamping by Ishtar Olivera (published by Quadrille). Ishtar’s book […]

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Interviews

Careers in Sewing: Sewing magazine editor

Have you ever considered a Career in Sewing? Do you dream of ditching the 9-5 and pursuing your creative dreams? This year we will be posting interviews for a range of different sewing jobs to give you a a taste of what possibilities are out there. Today we interview Amy Thomas, who when she is not blogging @almondrock works […]

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Sew reporter

Sew Reporter – 3rd April

This week we posted the new sewing pattern releasesfrom March with Fiona @diaryofachainstitcher and there are plenty! Kate reviewed the new Tilly and the Buttons Martha dress and Named Clothingreleased a new pattern collection of 8 patterns. This week in the forumthere has been lots of chat about the best places to buy fabric online. Helen blogs at Stitch My Style where […]

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Inspiration

The sewing Pattern Releases – March

It’s been a bumper Spring-inspired month of new pattern releases, check out all the dressmaking possibilities below! If you want help sewing a new pattern or looking for pattern hacks, keep an eye on on our sewing resources hub for updates. Keeping track of all the new pattern releases can be tough so we’ve put together […]

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Sew reporter

Sew Reporter – 27th March

This week we found out that the next series of the Great British Sewing Beewill air on 5th May, we can’t wait! This month’s LOOK BOOKis on menswear, so go and check outour pan picked selection of mens patterns paired with our favourite fabrics. We also have a competition to win two Merchant & Mills […]

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Inspiration

LOOK BOOK: Menswear

This month’s sewing LOOK BOOKis all about menswear! We get asked lot about which sewing patterns are good for men and we have collated some of our favourites in this post, pairing them with a selection of delectable fabrics. We’d love to hear your thoughts on these so do leave a comment at the bottom. […]

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