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Inspiration

How to organise a local sewing meet up

Do you want to find other people who love to sew and live locally? Here are some handy tips for organising a sewing meet up to go fabric shopping or visit a craft event or fair. First things first, find out if there are any existing groups in your local area that meet up already. […]

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Sew Reporter – 8th November

This week we posted new sewing pattern releases for October with Fiona from Diary of a Chainstitcher, created a new feature, The Fabric Shop World map, where you can add fabric shops onto a Google world map and we also posted a LOOK BOOK for winter coats! What have the sewing bloggers been making? Tilly […]

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Inspiration

The History of the Trench Coat

There are quite a few iconic coat designs we could have written about today, from the Coco Chanel jacket designed in 1954 to the leather biker jacket popularised by youth culture in America and the UK in the 1950s and 60s. Like many styles, their origins date back further than the fashions of the mid-century and that’s […]

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LOOK BOOK: Winter Coats

This month’s sewing pattern LOOK BOOKhighlights some great winter coats and jackets. Although November has started off quite mild the chilly months will soon be here so this is the perfect time to get your winter wears in order. Take a look at our top dressmaking pattern picks and some lovely fabric matches to inspire you. […]

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The Sewing Pattern Round Up – October

Keeping track of all the new pattern releases can be tough so we’ve put together a bitesized round up for October with the lovely Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcherblog @diaryofachainstitcher. Fiona has a great sewing blog where she showcases her makes with really useful and detailed reviews of each pattern. She has kindly given us her […]

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Sew Reporter – 1st November

We’ve been adding lists of costume patterns to the site this week and spent yesterday at the fab SewBrum meet up. What have the sewing bloggers been making? Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons posts the last steps in the Orla sew along: finishing the hem with a facing, how to sew the sleeves and neckline facing […]

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Reviews

Boundless Style Book Review

    Kristiann Boos of Victory Patterns has come up with a really interesting concept for her new book Boundless Style and we think it is one you are all going to love. How many times have you looked at a pattern and thought, gosh I’d love the skirt of this dress with the top of another? Yes […]

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Inspiration

Halloween: Fancy dress sewing patterns

On the blog today … With less than a week to go are you looking for Halloween craft project inspiration? Or perhaps a fancy dress pattern for a spooky night out? We’ve just added a load of Halloween dressmaking and sewing patternsto the site and wanted to share with you some of our favourite garment patterns…. […]

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Sew Reporter – 25th October

This week we’ve been sewing the top for the Sophia Love Sewing magazine sew-along with Gabby @livingonashoestring. Have you checked out our free downloadable sewing themed artwork on the fun stuff page? This lovely one is from Emily at Peardrop avenue. Also we’ve got a new feature on the homepage where you can now see new sewing […]

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Sew Reporter – 18th October

It’s been busy in independent sewing shops all over the country with Sew Saturday this weekend. This week we did some filming for the Village Haberdashery crowd funding project. What have the bloggers been making? Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons posts sewing Orla: fitting part 1 – sizing and length, sewing Orla: fitting part 2 – bust, back […]

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