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Inspiration

New winter sewing patterns from Vogue, Butterick, McCalls and Kwik Sew

Big brand names Vogue, Butterick, McCallsand Kwik Sewhave released their new winter dressmaking patterns and we’ve been adding these to our sewing pattern database. Here are our top pattern picksfor the new season, will you be adding any of these to your pattern wishlist? Vogue 9149 party dress. A simple fitted bodice with full skirt and […]

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Sew reporter

Sew Reporter – 22nd November

This week we took part in the book tour for Great British Sewing Bee Chinelo Bally’s Freehand Fashion, posted a new blog feature ‘Getting to know pattern designers‘, kicking off with Greenstyle Creations and finished the week off with a visit to the cinema to watch The Dressmaker. What have the sewing bloggers been making? Tilly […]

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Interviews

Getting to know pattern designers – Greenstyle Creations

With so much choice from great sewing pattern designers we wanted to start a new feature where we highlight one of the designers on the site. We are kicking off with Greenstyle Creations, who create sewing patterns for men, women & children. They have over 40 dressmaking patterns under their belt. If you haven’t come across their […]

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Great British Sewing Bee, Reviews

Freehand Fashion with Great British Sewing Bee’s Chinelo Bally

Click here for our ultimate guide to The Great British Sewing Bee series 5 2019! We are very excited to be involved in the blog tour for Chinelo Bally’s new book, Freehand Fashion. On the Great British Sewing Bee Chinelo Bally wowed us all with her amazing freehand pattern cutting skills, so we couldn’t wait to […]

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Sew Reporter – 15th November

This week we posted our Crafty Christmas Gift Guide, How to organise a local sewing meet up and we now have over 100 sewing groups in our community to join and chat about all things sewing! What have the sewing bloggers been making? Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons posts Your Makes. The Colette blog posts How do you plan your sewing and […]

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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

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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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

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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