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The Ultimate Guide to Fabric Shops in London

Download our FREE sewing guides to find fabric shops in London. We often get asked about where to find sewing shops in London so we thought we’d bring them all together in one place. We’ve even got maps and shop addresses to download, print off and take with you for fabric shopping travels! There are lots of […]

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Sew the Trends – Spring!

Today we are bringing you the third instalment of our blog series where we go onto the high street and discover the latest fashion trends. We then find the perfect patterns for you to sew the look. This time it’s all about the latest arrivals for spring and we have seven looks for you to […]

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Top 10 sweater sewing patterns

Top 10 sweater sewing patterns When it’s chilly outside we love nothing more than sewing a snuggly jumper sewing pattern. Over the last few months we’ve seen lots of sweater patterns popping up on social media and here is a list of our top ten jumper dressmaking patterns. Get inspired with our collection of jumper patterns, […]

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Stash Busting Patterns

After the New Year’s Sewing Resolution blog postwe noticed a pattern emerging…a lot of people want to use up their stash this year. This isn’t new news, but we thought we could help you pick some sewing patterns to de-stash your stash! All the patterns included here use about a metre or less of fabric so go […]

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Careers in Sewing: Running an Indie Pattern Company

Have you ever considered a Career in Sewing? Do you dream of ditching the 9-5 and pursuing your creative dreams? In this blog series we will be posting interviews for a range of different sewing jobs to give you a taste of what possibilities are out there. Today we interview Emily from pattern company In The […]

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New Years Sewing Resolutions 2017

  HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We hope that you have all had lovely Christmases and are feeling ready to take on 2017. To give you all a little inspiration we have asked some of your favourite bloggers and designers to share with us their sewing resolutions for the year.   Christine Haynes 2016 was all about […]

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10 Ways to Sew Hygge

Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-gah’) is a Danish concept that has been very popular this winter with lifestyle brands creating themes around the original Norwegian term for wellbeing. In English it is often referred to as ‘togetherness’ or ‘cosiness’ but it is more than this and a concept of happiness. Although you can practice Hygge throughout the year, it […]

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Book Review: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts: Wendy Ward

This week we are reviewing Wendy Ward’s new book called ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Skirts‘ which was launched a couple of weeks ago. We were lucky enough to get a copy from the publishers (Cico books) and we have done a video review so you can get a proper feel of the book. The book […]

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Sew The Trends – Christmas Party Dresses

Today we are bringing the second in our blog series where we go onto the high street and discover the latest fashion trends. We then find the perfect patterns for you to sew the look. This time it’s all about the Christmas party dress, and what to wear for your Christmas parties. For those of you […]

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The Ultimate Sewing Christmas Gift Guide

Click here for the Ultimate Sewing Christmas Gift Guide 2017   Ding, Dong! With only 6 weeks to go, it’s almost Christmas! What better way to get into the festive spirit than by making a sewing Christmas gift list for loved ones or yourself. We’ve put together The Ultimate Sewing Christmas Gift Guide with everything […]

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