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Great British Sewing Bee Episode 1 – patterns and sewing tips

  Click here for our ultimate guide to The Great British Sewing Bee series 5 2019! We have scoured through the database and brought you the best selection of patterns inspired by the the first episode of the Great British Sewing bee #gbsb. If you haven’t already seen our dedicated Sewing Bee page do take […]

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Sew Reporter – 15th May

This week we have been preparing for the start of The Great British Sewing Bee! We’ve got a dedicated page on the site filled with loads of sewing bee stuff and over the next 8 weeks we’ve got plenty of pattern inspiration, review and interview posts planned. After the first episode on Monday (16th May, 9-10pm), we’ll […]

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Printing your own fabric designs in the UK

We were recently invited to visit a fabric printing factory in North London called Contrado. The first thing we thought was, why have we not heard of this place before?! With companies such as Spoonflower printing fabrics in America and posting them all round the world, we were excited to discover a family-owned business on our […]

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Sew Reporter – 8th May

      This week has been busy on the blog with a round up of New Sewing Patternsfor April with Fiona @diaryofachainstitcher, how to create a Naturally dyed wardrobewith Charlotte @english-girl-at-home, the next in our Careers in Sewing seriesinterviewing Melissa of The Crafty Mastermind about starting your own online fabric shop and the next in our Pattern […]

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The Sewing Pattern Tutorials: 6. Assembling a PDF sewing pattern

Putting a PDF pattern together 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 […]

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The Sewing Pattern Releases – April

It’s been another busy month of new pattern releases with plenty of new dresses and separates, check out all the dressmaking possibilities below! If you want to join a sew-along or are looking for pattern hacks, keep an eye on our sewing resources hub for updates. Keeping track of all the new pattern releases can be tough so […]

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Careers in sewing: Starting an online fabric shop

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 Melissa Sultana, who is the owner of the […]

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Charlotte’s guide to Creating a Naturally Dyed Wardrobe

With #FashRevlast month and #MMMay16this month, the sewing community has been thinking about ‘Who made my clothes?’ and often the answer is, well I made my own clothes. We know that knowing who made your clothes is one of the reasons why many of you sew but making ethically and eco conscious choices doesn’t stop there, […]

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Sew Reporter – 1st May

   This week we have teamed up with Wool and The Gang to celebrate Yarn Shop Day, check out our FREE crochet pet patterns modelled by Percy the Dachshund! There have also been a few new pattern releases including the popular Morgan boyfriend jeansby Closet Case Files. In the forum this week there has been lots of chat about Me Made […]

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Yarn shop day: FREE crochet patterns with WOOL AND THE GANG

Celebrate Yarn shop Day: FREE Crochet pet patterns with Wool And The Gang We know some of our sewing members have a secret … you also knit and crochet! So to celebrate Yarn Shop Day, which supports independent wool shops all over the UK, we’ve designed FREE crochet patterns with Wool And The Gangto pamper your pet. […]

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