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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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Sew Saturday

  Today is the day to go and visit your local sewing shopand support lovely independent businesses! Many have events on, workshops running throughout the day and special discounts! Sew Magazine with Simplicityhave put together an interactive mapto show you what’s going on near you. We are celebrating our local sewing shops with aCOMPETITION! Win a […]

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Knitting and Stitching Show

This week we went to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Ally Pally, North London. If you haven’t been before it’s a massive sewing retail show. It has companies from all over the UK coming sell their wares, you can expect to find lots of fabrics, sewing patterns, sewing machines, quilting, cross stitch, embroidery, wool… […]

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Sew Reporter – 11th October

Well it has continued to be a busy week but we found time to visit the Knitting and Stitching show and on Friday night had our launch party, plus we appeared in this month’s edition of Love Sewing magazine!  What have the bloggers been making? The Coletterie posts let’s try something new, Seamworks radio and shopping for […]

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Launch party!

Well, what can we say? We were both amazed at how many lovely people came to our launch party! It really meant so much to us! Just shows you how friendly and supportive our sewing community is! Thanks to @lisa-comfort for letting us host it in the Sew Over It Islington shop. The evening was spent […]

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The History of the Breton Stripe

Admit it you have at least one striped top… if not a whole drawer of them like myself. But what is it about the stripethat keeps us coming back for more? It has been a long love affair spanning almost a hundred years, but how has something that started out as a uniform become a […]

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Charlotte’s Shopping Guide to Paris

This weeks stripethemed mini blog series continues and after we kicked off with yesterdays Look book we are feeling un petit peu French around here. We will be adding shopping guides to the blog and we thought why not go a bit further a field this time with Paris(have you seen our free sewing city guides yet?) We came up with a […]

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LOOK BOOK: Stripe patterns

  We are kicking off our launch with a themed blog seriesthat will be running for the next week. Of course when it came to brainstorming ideas Kate was quick to drop in ‘stripes‘, which aside from the colour mustard and Gin is her next favourite thing. In fact she has no less than 7 striped garments […]

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