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The Big Vintage Sew-along #bvsewalong

Hot off the press we are here to tell you about the Big Vintage Sew-along, launching today! You are invited to sew your favourite fashion era from a selection of vintage sewing patterns spanning the 1930s to 1960s. The Sew-along is being hosted by Butterick to raise money for The Eve Appeal charity and will run until the Knitting […]

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LOOK BOOK: Lingerie & Nightwear

This month’s sewing LOOK BOOK is all about Lingerie and Nightwear! Whether you want to learn some new sewing skills and whip up a bra and pants set or snuggle up in some cosy pyjamas, we’ve got it covered. We have also got some great posts coming up about sewing with lingerie fabrics but first we wanted to inspire […]

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The Sewing Pattern round up – January

It’s been a quieter month for pattern releases as everyone takes stock and sets out their sewing resolutionsfor 2016. Keeping track of all the new pattern releases can be tough so we’ve put together a bitesized round up for January with the lovely Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher blog @diaryofachainstitcher. Fiona has a great sewing blog where she showcases […]

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Valentine’s crafty gift guide

It’s that time of year again, loved by some and loathed by others! Whether you want to make something for your other half or need to drop unsubtle hints this year, check out our Valentine’s crafty gift guide. Either way it’s a great excuse to make something for yourself or a significant other. We have free […]

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LOOK BOOK: Activewear

This month’s sewing LOOK BOOKis all about activewear! With the New Year brings new challenges and we know that a lot of people are fearful of sewing with stretch. We have got some great posts coming up about sewing jersey and spandex but first we wanted to inspire you with the best activewear sewing patterns […]

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The Good Sewing Life: Spring clean your wardrobe in 5 steps

My wardrobe doesn’t actually look as bad as this, as I’m all for a bit of dramatic effect but it certainly needs a sort through. So when faced with a clear out, which is in no doubt a mammoth task, where do you start? We’ve put together some helpful tips to get your wardrobe organised […]

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Scrap Busting Patterns

After our post about organising your sewing supplies we were thinking about ways to use up those bits of fabric under a metre, they are the ones we seem to have the most of, not big enough for a dressmaking project.. or are they? We have searched through and found the best stash busting patterns for […]

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FREE downloads to organise your sewing supplies

January is the perfect time to organise your sewing supplies to get ready for all the dressmaking and craft projects you will be doing in 2016! To help get your sewing patterns and fabric stash organised we’ve designed some free downloadable tools to get you started. These include Fabric stash tags, Button cards, Ribbon and trim cards, […]

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The Sewing pattern round up – December

Despite the run up to Christmas there were plenty of new sewing pattern releases in December. Keeping track of all the new pattern releases can be tough so we’ve put together a bitesized round up for December with the lovely Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher blog @diaryofachainstitcher. Fiona has a great sewing blog where she showcases her makes with really […]

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New Year’s Sewing Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We hope that you have all had lovely Christmases and are feeling ready to take on 2016. 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. We love hearing what everyone has planned so […]

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