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Sewing highlights of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close we thought it would be nice to reflect on what’s been happening in the world of sewing this year! More than ever before people are taking up new creative hobbies, especially sewing and our community just keeps growing. What have been your sewing highlights of 2015? Popular new patterns […]

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LOOK BOOK: Party Dresses

This month’s sewing LOOK BOOKis all about the party dresses! Last month we picked some great coats to sewfor the coming winter months but now it’s the party season and Christmas is only 3 weeks away. If, like us, you’ve still not got around to sewing anything for the festive holidays, let us give you some […]

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The Sewing Pattern round up – November

It’s been a bumper month for new patterns! Keeping track of all the new pattern releases can be tough so we’ve put together a bitesized round up for November with the lovely Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher blog @diaryofachainstitcher. Fiona has a great sewing blog where she showcases her makes with really useful and detailed reviews of each […]

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Christmas Advent pom pom garland project tutorial

Today’s the day, it’s the 1st December and you can start getting the Christmas decorations out and put up around the house. With the Christmas festive season well and truly in full swing we’ve teamed up with the Village Haberdashery to bring you a special Christmas advent pom pom garland project tutorial. So if you haven’t […]

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Top DIY Christmas craft projects

  With Christmas almost upon us there is still time to get creative and make yourself some decorations for the home or to put on the tree. We have trawled the internet to bring you the best crafty decorations that you can get your teeth stuck into over the festive season. If it’s a creative DIY […]

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BLACK FRIDAY sewing sales!

CLICK HERE FOR 2019 BLACK FRIDAY SALES   Get yourself a bargain this BLACK FRIDAYwith sewing pattern sales, fabrics sales and haberdashery sales! We’ve searched high and low to bring you some great sewing offers to inspire your next dressmaking or craft project. It’s time to stock up on sewing supplies with some of these amazing offers! […]

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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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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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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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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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