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Inspiration

The Lockdown Edit

Anyone else living in loungewear? Our new way of life has impacted my handmade wardrobe, I haven’t worn any of my ‘nicer’ clothes in over a month and really definitely noticed a few gaps that need filling pronto. Having started to think about what I want to be wearing I thought it might be handy […]

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Big Community Sew campaign with Patrick Grant to create face coverings

” />   Patrick Grant, presenter of the Great British Sewing Bee, Saville Row tailor and founder of Community Clothing, has launched the Big Community Sew campaign to create face coverings. This is in response to the new UK Government guidelines (published on 11th May 2020), which advises people in England to wear face coverings (not […]

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Inspiration, Vlogs

Find My Pattern: Episode 4

  Hi team, Kate here and welcome back to another instalment of find my pattern! Those new to this feature, the premise is that you send in images of ready to wear garments you need in your life and I put my best detective hat and and hunt it our for you.  As a self […]

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Inspiration, Vlogs

New Sewing Pattern Releases – April

  Hello gang, what a month it has been! We hope you are faring up OK and feeling ready to take on a project or two. . This month has been a little quiet on the release front but I’ve picked some of my favourites to chat over with you. As usual all the releases […]

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Inspiration

The Sew Down – April

Welcome to The Sew Down where each month we bring you a run down of some of the interesting stuff we have found and bought in the world of sewing! We will be talking about the updates to the site, what our isolation sewing plans are and offering up some stuff to watch while you […]

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Inspiration

Hacking Your Favourite Sewing Patterns

  For me there is nothing more creative that hacking a tried and tested pattern! For those of you new to the hacking game we thought that a blog post was in order. We’ve compiled some of the most hacked sewing patterns so that you can get your creative juices flowing! Who knows you may even […]

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Inspiration, Vlogs

New Sewing Pattern Releases – March

  Hello gang, what a month it has been! We hope you are faring up OK and feeling ready to take on a project or two. . This month has been a little quiet on the release front but I’ve picked some of my favourites to chat over with you. As usual all the releases […]

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Inspiration

Sew The Trends – Spring

  Sew the trends is back for spring! I’ve hit the high street and paired the perfect patterns to this seasons hottest looks. Whether you love a dramatic sleeve or lust after the perfect trench there is something in here for everyone. We talk  fabric colours, prints and much more so settle down and enjoy. […]

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New Sewing Pattern Releases – February

  Hello gang, so March is here and spring is just around the corner so it’s time to catch up on the latest and great sewing pattern releases. This month has been a little quiet on the release front but I’ve picked some of my favourites to chat over with you. As usual all the […]

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Inspiration

Top 15 lingerie and nightwear sewing patterns

  Have you thought about sewing your own bra or chemise? Sewing lingerie and nightwear can be really satisfying. It’s a great way to use up fabric scraps and learn a new craft. It can seem challenging sewing with small pattern pieces and getting familiar with all the notions needed but we have some beginner […]

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