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Inspiration, Reviews, Uncategorized

Our Favourite Sewing Books!

Sewing books are a fantastic resource for us makers, sitting on our shelves happily until the time is needed. I often get them down when I’m not sure what to make and have a look through for inspiration.  They are also wonderful gifts… we all know what is just around the corner! We thought it […]

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Reviews, Vlogs

Book Review: Draping the Complete Course by Karolyn Kiisel

This week we are reviewing the fantastic re-release of ‘Draping the complete course’ by Karolyn Kissel which it out on Monday. For anyone seriously interested in pattern cutting then this book is for you. If covers everything from creating basic blocks through to an evening gown and everything in between, check out the video for […]

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Great British Sewing Bee, Reviews, Vlogs

Book Review: The Great British Sewing Bee Sustainable Style

Well this couldn’t come a moment too soon! The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens next week. For those wondering its on at 9pm BBC1 on the 22nd April. We thought it would be fun to do a review of the book to go with the series. The title of the book […]

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Reviews

Book Review: Work to Weekend Wardrobe by Rachel Pinheiro

This week on the blog I do a full book review of the Work to Weekend Wardrobe by Rachel Pinheiro. We take a deep dive into what you can expect to find in the book as well as talk you through the patterns included. As we are all currently spending a lot more time near our […]

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Reviews, Vlogs

The Little Book of Sewing by Karen Ball – Book Review

It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with Karen Ball of Did You Make That? blog and chat about her rather marvellous new book ‘The Little book of Sewing,’ that has just been released into the world this week. We love a sewing book, but this little number brings something new to the table. […]

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Reviews

Breaking the Pattern – Book Review – Named Clothing

Let’s be honest we’re all pretty excited about the release of the band new sewing book from Named Clothing. In the video below I’ve done a full review of the book so that you can decide if you need it in your lives.. I’m afraid the answer is that you do! So What do you […]

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Inspiration, Interviews, Reviews, Vlogs

Lisa Comfort’s New Fabric Range

A couple of weeks ago I headed over to Sew Over Itto chat to Lisa Comfort about her new range of dressmaking fabrics. I was really interested in how the design process works for creating sewing fabrics. I had lots of questions from how much fabric do you need to order (can you ever order […]

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Inspiration, Interviews, Reviews, Vlogs

Tilly and the Buttons sewing book – Stretch!

Tilly and the Buttons – Stretch! – new sewing book review This week on the blog we are chatting to Tilly and the Buttons about her new sewing book “Stretch”, which is out this week.  We headed over to Tilly Towers a couple of weeks ago to get an insider peek at all the samples […]

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Reviews, Vlogs

Book Review: Sew Your Own Activewear

This week we are doing a sewing book review of the brand spanking new book ‘Sew Your Own Activewear‘ written by Melissa Fehr. Melissa has a sewing pattern company Fehr Trade, which specialises in activewear sewing patterns so you will be in safe hands as she guides us through the magical land of Lyrca. The […]

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Reviews, Vlogs

The Maker’s Atelier Magazine Review

  Today we bring you an exciting new video where we show you the first edition of a brand new magazine from The Maker’s Atelier. If you’ve not come across The Maker’s Atelier before, it is a UK based pattern company with a range of sewing patterns, kits, a book and now a fashion-inspired magazine. Frances, […]

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