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Top 10 Dungaree Indie Sewing Patterns

Today we are talking dungaree sewing patterns. If you are reading this I’m assuming you are in the camp that loves them as much as I do. As someone who doesn’t wear dresses that much I find these a great alternative. We have rounded up some of the sewing communities favourites so you can find […]

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Maternity Sewing Patterns

If you are pregnant or thinking about what to sew if you were pregnant then we’ve got a fantastic read for you.  The options for maternity sewing patterns are pretty scarce and a lot of them aren’t very inspiring. As a maker it’s been really interesting seeing how you body changes through the process and […]

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The Top 10 Indie Sewing Patterns of 2021

Do you ever wonder which are the most popular indie sewing patterns? We often get which ones you guys love the most.  So we thought we’d share the most popular sewing patterns for 2021. We’d love to know if you’ve made any of these patterns or own a few of them? Maybe some of you […]

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Top indie shirring sewing patterns

  The shirred dress has become a summer staple after appearing on fashion blogger Instagram accounts and then the high street. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen other styles that have had their ‘Insta-moment’ such as the off-the-shoulder dress but we think the shirred dress will be around to stay for summers to […]

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Woman wearing the Ipswich Swimsuit sewing pattern by Cashmerette. A swimsuit pattern made in swimsuit lycra/spandex fabric featuring supportive straps and a low-rise leg.
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10 Summer Swimwear Indie Sewing Patterns to Sew

Sewing your own swimwear seems to be one of those projects that makes many of us quiver at the knees, but this need not be the case. If you’ve made a couple of garments using a stretch fabric like a jersey then you already have most of the skills needed to sew your own swimsuits. […]

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Summer Smock Dress Sewing Patterns

For those of you that love a loose fitting summer dress then you are in for a treat. The summer smock dress or buffet dress, if you watched the sewing bee, has been really popular over the last couple of years on the high street. Luckily our wonderful indie pattern designers have answered our prayers […]

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Woman wearing the Bea Culotte sewing pattern from Fibre Mood on The Fold Line. A culottes’ pattern made in (faux) leather, denim, cotton or corduroy fabrics, featuring wide-legs, buttons or snap waist closure, two front pleats at the front of each leg, back darts, side seam pockets.
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Top indie culotte sewing patterns for Summer

Summer is coming and we can’t wait for warmer weather and the opportunity to show off our handmade wardrobe. This week on the blog we are sharing our favourite culotte sewing patterns from indie designers. Pair with a cami top or striped t-shirt and you will be ready for a trip to the beach or […]

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Mens Sewing Patterns

Since George Clooney announced he was a ‘sew bro’ last month, we’ve had lots of requests to share our top sewing patterns for men. Thanks to the Great British Sewing Bee each year, more men are taking up the hobby and learning to sew their own handmade wardrobe. This week we have brought you our […]

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Shirt Dress Sewing Patterns to Sew for Spring

As we move into Spring we’ve been thinking about sewing some fantastic wardrobe staples for Summer. That made us think about sewing shirt dresses, so we had had a good hunt to find some amazing sewing patterns. Shirt dresses can be a bit intimating for beginners because of the fit and addition of cuffs and button […]

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The Best Beginner Sewing Patterns for Dressmakers

  If you’ve been watching The Great British Sewing Bee and it’s tempted you to try out dressmaking for the first time you are in the right place. When you first start to sew your own clothes choosing the right pattern is essential. We narrowed down the best sewing patterns with beginners in mind. There […]

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