January 2020
January 2020

Sewing Blog

10 Oct
2019
 Projects to use up scrap fabric

However economically we cut out our fabric, there are always a few scraps that get left behind! Too pretty to throw away, we put them safely in our stash box for another day. Now it’s time to put the remnants to good use with these quick and easy stash-busting projects - oh,…

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1 Oct
2019
An interview with The Great British Sewing Bee host Joe Lycett

We weren’t sure what to expect when the comedian stepped into the shoes of Claudia Winkleman to host the Sewing Bee, but it’s safe to say we’ve fallen in love with Joe Lycett, along with his sparkly jackets, bright nail varnish and witty one-liners! We had a catch-up and a cuppa with…

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25 Sep
2019
An interview with Liz Trenow, author of The Dressmaker of Draper’s Lane

Former BBC journalist-turned-author Liz Trenow is soaking up the success of her sixth book, The Dressmaker of Draper’s Lane, a novel which has been inspired by her own silk weaving heritage. In this, Liz takes us back in time, turning the spotlight on the 18th-century silk trade which is used to…

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Dressmaker of the Year 2020: 8 Reasons to Enter

15 Nov 2019

It’s that time again: Sew magazine’s annual Dressmaker of the Year competition is back for 2020! Whether you’ve just started out on…

Dressmaker of the Year 2020: 8 Reasons to Enter

15 Nov 2019

It’s that time again: Sew magazine’s annual Dressmaker of the Year competition is back for 2020! Whether you’ve just started out on…

What happened on Sewing Week UK 2019?

24 Oct 2019

After four successful years of Sew Saturday, 2019 saw the launch of Sewing Week – six whole days dedicated to the…

Easy sewing projects for absolute beginners

16 Oct 2019

Sewing the first garment is a huge step for a newbie stitcher, so we’ve mustered up seven easy-stitch projects to make…