March 2020
March 2020

Sewing Blog

10 Oct
 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
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
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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7 Ways to Take a Winning Photo

6 Jan 2020

Entry to our Dressmaker of the Year competition is now open - hurrah! It’s super easy to enter… all you have to…

Juliet Uzor’s Upcycled Clutch Bag Project

20 Dec 2019

After the Christmas and New Year festivities were well out of the way, the only thing on my mind was…

Great British Sewing Bee Series Six Dates Announced

18 Dec 2019

After a two-year hiatus, The Great British Sewing Bee was back with a bang at the start of 2019! With…