Xmas 2019
Xmas 2019

Sewing Blog

14 Aug
2019
Sewing projects for the home

Sometimes the wait from lunch to tea is far too long, and you’d love nothing more than to tuck into some finger sandwiches and sponge cakes, and have a well-deserved cuppa! Afternoon Tea Week, from 12th to 18th August, taps into this British tradition and in celebration of it, we’ve put…

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24 Jul
2019
Sew Magazine Sewing Week UK 2019

After four successful years of Sew Saturday, Sew HQ is delighted to announce that this weekend event is expanding into a six-day celebration, from 30th September to 5th October! Sewing Week encourages crafters to head down to their local shops, show their support and take part in stitchy activities. As…

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24 Jul
2019
Hand stitch embroidery pattern problems and how to solve them

From free-motion embellishments to hand-sewn pet portraits, our four experts are on board to solve your embroidery woes!

“I’m working on a free-hand embroidery piece, but my thread keeps fraying and breaking! How can I stop this from happening?”

Crafter and store owner, Poppy says:
“This is a common problem when you’re new to…

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Projects to use up scrap fabric

10 Oct 2019

However economically we cut out our fabric, there are always a few scraps that get left behind! Too pretty to…

An interview with The Great British Sewing Bee host Joe Lycett

1 Oct 2019

We weren’t sure what to expect when the comedian stepped into the shoes of Claudia Winkleman to host the Sewing Bee,…

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

25 Sep 2019

Former BBC journalist-turned-author Liz Trenow is soaking up the success of her sixth book, The Dressmaker of Draper’s Lane, a novel…

Projects to use up scrap fabric

10 Oct 2019

However economically we cut out our fabric, there are always a few scraps that get left behind! Too pretty to…

An interview with The Great British Sewing Bee host Joe Lycett

1 Oct 2019

We weren’t sure what to expect when the comedian stepped into the shoes of Claudia Winkleman to host the Sewing Bee,…

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

25 Sep 2019

Former BBC journalist-turned-author Liz Trenow is soaking up the success of her sixth book, The Dressmaker of Draper’s Lane, a novel…