October 2019
October 2019

Embroidery

Liberty Hedgehog

Liberty Hedgehog

The crowning glory of this cuddly hedgehog by Cheryl Owen is its soft and tactile shaggy spines. They are easy to make from bias strips of fabric – we’ve incorporated Liberty…

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8 Romantic Wedding Makes Fit for a Prince and Princess!

8 Romantic Wedding Makes Fit for a Prince and Princess!

Anticipation is growing for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding – but you don’t have to be royalty to appreciate these crafty projects! Make your special day truly individual, or delight a bride and…

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Nautical Doorstop

Nautical Doorstop

Summer is upon us and it’s time to prop open the doors and let in the warm breeze. If you’re looking to brighten up your porch with a stylish pop of…

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Stitching the Past

Stitching the Past

Here at Sew HQ, we’re still mourning the end of BBC 4’s brilliant six-part series A Stitch In Time. Every week, we tuned in to see fashion historian Amber Butchart select a classic…

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Loungewear

Loungewear

Stay comfy and cosy in customisable clothing that you can chill out and daydream in all day, while still staying stylish! Created by Cheryl Owen, we’ve even got a cute little…

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Sew Issue 109 Sneak Peek

Sew Issue 109 Sneak Peek

Issue 109 of Sew has arrived, with all kinds of inspiring dressmaking projects, plus items to make for the home or to give to your loved ones. This issue’s FREE New Look…

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Fleur de Couleur cross stitch

Fleur de Couleur cross stitch

This colourful floral cross stitch by Jamie Chalmers, AKA Mr X Stitch, was inspired by the vibrancy of a Californian poppy in the sunlight, and the diverse petal formations of…

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Embroidered denim shirt

Embroidered denim shirt

Long and short stitch creates a rich surface embroidery, used to fill areas of a motif; it’s like ‘painting’ with thread. It is a variety of satin stitch and is great for…

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Sew Create and Craft’s Halloween Witch!

Sew Create and Craft’s Halloween Witch!

This spooky witch by Create and Craft sewing ambassador Debbie Shore still has a flair for fashion with her stripy tights and lace up boots! She’s sewn entirely from felt, so…

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Stitch Create and Craft’s Cactus Embroidery Hoop

Stitch Create and Craft’s Cactus Embroidery Hoop

Cacti and succulents remain popular motifs, inspiring this fun embroidery hoop hanging by Create and Craft’s sewing ambassador and The Great British Sewing Bee winner of 2016, Charlotte Newland. The following…

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Embroidered Top

Embroidered Top

Sewing a design with satin stitch is like painting with thread, filling areas of a motif so that the fabric beneath does not show through. It's best to use a…

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Cutwork Jewellery Envelope

Cutwork Jewellery Envelope

Cutwork gives stunning, intricate results but the concept is very simple – details of motifs are outlined in buttonhole stitch, then the enclosed areas of fabric are cut away. It is…

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Get Ready for Sew Saturday 2017!

Get Ready for Sew Saturday 2017!

Mark Saturday 21st October in your diaries now – for this is when Sew Saturday will once again be taking place at fabric and haberdashery shops around the UK! Now in…

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Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

Take one unloved winter jumper gathering dust at the back of the wardrobe and turn it into our striking wrap and matching mittens in no time at all! We’ve used blanket,…

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Embroidery Made Easy Supplement

Embroidery Made Easy Supplement

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Inspirational embroidery hoop

Inspirational embroidery hoop

There was a time when embroidery was considered old-fashioned, but not any more! These days, having a motivational piece of stitched artwork on your wall is all the rage. This…

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Sashiko Tableware

Sashiko Tableware

Sashiko is a traditional Japanese style of embroidery. The word means little stabs, referring to the nature of the running stitch used. Designs are often inspired by nature – waves, ripples on…

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6 Inspirational Sews

6 Inspirational Sews

We all need a little boost from time to time. And what better way to share some positive vibes than with embroidery hoops? We’ve found our favourites, but there’s a lot of choice…

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Top 5 Embroidery Makes

Top 5 Embroidery Makes

Embroidery is not just for hoops! It can be used in many different ways, from giving a new lease of life to canvas shoes to making fantastic wall art. We…

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