August 2019
August 2019

Patterns

Top 8 royal baby projects!

Top 8 royal baby projects!

On the 15th October, after arriving in Sydney for their first international tour, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the exciting news that they’re expecting a baby! Soon after, Kensington Palace…

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Penny Shirt

Penny Shirt

The pussybow blouse is an iconic garment that takes you from a day at the office through to an evening out. Polyester and chiffons are perfect for Amanda Walker's design,…

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Isla Dress

Isla Dress

Shift dresses have little shaping other than breast darts, making them both easy to sew and a comfortable choice for hotter days. This A-line design by Julia Claridge falls just…

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Pyjama bottoms

Pyjama bottoms

Patterned trousers are no longer restricted to nightwear, as fun and funky designs brighten the high street teamed with simple tops and leg-elongating wedges. Our striking pair from Amanda Walker…

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Sew 111 Sneak Peek

Sew 111 Sneak Peek

The June issue of Sew is all set for summer with not one but TWO FREE patterns – a Simplicity design featuring four stylish dresses, plus a New Look pattern offering…

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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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STOP THE PRESS! NEW SIXTH CATEGORY ADDED TO DRESSMAKER OF THE YEAR 2018

STOP THE PRESS! NEW SIXTH CATEGORY ADDED TO DRESSMAKER OF THE YEAR 2018

Following the launch of the second Dressmaker of the Year competition for 2018, held by Sew magazine and our sister title Make It Today Dressmaker, we now have even better…

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5 Tips For Combating Puzzling Patterns

5 Tips For Combating Puzzling Patterns

Even for the most experienced stitchers dressmaking can be a tricky business, as we’ve seen on The Great British Sewing Bee. This week contestants had to contend with a Japanese asymmetric…

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