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Elizabeth dress

Elizabeth dress

When it comes to making clothes for kids, the golden rule is to keep it simple. The beauty of this outfit by Louise Nichols is the neat A-line design that…

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How can I help the environment through crafts?

How can I help the environment through crafts?

Question: How can I save the environment? Answer: Waste less! In these David Attenborough years, more and more of us have realised the negative effects we’re having on the planet, and…

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Egg warmers

Egg warmers

Stitchy makes for your morning meal are an egg-cellent addition to your sewing repertoire – and it’s the perfect excuse to invite your friends over and show off your latest creations.…

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Quick & easy Easter makes 2019

Quick & easy Easter makes 2019

Are you looking for inspiring activities to do with your little ones this bank holiday? Then search no further than these simple and straightforward Easter makes! Sew‘s fun crafts for kids…

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Sandwich Wraps

Sandwich Wraps

It's time to ditch the clingfilm for an eco-friendly alternative, the sandwich wrapper. Coated with a thin layer of beeswax, you can rest assured that this project will keep your…

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Elsa Sweater

Elsa Sweater

This fabulous sleeveless top can be sewn using just one metre of fabric, and there’s no pattern needed. Amanda Walker’s cable knit vest helps you hone in on essential dressmaking skills…

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Amelia Trousers

Amelia Trousers

As the season transitions from summer to autumn, it’s time to start thinking about switching up the items in your wardrobe. This lovely design by Julia Claridge uses a medium-weight fabric,…

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No-pattern dressing gown

No-pattern dressing gown

Make getting out of bed something to look forward to, by stitching Amanda Walker’s lovely wrap for yourself. Sewn from cotton lawn in a delicate floral print, the edges and sleeve…

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Say It Ain’t Sew - How Free Classes Are Doing Good

Say It Ain’t Sew - How Free Classes Are Doing Good

We all know that sewing is good for us – not only is it satisfying to create something from scratch, it’s also a great way to relax and unwind. Since 2010,…

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Issue 108 Sneak Peek

Issue 108 Sneak Peek

Issue 108 of Sew is here and is packed with fabulous garments, home décor and gifts to make for spring! In your free New Look pattern, there are four beautiful tops…

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Denim and leather bag

Denim and leather bag

Transform worn-out pairs of jeans into this fabulous patchwork bag by Corinne Bradd, with a leather strap and base for extra durability. We’ve used the Accuquilt GO! Fabric Cutter and Value…

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Sew January 2018 (all non-garment templates)

Sew January 2018 (all non-garment templates)

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Isobel Cap and Scarf

Isobel Cap and Scarf

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Delia Pullover

Delia Pullover

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Amy Butler footstool

Amy Butler footstool

Give an old footstool a new lease of life with our stylish revamp. Brightly coloured fabrics have been simply pieced together in strips and stapled over the existing fabric for…

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Kissable Clutch

Kissable Clutch

It’s a little known fact that there’s a legal requirement to have at least one kooky purse in your life, and these bold lips by Ruth Oliver will make you happy to…

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Peplum pleat top

Peplum pleat top

A figure flattering choice for all, this peplum top by Amanda Walker is sure to get heads turning. Featuring a secret pleated detail within the design – which we sent off…

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November 2017 (contains all non-garment templates)

November 2017 (contains all non-garment templates)

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Kimono tie dress

Kimono tie dress

This stunning dress, designed by the talented Amanda Walker, is a must-have for your wardrobe. Easy to assemble with no fussy fixtures, the tie feature allows you to bring it…

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Christmas Stitch Book supplement

Christmas Stitch Book supplement

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Christmas 2017 template pack (contains all non-garment projects)

Christmas 2017 template pack (contains all non-garment projects)

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Stencil cushions

Stencil cushions

These gorgeous pillows are not only quick and easy to make, but also really fun. Involving fabric dyeing, stencilling, appliqué and sewing, this is a great opportunity to try new techniques…

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Leather Makeup Bag

Leather Makeup Bag

We’re sure a lady in your life would appreciate a bag to store her daily essentials in, and this stunning chartreuse leather pouch by Amanda Walker will go down a treat.…

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Origami Fabric Boxes

Origami Fabric Boxes

Origami techniques are traditionally used to fold paper into various shapes - but we've decided to use fabric instead! These pretty, yet practical boxes can be made in three sizes…

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Stitch It! supplement template pack (contains all non-garment projects)

Contains all of the non-garment project templates featured in the Stitch It! supplement

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Nail File Holders

Nail File Holders

These pretty pouches are the perfect lunchtime make – both pretty and practical, nail file holders make an ideal gift for friends and female family members alike. We stitched ours in…

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Sheer summer skirt

Sheer summer skirt

This no-pattern skirt by Torie Jayne has been made in a gorgeous crêpe de chine to create a light and floaty garment that’s perfect for the warmer weather. Simply use your…

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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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Boy’s Jersey Top

Boy’s Jersey Top

We’re riding the waves with this fun screen-printed T-shirt by Sarah Gledson. Your little dude will love sporting this cool attire, wherever the tide may take him. Use our templates or…

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Winter Wrap

Winter Wrap

Made from a length of fashionable checked wool, minimal stitching is needed to make Cheryl Owen’s shawl wrap. With a hint of vintage, it’s just the thing to take a roll…

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Raglan sleeved coat

Raglan sleeved coat

Thanks to talented Sew designer Amanda Walker, coat-making just got even easier. If you’ve steered clear of stitching jackets for your wardrobe in the past, this garment is sure to twist…

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Wendy Skirt & Audrey Skirt - Sew Your Style supplement

Wendy Skirt & Audrey Skirt - Sew Your Style supplement

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Elizabeth Dress

Elizabeth Dress

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August 2017 Templates

August 2017 Templates

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July 2017 Templates

July 2017 Templates

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Pleated Skirts

Pleated Skirts

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Little Girl’s Summer Dress

Little Girl's Summer Dress

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Bella Trousers

Bella Trousers

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Bette Dress

Bette Dress

Long-time readers of Sew may fondly remember our Bette dress from our earliest issue, a gorgeous 50s style frock with a nipped in waist and five panel skirt, sewn in…

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Sabrina Dress

Sabrina Dress

Audrey Hepburn and the little black dress go hand in hand. This design, created by Dolin Bliss O’Shea, was inspired by the frock Audrey wore in the classic movie Sabrina and…

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Sewing Bee Betty Dress

Sewing Bee Betty Dress

This elegant tea dress, featured in The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe by Tessa Evelegh features a floaty bias cut skirt and flirty little sleeves. Use your…

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Customised Cover-Up

Customised Cover-Up

This glamorous cardigan by Chinelo Bally is perfect for keeping warm on a night out - hard to believe it began life as a plain cowl neck jumper! Use velvet…

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Breton Tops

Breton Tops

These two nautical-style casual tunics, designed by Amanda Walker, are a wardrobe staple that's guaranteed to stay on-trend. The first top features short sleeves and a bold red stripe with…

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Everyday Tee

Everyday Tee

This slouchy T-shirt is quick and easy to make and requires minimal fitting. It combines a jazzy print with a contrasting yoke and is a loose, comfortable style with no…

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Anna Tunic

Anna Tunic

This loose-fitting tunic top is perfect for summer, made in your favourite quilting cotton. If you’d prefer a cami top, simply use the shorter cutting lines on the pattern to find…

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Bardot top

Bardot top

This bright and breezy top by Amanda Walker is perfect for making the most of the remaining sunny days before autumn. It’s so quick to sew and would look great in…

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Gabrielle Jacket

Gabrielle Jacket

Remember Coco Chanel's advice, ‘Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman,’ while stitching this jacket by Amanda Walker. The construction is straightforward, thanks to…

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June 2017 Templates

June 2017 Templates

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Gabrielle Skirt

Gabrielle Skirt

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No-pattern regatta skirt

No-pattern regatta skirt

Turn heads in Amanda Walker’s beautiful nautical print skirt. Gorgeously full with an optional sash belt it could just be our new wardrobe favourite! Pair with a Breton top and wedges…

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Gabrielle Jacket

Gabrielle Jacket

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The Great British Sewing Bee Palazzo Pants

The Great British Sewing Bee Palazzo Pants

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May 2017 Templates

May 2017 Templates

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Flossie Flamingo

Flossie Flamingo

With her movable legs, variety of fun prints and pleasing shape, this plush flamingo is an ideal gift for a little one (or a grown up!)

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Sewing Bee: The Final!

Sewing Bee: The Final!

Series one contestant Stuart Hillard was on tenterhooks with the rest of us for the GBSB final – who would come top for Evening Wear Week and be the ultimate winner!

“So…

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Sewing Bee Episode Seven: The Lowdown

Sewing Bee Episode Seven: The Lowdown

Series one contestant Stuart Hillard on the GBSB semi-final, where the contestants faced their ultimate challenge so far, Puzzling Patterns and Pattern Cutting Week!

“The Sewing Bee semi-final was all about challenging…

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Sewing Bee Episode Six: The Lowdown

Sewing Bee Episode Six: The Lowdown

Series one contestant Stuart Hillard discusses how the GBSB contestants got competitive for Active Wear Week!

“The semi-final of the Sewing Bee this week brought a whole new set of challenges…

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10 Essential Active Wear Sewing Tips

10 Essential Active Wear Sewing Tips

Inspired by the Sewing Bee’s Active Wear Week to make your own workout gear? Melissa Fehr, of indie pattern label, Fehr Trade, offers her top advice

Only a few years ago, active wear…

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GBSB’s Ghislaine On That Babygrow Challenge & More!

GBSB’s Ghislaine On That Babygrow Challenge & More!

Ghislaine, 43, was the second sewer to leave series four, and although we loved her colourful flair, her children’s challenge didn’t quite go to plan. We caught up with the French-born stitcher…

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Stop Press! Latest Update from Sewing Bee HQ

Stop Press! Latest Update from Sewing Bee HQ

The Great British Sewing Bee is back and we couldn’t be more excited to meet the class of 2016!

The much loved show will return Monday 16th May to BBC2, and will see…

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The History of the Sewing Bee with Kate Thompson

The History of the Sewing Bee with Kate Thompson

Bestselling author Kate Thompson learns how to make a simple tote bag, and chats to the original Singer ladies about what life was like working in the factories during the Blitz.

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