Brother October 2020
Brother October 2020

crafts

Pleated Midi Skirt

Pleated Midi Skirt

The onset of summer means it's time to kit out your wardrobe with skirts like this gorgeous Rosalie number! The chic design by Amanda Walker combines big and bold inverted…

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101 Guide To Grading

101 Guide To Grading

The fashion industry has started to rewrite the rules when it comes to the one-size-fits-all formula, by embracing women of all body types – and with the right tools to hand,…

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Belted Blouse

Belted Blouse

Worn loose or fitted, this project by Amanda Walker gives you the perfect chance to practise belt-making skills, giving a flattering cinch that will accentuate the waistline and elongate your…

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V-Neck Jumpsuit

V-Neck Jumpsuit

Whether it’s the height of summer or the depths of winter, this garment is about to become a year-round staple for your wardrobe! Posner and Posner’s one-piece offers a deep V-neckline, a…

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Striped Breton Top

Striped Breton Top

Every wardrobe needs a comfy Breton top or two (or ten!) and this simple design by Amanda Walker works with the stripes to chic effect. Not only do the shoulder…

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Nautical Rope-Belt Dress

Nautical Rope-Belt Dress

If not being able to find a casual and practical dress for the sunny weather is making you feel like walking the plank, then fear not, this fabulous frock is…

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Classic Tea Dress

Classic Tea Dress

We can’t offer you a cuppa but we can deliver your new go-to frock – Amanda Walker’s tea dress! This ultra-feminine make is guaranteed to stretch your skills as it requires…

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Classic Tie-Belt Dress

Classic Tie-Belt Dress

If you’re looking to take the next step and delve into a more advanced pattern, then this classic frock by Amanda Walker is just the ticket! The Amy dress will see…

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Ruffle Sleeve Top

Ruffle Sleeve Top

If structured ruffles are what your me-made wardrobe is missing, then you’ll love this pattern from our designer Amanda Walker. Made from a cotton muslin – but equally stylish in linens,…

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Frilled Halterneck Dress

Frilled Halterneck Dress

Perfect for sauntering through sun-soaked back streets and Parisian-style flea markets, the Nova dress by Amanda Walker will keep you cool while looking effortlessly glamorous. The pattern offers a classic…

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Sheath Dress

Sheath Dress

Harnessing the charms of post-war efficiency and English garden idylls, Cath Kidston designs continue to captivate the imagination. With Amanda Walker’s sheath project, you can quickly turn a favourite print into…

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Vintage-Style Flair Dress

Vintage-Style Flair Dress

Throw it back to the 50s with this fit and flair frock designed by mother and daughter duo, Posner and Posner. Not only will you be channelling vintage vibes with…

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Button-Up Cami

Button-Up Cami

Renowned illustrator, Monika Forsberg has transformed her magical designs into dressmaking material, and our designer Amanda Walker has made it into this wonderful cami! This make is the perfect way…

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Juliet Uzor’s Upcycled Clutch Bag Project

Juliet Uzor’s Upcycled Clutch Bag Project

After the Christmas and New Year festivities were well out of the way, the only thing on my mind was the idea of a frugal meetup! So it was either…

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Great British Sewing Bee Series Six Dates Announced

Great British Sewing Bee Series Six Dates Announced

After a two-year hiatus, The Great British Sewing Bee was back with a bang at the start of 2019! With the show’s brand-new presenter Joe Lycett in tow, Patrick Grant and…

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Dressmaker of the Year 2020: 8 Reasons to Enter

Dressmaker of the Year 2020: 8 Reasons to Enter

It’s that time again: Sew magazine’s annual Dressmaker of the Year competition is back for 2020! Whether you’ve just started out on your sewing journey and want to show-off your new…

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What happened on Sewing Week UK 2019?

What happened on Sewing Week UK 2019?

After four successful years of Sew Saturday, 2019 saw the launch of Sewing Week – six whole days dedicated to the wonderful art of stitching! Between 30th September and 5th October,…

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Easy sewing projects for absolute beginners

Easy sewing projects for absolute beginners

Sewing the first garment is a huge step for a newbie stitcher, so we’ve mustered up seven easy-stitch projects to make the process a little less daunting! Each outfit is designed…

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Easy Knee-Length Dress

Easy Knee-Length Dress

This berry frock is the new wardrobe superhero for those ‘I have nothing to wear’ days! With this project, you’ll master the art of sewing with knits using a ball point…

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 Projects to use up scrap fabric

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…

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An interview with The Great British Sewing Bee host Joe Lycett

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…

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

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.…

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Sequinned Jacket

Sequinned Jacket

Stitching sequinned fabric can be challenging, but with a bit of patience and a sprinkle of determination, it is easily achievable! This jacket is certainly a one-of-a-kind make – the fabric…

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Three-Quarter Length Sleeve Wrap Blouse

Three-Quarter Length Sleeve Wrap Blouse

Fasten your seatbelts, sewists, because we have the perfect make for testing your technical skills! This gorgeous wrap top requires working with darts, attaching a zip and preparing wrap ties.…

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 Join us for Sewing Week UK 2019!

Join us for Sewing Week UK 2019!

Sewing Week takes place each year in October. And while we can think of hundreds of reasons why you’d be bonkers to miss out on this craft-tacular week, we’ve managed to…

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Sewing projects for the home

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!

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Frilled Peplum-Style Top

Frilled Peplum-Style Top

This pretty floral design is ideal for both work and play, as it can be smartened up with a pair of straight-leg trousers, or made casual with comfy denim jeans.…

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Button-Back Blouse

Button-Back Blouse

This easy button-back blouse is made up of only five pattern pieces, including interfaced facings that are used to neatly finish the neckline and accommodate the back closure. This creates…

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Patchwork Pouffe

Patchwork Pouffe

If your stash is overflowing with offcuts in all kinds of colours and prints, this is the project for you! Corinne Bradd’s vibrant pouffe has an unusual pumpkin shape that is…

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Coordinating Hat and Scarf

Coordinating Hat and Scarf

This coordinating hat and scarf set will keep you wrapped up warm and looking chic, plus it's much easier to stitch than you’d think. You’ll learn how to create the perfect…

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Guide to Grading

Guide to Grading

For most of us, there’s usually a few occasions where we know a style just won’t sit quite right and needs to be taken up or down a size or two –…

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Sew Magazine Sewing Week UK 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…

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Hand stitch embroidery pattern problems and how to solve them

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…

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Cap Sleeve Top

Cap Sleeve Top

Featuring sweet cap sleeves that are incorporated into the main front and back pattern pieces, plus a simple button closure on the back, this flattering top promises to be an…

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Simple Waterfall Jacket

Simple Waterfall Jacket

This pretty waterfall jacket by Julia Claridge is made from a faux suede that is light enough for warm days whilst still keeping out any unexpected chills! With no buttonholes…

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Sheer Cowl Neck Tunic

Sheer Cowl Neck Tunic

This flowing top by Amanda Walker is exactly what you need to create a statement outfit this summer! The sheer fabric makes it a fabulous staple that can be worn…

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Lightweight Pullover

Lightweight Pullover

Stitching for the cooler months can be tricky because we’re so excited for blue skies and sunshine, but we still need to be prepared for the typical British weather. Amanda Walker’s…

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