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Vienna Skirt

Vienna Skirt

A cute skirt is a wardrobe must-have and this simple design is perfect for sunny, summer days or stylish nights out. Made in barkcloth fabric, this durable knee-length garment is…

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Tanya Skirt

Tanya Skirt

Turn heads in this 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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Millie Raincoat

Millie Raincoat

At this time of year we can never be too sure what the British weather will throw our way, so it's the perfect chance to get familiar with laminated fabric. Otherwise known…

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Daisy Dress

Daisy Dress

Sometimes deciding what fabric to use for a particular project can be tough, so the beauty of this make is that you can pick two! Use contrasting prints to create…

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

When you hear the word ‘Dior’ what image jumps to mind first? Do you remember the showstopping New Look collection? Or the classic bar suit that pioneered the hourglass shape of…

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Matilda Skirt

Matilda Skirt

This latest design will shake up your wardrobe this season! The A-line skirt is oh-so flattering and the pocket flaps are a sweet touch. Not only that, but this make…

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Grace Tunic

Grace Tunic

Ladies, this dress just proves that you can be comfortable and stylish at the same time. Made from a beautifully light crepe fabric, this tent tunic is ideal for a…

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Skylar Skirt

Skylar Skirt

If you’re looking to make an entrance, then be sure to stitch this pleat-perfect number in a glitzy grey velour! Based around a simple half-circle diagram, this skirt can easily be…

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Laura Jacket

Laura Jacket

A gorgeous asymmetrical jacket like this one is a staple for every woman’s wardrobe. It can be combined with so many different outfits – pair it with jeans for a casual…

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Me Made May 2019 – What is it?

Me Made May 2019 – What is it?

Never heard of Me Made May before? Read on to find out everything you need to know! It was originally created by avid sewing blogger Zoe, founder of So Zo,…

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Stella Skirt

Stella Skirt

There’s nothing quite like donning a flared skirt to bring out your inner diva, and best of all, there’s no pattern needed to make this one! Be the centre of attention during…

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7 Projects to make you happy

7 Projects to make you happy

In celebration of World Laughter Day, we’ve collated seven projects that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Each make is ideal for newbie stitchers as they can be…

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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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Hazel Skirt

Hazel Skirt

There’s something so comforting about a skirt with pockets – but being practical doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the glam factor! With its feminine pleats, this skirt is ideal as…

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Paula Skirt

Paula Skirt

An A-line skirt is a wardrobe essential! This version is made up of stylish panels that add subtle interest to the classic design. The project is a great choice for…

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Ellice Top

Ellice Top

Introducing the layered top you’ve all been waiting for! This no-pattern make incorporates the stunning two-tone trend, while helping you improve core sewing techniques. It’s made in stunning lightweight crepe, which is…

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Valentina Dress

Valentina Dress

The pretty polka dot has timeless appeal, that's why we've created this dreamy dress to give you a slice of fifties flair. Consisting of a fitted bodice and multiple skirt…

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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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Rosalie Skirt

Rosalie 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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Sadie Dress

Sadie Dress

Step up your sewing skillset with this fabulous frock that’s ideal for venturing out into the sunshine. Shirring elastic is a handy technique to have in your back pocket as it…

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Ruth Blouse

Ruth Blouse

Ruffles are a great way to add a feminine detail to a garment and here, this top combines a classic line with a dainty trim. Amanda Walker’s pattern allows you to…

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Kelly Tunic

Kelly Tunic

Boiled wool is famous for being incredibly easy to work with, making this simple tunic a great beginner project. Amanda Walker has made use of this no-fray fabric with an…

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Lily Top

Lily Top

Simple touches can do wonders for a garment, as this lovely top by Amanda Walker demonstrates. Offering a flattering shape with striking design details, it’s a must-have, season-proof addition to your wardrobe.…

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Alicia Cardigan

Alicia Cardigan

Spring may be here but the ever-changing British weather means that a cardigan is a year-round wardrobe essential. Julia Claridge’s simple version is easy to assemble with minimal pattern pieces, sewn…

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Eilis Dress

Eilis Dress

This light and lovely shirt dress is great for layering now, then staying cool all summer long – especially if you opt for chambray, like Amanda Walker has here (don’t forget to…

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Gemma Jacket

Gemma Jacket

A smart jacket is a wardrobe essential that can be dressed up or down, and this tailored version by Amanda Walker ticks all the right boxes. It allows you to…

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Carrie Blouse

Carrie Blouse

This casual shirt by Amanda Walker combines two fabrics to chic and flattering effect. It features a crisp cotton print for the upper half and a block colour crepe that…

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Violet Top

Violet Top

Effortlessly transition from day to night with our gorgeous off-the-shoulder staple. Featuring an elasticated waist and gathered details in an airy viscose, the Violet top is wonderfully flattering and perfect…

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Bomber Jacket

Bomber Jacket

Did we hear someone say biker glam? Made in a gorgeous floral satin, this super stylish jacket by Amanda Walker is sure to wow. Use a bold print for statement…

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