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Five Fantastic Sewing Experiences

Five Fantastic Sewing Experiences

#AD Have you ever joined a sewing workshop or jetted off on a stitching holiday? Here at Sew HQ, we know that sewing can often be a solitary craft, but…

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Celebrate the Sewing Bee and Step Up Your Skills

Celebrate the Sewing Bee and Step Up Your Skills

#AD Here at Sew HQ, we’re not done celebrating the finale of The Great British Sewing Bee and we couldn’t be more grateful for the fun we’ve had throughout series 8 - it really was…

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Book Review - Fabric for Fashion

Book Review - Fabric for Fashion

#AD Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide is unique in explaining the behaviour, properties and sustainability impacts of a wide range of natural and man-made fabrics from across the world,…

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The Great British Sewing Bee - Week Seven

The Great British Sewing Bee - Week Seven

We can’t believe how quickly series 8 of the Sewing Bee has flown by. It seems only yesterday that the contestants were first walking into the workroom, but last night’s episode…

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Six Essential Sewing Tools

Six Essential Sewing Tools

#AD They say a good stitcher is only as good as their toolkit, so when it comes to sorting out your sewing accessories it is always a good idea to…

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How to Step-up Your Quilting

How to Step-up Your Quilting

#AD Quilting has been a vital craft for centuries, born out of the need to keep warm. Of course in modern times quilting is no longer a necessity, but a…

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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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Cinched Waist Dress

Cinched Waist 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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Ruffle-Trim Blouse

Ruffle-Trim 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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Top 10 Christmas toys to sew!

Top 10 Christmas toys to sew!

You’ve jingled those bells and decked the halls, but have you stitched any toys? Handmade gifts like the ones below are a treat to sew and to give, as they only take…

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Harem Pants

Harem Pants

Stylish and versatile, harem pants can easily be dressed up or down and this flattering design by Amanda Walker allows you to create your own personalised pattern. The soft jersey…

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Vintage Wrap Blouse

Vintage Wrap Blouse

Stitching a made-to-measure top like this wrap by Amanda Walker will result in a perfectly fitting garment every time, from just a couple of simple calculations. If you’ve never worked with…

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Sleeveless Lace Shift Dress

Sleeveless Lace Shift Dress

Adding panels of an interesting fabric like lace gives even the most simply constructed dresses extra oomph. Here, Julia Claridge has doubled up jersey to give this sleeveless shift dress…

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Upcycled Blanket Scarf

Upcycled Blanket Scarf

Do you ever look around at accessories and other items, and see potential in them as a garment? Here at Sew HQ, we picked up this blanket scarf at a…

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Simple Midi Skirt

Simple Midi Skirt

This simple garment by Amanda Walker truly is a masterpiece. It uses the full width of your fabric for minimal waste, has much-coveted pockets, and only requires you to stitch…

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Bowler Bag

Bowler Bag

Bags of all shapes and sizes are essential for carrying around all of our bits 'n' bobs: we have wipeable pouches for make-up, canvas totes for weekend shopping sprees and,…

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