Aug 2020
Aug 2020

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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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