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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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Delta Dolphin

Delta Dolphin

Ready to dive into uncharted waters? Brought to you from the fantastic mind of Corinne Bradd, our sweet dolphin toy is sure to be popular with both little ones and…

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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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Exciting News from Madeira

Exciting News from Madeira

#AD Madeira is excited to announce the launch of a brand-new thread product for 2022. 

This product will be launched at The Festival of Quilts 18th-21st August 2022 NEC Birmingham, via a…

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The Great British Sewing Bee - Week Five

The Great British Sewing Bee - Week Five

One of the best things about The Great British Sewing Bee is that it gets better with every episode. Even when you think it isn’t possible for the garments to be…

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The Great British Sewing Bee - Week Three

The Great British Sewing Bee - Week Three

It was raining at Sew HQ yesterday, but we were still celebrating summer thanks to episode three of The Great British Sewing Bee. Summer Week has to be one of…

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The Great British Sewing Bee - Episode One

The Great British Sewing Bee - Episode One

Well it finally happened, episode one of The Great British Sewing Bee reached our screens and we couldn’t have been happier to see the show’s return. When you anticipate something for so long it…

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The Great British Sewing Bee is Back

The Great British Sewing Bee is Back

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Series 8 of The Great British Sewing Bee will be making its debut on Wednesday 27th April at 8pm on BBC One. So, in…

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Top Nine Fabric Websites

Top Nine Fabric Websites

#AD If you are looking to update your sewing stash in time for the summer months, you are probably wondering where to start. After all, in order to enjoy a…

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The British Sewing Awards - Hear from the Winners and Highly Commended Entrants

The British Sewing Awards - Hear from the Winners and Highly Commended Entrants

#AD The results of the British Sewing Awards 2021 have now been revealed and we couldn’t be more impressed by the standard of each winner and highly commended entrant. So, we…

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Celebration Party Hat and Wand

Celebration Party Hat and Wand

Making this set with your little darling is a fantastic bonding activity. Simply do more or less preparation work before you get stuck in, depending on their age – but don’t be…

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Short Sleeve Trapeze Dress

Short Sleeve Trapeze Dress

Whatever your day has in store, this frock is designed to deliver! Combining flattering short sleeves with a trapeze style body, this dress has been cut from a relaxed and…

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V-Neck Drawstring Blouse

V-Neck Drawstring Blouse

If one garment has the power to shake up your wardrobe, this is it! The versatile top gives you cropped sleeves, along with the option to add a polo-neck jumper…

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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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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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Attic Window Quilt

Attic Window Quilt

This lovely quilt design is always popular because of its impressive 3D effect. The attic window block is so called because that’s exactly what it looks like – many quilters use…

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