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Arabella Blouse

Arabella Blouse

Wide, flared and ruffled sleeves have been one of 2018's hottest trends, especially elbow-length versions like this – which are super flattering, easy to move in and fun to wear! You…

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Rosalind Top

Rosalind Top

Made from stunning Sea Island cotton lawn, this boxy top is ideal for picnics in the park and hot summer evenings. With a front neckline pleat detail, the Rosalind top…

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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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Elsa Sweater

Elsa Sweater

This fabulous sleeveless top can be sewn using just one metre of fabric, and there’s no pattern needed. Amanda Walker’s cable knit vest helps you hone in on essential dressmaking skills…

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Amelia Trousers

Amelia Trousers

As the season transitions from summer to autumn, it’s time to start thinking about switching up the items in your wardrobe. This lovely design by Julia Claridge uses a medium-weight fabric,…

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Hanging Baskets

Hanging Baskets

Piece together fabric squares to create Corinne Bradd’s chic patchwork storage tubs. These easy-to-make containers can be displayed on a peg board or hung from a curtain pole in a bedroom,…

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Children’s Smock Dress

Children’s Smock Dress

This pretty smock dress is ideal for energetic tots and allows you to work on your shirring and embroidery skills. As a bonus, it’s a no-pattern garment, with just one template…

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The Great British Sewing Bee 2019 Episode Recap

The Great British Sewing Bee 2019 Episode Recap

Great British Sewing Bee Episode 1

The much-anticipated Great British Sewing Bee 2019 is finally back – and we relished every minute of last night’s episode! We can safely say we’ve fallen in love with…

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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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Memory Bear

Memory Bear

As a child grows up, many parents will want to keep their smallest garments as a memento of their earliest years. One idea for preserving them is to use the…

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Charm Quilt

Charm Quilt

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with a fabric charm pack, take a leaf out of Corinne Bradd’s stitchy book and make a lovely quilt. Her half square triangle (HST)…

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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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Top 8 royal baby projects!

Top 8 royal baby projects!

On the 15th October, after arriving in Sydney for their first international tour, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the exciting news that they’re expecting a baby! Soon after, Kensington Palace…

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Twiggy Shift

Twiggy Shift

The classic shift dress has been reinvented over and over, flattering boyish frames and curvy figures alike. Here, Amanda Walker creates structured lines with her simple design, which includes shapely…

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Stefani Blouse

Stefani Blouse

This loose-fitting top pattern works well in virtually any fabric, but when stitched in the elegant triple crepe used by Amanda Walker, it makes for a great party piece. It…

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Sheena Pants

Sheena 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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Ria Shift Dress

Ria Shift Dress

The real wow-factor of this garment, designed by Julia Claridge, lies in the texture and slight sheen of the stretch velvet. It isn’t too tricky to work with, either. Simply finish…

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Adele Pencil Skirt

Adele Pencil Skirt

Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are the sweetest, like this figure-hugging stretch skirt by Amanda Walker. The basic pattern (which you can draft yourself, if you prefer) has…

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Clara Wrap Dress

Clara Wrap Dress

Combining comfort and style, this lovely design by Amanda Walker features a flattering bodice with sweet cap sleeves and a sewn-in waist tie. The project is a great choice for…

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Shakira Party Dress

Shakira Party Dress

This beauty by Amanda Walker is simply comprised of two nearly identical pieces that are finished with an easy neckband, and you don't need to shape the body as this…

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Annette Wrap Top

Annette Wrap Top

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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Eve Dress

Eve 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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Millie Throw

Millie Throw

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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Cross-over Bag

Cross-over Bag

The best weekend is casual and fun, just like the perfect accessory should be. This project is simple to create and can be made with fabrics you already have in…

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Victoria Midi

Victoria Midi

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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Saskia Top

Saskia Top

This Parisienne-inspired top by Amanda Walker is ideal for beginners, with only two simple pattern pieces. The combination of beautiful drape, a cowl neck, and tie-to-fit belt creates an effortless…

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Penny Shirt

Penny Shirt

The pussybow blouse is an iconic garment that takes you from a day at the office through to an evening out. Polyester and chiffons are perfect for Amanda Walker's design,…

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Bowling Bag

Bowling 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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Shauna Coatigan

Shauna Coatigan

Is it a coat? Is it a cardigan? One thing we know for certain is that Amanda Walker's slip-on garment looks stunning in this textured bouclé fabric. With no buttonholes required,…

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Selena Skirt

Selena Skirt

Wrap skirts are seriously underrated as a modest yet fun go-to that is easy to sew. This design by Amanda Walker boasts repeating panels that are joined together without fuss,…

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