August 2019
August 2019

sewing

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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Sewing projects for the home

Sewing projects for the home

Sometimes the wait from lunch to tea is far too long, and you’d love nothing more than to tuck into some finger sandwiches and sponge cakes, and have a well-deserved cuppa!

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Sienna Top

Sienna 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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Becky Blouse

Becky 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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Isobel Hat & Scarf

Isobel Hat & Scarf

This coordinating hat and scarf set will keep you wrapped up warm and looking chic, plus is much easier to stitch than you’d think. You’ll learn how to create the perfect peak,…

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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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Sew Magazine Sewing Week UK 2019

Sew Magazine Sewing Week UK 2019

After four successful years of Sew Saturday, Sew HQ is delighted to announce that this weekend event is expanding into a six-day celebration, from 30th September to 5th October! Sewing…

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Hand stitch embroidery pattern problems and how to solve them

Hand stitch embroidery pattern problems and how to solve them

From free-motion embellishments to hand-sewn pet portraits, our four experts are on board to solve your embroidery woes!

“I’m working on a free-hand embroidery piece, but my thread keeps fraying and…

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Lori Top

Lori Top

Featuring sweet cap sleeves that are incorporated into the main front and back pattern pieces, plus a simple button closure on the back, this flattering top promises to be an…

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Gina Jacket

Gina Jacket

This pretty waterfall jacket by Julia Claridge is made from a faux suede that is light enough for warm days whilst still keeping out any unexpected chills! With no buttonholes…

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Isabella Tunic

Isabella Tunic

This flowing top by Amanda Walker is exactly what you need to create a statement outfit this summer! The sheer fabric makes it a fabulous staple that can be worn…

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Delia Pullover

Delia Pullover

Stitching for the cooler months can be tricky because we’re so excited for blue skies and sunshine, but we still need to be prepared for the typical British weather. Amanda Walker’s…

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Lindsey Dress

Lindsey Dress

This stunning dress, designed by the talented Amanda Walker, is a must-have for your wardrobe. Easy to assemble with no fussy fixtures, the tie feature allows you to bring it…

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Maternity sewing patterns and how to make them

Maternity sewing patterns and how to make them

Whether Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are on royal tours, official visits or presenting awards, they always manage to look ever-so glam when they’re carrying a little one. But as we…

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Dressmaker of the Year 2019 the winners revealed!

Dressmaker of the Year 2019 the winners revealed!

Over 2,400 Sew readers entered our annual Dressmaker of the Year competition, so it was no surprise that our judges had a difficult time crowning the winners! But after hours…

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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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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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Ribbon Pincushion and Tag Toy

Ribbon Pincushion and Tag Toy

Ribbons are a haberdashery essential, and there are so many project possibilities beyond bows! Here, our designer Corinne Bradd has used an assortment of ribbons from Kathryn Coyle's Little Red…

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Luggage Tags

Luggage Tags

Planning to head off on an adventure? It's time to sew yourself some essentials, which includes these four-step luggage tags. Made with an assortment of fat quarters and a key…

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Sandwich Wraps

Sandwich Wraps

It's time to ditch the clingfilm for an eco-friendly alternative, the sandwich wrapper. Coated with a thin layer of beeswax, you can rest assured that this project will keep your…

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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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