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Elizabeth dress

Elizabeth dress

When it comes to making clothes for kids, the golden rule is to keep it simple. The beauty of this outfit by Louise Nichols is the neat A-line design that…

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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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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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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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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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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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Isla Dress

Isla Dress

Shift dresses have little shaping other than breast darts, making them both easy to sew and a comfortable choice for hotter days. This A-line design by Julia Claridge falls just…

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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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Debra Skirt

Debra Skirt

Denim skirts are a wardrobe staple and this chic number by Julia Claridge puts a twist on the style classic with its asymmetric hem. The flattering wrap design is fastened…

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Gabrielle Skirt

Gabrielle Skirt

If you aren't confident at stitching darts, this pencil skirt designed by Amanda Walker is a good practise piece as little mistakes will be hidden by the textured surface of…

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Otis the Owl

Otis the Owl

Whipped up in Riley Blake's Vienna range, this adorable owl toy is the perfect avian pal for little ones and big kids alike! You could even scale up Otis and…

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Piped Home Letter Cushions

Piped Home Letter Cushions

3D letters are a popular home decor trend, so why not create your own stitchy version? These cushions will allow you to practise attaching piping to form professionally finished edges,…

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Maddie Top

Maddie Top

Using just three pattern pieces, this lightweight blouse by Julia Claridge will be a quick and easy make as there are no darts or fastenings to sew and the openings…

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Top 10 Stitchy Makes of All-Time

Top 10 Stitchy Makes of All-Time

The Sew team have been turning back time a lot recently. Last week, we took you back through Royal Wedding gowns, now we’re looking at our very own stitcher, Corinne Bradd’s, YouTube…

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Lizzie Tunic

Lizzie Tunic

The simple silhouette of this outfit by Julia Claridge is ideal for spring and summer wardrobes. Sewn in a beautifully bold cotton print with a flattering curved hem, it is…

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Pyjama bottoms

Pyjama bottoms

Patterned trousers are no longer restricted to nightwear, as fun and funky designs brighten the high street teamed with simple tops and leg-elongating wedges. Our striking pair from Amanda Walker…

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Flora Pyjama Set

Flora Pyjama Set

Making PJs should be just as easy as wearing them, like this cute floral combo by Corinne Bradd – which even novices will love. Cotton is a really manageable fabric and will…

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Liberty Hedgehog

Liberty Hedgehog

The crowning glory of this cuddly hedgehog by Cheryl Owen is its soft and tactile shaggy spines. They are easy to make from bias strips of fabric – we’ve incorporated Liberty…

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How To Sew A Drawstring Bag – Easy Sewing Tutorial

How To Sew A Drawstring Bag – Easy Sewing Tutorial

If you’d like to take a sewing class from the comfort of your own home, The Crafts Channel on Youtube is the place for you! Featuring crafty video tutorials by none…

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8 Romantic Wedding Makes Fit for a Prince and Princess!

8 Romantic Wedding Makes Fit for a Prince and Princess!

Anticipation is growing for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding – but you don’t have to be royalty to appreciate these crafty projects! Make your special day truly individual, or delight a bride and…

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Sew 111 Sneak Peek

Sew 111 Sneak Peek

The June issue of Sew is all set for summer with not one but TWO FREE patterns – a Simplicity design featuring four stylish dresses, plus a New Look pattern offering…

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Stuart Hillard’s Garden Tote and Kneeler

Stuart Hillard’s Garden Tote and Kneeler

With the arrival of spring, many will be preparing to get out in the garden for some much-needed maintenance after the colder months. Make it less of a chore with…

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No-Pattern Button Skirt

No-Pattern Button Skirt

This sweet skirt by Amanda Walker is easy to stitch and will flatter any figure. Make to fit your measurements and whip it up in your favourite print, adding pretty…

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Draped jersey top

Draped jersey top

This loose fitting tunic by Amanda Walker is not only comfortable and stylish, but easy to stitch, too. It’s custom sized, which means no tricky pattern pieces to follow – simply…

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Nautical Doorstop

Nautical Doorstop

Summer is upon us and it’s time to prop open the doors and let in the warm breeze. If you’re looking to brighten up your porch with a stylish pop of…

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Tissue Pouch

Tissue Pouch

It’s always good to have a pack of emergency tissues in your handbag - especially during hayfever season! and this quick and easy project will give a somewhat boring item a…

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Updated - How To Enter the Sewing Bee

Updated - How To Enter the Sewing Bee

It’s been nearly two years since the fourth season of The Great British Sewing Bee last graced our screens – although for many of us, it feels like a lot longer! After…

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Get Ready For Sew Saturday 2018!

Get Ready For Sew Saturday 2018!

The stitchiest day of the year is making a comeback! Sew Saturday will be returning on 6th October this year, so mark the date in your diaries and get ready…

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Bowling Set

Bowling Set

This colourful handmade bowling set is quick and easy to make and will keep the little ones entertained for hours. Whether made from coordinating fabrics or patchwork style with scraps…

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Stitching the Past

Stitching the Past

Here at Sew HQ, we’re still mourning the end of BBC 4’s brilliant six-part series A Stitch In Time. Every week, we tuned in to see fashion historian Amber Butchart select a classic…

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Sew 110 Sneak Peek

Sew 110 Sneak Peek

May day, may day! Issue 110 of Sew has hit the news stands, packed with inspiring projects that you’ll want to make right NOW. It comes with a FREE Simplicity pattern to…

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No-pattern dressing gown

No-pattern dressing gown

Make getting out of bed something to look forward to, by stitching Amanda Walker’s lovely wrap for yourself. Sewn from cotton lawn in a delicate floral print, the edges and sleeve…

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Loungewear

Loungewear

Stay comfy and cosy in customisable clothing that you can chill out and daydream in all day, while still staying stylish! Created by Cheryl Owen, we’ve even got a cute little…

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Heart dolly

Heart dolly

Ladylike and poised, this adorable dolly by Lucinda Ganderton is sure to delight little ones. She could not be simpler to make too, but with pretty features and a cleverly…

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Leather clutch

Leather clutch

Be ready to dance the night away in style, with this disco clutch by Louise Nichols. Made from butter soft leather and lined with a popping print, follow our easy…

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No-pattern Pleated Skirt

No-pattern Pleated Skirt

This stylish skirt by Amanda Walker features three pleats across the front and back, and one on each side seam. It also has handy in-seam pockets and a centre back…

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Call The Midwife! Your Wardrobe Is More 50s Than You Realise

Call The Midwife! Your Wardrobe Is More 50s Than You Realise

The 1950s is one of the most memorable periods in fashion history. Ask anyone about the women of this period, and two visions spring to mind: the 50s housewife and…

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Sew a Simple Baby Apron

Sew a Simple Baby Apron

We all know how messy mealtimes can get when feeding a little one - which is where Corinne Bradd’s apron bib comes into its own! Not only does it provide full…

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Sew Issue 109 Sneak Peek

Sew Issue 109 Sneak Peek

Issue 109 of Sew has arrived, with all kinds of inspiring dressmaking projects, plus items to make for the home or to give to your loved ones. This issue’s FREE New Look…

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Kid’s Superhero Cape

Kid’s Superhero Cape

If you enjoyed making Lane Huerta's dog cape featured in the April '18 issue of Sew, why not whip up a matching child's version for your little hero as well?…

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Fleur de Couleur cross stitch

Fleur de Couleur cross stitch

This colourful floral cross stitch by Jamie Chalmers, AKA Mr X Stitch, was inspired by the vibrancy of a Californian poppy in the sunlight, and the diverse petal formations of…

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Say It Ain’t Sew - How Free Classes Are Doing Good

Say It Ain’t Sew - How Free Classes Are Doing Good

We all know that sewing is good for us – not only is it satisfying to create something from scratch, it’s also a great way to relax and unwind. Since 2010,…

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Issue 108 Sneak Peek

Issue 108 Sneak Peek

Issue 108 of Sew is here and is packed with fabulous garments, home décor and gifts to make for spring! In your free New Look pattern, there are four beautiful tops…

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Behind the Fold Lines - What Shaped the 40s Wardrobe

Behind the Fold Lines - What Shaped the 40s Wardrobe

Sewing today is a starkly contrasting experience to that of the 1940s, where mending and tailoring skills were necessary skills. Whilst WWI called upon women to volunteer for the war…

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The Freya Collection

The Freya Collection

These dress and tunic designs are easy to wear and versatile pieces for a summer wardrobe. The pattern could easily be extended to make a full-length maxi dress, ideally in…

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1,560 Hearts – Sewing in Memory of WW1

1,560 Hearts – Sewing in Memory of WW1

As well as being fun, stitching is known to also be very beneficial for mental health – being a meditative process that inspires confidence and feelings of accomplishment, and helping people…

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Denim and leather bag

Denim and leather bag

Transform worn-out pairs of jeans into this fabulous patchwork bag by Corinne Bradd, with a leather strap and base for extra durability. We’ve used the Accuquilt GO! Fabric Cutter and Value…

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Denim craft pinny

Denim craft pinny

Do you have a pair of old jeans that are too worn out to wear any more? Don't throw them out – instead, upcycle them into Corinne Bradd's handy apron and…

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