Aug 2020
Aug 2020

upcycling

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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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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Meet Two Itinerant Quilters

Meet Two Itinerant Quilters

What would you say if a complete stranger came up to you in the street and asked to cut a patch from your clothes? Artists Joanna Wright and Lenka Clayton…

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Girls’ Dress (Upcycled from Men’s Shirt)

Girls’ Dress (Upcycled from Men’s Shirt)

This sweet little girl’s dress is so simple to stitch, as it’s adapted from a men’s shirt. Simply use the template provided or an existing dress to cut a front and a…

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STOP THE PRESS! NEW SIXTH CATEGORY ADDED TO DRESSMAKER OF THE YEAR 2018

STOP THE PRESS! NEW SIXTH CATEGORY ADDED TO DRESSMAKER OF THE YEAR 2018

Following the launch of the second Dressmaker of the Year competition for 2018, held by Sew magazine and our sister title Make It Today Dressmaker, we now have even better…

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5 ways to increase your chances of winning

5 ways to increase your chances of winning

Hurrah, you’ve decided to enter Dressmaker of the Year – our annual dressmaking competition aimed at stitchers from all walks of life! With six categories to enter, there is sure to be a…

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Our Interview With Dressmaker of the Year Winner Portia Lawrie

Our Interview With Dressmaker of the Year Winner Portia Lawrie

Earlier this year, Sew and our sister title Make It Today Dressmaker, launched the very first Dressmaker of the Year competition. As the second event gets away, we chat to…

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Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

Take one unloved winter jumper gathering dust at the back of the wardrobe and turn it into our striking wrap and matching mittens in no time at all! We’ve used blanket,…

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Get Involved With The Big Stitch!

Get Involved With The Big Stitch!

We all like a bit of retail therapy now and then – and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is on a mission to help us be more creative with our garment…

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Customised Cover-Up

Customised Cover-Up

This glamorous cardigan by Chinelo Bally is perfect for keeping warm on a night out - hard to believe it began life as a plain cowl neck jumper! Use velvet…

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12 Ways To Refashion, Reuse, Rework, And Reimagine A Basic Men’s Shirt

12 Ways To Refashion, Reuse, Rework, And Reimagine A Basic Men’s Shirt

To tie in with www.makery.uk’s Refashioners Get Shirty challenge we thought we’d share some of our favourite reworked men’s shirt ideas to get you in the upcycling challenge mood! An array of bloggers will…

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25 Quick And Easy Fashion Upcycling DIYs

25 Quick And Easy Fashion Upcycling DIYs

Whether it’s just a little additional accessory or a whole new going-out item to wear after work, you can update your outfit with these super quick and easy DIY lunchtime upcyling…

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