DIY wrap dress: How to sew your own Infinity Dress

Infinity Dress - free dress sewing pattern

Twist it, drape it, tie it… one dress, countless ways to wear it, and we’re here to show you how to sew it! Portia Laurie’s designed this convertible wrap dress tutorial for a clever multi-style frock that makes party dressing a doddle. Read on to find out how it’s done…

Sewalong with us… & win fabric!

Sew Over It sewalong

Be the first to sew Sew Over It‘s latest pattern with our summer Sewalong! We’re thrilled to be featuring the Florence maxi dress in the latest issue of Simply Sewing magazine – in a two-part sewalong, starting in issue 30. Florence won’t officially be available from the Sew Over It collection until later this year, so to celebrate her making an early… Continue reading

Win a £250 shopping spree at Stoff & Stil!

Win £250 Stoff & Still voucher

There’s something so inspiring about a well-stocked sewing stash – we love spending an afternoon looking through our collection of ribbons, trims and fabrics and dreaming up our next project. Stoff & Stil is one of our favourite places to shop online for sewing supplies, so we’re giving away a £250 voucher to spend online… Continue reading

The Lily Dress

The Cotton + Chalk Lily Dress sewing pattern

As soon as the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, we start dreaming up our me-made summer holiday wardrobe – we’re thinking floaty maxi frocks and easy-to-wear styles, with details to mix and match so we can sew up different versions (when we find a summer dress sewing pattern we love, we can never… Continue reading

Your guide to sewing machine threads

which Sewing machine threads

Our sewing machine skills for beginners series continues today with a focus on which is the best thread to use with your machine. So, you’ve chosen your fabric and are ready to start stitching – but have you got the right thread? Our guide will help you pick the best type for your project so you can… Continue reading

Know your sewing machine needles

Know your sewing machine needles

Our Sewing machine skills series continues with our guide to finding the right needles for your sewing machine. Fitting the right needle is a must for smooth stitching. Different fabrics and different stitch styles can benefit greatly from a spot of careful needle selection. Read on to find all you need to know about selecting the best type… Continue reading

The Jenny Dress

The Jenny Dress sewing pattern

Come rain or shine, whatever the season or occasion, we’ll choose to wear jersey if we can! Comfortable, flattering and available in a myriad of tempting colours and prints, this versatile fabric is a staple of both our sewing stash and our handmade wardrobe. Sew mix and match jersey staples with The Fold Line‘s two-in-one Jenny… Continue reading

10 top tips for machine sewing

John Lewis sewing machine

New to sewing and looking for handy tips to get better results from your sewing machine? We’ve put together this list of tips for beginners to machine sewing, to share a few lessons we’ve learned along the way! This post is part of our Sewing machine skills web series. We’ll be releasing a new tutorial or advice post every… Continue reading

Boost your skills! Get more from your sewing machine with our new series

Skills boost: sewing machine

We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand new series of sewing machine skills tutorials here on our blog! Level up your sewing and join us for three weeks of tutorials to help you get more from your machine. Whether you’ve just invested in your first ever machine and have no idea where to start, or you’re already pretty confident… Continue reading

How to use a sewing machine

How to use a sewing machine

We’re excited to get started with the first post in our Machine Sewing Skills series! This week we’re getting started with some guides for complete beginners. This is for you if you’ve got a machine but aren’t sure where to begin. Read on to find out how to use a sewing machine step by step – prepare to… Continue reading