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Get ready for Me Made May 2019

Me Made May 2019

It’s that time of year when our instagram feeds are filled with handmade goodness for #memademay and this year marks the 10th year of the popular makers challenge. If you’re new to Me Made May, get ready to join a huge community of fellow sewists!

Join the Fashion Revolution

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This week is Fashion Revolution week, when the public and fashion industry come together to ask #whomademyclothes.

Beginner’s Guide to Toy Making

Beginners Guide to Toymaking

Make your own toys for yourself or as gifts for loved ones big and small with the Beginner’s Guide to Toy Making, a fabulous collection of projects by designer and maker, Jo Carter.

14 ways to sew the looks you’ve seen on Great British Sewing Bee 2019

How to make a circle skirt

We’ve seen wriggle dresses, pussy bow blouses, marvellous maxis and kids fancy dress… if you’re itching to stitch the garments you’ve seen on screen during the Great British Sewing Bee season 5, read on…

Join in the fun for World Craft Week

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Happy days! Next week is World Craft Week, when makers everywhere come together and share seven days of projects, giveaways and challenges to celebrate our favourite thing – crafting! Reach for your needle and thread and get ready to join in the fun…

12 beginner sewing patterns to start making today

Victoria skirt beginner sewing patterns

Whether you’re returning to sewing after a few years away from your machine or have never sewn a stitch before, it’s a good idea to begin your dressmaking journey with a simple pattern so you can perfect the basics.

Sewing Quarter TV celebrates 2nd birthday

John & Natasha Sewing Quarter TV

Did we mention, we have a sister TV channel? Well we do and it’s pretty cool! Sewing Quarter is the only TV channel dedicated to all things sewing, and they’re about to turn 2 in style! This week will see 6 days of celebrations to mark two years since they first launched.

Issue 52 Hooded Bath Towel Pattern Instructions

Oops, we noticed that the hooded towel in issue 52 had a missing pattern piece. Follow the instructions below to create the hood pattern. Making the hood template Step one: Draw a rectangle measuring 22x32cm (9x13in). Step two: Along the short edge make a mark 13cm (5in) in from the left-hand edge. Step three: Along… Continue reading

8 of the best sewing podcasts

Sewing podcasts

Listen up! You need these podcasts in your life. From dressmaking tips to all the latest chat from the creative community, here are a few of our favourite sewing podcasts.