As if discovering a brand new series of the Great British Sewing Bee is on the horizon wasn’t enough, now there are even more reasons to be excited about sewing challenges in the UK this summer! A brand new national sewing competition is launching and it’s open for entries.
Issue 43 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 43 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!
It’s been something of a rollercoaster week for us sewing fans – first came the exciting announcement that our beloved Great British Sewing Bee would be returning to screens soon (hurrah!). Then came the news that presenter Claudia Winkleman wouldn’t be returning with it (sob!).
This week is World Craft Week, raising funds and awareness for premature baby charity Bliss. If you’re looking for ideas for baby gifts to sew, how about these super cute baby sewing patterns?
Print designer Helen Baker creates gender-neutral furnishing fabrics, cushions and lampshades for modern family homes. Inspired by natural shapes and colours that reflect her Cornish upbringing, Helen’s contemporary homewares and fabrics are accessible for all ages, making them a perfect backdrop for family life.
Spring is in the air, and our sewing machine is ready to go! We’ve packed issue 41 with projects to give our homes and wardrobes a new look for the new season, including the versatile Emma Pinafore pattern and Handmade Home project book with 20 home makes to try.
If we were to sum up the work of self-confessed “colour enthusiast and pattern lover” Natalie Lea Owen in three words, quirky, original and fun would be the words we’d use. Natalie’s neon-bright illustrations adorn everything from cards to tote bags, sold in her online shop launched in October 2015. We caught up with Natalie… Continue reading
Our New Year’s resolution is an easy one: to spend more time at our sewing machine! We’ve got lots of handmade loveliness planned for the coming year, from jersey dresses and chic blouses to gym essentials and quick-sew accessories to freshen up our space. Get inspired and take a peek inside issue 38 below. Get your copy today… Continue reading
Oh, the weather outside is frightful…which gives us the perfect excuse to treat ourselves to some well-earned sewing time! This month, we’re adding the finishing touches to our festive table with handmade decs, stitching up an NYE-ready outfit, and making last-minute gifts. Here’s a peek inside issue 37… While scrolling through sewing blogs and social… Continue reading
Our sewing machine is full speed ahead and whirring away to the sound of festive tunes as we get ready for Christmas. Sew your perfect party frock with The Esme Dress, make quick gifts for the whole family, deck the halls in handmade with our bonus Christmas Makes project book, and update your winter wardrobe