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
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!).
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
Frosty mornings, cosy nights in, chunky knits, and lots and lots of layers – we’re fully embracing winter this issue with new looks for everyday style and plenty of ideas for getting started on your handmade Christmas (it’s never too early!). Get your copy of issue 35 today in our online store. Here’s a peek inside…
Our love affair with sewing started with beautiful fabrics – especially oh-so-pretty florals! So we’ve filled issue 33 with feminine prints and floaty fabrics to inspire your makes this month, from vintage-inspired blooms for the bedroom to a feminine chiffon blouse. Order your copy today in our online store, or take a peek inside the… Continue reading
One of our favourite things about sewing is being able to make our own versions of the trends, so we’ve packed issue 32 with projects inspired by the high street, from statement sleeves to Instagram-ready coffee break accessories, with 2 free patterns to sew. Here’s a peek inside the issue… The statement sleeve trend has… Continue reading