In series 4 of the Bee, the sewists made a wool cape in their Made to Measure challenge, which inspired us to get stitching up our own swishy circle cape. We were inspired to share this tweed cape tutorial by Portia Lawrie at the time and we’re reshaping it today in anticipation of tonight’s Sewing Bee being themed on… Continue reading
Want to know how to make your own maxi dress? We’re here for you. Portia Lawrie’s step-by-step jersey maxi project is all you’ll want to wear this spring. It’s patternless so the result is made to fit like your favourite tee. Read on and get sewing!
Ouch! This week’s semi final of The Great British Sewing Bee had us squirming as we watched the contestants grapple with their trickiest pattern-cutting challenges yet. If you’re not quite ready to take on high-end pattern play, but you’re still itching to have a go at making your own made-to-measure garment, then we’ve got the… Continue reading
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 Lawrie has 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…
We’re delighted to bring you the last in our series of posts to mark The Refashioners 2016. In this final free sewing project, Jessica Entwistle gives traditional triangle bunting a bright denim makeover with miniature flags and a clever appliqué twist. Designer Jessica says: “Beautiful blue bunting, adorned with colourful birds – what’s not to… Continue reading
With Christmas fast approaching, the season of selfless sewing has begun. It’s never too early to make a start on those handmade gifts! Having said that, we’re still making time to sew up something stylish for ourselves, too – including this issue’s pattern, The Fold Line‘s Joni Dress. Here’s a peek at the issue… grab… Continue reading
Ah jeans – they’re one of our everyday go-to wardrobe essentials and yet we all have the odd old pair lying around, neglected, in the back of a drawer somewhere. But not any more! We’re so excited about this year’s The Refashioners 2016 challenge. Hosted by Portia Lawrie over at www.makery.co.uk, the challenge is seeing bloggers, sewists and… Continue reading