Ringing in the changes for 2022

Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely time over the festive period and managed to relax and spend time with loved ones. I have a lot to talk about so here is the breakdown if you want to skip ahead: Opening hours Open days Sewing club Workshops 2021 summary Opening hours We have […]

Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would share my annual gift guide to give you some ideas for what to get the sewist in your life. Of course, if it is you that sews, then feel free to sneak this list to Santa! Woven necklace kit Stitching Me Softly’s craft kits are not […]

Carolyn pyjama review

This week, guest blogger Vicky from Seams Like Vicky has shared her experiences with the Closet Core Carolyn pyjama pattern. I made my first pair of Carolyns in April 2021.I really liked the elegant glamour of them, the optional piping and how they have a few style options. When Sarah got the Catwalk Cotton Lawn […]

We are moving!

After a fabulous 2.5 years on North Street, we are moving to a new location in July! As much as we have loved our time in the current shop, it is time for a change. We have found new premises that have more space for both fabric and workshops, so we couldn’t pass it by! […]

Snip, Sew, Snap photowalk

A few weeks ago, I was joined by some local friends, Emily and Vicky, to take part in a photo walk that we shared live on Instagram. You can watch the whole thing here. I thought I would share some of the images that we took here. We started by taking some photos of Emily […]

Pro photography tips from Jane Looker

We’re very excited to have a guest blog post today from professional photographer Jane Looker. You may know Jane’s photos from her work with Tilly and the Buttons. As part of Snip, Sew, Snap, she kindly gave us some brilliant tips and ideas for upping our photography game. Light, light, and more light My number […]

Alice’s 5 Photography Dos and Don’ts

Alice from The Polka Dot Palace joins us today for a guest blog post: I’ve loved photography for years, so much so, it was the main part of my degree. However, taking photos of myself, and photos of my makes, opened up a whole new realm of photography, and one that took me a long […]

Nisan’s Top 5 Tips for Photographing your Makes!

Today we have a guest blog post from the incredibly talented Nisan, who you may know from Instagram  Nisan’s photos have such a recognisable and distinctive style that we love! As part of Snip, Sew, Snap, we invited her to share her wisdom: 1) Lighting is one of the most (if not the most) […]

Snip, Sew, Snap: the prizes!

Edit – the deadline has been extended to 13th June! Last week we announced our new challenge for the sewing community: Snip, Sew, Snap. In case you missed it, you can read all about it here. We promised lots of fab prizes, and we are here to deliver! To be in with a chance of […]

It’s time to Snip, Sew, Snap!

Edit – the deadline has been extended to 13th June! Hands up if you’re tired of taking photos of your handmade outfits in the same spot at home. We pour our heart and soul into creating unique, one of a kind makes, so we’re setting out to apply that dedication into photographing our projects, too. […]

My favourite skirt and trouser patterns

I love wearing separates for versatility and there are some great indie patterns out there right now. This week I am looking at my favourite skirt and trouser patterns to help you build your handmade wardrobe. SKIRTS The Madeleine skirt by Victory Patterns is such a chic piece! It can be made in lots of […]

Sagebrush top – pattern review

Even though the pattern was released last year, it’s only recently that the Friday Pattern Company Sagebrush top has really caught my eye enough to make it to the top of my sewing to do list! It’s a pretty and wearable blouse with a breezy fit and gorgeous puff sleeves. I decided to make mine […]