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Personalising your me-made clothes

I love the idea of adding fun touches to your handmade items to inject them with your own personality. You can do this with a sew in label or by adding designs with iron on vinyls. I teamed up with Happy Fabric this week to create an Instagram Live tutorial showing just how easy it […]

Easter Egg Hunt

We are so eggcited to be running a fun sewing community event on Good Friday…the Like Sew Amazing Easter Egg Hunt! There will be three images Easter eggs hidden in them on our website; you need to find those eggs, tell us where they are, and you’ll be in the running to win one of […]

My favourite dresses for spring

I find dresses to be really useful garments for springtime as they can be worn over tights and boots while the weather is still cooler, and then on their own as we move into the warmer months. This week I am looking at my favourite transitional dress patterns and how you can fit them into […]

My favourite tops for spring

As we move towards spring, now is a great time to make some transitional garments that will work well for the changeable weather. I like to wear separates and garments that can be layered up when it is colder, but can also work way into summertime. This week I am focusing on my favourite top […]

By Hand London fabric inspiration

I’m so delighted that the By Hand London sewing patterns are finally available in printed format again. When they were originally released, they were like collector’s items and looked so pretty altogether on a shelf! And in excellent news, the size range has been extended so that there are two size bands B Cup – […]

Bertha cardigan pattern review

I’ve had the Tilly and the Buttons Bertha cardigan on my to-sew list since the Make It Simple book was released last February! I had found myself wearing a lot of sweatshirts and hoodies over the last few months and wanted to smarted up my work wardrobe a bit, hence looking for a cardigan to […]

Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I would share some gift ideas for the sewist in your life. Of course, if it is you that sews, then feel free to sneak this list to Santa! Crochet basket kit These craft kits from Stitching me Softly feature on trend colours and contain everything you need to […]

Hey Day dungarees – how to create a facing

I recently discovered the Hey Day dungarees pattern by Made by Jack’s Mum and it is the pattern I had been waiting for. Loose, comfy and really wearable, with so many fabric options. I made my first pair using a gorgeous linen viscose (sadly no longer in print) but when I looked at the instructions, […]

Our virtual summer party

We are holding our summer party on Saturday 1st August, but this year, we are taking it online! It will be a fun day where we can share lots of sewing and fabric-related fun. And the great thing this year is, location is not an issue! The event is open worldwide. What is happening on […]

The Frankenshirt!

We have a guest blog post, brought to you by one of our lovely customers, Kat, who made the most incredible scrap-busting shirt. She has shared how she made it with us. ******** My brother had been begging me to make him a shirt ever since I started sewing, but the busyness of university life (and […]

Sade blouse review

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post but a new-to-me pattern and a couple of tricky areas, meant that I thought other makers might find this one useful! I got a free copy of the Sade Blouse by Named Patterns with Simply Sewing magazine. It didn’t initially catch my eye, but while […]

Our 1st birthday party

We are holding our 1st birthday party on Saturday 1st February to celebrate a year of hard work and to give the sewists of the South West (and beyond) a chance to meet up, talk about our favourite hobby, stroke some lovely fabrics and show off our handmade finery. What is happening on the day? […]