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  • Sewing the Spring 2020 Trends

    Sewing the Spring 2020 Trends

    Spring is always so full of hope and promise - sunny days, daffodils and snowdrops and sewing the Spring trends - yippee!!!! New trends are popping up everywhere and so are the sewing patterns and fabrics you can use to get those looks. My excitement levels could not be higher as I share them with you right here.

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  • Mother's Day Sewing Gift Guide

    Mother's Day Sewing Gift Guide

    Whether you have a Mother who sews or you're a sewing Mama who wants to drop some (ahem) useful hints we've got you covered with our Mother's Day Sewing Gift Guide. A range of pretty and pocket friendly ideas whatever your budget.

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  • Christmas Sewing Gifts

    Christmas Gift Guide

    It's so great when someone has a hobby like sewing and you can give them a Christmas gift they truly want to receive - right? Only problem is you need to know what to buy. For anyone out there who is scratching their head (or who wants to help someone scratching their head with a few subtle hints and a gentle nudge!) read on for our favourite Christmas sewing gifts.

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  • What Sewing Tools Do I Need To Start Sewing?

    What Sewing Tools Do I Need To Start Sewing

    You've decided you'd like to start sewing (yippee!) but what sewing tools do you need? Like any new hobby you want to have the necessary equipment to make it easy and enjoyable, but you don't want to spend a fortune in case it doesn't work out (trust us, it will!) Here's our no nonsense guide to getting that balance juuuuust right.

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  • Sew Essential 15th Anniversary Giveaway

    Sew Essential 15th Anniversary Giveaway

    We can hardly believe it, but this month we celebrate 15 years of Sew Essential! From a kitchen table start up by our very own Mother Son partnership, Angela and Ed, we have certainly come a long way. As a thank you to our valued customers we're running a prize draw where you can win a whopping £730 worth of sewing goodies, including an M50 QDC Janome sewing machine. Read on to find out how you can be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize.

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  • Sewing the Spring/Summer 2019 Trends

    Sewing the Spring/Summer 2019 Trends

    One of our favourite blogs/vlogs of the year is always trend spotting for the new season then scouring our site for the patterns and fabrics you can use to make them - your way. As always the focus is on wearable rather than eccentric and we've tried to think how the pieces we've chosen can work together too. Grab a cuppa and get ready for some sewing inspo.

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  • The Great British Sewing Bee Patterns & Shopping Lists

    Great British Sewing Bee S05E08Where on earth has the time gone? The final of the Great British Sewing Bee 2019 already?! I couldn't wait to see how Leah, Riccardo and Juliet got on in the evening wear challenges. I had my own ideas who would produce the most beautiful evening attire and be crowned Britain's best home sewer, but you just never know...

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  • The Great British Sewing Bee Contestants 2019 - Series 5

    The Great British Sewing Bee Contestants 2019 - Series 5

    We are less than a week away from the hotly awaited Great British Sewing Bee series 5 airing. I haven't sensed this much anticipation or excitement since surrounded by a bunch of under sevens on Christmas Eve. With a new host (Joe Lycett) and ten new contestants we are in for a real treat. Let's find out a little bit about the chosen ones and the first set of challenges they'll face...

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  • #Makenine 2018 Sewing Review

    #Makenine 2018 Sewing Review

    A New Year is a great excuse to reflect and plan, especially when it comes to sewing. Ok I realise I am a little late to the party here, but surely  it's never too late to take stock and look back on how you got on with your sewing goals for the year? Find out how I got on against my plans and what I've learned from reviewing them. I love doing this every year and find it uncovers some surprising facts.

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  • Win £125 of Sewing Goodies in our Christmas Kids Out Charity Raffle

    Kids Out Charity Raffle

    Christmas is such a lovely time for many of us. Cherished time spent with family and friends, exchanging gifts and making memories. For me, remembering those who are less fortunate is also an incredibly important part of Christmas. Each year I make personal donations to children's charities in the hope I can make a child's Christmas that little bit better. This year I wanted to do more.

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