Vlog

  • Autumn Winter Fabric Haul Vlog

    Autumn Winter Fabric Haul Vlog

    I have been dying to share our new Autumn Winter fabric range with you all. It is stunning! Finally they are up on the site and I can drool over them in public. We have a fabulous new coating range and a selection of suiting fabrics which, by the way, were all over the Autumn Winter catwalks. Not to mention some glorious jerseys and pontes perfect for cosy tops, jumpers and dresses. Plus we have Liberty lawn in stock! This really is a must watch, your winter wardrobe is simply crying out for these beauties.

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  • September Sew and Tell Vlog

    September Sew and Tell Vlog

    This week I have a little video for you all sharing my most recent makes and how they work well as we transition from Summer to Autumn. There's also a cheeky bit of simple hand embroidery embellishment, which I am loving right now.

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  • Sewing Pintucks, Spanish Hem Feet & Ribbon Embellishments

    3 Fancy Sewing Machine Techniques

    We've had a really busy summer here at Sew Essential, but I've still managed to find time to learn some new embellishment sewing techniques on my sewing machine. They are a brilliant way to add some interesting detail to an otherwise plain and simple garment. More importantly they are super easy to master.

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  • Fabric Haul August 2017

    Fabric Haul August 2017

    This week I'm bringing you more drool worthy fabrics and suggested pattern pairings in my latest vlog. Grab a cuppa and settle down for some sewing inspo. There are a few hints at the coming Autumn/Winter range in here too. Enjoy!

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  • New Sewing Patterns Vlog July 2017

    New Pattern Ranges July 2017

    I try and keep you posted with new fabrics when they arrive so I thought it would be nice to talk to you about a couple of new sewing pattern ranges we have in stock. I also picked out my favourites from the new season McCalls, Simplicity, Vogue and New Look patterns. Of course there is some fabric to drool over too!

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  • Summer Sewing So Far & What's Next Vlog

    Summer Sewing So Far VLOG

    This week I thought it would be nice to share my summer makes so far and the plans I have for my next few projects. There is a brand new dress, which I haven't blogged yet, a couple of previous makes and some thoughts on my favourite fitting book. This is a great opportunity to see how garments in our fabrics hang, hear my thoughts on some of the patterns I've used and get ideas for pattern and fabric combos. Links to all of the patterns and fabrics mentioned are detailed below. Enjoy!

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  • Fabric Haul Spring 2017 Part 2

    Fabric Haul Spring 2017 Part 2

    As promised here is the next instalment of our fabulous spring/summer fabric range. This week the John Kaldor range will have you weak at the knees!

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  • Fabric Haul Spring 2017 Vlog

    Fabric Haul Spring 2017

    Feast your eyes on our fabulous range of new dressmaking fabrics perfect for the new season. Get an idea of the drape, get inspiration for what to make and get ready to drool - they are beauties!

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  • My Sewing Plans for 2017 #makenine

    My Sewing Plans for 2017 #makenine

    Following on from my first year in sewing here are some of my sewing plans for 2017 where I'll be joining in with the #makenine on Instagram to keep me on track, I hope you enjoy it.

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  • Starting Sewing - My First Year In Dressmaking

    Starting Sewing - My First Year In Dressmaking

    Hi and welcome to the second installment of the Sew Essential vlog and thank you so much to everyone who tuned in to our first video and for your likes and comments. It's always good to know someone is listening - not a feeling I get at home very often with three boys in the house!

    As many of you know I am a beginner sewist being patiently taught to sew by Angela, my MIL and co founder of Sew Essential, who has been sewing for over 60 years and blows my mind with her sewing knowledge on a regular basis! I was always in awe of Angela's sewing creations and last year I finally bit the bullet and had a go myself. Having completed my first year in dressmaking I wanted to look back at what I made and what I learned so I can plan a successful year of sewing in 2017.

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