• Fabric Haul Vlog February 2018

    Fabric Haul Fabruary 2018

    This week's vlog is essentially me drooling over fabrics! I run through my picks from our latest range, pair them with patterns and make suggestions for creating garments to transition the seasons seamlessly. It's time to share the fabric love!

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  • Q&A : Sewing Tips Vlog

    Sewing Tips Q&A #1 Vlog

    This week's vlog is all about you! Just before Christmas we invited you to ask us any burning questions and we promised to answer them in the New Year. So here are the answers and thank you for some really interesting questions. Also please do join in the fun with what will become a regular feature on the vlog and leave any questions you have in the comments below.

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  • Merry Christmas & Join Our Q&A

    Merry Christmas & Join Our Q&A

    I simply couldn't sign off for the holidays without wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. Plus we will be launching new and exciting Q and A vlogs in the New Year. Tune in and find out how you can join in the fun.

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  • My Second Year In Dressmaking

    My Second Year in Sewing

    The end of the year is a time when many of us reflect. It also just so happens to mark my sewiversary AKA when I started sewing. Two years ago in November I finally decided it was time to learn. This video is a whistle stop tour of my makes from my second year in dressmaking. You can still find most of the patterns and fabrics on our site. I have linked to the blog article for each garment in the blog article for this video so you can find them easily. You can also see my 'First Year in Dressmaking' video here. Continue reading

  • 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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