• My Handmade Wardrobe #memademay2018

    My Handmade Wardrobe #memademay2018

    May was a busy month as always, but I managed to find time to focus on wearing my handmade wardrobe more - yay! I took part in Me Made May an initiative organised by a lovely blogger called Zoe to help sewists improve their relationship with their handmade wardrobe. I pledged to wear as much handmade as I could in the month of May - find out how I got on in our latest vlog.

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  • Our Favourite New Sewing Gadgets

    Our Favourite New Sewing Gadgets

    Hi and welcome to the Sew Essential vlog. Today I wanted to share some of the fantastic new products we've recently added to the website. There are so many fun and inventive products to make your life easier and help you to get great results with your sewing projects. These are just a few of my favourites - I would be here all day if I tried to talk about all of them! As always the links to our website where you can find the products are below.

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  • Q&A #2 Sewing Tips Vlog

    Sewing Q and A 2 Vlog
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  • 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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