Welcome to the All New Sew Essential Vlog

Sew Essential Vlog

Today we have a different post for you and would like to introduce you to our new Sew Essential vlog. For anyone who doesn't know 'vlogging' is essentially producing video content to communicate with your followers and I'm very excited to be bringing you our first vlog just in time for Christmas. Fear not we will still have our regular blog posts running alongside the vlog too, this just gives you an additional way to keep up to date with what is going on at Sew Essential.



If you follow us on social or read our blog you'll already know I'm Lucy one of the team here at Sew Essential, our lovely family run business of sewing enthusiasts. We all love sewing whether it be dressmaking or patchwork and quilting, machine embroidery or any other kind of sewing and that's reflected in our product base of thousands and thousands of sewing products. I'm responsible for the social media, writing the blog, organising events, competitions and collaborations and I'll be the one bringing you our all new vlog.

I thought Christmas was the perfect time to launch the vlog. It is the perfect time to say thank you to you for all of your support and custom in the last 12 months and in many cases the last 12 years. Each and every one of you are important to us and we are always working hard to bring you the best new products, competitions, giveaways, tutorials, tips and project ideas. If you have any feedback, suggestions or ideas you would like us to know about please don't hesitate to get in touch by sending us an email or commenting on our vlog, we'd love to hear from you.

It is also the perfect time to announce the winner of our exciting Christmas sewing machine giveaway competition where we are giving the lucky winner a Janome CXL301. We launched the competition in partnership with the lovely ladies at the Sewing Directory back in mid November and entry was super simple - just sign up for our newsletter. We even entered all our existing newsletter sign ups into the draw to recognise their ongoing support. I'm thrilled to announce Veronica Jenkin you have been selected at random as our winner and we'll be emailing you to arrange delivery of your shiny new sewing machine!!! Congratulations!!! Remember if you want to be the first to hear about great giveaways like these make sure you sign up to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date.

Christmas is the perfect time to reflect and look forward to 2017 and all the sewing goodness to come. In the last 12 months we’ve travelled the country attending blogger meets and hanging out with lots of lovely sewing folk, we’ve hosted our own blogger meet, we’ve written over 50 blog posts packed full of ideas, tips, tutorials and news, we’ve added thousands of new products to the website, we ran some awesome sales and promotions on everything from sewing patterns to sewing machines and fabric, we’ve hooked up with you guys on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, we’ve hosted and sponsored umpteen giveaways, blog posts and competitions and we’ve sewn a whole lot too! In 2017 we will be bringing more of the same plus our vlog where I’ll be sharing new and exciting products, my makes, tips and tutorials so remember to subscribe below and stay tuned.

Clearly I couldn't do a sewing vlog without talking about what I was wearing so I gave a quick run down of making the Kwik Sew 4069 turtleneck pattern in our gorgeous Isabella wool jersey fabric including tips for stretch neckbands and twin needling. There will be a full blog post on the top scheduled for next week so stay tuned.

So once again thank you to you all for your ongoing support and custom, have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and I’ll see you in January ready for another fun packed year.

Have fun sewing!


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