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  • Sewing Bee episode 1 wardrobe ideas

    Are you watching the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee? We were thrilled that the TV show has returned with ten new contestants battling it out to be named the best sewer in Britain. This year the show has a new judge, Joe Lycett, who joins Pa...
  • Looking back at the GBSB with Wendy Gardiner

    It's not long now! The Great British Sewing Bee will be back on the telly on Tuesday the 12th of February.  Wendy Gardiner is an Ambassador for Simplicity & McCalls and in the past she has shared her thoughts on the Sewing Bee series. We though...
  • Makers Showcase: January

    It's that time of the month when we share all the fantastic makes you've been sewing up for your handmade wardrobes the past month. No January blues for these lovely makers! Don't forget to share your latest makes with us on social media using the h...
  • The Sewing Bee is Back!

    The new series of the Great British Sewing Bee is airing on the 12th of February and we could not be more excited! It's time to look back at the last series (from 2016) to get us in the Sewing Bee mood and see which patterns inspired the contestants fo...
  • Fitting 101

    This week on the blog we are talking about fitting. When you make clothes for yourself and others you always choose a size according to body measurements and never a ready-to-wear size. These two are simply not the same. However, finding the right si...
  • Sewing community challenges to kick off 2019

    Sewing community challenges Are you looking forward to sewing in 2019? Perhaps you are looking for some ideas of what to make? It's a great time of year to get involved in a new sewing community challenge to help you plan your handmade wardrobe. A ...
  • Maker's Showcase: December

    Maker's showcase: December It's that time of the month when we share all the fantastic makes you've been sewing up for your handmade wardrobes. As we head into the New Year, it's a great opportunity to look back over December and all the wonderful o...
  • Christmas patterns to get crafting

    Christmas crafting With Christmas just around the corner, there is still time to make a couple of last minute handmade gifts to adorn a tree or for presents. Making handmade Christmas gifts is also a fun activity to do as a family. We've picked some o...
  • New sewing patterns edit: Vogue® Patterns and Simplicity

    New Vogue® Patterns and Simplicity sewing patterns Today on the blog we are going to talk through the latest sewing pattern releases from Vogue® Patterns and Simplicity. There are some great options to create outfits for the coming season. Here are ...
  • We've had a makeover!

    You may have noticed that we've had a makeover! We thought we would introduce you to the new website and what you can expect from us going forward. We've got a whole new look along with lots more products and we will be adding great educational c...

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