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Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Learn to Sew

    Now is the time to learn to sew if you haven’t already been bitten by the bug! At the recent Sewing for Pleasure show, Simplicity saw a huge increase in interest in sewing, much of it from ‘newbies’ who have caught the buzz that is around sewing ...
  • Sewing takes first place in Great British Sewing Bee

    The Great British Sewing Bee will put sewing on the nation's television screens when it launches on BBC television in early April. A Daily Mail report outlines the structure of the new show, which is to feature eight sewing enthusiasts, two of whom wi...
  • Baby sewing patterns can help those most affected by clothing costs

    Baby sewing patterns could help new parents to cut their expenditure on clothing costs - an area of outgoings that account for more of their budget than any other age group. According to Alliance Trust Asset Management, clothing costs as a proportion ...
  • Crafty cushion in under an hour

    I've just got back from the Spring Knitting and Stitching show in Olympia, which was a great showcase of new fabrics, new products and more. I organise the workshop programme for organisers Twisted Thread, and we had 177 classes on offer. As I've me...
  • Baby sewing patterns offer the personal touch

    Baby sewing patterns - whether for clothes, blankets or quilts - could be the perfect antidote to brand-name garments, if you want your child to grow up feeling the personal touch. Writing for The Campaign Blog, Tara Beard-Knowland, who says she hails...
  • Refresh your sewing patterns for the onset of spring

    Springtime is a great time to dust off your sewing patterns and knock together some new additions to your wardrobe, ready for the (hopefully) sunnier and warmer days ahead. Already the UK has seen a couple of isolated days of sunshine - and this has f...
  • Sewing patterns at the ready for the Great British Sewing Bee

    Hot on the heels of the Great British Bake Off, viewers of the BBC will need to have their sewing patterns close to hand in preparation for the Great British Sewing Bee. This new series is due to start on BBC2 in spring, hosted by perennial favourite ...

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