Beef up your handmakes with our DIY petticoat

It's safe to say that at least 80% of the population of my closet lies in the full skirted cotton day-dress region. I think it's also safe to say that at least 80% of you reading this post can probably say the same. As much as I love the printed cotton full skirted look, there are two things that get on my nerves -... read more ›

The reversible Victoria jacket, or: A lesson in coziness

At the start of last week, I was excitedly planning my Christmas party dress(es). There would be midnight blue silk velvet, sweeping maxi skirts and neckline capelets aplenty. Then Tuesday came, I woke up sick and spent the rest of the week curled up on the sofa nursing a mug of Lemsip with a box of tissues clutche... read more ›

Calling all UK sewists: GBSB is on the hunt again!

Exciting news, guys! The Great British Sewing Bee is back and on the hunt for a fresh batch of sewists to go head to head for the honour of being crowned Season 4's amateur sewing champion! Applications close this coming Sunday 8th November 2015, so if you've been umming and ahhing about whether or not to just bite... read more ›

Pattern hacking Zeena with Girl Charlee UK


We've got a beauty of a pattern hack tutorial for you today (if we do say so ourselves!), plus a lovely discount code from the generous folks at Girl Charlee UK - who if you're not yet in the know are the new UK branch of the US knit fabric gods Girl Charlee. Simply enter BHL15 at checkout to receive a juicy 15% of... read more ›

Vote for us in the Sew Magazine 2015 British Sewing Awards!

Guys! We've been nominated for an award and we're totally psyched!     Every year, Sew Magazine hosts a whopper of an awards affair, celebrating everything from independent fabric retailers to most coveted sewing machines, and this year we're absolutely over the moon that we've been shortlisted for the Best Pattern... read more ›