Zeena x BHL - DIY cut & sew ornaments

Rewinding back to life pre-BHL, and one fateful day at a London Christmas craft fair, Charlotte spied a sweet little cluster of Scandinavian screen-printed ornaments hanging across the room from the stand she was working on. Floating over to have a little feel, that's when Charlotte met Zeena Shah. Textile designe... read more ›

Holiday season shipping dates

There’s no denying it any longer, Christmas is almost upon us, and if you’re looking to get your By Hand London sew on this festive period we’ve got a few dates for your diary to make sure you get your goodies before Mr. Postman takes off on his well deserved holiday. Check out the last recommended date for your cou... read more ›

Procrastination Station #6


Greetings all and Happy Friday! And what a happy Friday it is - our new printer, Patsy, is printing up a storm, I have a brand new lunch box and it's not raining. Let the good times roll. First of all, apologies for the lack of Procrastination Station last week - I popped over to the States for Thanksgiving weekend... read more ›

Pattern hacking Elisalex - a guest tutorial from Sophie Bach!


Hi BHL, my name is Sophie Bach and I'm a 24 year old student living in Trondheim, Norway. I only started sewing February this year, and I quickly fell in love with the idea of having a wardrobe that is unique and fits me perfectly. My friend told me about your site, and I have become the biggest fan of By Hand Lon... read more ›

DIY Giftables: Things to make from an old woolly jumper


If you’re anything like me, in September you will have put together an extensive list of all the thoughtful handmade gifts you would be making in the run up to Christmas. Hand knits, homemade jams and infused spirits, fimo ornaments made with the kids (although that still might happen…), even an entire handmade dr... read more ›