Pattern hacking Anna - How to draft & sew side slant pockets


When you spend all your days designing, sampling and sewalong-ing for future sewing patterns and the freshly-released, it can be so easy to neglect designs that were previously all-consuming. My once most favourite pattern ever, the Anna Dress, has somewhat fallen by the wayside recently while I spend all my extra... read more ›

DIY handmade hankies & napkins


Sometimes, it's the simplest makes that are the sweetest. Whether it be a thoughtful housewarming gift with a personalised embroidery, or a comforting and re-useable replacement for all those winter tissues, handmade napkins and hankies whip up pretty quick, have infinite variation potential, and are always well r... read more ›

Nerdy sewing tips: The perfect mitred corner


*Pssst! This amazing flamingo print fabric is available to buy from our designer gallery!* In today's Nerdy Sewing Tip, I'll be showing you how to quickly, simply, and painlessly create a perfect mitred corner, all on a sewing machine! If you've ever been frustrated by imperfect hand stitched mitred corners, or w... read more ›

Once Upon A Dream - Fabric Design Competition!


  byhandlondon.com/pages/design-comp It's been far too long since we held one of these! Well, at least since we did our very first Fabric Design Competition just under a year ago, all the way back in March 2013. And it was absolutely brilliant! We were totally overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of the ent... read more ›

We now print fabric too!! 15% off to celebrate the launch


  Soooooo, after 1 Kickstarter campaign (THANK YOU!) and 10ish months of planning, scheming and building - We. Are. LIVE! Which means you can now order your very own custom fabric with us and we will print it for you right here at our London HQ. To celebrate the launch there is 15% off your entire fabric order... read more ›