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Project #SewMyStyle - Last chance to sign up!


What's it all about?  Masterminded by Alex Bartholomew of Bluebird Fabrics, Project #SewMyStyle is all about raising awareness about the slow fashion movement and about encouraging young women to take up sewing. We want to show you that sewing your own wardrobe isn't an unachievable dream.  How does it work? Parti... read more ›

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!! 25% off all sewing patterns this weekend!

It's sale time guys!!!! To get a juicy 25% off all our sewing patterns, just enter the code TURKEYLURKEY at checkout. Sale includes all of our sewing patterns, including our bestselling Anna and Kim dresses, plus our brand new Alix dress. So, if you've been humming and hawing and wondering what fabulous frock to ma... read more ›

A Beginner's Guide To Making Skirts, by Wendy Ward - blog tour


I'd just like to start by echoing Handmade Jane: I wish I'd had this book when I first started sewing! Back then, it seemed only logical to me to focus on making simple skirts to begin with. No tricky bust fitting, no fiddly linings, just a growing collection of unique handmade skirts to brighten up my life and the... read more ›

The Alix Dress - Pattern tester round-up


With our new Alix Dress Sewing Pattern finally out in the wild, it's high time we raised a glass to our wonderful tester crew - who help us so enormously to get out each pattern. Ladies, we simply couldn't do it without you! Below is just a taster of the glorious examples that got us emitting little shrieks of delig... read more ›

Please welcome... The Alix Dress!!!


From where we stand, it feels like this pattern has been an AGE in the making... Designed back in the summer of 2014 (!!) and originally named the Zeena Dress before our flaky creative minds replaced her with a new, more seasonally appropriate Zeena Dress (and one that we felt suited the real Zeena better!), I hone... read more ›

BHL x Sprout Patterns: A cut & sew Sarah Shirt!


This isn't the first time we've sung the praises of Sprout Patterns, and believe you me, it won't be the last. I do however, feel that this time it's all the more resounding as we're talking about a shirt here guys - a whole shirt, made from start to finish in half a day, and that's being generous in my estimation.... read more ›