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Ladies we love #1: Dani


At By Hand we are most inspired by the styles we see ladies workin' it around London town and so decided it was high time we invite ourselves over to have a peek inside some of their wardrobes as well!  This is the very first in a series where we pick some stylish gals we know, hang out in their rooms and go through... read more ›

By Hand Summer Style


Flying the flag for Factor 50, By Hand's palest member hits the Cornish Coast for a well deserved, quintessential British Summer holiday. Here's how she rocks the pale-and-interesting-mum-of-crazed-three-year-old-boy-anti-beach-babe look. Altogether now: "we're all going on a - Summer holiday, no more working for a ... read more ›

DIY Shopping tote


Knowing that youz lot have probably been hanging off the edge of your seats wondering what we went on to make with that awesome FluoAztec fabric, we've put together a quick tutorial to start your week sewingly... Given the not-so-skin-worthy nature of the scrap calico we used to test out our Aztec stencil, our what... read more ›

Adventures in fabric painting

*This post is brought to you in association with the kind folk at Bamber Sew, who very generously provided the fabric paints featured in this post. Thank you Alan, you crazy old sausage, you!* We were like hyperactive kids at Christmas the day we received the big box of fabric paints, and in all honesty there's no... read more ›

DIY dipped hem tank top - take 2


Being such a quick and satisfying project, I decided to hack up another old vest and give it the DIY dipped hem tank top treatment! I bought this top purely for the print - LOVE the Aztec print! - it was the only one left in a massive size and as it turned out, I only ever wore it in bed. So as well as giving it a ... read more ›

DIY dipped hem tank top


For those of you lucky enough to be experiencing an actual Summer, as opposed to us Londoners who seem to be stuck in some kind of dreary climatic Groundhog Day, here is the quickest of DIY refashioning projects - no sewing required - to transform a plain old tank top into a sexy dipped hem crop top perfect for thos... read more ›