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By Hand style: Saturday pub visit with my girls

I have to begin by saying that I am going to get a proper camera and tripod soon - picture quality will be improving! At the moment it's just me, my mac and my window sill. So, with it being June now and this being England - it's a bit cold. Not that I minded too much, because it's given me the excuse to get out a ... read more ›

DIY cropped flannel shirt


Here at By Hand HQ our love of all tops cropped doesn't seem to be showing any signs of waning. Worn with a waist cinching circle skirt or a pair of high waisted jeans, that little flash of midriff is just so sexy. It may look daring, but in fact, those couple of inches below your bust and above your belly button a... read more ›

Is it safe to say it's Summer...?


Just as the batch of roasted veg I made on Wednesday kept on getting more delicious as the week went by; so did the weather here in London town.  A typically grey start to the week blossomed into full on Summer by the weekend.  The girls in Hampstead Heath were literally frolicking around in their lacy smalls.  Not ... read more ›

DIY Fringed Belt

These days I can't seem to get enough of fringe... Fluo fringe, no less. I've already made a denim pencil skirt covered in fluorescent orange fringing that cascades in layers, so to avoid losing the plot and fringing up my entire wardrobe, I've managed to rein myself in and instead make a fringed belt; something tha... read more ›

Hello! Nice to meet you.


So, what's it all about? After many months of plotting, sewing, stressing and excited laughter, we're finally ready to tell the world about our little hair-brained scheme that grew up to become our brand new business! By Hand London is an independent sewing pattern company aimed at beginner and intermediate sewists... read more ›