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Sew Reporter – fifth September


Completely happy Sunday Fold Liners! How’s September treating you to date? We’re feeling energised by the concept of stitching all of the autumnal issues and a recent season of TV, movies and podcasts. You might say we’re able to embrace autumn!

We’ve received some beautiful new patterns from Model Arc and Vikisews, a stitching neighborhood problem that you simply may like, some superb Ilford Jacket makes to nostril at and an encouraging mending motion that’s hitting the excessive streets! With loads to browse, all that’s left to do is snuggle up with a cup of tea and allow us to share some attention-grabbing bits with you! Have a beautiful day!


It appears like we’ve effectively and actually shifted into autumn and we noticed that the Unisex Ilford Jacket by Friday Sample Firm has been mighty well-liked on the store this week. We thought we’d share somewhat inspiration from some superb makers that you simply may need to take a look at in case you are considering of including this sample to your autumn stitching record.

We love the truth that the Ilford Jacket works as a shirt or jacket, and Abigail used a checked brushed cotton that offers it a “lumberjack vibe”. We expect this might be a fab addition to any autumnal wardrobe. Learn Abigail’s full overview of the sample right here!

Romy’s vibrant wardrobe by no means fails to take our breath away, and we love her fairly “Marimekko” look Ilford Jacket on this beautiful brocade cloth. It reveals that you could have enjoyable taking part in with print and texture when making your Ilford. Learn all concerning the making course of and drool over extra attractive footage of this dreamy jacket on Romy’s weblog, Sew Like Romy.

We like it when an indie sample designer makes one other indie designer’s stitching sample and Helen of Helen’s Closet is displaying how easy and Ilford could be. This beautiful pine-green linen works so effectively as a protracted Ilford. You may see from the straightforward styling that this might simply be a bit you’d attain for each day. Learn extra about Helen’s Ilford Jacket on the Helen’s Closet weblog!

Sylvia at all times places a really intelligent twist on her makes and we expect this one is fairly ingenious! Sylvia sewed the Ilford Jacket up as a gown, including a belt to cinch it in, however the very intelligent bit is that it could actually nonetheless be worn open as a jacket. Two seems in a single… sensible transfer! Learn all about how Sylvia made Ilford right into a gown on her weblog, The Ravel Out.

Can I quilt it? YES you possibly can! This patchwork fairly Samantha made is simply… WOW! Samantha shared how she created this masterpiece utilizing the Ilford Jacket stitching sample on the Friday Sample Firm weblog. We’d like to make this instantaneous heirloom too! If you wish to see extra of Samantha’s inspiring makes, take a look at her Instagram @purplesewingcloud

Victoria went for a very totally different search for her Ilford Jacket and used a floaty viscose. The result’s a superb layering piece that doesn’t want to attend for whenever you run out on errands. Oh, and he or she Frenched all of the seams, so it’s simply as fairly on the within. Learn all about this undertaking in her overview.

Mel opted to go for a shacket type Ilford Jacket utilizing this lovely and cosy flannel cloth. It’s oh-so autumnal and it’s equally perfect for chucking on for a stroll within the park or snuggling on the couch. Learn Mel’s full overview right here!


We’ve added a batch of good new stitching patterns to the store this week, together with Closet Core Patterns’ newest design and it’s so good!

Do you have already got a particular design in thoughts? Or do you want some assist discovering the proper sample in your cloth? You may search all of the patterns in our database utilizing our newly up to date sewing-specific search device.


We might have stated goodbye to August, but it surely was a busy month on the sample releases entrance so there may be some you missed! Haven’t any worry, Kate is right here to catch you up on a few of her favourites that hit the store. You may peruse your favourites and decide one thing fab so as to add to your handmade wardrobe.


Sew Your self Sustainable hosted by New Craft Home is again this September for its third yr! It’s an Instagram problem that focuses on sustainability in our wardrobes and making practices. There will likely be weekly prompts if you wish to comply with alongside, plus podcasts, Instagram lives and many sources shared all through the month. There are additionally prizes if you wish to participate. Try New Craft Home’s Instagram for extra data.


We noticed a free exhibition you may like. Noël Coward: Artwork & Model celebrates the dazzling visible aspect of Coward’s life and work by taking a recent and vibrant take a look at the glittering world that Coward created. Bringing collectively never-before-seen supplies from the Coward Archive, the exhibition demonstrates vividly the large affect that he and his inventive circle had on the style and tradition of his time, and the way his legacy and affect nonetheless resonate right this moment.

Noël Coward: Artwork & Model exhibition on the Guildhall Artwork Gallery is open until 23 Dec 2021 (free admission however reserving is required)


We shared an article just a few weeks in the past (that you simply all LOVED) about Street Stitching, which is an act of light disruption that demonstrates the pleasure and necessity of garment restore in areas you’ll discover fast-fashion chains to attract consideration to mending. In excessive streets throughout the UK and around the globe, folks kind strains of chairs alongside the centre of their excessive streets to sit down and mend. Every Road Stitcher has a hand-crafted chair-banner (sure, a lot of these are stitched, knitted or crocheted!) with the hashtag #stitchitdontditchit and a QR code linking to free on-line restore demos for anybody .

The group give attention to encouragement, reasonably than protest, to purpose for extra folks to see the enjoyment of mending your garments. The subsequent date of worldwide mending is the 14th September at 12.30pm and anybody can be part of the road or kind an occasion of their space. Try the Road Stitching web site for extra data.


This week’s Instagram inspiration is available in equal components “We love this” and “EEEEE!” as a result of Katie Kortman introduced that she’s going to be competing on the brand new season of Challenge Runway. Katie is thought for her fabulous use of color and print in her stitching and we can’t wait to see what she does on the present. Enormous congrats to Katie! Comply with Katie Kortman on Instagram @katieknortmanart.


Have you ever found Madeit stitching patterns but? We’ve had added some beautiful new designs to the store this week so we thought we’d share extra about this excellent indie sample firm. Designed by Olu and Anna, Madeit Patterns are a UK based mostly firm specialising in stitching patterns for the fashionable maker. They began off designing childrenswear, focussing on what children do within the garments they put on and guaranteeing our patterns enable children to decorate accordingly. And, since 2016, they expanded their vary to womenswear and youths. They’re keen about creating lovely, fascinating, straightforward to suit patterns, with timeless silhouettes and distinctive cuts that encourage and excite. Go and have a look!


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