British Sewing YouTubers

Do love seeing what other garments people are sewing? Exploring their stash and their recent fabric purchases? Visually learning sewing tips and tricks?

Then we have several great YouTube channels for you below. There’s already several posts listing sewing YouTubers so we thought we would focus on British ones, they are more likely to be using fabrics and patterns you can easily buy in the UK than the international YouTubers, and may chat about shops you’ve visited. Plus the chances are you could meet them at a sewing meetup one day!

We’ll list them in alphabetical order, just click on their names to visit their You Tube Channels.

Alex Judge Sews 

Alex’s videos share her experiences sewing a contemporary wardrobe that includes those who are over 50. She posts videos most weeks chatting about her sewing plans, new pattern releases and fabric.

Beyond The Pink Door

Andrea started off with a You Tube channel and now runs a lovely online fabric shop too! In her weekly lives she introduces you to her new fabrics and shows you what she’s been sewing. There are also some sewalong posts for various patterns too.

Button & Pip

Adelle’s vlogs show you what she’s been making during her mission to create a handmade wardrobe.… Read More...

Gifts for Stitchers

It’s that time of year again! We’re just weeks away from Christmas. We thought we’d pick out some beautiful gifts for stitchers so you can treat your sewing friends, or encourage friends and family to treat you!

Stash organiser

Gift the gift of organisation with our fabric swatch book. This handy folder allows you to keep samples of the fabrics in your stash, and note down where you’ve stored them to make them easy to locate, plus where you bought them in case you want more. Order yours here.

Gifts for people who sew

Kits always make a great present, giving the recipient everything they need to make a new project. Clothkits have a great range of gifts for stitchers of all abilities. We especially love this beautiful needlebook kit.

Things to buy for people who like to sew

Ideal for taking your sewing machine out and about to go to sewing clubs and sewing workshops, Jaycotts sell Prym sewing machine bags and sewing machine trolleys with wheels. Handy for carry both your machine and sewing supplies from one place to another. Or for storing your machine when it’s not in use.

Scissor kit sewing gift for dressmakers

Plush Addict have some gorgeous scissor kits in a range of colours including gold, silver, rainbow and the rose gold one pictured above. Good scissors are a sewing essential so these kits would make a perfect gift for someone who loves sewing.… Read More...

How to use Prym Vario Pliers

Using Vario pliers to add metal snaps

Prym Vario Pliers are great for adding plastic or metal snaps to your projects. However, they can look a little daunting when you first use them so we thought we’d share a tutorial to help you get to grips with them.

How tp use snap fastenings

First you need to get a matching set of snaps. Each set of snaps needs to make a male snap (the one with the sticky out bit) and a female snap (the one with a hole). You then want a round smooth top to go with the female part of the snap, and a flat base with a narrow sticky up bit to go with the male part. So in the image above the 2 top parts form the male side of the snap, and the 2 bottom pieces form the female side.  If you have a pack with lots of different sizes of snaps them put the 2 female parts together, and same with the 2 male parts to check they fit, to ensure have the right sizes.

Using Prym Vario pliers

You then need to add the correct plastic pieces to the pliers. The cup piece should be large enough for the smooth snap top to snugly fit inside. You can easily pull off any pieces you already have fitted so you can snap them around for the correct ones.… Read More...

Gifts for Stitchers 2019

  [responsive][/responsive]   [responsive][/responsive] Patternweights Ideal for using with our Swedish Tracing Paper, Patterntrace, these metal patternweights will hold the pattern and Patterntrace still whilst you trace. They are also great for keeping the pattern pieces on top of your fabric whilst you cut out (removing the need for pins) and for stopping fabric from pulling or shifting when you have some hanging off the edge of your cutting table. Patternweights have partnered up with several amazing artists to create beautiful designs for the top of the weights. Have a browse at www.patternweights.co.uk to choose your favourites.     [responsive][/responsive] Tula…

Gifts for Stitchers

Gifts for Stitchers [responsive] [/responsive] We’ve got a great selection of Christmas gifts either to add to your wish list, treat yourself to for Christmas or buy for a sewing loving friend. We have linked to other small businesses to purchase these products, as what better way to spread Christmas cheer than supporting small businesses?    [responsive][/responsive] Rose Gold Shears These stunning 21cm rose gold dressmaking shears from Hemline would make a great gift for any stitcher.  Useful and beautiful at the same time. They have nickel and chrome plating to make ensure they will last for years. Find…

Sewing Room Organisation

I’ve been doing some research this week for some new products (secrets for the moment!) relating to sewing room organisation, I’ve found some fantastic solutions whilst in the depths of pinterest, I’ve rounded up the best and where possible have linked to the original source. I’ve actually done somethign very similar on my sewing table, the tape measure cost less than a pound and I use it all the time. (Pic: Melly Sews)[gap height=”30″] Keep your rogue length of sewing elastic or bias binding in check with some bull dog clips. I’ve also found this a really useful trick…

Modern Bunting

So you have a short period of time, you’ve got your machine and let’s face it you can’t be faffed with doing lots of clearing up afterwards but you want a quick satisfying project. How about some very modern bunting? we’re not talking your run of the mill tea party bunting here ;-)[gap height=”30″] [responsive][/responsive] [gap height=”30″] You will need some felt in colours of your choice, the felt will need to be cut into shapes and sizes of your choice. For this you have a few options; a pair of scissors (seems like an ideal little job sat in front…