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Doughty's

Doughty's

Doughty Brothers is a family run fabric company based in Hereford. Established 65 years ago by John Doughty’s father, over its time the business has developed and grown from one shop to three with a successful mail order and online business.

Debbie Bryan

Debbie Bryan

The Debbie Bryan Shop is a craft boutique and creative emporium run by an enthusiastic designer and businesswoman. It is set in the heart of the Nottingham’s Lace Market in amongst atmospheric, industrial buildings. During the days of the British Empire, Nottingham was a world leader in lace manufacturing and the Lace Market area was the hub of the trade. Lace making has now dwindled, but the city remains full of impressive, 19th industrial architecture that were once warehouses and salerooms for the thriving lace trade.

Guthrie and Ghani

Guthrie and Ghani

Guthrie & Ghani is a beautiful boutique fabric emporium and sewing school run by Lauren Guthrie. Housed in a stunning mock Tudor building, in the creative suburb of Moseley Village, Birmingham, this former Great British Sewing Bee finalist and her team are passionate about sewing and sharing their knowledge with customers.

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - French Knot

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - French Knot

French knots are such a pleasing stitch to embroider. They are cute little knots of thread that can be used as a filling stitch or placed singularly to create spotty motifs, eyes, flower centres etc. Placed close together they can form a dense and very textural surface and add dimension to your embroidery.

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - Satin Stitch

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - Satin Stitch

Satin Stitch is an easy hand embroidery stitch to work and can quickly fill in shapes with a flat and elegant effect where you can really appreciate the threads used. The tricky thing with this stitch, is to maintain neatness - especially on the sides and edges. For this reason, shapes are sometimes given an outline stitch - Back, Chain or Slip stitch. You also need to make sure that your tension remains even so that the fabric is not pulled and distorted.

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - Couching

Hand Embroidery Masterclass - Couching

Couching is an embroidery technique for attaching a thread, laid on the fabric surface and in place with small stitches over it at regular intervals. The two threads can be the same or contrasting colours to add pattern. It is a technique often used in Goldwork and attaching metallic threads to the work.

Sewing School - Attaching a facing

Sewing School - Attaching a facing

In our new skills series, sewing school, we take you through some of the fundamental sewing skills that will always stand you in good stead with your dressmaking and beyond. At the end of the series you can exercise all the skills to make a tunic shirt.

Flower Market Bag

Flower Market Bag

Make this light, bright and softly padded bag suitable for day-to-day use.

Whip up a quick new skirt for summer

Whip up a quick new skirt for summer

It is a quick and easy skirt to make and easy to wear too!

Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch

Hand embroidery is a great tool to have in your sewing repertoire. Gone are the days that hand embroidery is the pastime of spinsters. This traditional skill is seeing resurgence in popularity, not only for its beautiful aesthetics but also for its therapeutic qualities, the rhythm of stitching is a slow but completely satisfying way to work. So, have a go and start to hand sew!

We Meet...Harper & Finch

We Meet...Harper & Finch

We meet Emma Longbottom the talented creator of Harper & Finch...

We Try...Multipom

We Try...Multipom

You may have seen the various garments in the high street shops this season sporting the 2016 trim of choice – pom poms!

Folksy Tea Cosy

Folksy Tea Cosy

Create this Scandinavian inspired tea cosy and keep your tea warm in style.

Fruity Skirt

Fruity Skirt

Make this adorable circular skirt from our August pattern sheet for you favourite little person today

Here Comes Summer!

Here Comes Summer!

There's something for everyone with these fun and colourful appliquéd cases!

Jam Pot Covers

Jam Pot Covers

Make your homemade jams even more desirable with these adorable linen pot covers.

Guide to buying a Dressmakers Dummy

Guide to buying a Dressmakers Dummy

A dressmaking dummy is a handy addition to your sewing room. It can give you a three-dimensional view of your garment in progress and it can be incredibly helpful when fitting garments; making sure that seams and fabric drape are hanging correctly, measuring accurate hems and making garment alterations.

Sewing with waterproof fabrics

Sewing with waterproof fabrics

Learn all about sewing with waterproof fabrics and get set for Winter!

2016 Pattern Sheets

2016 Pattern Sheets

You can download the pattern sheets for 2016 issues of Sewing World from here. These are pdf files and are usually A1 sized sheets.

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