Tool Time!

| The Maven Tool Kits | You may have noticed that we have added some pattern cutting tools to the shop! This little foray of ours into the world of tools occurred after we held our Apron in a Day work...

The Good Times Skirt | waistband tutorial

THE GOOD TIMES SKIRT | waistband tutorial We’re really excited to share with you our new pattern The Good Times Skirt! I really love the contrast waistband detail. The zip finishes right at the ...

The Good Times Skirt | zip tutorial

The Good Times Skirt | a zip tutorial There is a very specific order of making The Good Times Skirt. Usually, with a centre back zip, I would advise inserting it before the side seams are closed so th...

#MAVENMAKERS | from Canada to Australia

I was lucky enough to be tagged into an Instagram post that featured our Maria Apron pattern recently. And I’m grateful to be able to share these beautiful photos with you. Amanda of My Fabric H...

Sewing For Pleasure 2019

    We are delighted to announce that we will be attending our second show of the year… Sewing for Pleasure at NEC, Birmingham! Thursday 14th March – Sunday 17th March (stand E0...

The Knitting & Stitching Show!

We are at the Spring the Knit & Stitch from Wednesday, so any orders placed after 5pm Tuesday 26th February will be posted on our return. Normal service will be resumed on Monday 4th March! We are...

The Spring Knit & Stitch Show

We are delighted to announce that we will be at The Spring Knit & Stitch Show at Olympia, London Thursday 28th February – Sunday 3rd March (stand G87) We have a little discount code for you ...

Small Bust Adjustment | SBA with No Dart

There seems to be a lot of advice regarding Full Bust Adjustments, but not so many for a Small Bust Adjustment (SBA), so this tutorial is for SBA for The Rochester pattern but could be applied to any ...

Zip Tip!

Hi there! I shared this little tip on Instagram a few days ago and it was so popular I thought I’d share it here too! This quick little trick will help you to seam match easily across ...

Happy Christmas!

Happy Holidays everyone… may your bobbin always be full and your scissors always be sharp! And a very big thank you for all your support of our tiny independent pattern company! ...