French Dart Update – paper pattern

Dear Maven Makers, We were alerted yesterday to an error on our lovely French Dart Shift paper pattern. Unfortunately the fabric measurements have not been ported across from the inside of the instruc...

The Barcelona – in-seam pocket tutorial

So here at Maven, we do our in-seam pockets a little differently. You may have noticed our pocket bags have a curvy bit, which has many a function. “So why a curvy bit, Mrs M? Go on then, talk p...

Sewing with Stripes

The Barcelona dress…. all the stripes in all the directions!  Stripes can be tricky little blighters, on the move when you think you’ve got everything straight! It does tak...

The Barcelona – Neck Dart Tuck Tutorial

This isn’t a very complicated part of the Barcelona dress but a few extra photos never hurt anyone! So what is a dart tuck? A dart tuck is really just a dart that is only partially stitched alon...

The Festival of Quilts 2018

  Come and join us at this year’s Festival of Quilts! 9th – 12th August || NEC Birmingham, England Not a quilter? Don’t worry there are lots of stitching and sewing fun to ...

the BARCELONA – invisible zip tutorial

The Barcelona Dress | Invisible zips & stripe matching Invisible zips (sometimes called concealed zips) strike the fear into many a sewist, and our lovely Barcelona dress has an invisible zip and ...

The Maven App – update!

Our Maven App has had an update and is now iPad friendly! Yay!! You can now get all the info for your favourite patterns on all your favourite Apple devices – iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch! ...

GDPR STATEMENT!

The Maven Patterns GDPR Statement I’m sure you are all aware that the new GDPR – General Data Protection Regulations will be enforced from 25th May 2018.  The GDPR apply to all organi...

the Apron in a Day Workshop

The Workshop: The Maria Apron is one of our most popular patterns, and named after Maria Thomas herself! Join us for a fun day of sewing, with expert tuition and make your own Japanese inspired Makers...